Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel produce Farabi Shafiur Rahman (c), arrested over the alleged machete murder of an atheist American blogger. Photograph: Munir uz Zamanmunir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladeshi security officials have arrested a suspect in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hack(...)

China on Saturday stepped up its easing tempo and cut its lending and deposit rates as the world’s second largest economy tries to ward off deflation.  (Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

(...) from the weekend easing was limited on the region’s overall markets. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific(...)

Tens of thousands of people marching in Moscow in memory of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin. The captions read “Those bullets for everyone of us, heroes never die”. Photograph: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin 1:38

In the summer of 1994 Boris Nemtsov was a frequent telephone caller to our house in Washington DC as his 10-year-old daughter Zhanna was staying with (...)

People carry Russian national flags during a march in Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday close to the Kremlin. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP 1:38

It would take nerves of steel to conduct a Mafia style killing on the bridge near the heavily guarded Moscow Kremlin where a gunman shot dead Boris Ne(...)

China’s president, Xi Jinping: his government is trying to convince the Chinese people that slower economic growth is not necessarily a bad thing, after the economy expanded last year at 7.5 per cent, its lowest rate in 25 years.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Slower economic growth, the fight against corruption, a new counterterrorism law and reform of state-owned enterprises are likely to top the agenda at(...)

Thousands  march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night, in central Moscow on Sunday. The crowd hold placards declaring ‘I am not afraid’. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition politician who was shot dead on Friday nig(...)

Court found former beautician Law Wan-tung (44) guilty of abuse. Photograph: Reuters

A Hong Kong mother of two was jailed for six years for punching and torturing her domestic helpers, in a case that has shocked many in Hong Kong and (...)

Bangladeshi secular activists take part in a torch-lit protest against the killing of US blogger of Bangladeshi origin, Avijit Roy. Photograph: AFP Photo

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Dhaka in protest at the murder of a prominent secular American blogger of Bangladeshi origin who (...)

Protesters in the Maldives. Thousands marched in the capital Malé demanding the release of former president Mohamed Nasheed and the resignation of current president Abdulla Yameen. Photograph: Adam Sireii/AFP/Getty Images 0:30

Thousands came by boat to the capital of the Maldives to protest against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader(...)

Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned this week as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after being accused of accused of sexually harassing a female employee at his Delhi-based think tank. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiThe former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been barred by a New Delhi court from leaving India,(...)