Photos from around the region
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.
A widespread evacuation plan appeared to minimize fatalities in the Philippines.
Authorities said that at least nine gunmen and 10 policemen were killed in a battle that destroyed an office and a school.
On Dec. 3, 1984, toxic gas leaked from a pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, killing and sickening many thousands of people.
A petition system has been set up for the millions who flock to cities each year alleging abuse and seeking intervention.
A pro-democracy demonstration site is being dismantled and protest leaders surrender to police.
A British national was killed in an attack on an embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck in Hakuba town, Nagano prefecture.
Until recently, few people in once-isolated Burma had mobile telephones. That’s changing.
Countries representing 90 percent of the world’s gross domestic product will discuss economic growth, trade and public health.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Burma have been put in displaced-persons camps amid religious violence.
Moon bears rescued in Vietnam, baby swamp wallabies, white elephants and more.