Security forces in Bangladesh have reportedly killed three militants, including the suspected mastermind behind July's deadly Dhaka café attack. The Dhaka siege was one of the nation's worst-ever terror attacks.
Hospital workers in the East Indian state of Odisha are reported to have broken a dead woman's bones to make her easier to carry. The incident highlights the condition of health services in one of India's poorest states.
Some 50 million people in India suffer from mental health issues, but the country's legislation and infrastructure are by no means fit to address the problem. A pivate initiative in Delhi is trying to make a difference.
Ten years since the killing of Baloch separatist Akbar Bugti, Islamabad continues its confrontational approach with the leaders of ethnic groups, calling them "traitors." Experts say it doesn't bode well for the country.
The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire as talks continue for a final peace deal. The two sides were in Oslo negotiating a truce in the five-decade conflict.