A Chinese site engineer is seen during construction of an extension of the Southern Expressway in Sri Lanka, in November. The project is part of Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative.
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At least 25 people died in a fire at a high-rise office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday — and officials say the building didn't have the right safety protocols in place.
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In this photo released by Rappler, CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, second from left, is escorted by police after being arrested upon her arrival at Manila's International Airport on Friday.
Members of Thailand's Palang Pracharath Party wave from a truck featuring posters of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, in Bangkok on Wednesday. The party took the lead in Thailand's first election since the army took power five years ago after a preliminary count by the election commission.
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Bangladeshi firefighters work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka Thursday. The large and deadly fire — the latest in a string of such disasters in the city — forced people to try to climb down to safety.
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On the day of the Lion Air crash, Verian Utama (left) was traveling on the flight with a former pro rider named Andrea Manfredi (right), a friend who also perished.
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Meng Hongwei was the president of Interpol when he was reported missing while on a trip to China last fall. He's now facing prosecution on bribery charges, China's Communist Party says.