Taiwan's municipal elections have revived the fortunes of the DPP, which the US views with skepticism and Beijing dislikes for its past views on independence and sovereignty.
Harry Potter fan club members attend the premiere of the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,' at Karo Film Varshavsky Express Cinema.
President Obama hopes to ink a US-South Korea free trade agreement Thursday. Trade deals among Asian countries are all the rage, but some say they may not have much impact.
Russian cadets listen to their commander during military parade training in Red Square in Moscow. The parade will take place on Nov. 7 to mark the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through Red Square to the front lines of World War II.
Male orangutan Tuan examines a carved pumpkin at the animal park Hagenbeck in Hamburg, northern Germany. Two days ahead of Halloween the eight orangutans in the park received pumpkins from their keepers.
Typhoon Megi's record rains have created mudslides that have killed 9 and caused 23 others to go missing in Taiwan.
Typhoon Megi, after wreaking havoc on the Philippines, neared Taiwan. Rockslides blocked roads and stranded travelers after Megi hurled winds at 100 miles per hour across the island nation.
Snake charmer Faizal Ahmad kisses a king cobra during a snake show at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
A newly sheared alpaca stands in its pasture in Eugendorf, Austria, on Tuesday.