A woman was shot dead and several people injured in clashes between protesting garment workers and riot police in the Cambodian capital Tuesday, a rights group and family members said.
Riot police fired tear gas to battle thousands of stone-throwing garment workers who rampaged through two industrial towns in Bangladesh during a protest over wages Tuesday that closed at least 200 factories and left dozens of people injured, police said.
Garment workers demanding higher pay have clashed with police and attacked factories in an industrial belt on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital.
The United States sharply rebuked the Maldives' top court after it suspended a presidential election runoff scheduled for Sunday, blocking a vote for the third time in two months.
Ballot counting began late Saturday in elections in the Maldives to choose a new president and avert a constitutional crisis after two previous attempts to select a leader were scuttled.
Bangladesh has launched a crackdown on the main opposition, arresting senior leaders after their party called a nationwide strike to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign and call elections under a caretaker government.
Fourteen-year-old Monir, who sustained burn injuries when pickets set fire to his father's covered van on Dhaka-Gazipur highway during hartal hours last Monday, succumbed to his injuries early today.
A Bangladeshi court sentenced more than 150 soldiers to death and jailed hundreds more on Tuesday, following a mass trial over a 2009 mutiny in which scores of top officers were massacred.
A Bangladesh war crimes court Sunday sentenced a British-based Muslim leader and a U.S. citizen to death in absentia for murder, in the latest ruling over atrocities during the war of independence.
Hundreds of gay, lesbian and transgender people on Saturday cheered on shirtless contestants competed for the title of “Mr. Handsome” in Nepal's first gay beauty pageant.