This photo, taken using long exposure, shows star trails over Mount Sinabung as it spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Authorities raised the alert status of the volcano to the highest level on Sunday after a series of eruptions. Read more
A soldier wears glasses given to him by one of the anti-government protesters who broke into the compound of the Royal Thai army headquarters in Bangkok Read more
Workers clean the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building in the central business district in Singapore.
Displaced people rest at a shelter in Karo, Indonesia, as the Mount Sinabung volcano continues to erupt. Several thousand people left their homes overnight, taking the total number of those who have fled since the volcano rumbled to life to about 12,300, the national disaster agency said.
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Commuters take to their bikes in Dhaka during a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which left thousands of buses, minibuses and trucks idled. Led by the BNP, an 18-Party alliance is encouraging an 84-hour strike to support their demand for a non-party neutral caretaker to conduct upcoming parliamentary polls and to protest about the arrest of its senior leaders.
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Children wait for social workers in the devastated city of Tacloban, in the province of Leyte in central Philippines, having escaped from their village after it was allegedly attacked by armed men amid the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan. Read more
US golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Tuesday, during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament
Participants of an annual convention of women’s advocacy groups chant slogans vowing to empower women, in Seoul, South Korea. President Park Geun-hye spoke at the convention and promised to make the country a better place for women, with more jobs and opportunities, and less gender-based discrimination. One of the slogans was ‘Becoming one Korea, through women’s power.’ Read more
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India’s Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Assistant Commandant and sub inspectors march during their passing out parade at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. The CISF is a paramilitary security force which provides security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive Government buildings and heritage monuments in India. Read more
An Indian artist decorates earthenware oil pots or ‘diyas’ on the outskirts of Hyderabad, ahead of the Diwali festival of lights which will be celebrated on November 3 this year. Diyas, which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu God Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Read more