The worst earthquake to hit Nepal in 81 years leaves at least 1,500 people dead, killing dozens in India and causing an avalanche at Mount Everest.
A blogger is brutally murdered by men with machetes in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka - the second attack in five weeks on an online critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority country.
Bangladesh's capital reels after a prominent blogger was hacked to death, the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support free-thinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.
With union membership rising, Bangladeshi factory workers take part in May Day protests over their own cost of living crisis: slum housing, malnutrition and unaffordable healthcare.
As a Japanese man is released after 48 years on death row - a new report shows that publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 2013.
After the supreme court rejects his lawyers' last-minute appeal, Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah is hanged at Dhaka central prison for war crimes committed in 1971.
As protesters in Thailand march to the ruling political party's office in Bangkok in a bid to topple the government, Channel 4 News looks back at a year of demonstrations.
A prominent British-based Muslim leader has been sentenced to death in his absence at a special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh.
Primark announces a compensation plan for victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse, six months on from the disaster in Bangladesh - but will it be enough? Channel 4 News takes a look.