Channel NewsAsia

NEWS IN PICTURES

  • MON 22 Sep  
  • TUE 23 Sep  
  • TODAY 24 Sep  
  • THU 18 Sep  
  • FRI 19 Sep  
  • SAT 20 Sep  
  • SUN 21 Sep  

Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus in Hong Kong. Hong Kong students boycotted classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms in a week-long strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the Chinese city. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Marchers make their way across Central Park South during the People's Climate March in New York. Activists mobilised in cities across the globe for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York. (AFP/Timothy A Clary)

Turkish security forces use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesting local people as hundreds of Syrian refugees wait at the border in Suruc, Turkey. Turkey opened its border to allow in people fleeing the Islamic State’s advance on Kobani. (AP/Burhan Ozbilici)

An Iraqi militia member (R) says goodbye to a family member during the mobilisation of volunteer fighters in Hira, 20 kilometres south of the holy city of Najaf. 200 volunteers signed up to head to the front line to join in the fighting against the Islamic State (IS) group. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

A Ukrainian serviceman mans a position on an armoured vehicle near the town of Debaltseve in the region of Donetsk. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine must be ready to defend itself should its peace deal with pro-Russian insurgents fail. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A museum ship, the cruiser Aurora, is towed along the Neva River in St Petersburg, Russia. The former warship, which was used during the Russian-Japanese War in 1904-05 and the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, is towed for planned repair works. (AFP/Interpress/Georgy Polyalov)

American-Senagalese hip-hop star Akon performs at a concert as part of "Peace One Day" celebrations on International Peace Day at the airport in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (AFP/Phil Moore)

The Sunglass Cat poses during the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The annual event featuring celebrity cats and feline films raises money for local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations. (AFP/Mark Ralston)

A member of Japan's team does a somersault as they compete in the team free routine final synchronised swimming event during the 2014 Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon. (AFP/Martin Bureau)

Zaw Aung Zaw (L) of Myanmar jumps for the ball against Kim Young-man (R) of South Korea during their Sepaktakraw men's double final game during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, in Bucheon. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Britain's Heather Watson hits a return during her match against Italy's Sara Errani at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province. (AFP/Greg Baker)

Team Specialized-Lululemon of the US competes to win the women's team trial event over 36.15 kilometres (22.46 miles) for the third consecutive year at the Road Cycling World Championships in Ponferrada, north-western Spain. (AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia  

Syrian Kurds, holding regional Kurdish flags, demonstrate outside the United Nations offices in Arbil, the capital of northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, against the Islamic State group's advance towards Ain al-Arab, or Kobane, Syria's third-largest Kurdish town. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon during clashes with Turkish soldiers near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A rebel fighter gestures as a missile is launched towards Syrian government forces in the central Hama province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 180,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict while the United Nations puts the figure at 191,000. (AFP/Mohamad Zeen)

Students of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts walk during a silence parade near Hong Kong government headquarters in Hong Kong. Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms. (AP/Vincent Yu)

An Ukrainian serviceman takes position on a checkpoint in Debaltseve in Donetsk region. The Ukrainian military said it was preparing to pull back its guns from the front line in the separatist east as a fragile truce with pro-Russian insurgents appeared to be taking hold. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

Pakistani security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan. A Pakistani police official says a roadside bomb has targeted a Pakistani army vehicle, killing several and wounded more than a dozen people in a northwestern city. (AP/Muhammad Sajjad)

The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is set to in the Russian-leased Kazakhstan Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch of the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station with US astronaut Barry Wilmore, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Yelena Serova is set for September 26. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

An Indian Hindu woman dries saris after taking ritualistic holy dip in the river Ganges, in Allahabad, India. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna is one of Hinduism's important centers. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

China's Mao Feilian competes in the heats for the men's 200m breaststroke swimming event during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Japan's swimmers compete in the free combination synchronised swimming event final during the 2014 Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki hits a return during her women's singles match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province. (AFP/Greg Baker)

