Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia’s home affairs minister, takes a selfie alongside Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, defence minister, and Ahmad Shabery Cheek, communications and multimedia minister, as they attend the opening ceremony of Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) leaders at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia
A child looks on at an area affected by torrential rains in Peshawar, Pakistan. Rescue workers were scrambling to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings on Monday after heavy overnight rains and strong winds killed 44 people in north-western Pakistan
Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday’s earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal
People walk in front a poster of prominent attendees of the 1955 Asian-African Conference on Asia Afrika street in Bandung, Indonesia
An elderly woman sits on the ground as she is blocked by a barricade of policemen while marching down the street during a rally in central Seoul, South Korea. About 260,000 workers took part in the nationwide one-day strike, including about 60,000 government employees and 10,000 teachers, according to the Korean Federation of Trade Unions. They protested against the government’s push to cut pensions and ease rules for firing employees, according to local media
A passenger bathes a child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius
An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hong Kong island (foreground) and Kowloon (back left) separated by Victoria harbour. The city’s government on Wednesday unveiled its Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.
China boasts the world’s most extensive high speed rail network with more than 16,000 km of track, but steam trains still have a role to play. The Shixi-Bagou railway connects the two towns and is kept going by tourist cars carrying passengers for ten times the price locals pay. The rail line came into service in the late 1950s and the train was initially used to transport coal from a now-shuttered mine before passenger carriages were added.
Residents look out of windows of an apartment in Mumbai, India. The cost of buying a 200 sq ft one-bedroom apartment in this building is around Rs5m ($80,000). The rent for an apartment in the same building is around Rs12,000 ($190) per month
A woman walks under an umbrella during a sudden hail storm on Wednesday in Istanbul
Workers clean the windows of an office building above panda installations, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. About 280 panda installations were displayed at a square outside a shopping mall
Lawmaker Ronny Tong sits beside placards left by pro-democracy lawmakers after they boycotted Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city’s next leader, in a plan that reflected China’s desire for a tightly controlled poll that is likely to rile democracy activists
Local people and members of National Disaster Response Force clear the debris of a residential building to look for the survivors, in New Delhi, India. One man and a child were killed and at least nine others were injured when a three-storey residential building collapsed following an explosion in a cooking gas cylinder, according to local news agency Press Trust of India
Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday
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Visitors look at a Toyota FV2 concept car on display at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday. The Auto Shanghai international car show runs until April 29.
Shinto priests walk out from a gate after they administered a Shinto rite, “Kiyoharai”, on the first day of the three-day spring festival at the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday
An Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house at a shanty area in New Delhi, India, on Monday
Workers clean windows of a building at a commercial district in Beijing
A competitor is applied with fake tan before competing in the Mr Thailand 2015 bodybuilding competition in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday
A relative of the victims of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on Friday