Two western retailers have promised to compensate families of garment workers killed when a factory building collapsed last week in Bangladesh.
Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will spend Pakistan's general election day under lock and key after a court extended his house arrest over the murder of Benazir Bhutto.
Rescue workers in Bangladesh have given up hopes of finding any more survivors, after a fire delayed their efforts to dig into the rubble of a building that collapsed five days ago.
Members of the family of an Indian citizen on death row in Pakistan have visited him in hospital after he was attacked in jail.
The fugitive owner of an illegally constructed building that collapsed in a deadly heap in Bangladesh last week was captured in an alleged attempt to escape to India.
Bangladesh rescuers have located nine people alive inside the rubble of a multi-story building that collapsed five days ago, as authorities announced they will now use heavy equipment to drill a central hole from the top to look for survivors and dead bodies.
The Taliban has claimed reponsibility for two bomb blasts that have killed nine supporters of two Pakistani politicians at their campaign offices in the country's northwest, the latest violence ahead of general elections next month.
Protests in Bangladesh have spread to a second city with hundreds of people throwing stones and setting fire to vehicles, as authorities made arrests in connection with the collapse of factory building that killed more than 300 workers.
Twenty-two suspects have been detained after a six-year-old girl was brutally raped and had her throat slit in New Delhi.
The Taliban in Afghanistan has announced the start of their annual "spring offensive" against the US-backed government, vowing a nationwide series of attacks as foreign troops withdraw.
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