India’s prime minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station during the third phase of general election in Ahmedabad, India on April 23rd. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Millions of Indians voted on Tuesday in the third and largest phase of the country’s staggered general election, in which prime minister Narendra Modi(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

 Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka. Photograph: STR/EPA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving h(...)

Bangladeshi Muslims carry the body of Xulhaz Mannan for his funeral in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the killings of gay rights activist Mannan and his friend. Photograph: AP

A group affiliated to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest in a string of m(...)

India has executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country’s deadliest bombings, which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme(...)