Indian rescue workers were searching for survivals after a train derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016, killing at least 116 people, AFP reports. It’s the worst disaster to hit the country’s ageing rail network in recent years.
A visitor takes photographs inside the Universal Journey during a media preview of Santa’s All-Star Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa on November 17, 2016.
Singapore’s Universal Studio broke the Guinness World Record for having the largest indoor display of lightbulbs with 824,961 bulbs in a festive light display separated into eight thematic zones.
Day and night for a week in northeastern Myanmar, homemade fireworks woven into hot air balloons’ bamboo frames are released over adoring crowds, showering them in sparks. The Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival is regarded as one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia.
5,250 illegal weapons were burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, on Nov. 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in central Athens Tuesday to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama, after they tried to enter an area declared off-limits to demonstrators.
Syrian children sit during class a barn that has been converted into a makeshift school to teach internally displaced children from areas under government control, in a rebel-held area of Daraa, in southern Syria on November 10, 2016.
The Chhath Puja Festival is one of the most important festivals in the northern Indian states, and sees people worshiping the Sun god on the banks of rivers or small ponds, and praying for the longevity and health of their spouse. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth.
A crisis over the care of at-risk children has outraged Chileans. After initially reporting just 185 deaths, the government recently acknowledged that 865 children have died under the care of the National Service for Minors over 11 years.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is collaring two young male elephants from the Amboseli region to better understand their migration routes. As Kenya’s population increases dramatically every year more land traditionally used by elephants as routes is being populated and developed and elephants have been impacted. IFAW intends to study data from the collared elephants movements to plot how this impact affects them.