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Seven dead in Bangladesh election attack
Gunmen in Bangladesh have opened fire on two cars returning from a polling station with ballot boxes, killing at least seven people, and wounding 15 others.


Thai candidates adopt Thaksin name
Candidates campaigning for the upcoming Thailand elections have continued the tradition of changing their names in an attempt to get more votes.


Asian shares steady ahead of Fed meeting
Asian shares have barley moved as traders wait for the outcome of this week's US Federal Reserve policy meeting.


Myanmar military court to probe atrocities
Myanmar's army has set up a military court to investigate its crackdown that forced more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.


Indon flood, landslide death toll rises
Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for urgent evacuations in Papua as the death toll rose from floods and landslides which followed torrential rain.


'No sign' of imminent North Korea launch
It's too soon to tell if recent activity detected at North Korean rocket facilities is preparation for a missile launch, South Korea's defence minister says.


Malaysia chases Goldman Sachs in 1MDB case
London and Hong Kong units of US investment bank Goldman Sachs will be issued summonses by Malaysian prosecutors to answer criminal charges from the 1MDB case.


Tourists trapped after landslide in Lombok
Landslides that hit a waterfall site on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok have killed two people and trapped 35 tourists, a disaster official says.


Pakistan sets mourning day for NZ victims
Pakistan is holding a day of mourning for victims of the Christchurch terror attack, who included nine Pakistanis.


Floods kill 58 in Indonesia's Papua
Flash flooding has killed at least 58 people in Indonesia's Papua province after torrential rains inundated villages.


Five Indian nationals died in NZ attack
The Indian government has confirmed that five of its citizens died in the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand.


Train bombing kills three in Pakistan
At least three passengers have been killed in a bomb attack on a train in Pakistan's southwest.


Pakistan to honour bravery in NZ attack
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says a citizen who died trying to stop a gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques will get a national award.


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