Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced a sharp increase in next year's national budget to fund his controversial war on crime, with security forces to get big pay rises.
A Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) motorcyclist rides through a burning hoop and a wall of glass tubes during an Independence Day event at The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on Monday, Aug. 15.
Tokyo and Seoul struck a conciliatory note Monday on the anniversary of the end of World War II, with South Korea's president calling for a "future-oriented" relationship and Japan's prime minister denouncing the "horrors of war."
Cradling the centuries-old remains of his mummified ancestor, tribe leader Eli Mabel lays bare an ancient tradition that has all but vanished among the Dani people in the Papuan central highlands.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo sacked his energy minister late Monday just weeks after filling the key cabinet post, following revelations his new appointee improperly held Indonesian and United States passports.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday his government had built more than 20 million toilets and brought electricity to thousands of villages as he delivered an Independence Day report card.
India despaired Monday at a weekend of failures by its main medal hopefuls in Rio as commentators warned that the Olympics' ultimate under-achievers could return home from Brazil completely empty-handed.
A crowded bus veered off a road and plunged down a hillside in central Nepal on Monday, killing at least 25 people, a local official said.
The classrooms at the SDMC Primary School in Badarpur in Delhi have no furniture. Students sit on the floor on threadbare carpets.
At least seven paramilitary troops were wounded, three critically, after suspected rebels sprayed them with gunfire in the main city of troubled Indian Kashmir on Monday, officials said.