Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

Police said the body of Maung Shue U. Chak was discovered Saturday morning when his daughter-in-law arrived to bring him food. "Villagers found Bhante [monk] Maung Shue U. Chak's dead body in a pool of blood inside the Buddhist temple this morning," said Jashim Uddin, deputy police chief of Bandarban.

Bangladesh Islamist leader set to hang for war crimes

The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes. Motiur Rahman Nizami was convicted of murder, rape and orchestrating the killing of intellectuals during the country's 1971 independence struggle. "We're satisfied. Now