Bangladesh's highest court has rejected a final appeal from Mir Quasem Ali against a death sentence for murder during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Ali financed the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party.
Tibetan refugees may be tolerated in neighboring Nepal, but they are forced to live isolated from society and in an uncertain legal situation. However, they shouldn't expect much from the new pro-Beijing government.
Pakistani PM Sharif has inaugurated a two-day China-Pakistan Economic Corridor summit in Islamabad, hailing the project as a milestone for his country. But opposition to the project is increasing amid new conflicts.
Five years after the second-worst nuclear accident in history, contaminated water is still hampering efforts to gain control of the site. Local residents are reluctant to return to their homes. Julian Ryall reports.