Singapore's Lee Tze Yuan in action during the 2014 Asian Games men's taijijian event at the Ganghwa Dolmens gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo: Joseph Nair/Sport Singapore via Action Images Livepic)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia  

Indian army soldiers rescue flood-affected villagers at the Chaygaon village in Kamrup district of northeastern Assam state. (AP/Anupam Nath)

Smoke billowing from the Syrian village of Khan Arnabeh, near the eastern border crossing of Quneitra with Israel in the Golan Heights, following explosions during fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel fighters. (AFP/JACK GUEZ)

A Syrian Kurdish woman crosses the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province in a bid to escape attacks by the Islamic State group. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)

A Ukrainian soldier passes by military vehicles burnt by Russian troops during recent battles near the village of Dmytrivka, Luhansk region in the eastern Ukraine. (AP/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

Japan's Kazuyasu Minobe (L) duels with South Korea's Jung Jinsun at the men's epee team fencing finals at Goyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. (AFP/Prakash SINGH)

A Singapore player prepares to throw the ball next to a Kazakhstan player during the women's waterpolo round robin match at the Dream Park venue of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. (AFP/Bay ISMOYO)

South Korea's Son Wan-ho reacts after defeating China's Chen Long in the team men's badminton match at the Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. (AFP/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

India's Gurwinder Singh Chandi (R) attempts to go past Oman's goalkeeper Ahmed Said Salmeen Nofali during the men's field hockey match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. (AFP/Indranil MUKHERJEE)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia  

A bust of Mahatma Gandhi is presented to Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan at Rajghat, the memorial to the independence leader, in New Delhi. Xi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment. (AP/Saurabh Das)

Indian police personnel detain an exiled Tibetan youth (R) as he protests against a visit to India by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a metro construction site in New Delhi. (AFP/Chandan Khanna)

A United States soldier rappels during air assault training at the Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. About 200 US soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division located in South Korea took part in the course focused on assault operations involving US Army rotary-wing aircraft. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Forensic experts collect evidence from a car outside a house in the Guildford area of Sydney. Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids detained 15 people and disrupted plans to "commit violent acts" against random members of the public. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Pro-independence supporters gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independence. Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on the eve of the knife-edge independence referendum. (AFP/Lesley Martin)

A plane destroyed by Hurricane Odile sits overturned at Cabo San Lucas airport in Mexico. Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall. (AP/Victor R Caivano)

Protesters throw stones at police after a march against Ecuador's President Rafael Correa. At least 15 policemen were injured and several demonstrators arrested during marches both pro and against the government, police reported. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Security ask a demonstrator to move away before speeches by members of Occupy Central's banking and finance group outside the stock exchange building in Hong Kong. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz (R) vies with Shakhtar Donetsk's goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov (L) during their UEFA Champions League football match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain. (AFP/Rafa Rivas)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their second round match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Japan. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei stretches after training at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

Members of the Taiwanese team take part in a cycling training session at Incheon International Velodrome for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia  

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are announced at an event in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland rejected independence in a referendum that left the United Kingdom intact but paved the way for a major transfer of powers away from London. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

A pro-independence supporter is pictured in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, following a defeat in the referendum on Scottish independence. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

An Ukrainian serviceman is pictured on the top of an armoured vehicle, near the eastern town of Gorlivka in Donetsk district. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for greater political and military support from Washington and tighter sanctions on Russia. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a position in the Gwer district, 40 kilometres south of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. France said that it will follow the United States in launching air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Soldiers walk towards a Transall aircraft at the NATO airport in Hohn, northern Germany. Seven soldiers of German Federal forces fly to the Kurdish city Arbil to start the training of Kurdish fighters. (AFP/DPA/Daniel Reinhardt)

Rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

File photo of people waiting to buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus outside an Apple store. (AP/Vincent Yu)

