Floods and landslides have cut off access to many villages in rural Sri Lanka as Cyclone Mora churns through the region. Parts of Bangladesh and India are also in its path.
The removal of the statue from the front plaza of Bangladesh's Supreme Court triggered violent clashes between police and secular groups.
Bangladeshi police said they urged the seven men and one woman to surrender but instead they detonated a grenade to take their own lives.
Gunmen launched an assault on a cafe packed with customers in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka late on Friday.
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