Photos from around the region
The president arrives for Republic Day celebrations
Some demonstrations turn violent as police use water cannons to disperse crowds.
Six million people were expected to attend an open-air mass in Manila.
Stagnant, humid air has aggravated the city's air pollution, causing the smog to linger, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Students return a month after a Taliban raid in Peshawar killed 150 people, most of them children.
In surprise upset, Maithripala Sirisena won his election against incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former ally.
Thousands of villagers along border flee as shooting continues.
The blazes in the south and Victoria are the worst since the deadly Ash Wednesday fires of 1983.
China’s wealthy are rediscovering a taste for tiger products, making tiger poaching more lucrative across Asia.
An earthquake and tsunami in 2004 would claim thousands of lives in the region.
From rural villages to the bustling capital of Pyongyang, a rare peek into the highly isolated country.
Westerners have only glimpses of life in the closed-off country.
Five insurgents stormed a bank in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15.
At least 30 dead, dozens missing after heavy rain causes mudslide.
Authorities cleared barricades from a pro-democracy camp that spread across a busy highway.
Hagupit hit the island hard, but the death toll was much lower than a year ago when another storm left more than 6,000 dead.