Bangladesh: TV journalist couple murdered in Dhaka

Two Bangladeshi television journalists have been murdered in Dhaka. Sagar Sarwar, news editor for private TV station Maasranga, and his wife, Meherun Runi, from another private station ATN Bangla were stabbed to death in the early hours of Saturday morning. The well known couple were found by their five-year-old son, who called relatives living nearby. A senior detective told local newspapers that preliminary investigations suggested that the killings had been planned and that the couple had probably known their attackers.

Bangladesh: Editor accused of extortion released on bail

The news editor of an online news agency has been released on bail after being held for nearly four months. Ekramul Haq, the editor of recently closed, was released from jail in Dhaka at around 4pm, local time, after he was granted bail by the lower court. Haq was arrested on suspicion of extorting Tk 20 lakh (around £17,000) from Chittagong businessman Gias Uddin Talukdar on July 30.