INDIA PM REPEALS FARM LAWS TO HALT FARMERS PROTESTS
November 19, 2021 By Biswaranjan Rout/EYEPRESS
Bhubaneswar, India - An Indian villager wears a handmade hat as he walks behind his cattle herd as they as heading towards green field for grazing outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India. Indian PM Narendra Modi has announced Friday on the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of farmers protests. Thousands of farmers had camped at Delhi's borders since last November and dozens died from heat, cold and Covid. Farmers say the laws will allow the entry of private players in farming and that will hurt their income. Friday's surprise announcement marks a major U-turn as the government had not taken any initiative to talk to farmers in recent months. EYEPRESS/Biswaranjan Rout
Bangkok, Thailand - Protesters burn effigies of judges from the Thai Constitutional Court during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 14, 2021, after the court ruled that speeches by protest leaders calling for royal reforms amounted to a bid to overthrow the country's monarchy. Thikamporn Tamtiang/EYEPRESS
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - An art piece is exhibited at the newly open M+, Hong Kong’s sprawling new contemporary art museum, on Friday Nov 12, 2021. Billed as Asia’s premier visual institution, it was four years behind schedule and an undisclosed amount over budget. As the museum opened on Friday, its greatest challenge was just materializing: the threat of censorship from the ruling Chinese Communist Party. M+ envisioned itself as a world-class institution that could make its home city a cultural heavyweight, but those ambitions are now directly clashing with a new national security law imposed by Beijing to crush dissent. EYEPRESS/ALAN SIU
Bhubaneswar, India - Local village voters are seen in the queue with the proper Covid-19 guidelines as they wait to cast their votes on the bi-election as one of a winning candidate had died before the assembly election term ends at Pipili election constituency of Puri district neighbored of the eastern Indian state Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar. Local volunteers help voters to cast their votes smoothly as these areas in today surrounded and keep alerts by the police forces after a little bit violence happened before the polling. EYEPRESS/Biswaranjan Rout
US ADMITS KABUL DRONE STRIKE MISTAKENLY KILLED 10 CIVILIANS
September 18, 2021 By Rahmat/EYEPRESS
Kabul, Afghanistan - Photo taken on Saturday Sept 18, 2021 show a view of the damage at Zemerai Ahmadi's family house hit by US drone strike on Aug 29, 2021, one day before the final U.S. evacuation flights from Kabul, Afghanistan. Ahmadi and nine members of his family, including seven children, were killed. US admits on Friday Sept 17, 2021 that the Aug 29 drone strike was a error that killed ten civilians, including seven children. (EYEPRESS/Rahmat)
Kabul, Afghanistan - Russia army's amphibious assault landing at the Khmelevka training ground in Russia during the Zapad-2021 joint strategic exercise on Saturday Sept 16, 2021. Zapad-2021 is a joint strategic exercise between the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. It will take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 under the leadership of the chiefs of general staff of the armed forces of both countries.
THAILAND TAXI GRAVEYARD COMES TO LIFE WITH CAR TOP FARM
September 16, 2021 By Thikamporn Tamtiang/EyePress
Bangkok, Thailand - A mass graveyard for flamboyantly coloured cabs in Bangkok, Thailand, comes to life with mini vegetable gardens and frog ponds set up on top of the taxi to help feed out-of-work drivers. The site is owned by Ratchapruk Taxi Garage, which has seen most of its drivers quit Bangkok for their home villages because fares have dried up following lockdown restrictions. Thailand imposed tough restrictions to deal with a deadly spike in Covid cases in recent months, including a night-time curfew. The eggplants, chillies, cucumbers, courgettes and basil grown on the cars -- along with the frogs -- will help feed the out-of-work drivers and employees. EYEPRESS/Thikamporn Tamtiang
BANGLADESH SCHOOLS REOPEN AFTER 18-MONTH COVID SHUTDOWN
September 12, 2021 By Md Niamul Hossain Rifat/EYEPRESS
Barishal, Bangladesh - Students attend a class at the Rasulpur Government Primary School in Barishal, Bangladesh, on Sunday Sept 12, 2021. Schools all over Bangladesh are are open on Sunday Sept 12, 2021 after 18-month of closure due to the Covid19 situation in the country, one of the world's longest coronavirus shutdowns. The resumption came after UNICEF warned that prolonged school closures during the Covid-19 crisis were worsening inequities for millions of children across South Asia. EYEPRESS/Niamul Hossain Rifat
Shanksville, United States - A memorial to commemorate the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Nthe Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. (PA Governor Office via EYEPRESS)
Palembang, Indonesia - A number of students wait to receive the coronavirus vaccine at a school in Palembang Indonesia on September 09, 2021.Indonesia reopens schools by requiring students to be vaccinated, restrictions on the number of students and the implementation of strict health protocols following the decline in COVID-19 cases. EYEPRESS/AL Zulkifli
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Khieu Samphan, the last living member of former Cambodian leader Pol Pot's inner circle, attends an international tribunal hearing his appeal Wednesday Aug 18, 2021 in Cambodia. The 90-year-old defendant denied at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) located in Phnom Penh the complicity in the genocide committed under the brutal Khmer Rouge government, telling that he was being judged as a proxy for the entire radical communist regime. ECCC via EYEPRESS
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to journalist after meeting the King of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 13, 2020. Anwar Ibrahim meets with the Malaysian King to prove he has the parliamentary supporting him to replace the present Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
JOE BIDEN FIRST CALL WITH XI JINPING
September 25, 2015 > N. America By HO/EyePress
A file photo shows U.S. Vice President Joe Biden looks on as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping delivers remarks at a State Luncheon in the Chinese President's honor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on September 25, 2015. Joe Biden pressed Chinese leader Xi Jinping over human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang late Wednesday Feb 11, 2021 in their fir ...
HONG KONG ECONOMY
November 14, 2021 > China By Vicky Tsui/EyePress
Night view of the skyline in Central's business district of Hong Kong on Nov 14, 2021. Hong Kong’s economy grew 5.4% in the third quarter from a COVID-19 induced slump a year earlier, the government said on Friday Nov 12, 2021, with longer-term prospects hanging on the impact of the city’s zero-COVID policy. Year-on-year growth slowed from 7.6% in the second quarter. ...
HKFA SAPLING COUP FINAL
April 7, 2021 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
Eastern Long Lions player and Happy Valley ( L ) player in action during the Sapling Cup Final in Mongkok Stadium, Hong Kong, Wednesday April 07, 2021 ...
JAPAN TAKES PART IN U.S-AUSTRALIA DRILL
August 3, 2021 > Asia By Handout/EYEPRESS
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are joining joint military exercise for amphibious operations on Aug 3, 2021. Exercise Talisman Sabre, a combined and joint bilateral military training exercise between Australia and the U.S. held every two years in Australia. The trainin ...
March 18, 2019 > Europe By Alan Siu/EyePress
British and EU flags in London.. Britain could ask the European Union for a Brexit delay even after the bloc’s March 21-22 summit, a senior diplomat said, suggesting that the decisive moment for the stalled divorce deal might still be some time ahead. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS) ...
LADY GAGA U.S PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
January 20, 2021 > N. America By HO/EyePress
Lady Gaga sings a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. ...