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in green as a symbolic warning of the dangers of climate change, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is in support of the Global People’s Climate March which is asking for solutions to combat global climate change. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

A spectator holds Chinese and South Korean flags at the main entrance prior to the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea. The 2014 Asian Games will take place between September 19 and October 4. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Sevilla's Colombian forward Carlos Bacca falls during the UEFA Europa League football match Sevilla FC vs Feyenoord Rotterdam at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla. (AFP/Cristina Quicler)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during their quarter-finals match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

France's Fabien Foret rides his Kawasaki N°11 during a free practice session of the 37th Le Mans 24 hours endurance race in Le Mans, western France. Fifty- five motorcycles with 165 riders will participate on September 20 and 21 at the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. (AFP/Jean Francois Monier)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia  

China's Sun Wenyan and Huang Xuechen compete in the final of the duets free routine synchronised swimming event during the 2014 Asian Games on Sep 20, 2014. The pair finished with a winning score of 185.1851, comfortably clear of Japan (181.5388).

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei stretches after training at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on Sep 18, 2014. Lee may have to finally find a way past his Chinese nemesis Lin Dan as he makes his last bid for Asian Games gold. (AFP/Prakash SINGH)

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Evacuated residents cook their dinner at a basketball court turned evacuation centre in Marikina City, Manila. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital, forcing tens of thousands to flee flooded homes. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Syrian Kurds carry their belongings after crossing into Turkey in the Sanliurfa province. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey fleeing IS fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

An empty local market area is seen as the Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (AP/ Michael Duff)

A young Palestinian hurls rocks at Israeli security forces (unseen) during clashes following a protest in the village of Kfar Qaddum in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Mexican citizens wait to be evacuated with about 50 tourists aboard Mexican air force cargo plane to Mexico City from Mexico's Los Cabos following the blow from Hurricane Odile. (AP/Victor R Caivano)

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in green as a symbolic warning of the dangers of climate change, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is in support of the Global People’s Climate March, in advance of the UN Climate Summit to be held on Sep 23. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

People wave “estelada” flags, symbolising Catalonia's independence, during a demonstration calling for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. (AP/Manu Fernandez)

Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden (R) and Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (L) drive during the first practice session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return against Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia  

Syrian Kurds carry their belongings after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by the Islamic State militant group. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A sign is pictured in front of a pyramid of shoes in Lyon, central France, during the annual demonstration by NGO Handicap International to denounce the use and sale of anti-personnel landmines. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

Activists hold mock dead bodies during a protest marking the 42nd declaration of Martial Law at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Manila. The protest aims to honor and seek justice for those that died during martial law. (AFP/Noel Celis)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon supply ship lifts off from the launch pad on a resupply mission to the International Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The private spaceflight rocket is delivering a cargo capsule to the International Space Station. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

Servicemen of the pro-Ukrainian Aydar battalion patrol near the Ukrainian town of Scshastya in the region of Lugansk. NATO's top military commander expressed cautious optimism that a Ukrainian ceasefire would help end a pro-Kremlin uprising that has inflamed East-West ties. (AFP/Anatolii Boiko)

People ride a merry-go-round in front of St Paul church at the 181st Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 20 to Octocber 5. (AP/Matthias Schrader)

Paragliders perform acrobatic flight during the 41st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding and paragliding. (AP/Francois Mori)

Schalke's midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. (AFP/Patrik Stollarz)

Japan's swimmers compete in the team technical routine synchronised swimming event during the 2014 Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Martin Bureau)

Singapore's fencer Wong Ye Ying Liane (L) challenges Lin Po Heung of Hong Kong during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo: Sport Singapore via Action Images)

South Korea's Kim Jae-bum (L) grapples with North Korea's Pak Hong-wi at the Dowon Gymnasium during the men's 81kg judo event of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia poses with a trophy after beating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in their final match to win the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Japan. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Photo to  @channelnewsasia