A bomb at a bus stop in Bangkok wounded nine Sunday, shortly after polls closed in the Thailand election in which former deputy city mayor Panich Vikitsareth beat off a challenge from a jailed opposition leader.
Recent reports have accused the US military of irresponsible disposal of millions of pounds of hazardous waste, mostly from the Iraq war. But after investigating, the military says EPA standards are being upheld.
Yoshimi Hamanaka, an employee of Japanese toymaker Megahouse, bites a beetle-shaped gummy snack created by the company's "Gummix," a toy kit that makes edible "insects" out of juice and other liquids, at the International Tokyo Toy Show in Tokyo on Thursday. The show will run until July 18.
In Burma (Myanmar), once the world's leading rice exporter, indebted farmers are losing their land or cannot afford quality seeds. More aid and credit are available these days, but not nearly enough, say development experts.
Thailand's state of emergency will continue for another three months, the government decided Tuesday, saying red-shirt protesters remain active. Critics argue the law hinders reconciliation.
A Thai Greenpeace activist wearing a gas mask holds a protest banner at the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Greenpeace called upon Thailand's energy minister to divert all energy-related investments away from the nuclear energy option, and to invest instead in research, development and uptake of clean renewable energy.
UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral tries in vain to reach a three-run triple ball hit by TCU's Taylor Featherston in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., on Monday evening.
Joran Van der Sloot: His last five years make up a tale of dissolution, deception and increasing desperation according to friends and people who have chronicled his life.
Young students take part in 'Poorna Bhujangasana,' a form of yoga that increases spine flexibility, at a yoga camp in Chandigarh, India, on Thursday.