An Iraqi woman is kissed by a nun at a funeral for two slain Christian brothers in Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Gunmen shot and killed two Christian brothers Monday in a northern Iraqi city in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority, Iraqi police said. A lawmaker called on Iraq's government Tuesday to better protect its dwindling Christian community and lambasted other nations that have offered asylum to fleeing Christians as meddling in Iraq's problems.
Pupils pray near a scale model of the Kaaba which was constructed at Nile Garden school before the upcoming Eid Al-Adha festival in Cairo, Egypt. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims.
Typhoon Megi's record rains have created mudslides that have killed 9 and caused 23 others to go missing in Taiwan.
One-child policy: The China Daily newspaper on Monday quoted the head of the National Population and Family Planning Commission as saying there were no plans to change the policy anytime soon.
Typhoon Fanapi swamped south China's Guangdong province after directly hitting the island of Taiwan on Sunday.
In China, dozens of migrant workers who protested to city officials over a job-related illness won compensation. Labor-rights success stories, while rare, are growing more frequent.
People stand around a campfire during the Ivana Kupala festival in the village of Viazynka, Belarus, late Tuesday evening. The ancient tradition, originating from pagan times, is usually marked with grand overnight festivities which includes jumping over burning campfires and bathing in a lake or a river. Some people believe the acts will purge them of their sins and make them healthier.
City governments across China need to repay the debt owed to the migrant workers who have generated their tax revenues for so long, says prominent workers’ rights advocate Han Dongfang.
Workers at Foxconn and Honda won hefty pay raises this week. Higher wages will help Beijing move China's economy away from relying on masses of unskilled workers and toward higher-value manufacturing.
Chinese production of Honda automobiles remains stalled as the result of a strike by workers looking for a larger wage increase.