Bangladesh's war crimes court has handed a death sentence to a former local leader of the ruling party for mass murder. He becomes the 14th person convicted of atrocities in the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
A judge in Hong Kong has deemed a British banker charged with murdering two women fit to stand trial. Court proceedings have been delayed until July next year.
An Afghan volleyball tournament has been turned into carnage by a suicide bomber. Officials in Paktika province say at least 45 people, mostly spectators, were killed. Hundreds had gathered to watch the match final.
A new representative poll finds that more Afghans than at any time since 2004 feel their country is moving in the wrong direction, with insecurity, corruption, unemployment and a bad economy topping the list of concerns.
A new AI report claims Indonesia is making use of 'oppressive' blasphemy laws to jail people for their beliefs. Analyst Robin Bush talks to DW about why the country is witnessing a rise in religious intolerance.