Asia Pacific

An Indonesian scavenger collects items from a garbage dump in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on September 16, 2014. The Indonesian economy has expanded at around six percent in recent years but it has been easing in the past 12 months due to slowing demand for commodity exports, and interest rate hikes in 2013 during emerging market turmoil.

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An Indonesian scavenger collects items from a garbage dump in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on Tuesday

A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the "first mobile phone sidewalk in China", which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality...A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the "first mobile phone sidewalk in China", which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality, September 13, 2014. The mobile phone sidewalk in Chongqing was divided into two sides -- one was written with "Cellphones walk in this lane at your own risk" while the other with "No cellphones", as an attempt to reduce pedestrian incidents, local media reported. Picture taken September 13, 2014.

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A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the “first mobile phone sidewalk in China”, which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality

Fiji's military strongman Voreqe Bainima...Fiji's military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama (C) attends a national thanksgiving service for the release of the 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month, at the ANZ Stadium in the capital Suva on September 16, 2014. Speaking at the service, Fiji President Epeli Nailatikau called for a violence-free election as the South pacific nation prepares to return to democracy almost eight years after a military coup. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama attends a national thanksgiving service for the release of the 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month, at the ANZ Stadium in the capital Suva. Speaking at the service, Fiji President Epeli Nailatikau called for a violence-free election as the South pacific nation prepares to return to democracy almost eight years after a military coup. Read more

South Korean Marine Corps' amphibious vehicles take part in a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of Incheon Landing Operations conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations troop during the 1950-1953 Korean War, in the sea off Incheon, September 15, 2014.

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South Korean Marine Corps’ amphibious vehicles take part in a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of Incheon Landing Operations conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations troop during the 1950-1953 Korean War, in the sea off Incheon

A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay, Philippines.

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A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay, Philippines. All 15 crew were rescued.

A worker carries chickens from a truck at a wholesale poultry market in Mumbai...A worker carries chickens from a truck at a wholesale poultry market in Mumbai September 15, 2014. India's wholesale price inflation in August eased to 3.74 percent, its lowest level in nearly five years, government data showed on Monday. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Mumbai poultry market worker carries birds on Monday as government figures showed India’s wholesale price inflation easing to 3.74 per cent in August, the lowest level in nearly five years Read more

Tung checks the alignment of the honour guard before a welcoming ceremony for Mukherjee in Hanoi...Captain Bui Sy Tung checks the alignment of the honour guard before a welcoming ceremony for Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

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Captain Bui Sy Tung inspects the guard of honour before a welcoming ceremony for Pranab Mukherjee, president of India, at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city center of Srinagar, India, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  Flash floods have killed hundreds, washed away crops, damaged tens of thousands of homes and affected over a million people since Sept. 3, when heavy monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's eastern Punjab province and the Kashmir region, claimed by both India and Pakistan.

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Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city centre of Srinagar, India

A woman sells a portrait of China's late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai September 12, 2014.

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A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai

A long exposure photo shows smoke rising as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano before dawn, as seen from Brebes town in Indonesia's Central Java province on September 12, 2014. Indonesian authorities have put the Mount Slamet volcano on the second-highest alert level after it erupted 38 times on September 11, spewing lava some 1500 metres (5,000 feet) into the air. Authorities warned residents to remain outside a four-kilometre radius of the volcano.

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Smoke rises as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano, as seen before dawn from Brebes town in Indonesia‘s Central Java province on Friday