Asia

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.

Trump escalates trade war with China

In the US, the Nasdaq and the S&P both closed down 0.5% after having tumbled earlier. The Dow Jones finished down 0.3%, having lost almost 1.8% earlier in the day.

OECD: Automation could cause mass disruption to workforce

The OECD Economic Outlook, a twice-yearly forecast of megatrends by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has signalled major disruptions to the job market in the immediate future thanks to automation.