Monday, 2 October 2017

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim girl rests on a pile of bags, as she waits with others to walk towards a camp for refugees after crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh. More than a month after Myanmar’s refugees began spilling across the border, the U.N. says more than half a million have arrived. The prejudice and hostility that Rohingya Muslims face in Myanmar stretch beyond the country’s notoriously brutal security forces to a general population receptive to an often-virulent form of Buddhist nationalism that has seen a resurgence since the end of military rule.
In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim girl rests on a pile of bags, as she waits with others to walk towards a camp for refugees after crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh. More than a month after Myanmar’s refugees began spilling across the border, the U.N. says more than half a million have arrived. The prejudice and hostility that Rohingya Muslims face in Myanmar stretch beyond the country’s notoriously brutal security forces to a general population receptive to an often-virulent form of Buddhist nationalism that has seen a resurgence since the end of military rule.

Friday, 29 September 2017

AP PHOTOS: Animals decorated and sacrificed in Hindu ritual

In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo, a Hindu devotee carries a decorated goat to be sacrificed at a temple of Hindu goddess Durga at Rani village on the outskirts in Gauhati, Assam state, India. Participants in the five-day Durga Puja festival believe the sacrifices bring prosperity and good health. But in some parts of India, religious animal sacrifices are banned.
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo, a Hindu devotee carries a decorated goat to be sacrificed at a temple of Hindu goddess Durga at Rani village on the outskirts in Gauhati, Assam state, India. Participants in the five-day Durga Puja festival believe the sacrifices bring prosperity and good health. But in some parts of India, religious animal sacrifices are banned.

Monday, 11 September 2017

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority refugees reach for food distributed by Bangladeshi volunteers near Cox’s Bazar’s Gundum area, Bangladesh. Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh on Sunday fleeing violence in western Myanmar. Some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted Aug. 25 in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan.
In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority refugees reach for food distributed by Bangladeshi volunteers near Cox’s Bazar’s Gundum area, Bangladesh. Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh on Sunday fleeing violence in western Myanmar. Some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted Aug. 25 in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan.

Monday, 28 August 2017

AP Photos: Flamboyant Indian guru sentenced to prison

In this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, Indian spiritual guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, rides a motorcycle as he arrives for a press conference ahead of the release of his new film “MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart,” in New Delhi, India. A judge on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, sentenced the flamboyant and controversial Indian spiritual guru to prison on charges of raping two female followers.
A popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, was sentenced by a judge on Monday to 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.

The guru has denied raping the two followers, in a case that stems from charges filed in 2002.

The bling-loving leader is fond of red leather jackets, bejeweled hats, bicep-baring T-shirts — and cinema.

Monday, 21 August 2017

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, flood-affected villagers wait for relief material on what’s left of a road washed away by floodwaters in Morigaon district, east of Gauhati, northeastern state of Assam. Deadly landslides and flooding are common across South Asia during the summer monsoon season that stretches from June to September.
In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, flood-affected villagers wait for relief material on what’s left of a road washed away by floodwaters in Morigaon district, east of Gauhati, northeastern state of Assam. Deadly landslides and flooding are common across South Asia during the summer monsoon season that stretches from June to September.

Monday, 31 July 2017

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, file photo, a university student wears a pair of rain boots with her traditional Korean dress as she waits in the rain for the start of a mass dance, in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, file photo, a university student wears a pair of rain boots with her traditional Korean dress as she waits in the rain for the start of a mass dance, in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

African migrants try to reach a Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship after falling from a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of migrants are smuggled out of Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe each year by traffickers using unseaworthy craft.
African migrants try to reach a Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship after falling from a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of migrants are smuggled out of Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe each year by traffickers using unseaworthy craft.

Monday, 22 May 2017

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Sunday, May 14, 2017, photo, a TV news program shows a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries said. The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.
In this Sunday, May 14, 2017, photo, a TV news program shows a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries said. The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.