Picture News Aug 4 – 11, 2019

Seoul, Aug 5 – South Korea and the United States will stage joint military drills as scheduled despite warnings from North Korea, the South Korean military authority said Sunday. The joint drills will begin Monday with a computer-simulated command post exercise (CPX) to cope with any emergency on the Korean Peninsula and last for half a month, according to the authority. Photo courtesy of Yonhap
Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug 5 – Nguyen Khanh Linh, a former student in the physics class at Lam Son High School for the Gifted in the central province of Thanh Hoa, won a gold medal for Vietnam at the 50th International Physics Olympiad. Linh outperformed 360 contestants from 78 countries and regions to win a gold medal for Việt Nam at the 50th International Physics Olympiad held in Tel Aviv, Israel from July 7 to 15. She also took home the special Best Female Student award. Photo courtesy of vietnamnet.vn
Srinagar, India, Aug 6 – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate government’s decision to abolish Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, in Jammu. Photo courtesy of PTI
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug 6 – Dubai-based airline Emirates unveiled the first photos of its new widebody aircraft the Boeing 777X. Photo courtesy of Emirates Airline/Twitter
Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 6 -A man prays for the atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, early Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019. Attended by representatives from about 90 countries including the United States, the annual memorial ceremony took place at the Peace Memorial Park near Ground Zero. Photo courtesy of Kyodo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug 8 – Aifa Azman (right) in action against Canada’s Molly Chadwick during the quarter-finals of the World Team Championships in Bukit Jalil. Malaysia are through to the semi-finals of the 2019 WSF Women’s World Junior Squash Team Championship after whipping Switzerland 3-0 in the last eight at the National Squash Centre. Photo courtesy of Bernama
Fukuoka, Japan, Aug 8 – Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad was conferred Honorary Doctorate by the International University of Japan; in recognition for his outstanding contributions to Malaysia and Japan relationships. Photo courtesy of chedetofficial Twitter
New Dehli, Aug 8 – A woman touches a life size portrait of former Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj displayed on a vehicle in which her body was brought to the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters for people to pay their last respects, in New Delhi. Swaraj, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party died at a hospital Tuesday. She was 67. Swaraj, 67, passed away Tuesday night, Aug 6, 2019, after a massive cardiac arrest. Photo courtesy of Manish Swarup
New York, Aug 8 – DJ Koh, head of Samsung Electronics Co.’s IT & Mobile Communications Division, introduces the Galaxy Note 10 during an Unpacked event in New York City on Aug. 7, 2019 (local time), in this image provided by the company. Photo courtesy of Yonhap
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug 9 – Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrived here for a two-day official visit to Malaysia. The special aircraft ferrying the president, popularly known as Jokowi, and his wife Iriana Joko Widodo, flew in from Bali and landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 7.50pm Thursday (Aug 8). Photo courtesy of Bernama
Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug 9 – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Qureshi said that Islamabad is not considering any military actions and instead is looking at political and legal options to challenge India’s changes to disputed Kashmir’s status. Qureshi rejected New Delhi’s claim that the changes were its internal matter and that Islamabad should reconsider its expulsion of India’s ambassador and suspension of trade and a key train service. Photo courtesy of B.K. Bangash
Warnemuende, Germany, Aug 9 – The Columbian Navy sailing school ship ‘Gloria”‘arrives the harbor in Warnemuende, near Rostock, northern Germany. 170 ships from a variety of countries took part in the annual traditional sailing reunion known as ‘Hanse Sail’. Photo courtesy of PTI
New Delhi. India, Aug 10 – A vendor waits to sell his goats at Bakra Mandi ahead of the Eid Al-Adha in near Jama Masjid in New Delhi. India. Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha, which throughout South Asia falls this year on Sunday. Photo courtesy of PTI Photo