Convicted man says victim should not have been out late at night and that women are more responsible for rape than men.
Hundreds detained for refusing to vaccinate children in country seen as one of the last strongholds of deadly disease.
Subrahmanyan Jaishankar arrives in Islamabad for first meeting with counterpart since India called off August talks.
Officials say suspect made death threats against Avijit Roy but refuse to say if he was one of the Dhaka attackers.
Police fire teargas and water cannon as about 35,000 protesters throng Kathmandu calling for constitution by consensus.
Writer's wife seriously wounded as pair attacked after attending book fair at Dhaka University.
Supporters of country's former President Mohamed Nasheed march in capital Male calling for his release.
Taliban claim responsibility for bombing which killed two near Iran's embassy in Afghan capital.
Court issues warrant after Khaleda Zia, currently under house arrest, fails to attend hearings for graft charges.
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