India ruins hope of world’s largest trade deal

The free trade pact, which is expected to be finalised in 12 months, is seen as a move to protect the countries in East Asia from slowing global trade and to help China which has been hit by rising tariffs and trade wars with the US.

Sixteen charged for burning teen to death

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was lured onto the roof of her Islamic school in Bangladesh and told to withdraw her complaint. When she refused, she was doused with kerosene and set on fire on April 6, days after filing a complaint about the actions of the school’s headmaster.