Picture News Sept 16-22, 2019

Manila, Philippines. Sept 16 – One of the 277 Chinese that were arrested in a raid last week against an online investment scam syndicate that defrauded hundreds of people, is presented to the media in a news conference in Manila, Philippines. The arrests Wednesday in Manila came after the Chinese Embassy provided information about the fraud, which has victimized more than 1,000 Chinese. Photo courtesy of PTI
Misano Adriatico, Italy, Sept 15 – Brazil’s Meikon Kawakami crashes in the Moto3 race during the San Marino Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Misano circuit in Misano Adriatico, Italy. Photo courtesy of PTI
Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia, Sept 16 – This image provided by the U.S. government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows damage to the infrastructure at at Saudi Aramco’s Kuirais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. The drone attack Saturday on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq plant and its Khurais oil field led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of the kingdom’s crude oil production per day, equivalent to more than 5% of the world’s daily supply. Photo courtesy of PTI
Petion-ville, Haiti, Sept 17 – A woman runs past a burning barricade set up by people protesting fuel shortages in Petion-ville, Haiti. Gas stations have been reducing their operating hours over the past weeks, and the majority were closed this week. Photo courtesy of PTI
Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sept 17 – Chuang Chuang enjoys his feasts during a happy birthday treat at Chiang Mai zoo last year. Resident giant panda Chuang Chuang died aged 19, Chiang Mai zoo’s director said on Monday. The late giant panda was born in captivity in China on August 6, 2000, before he was lent to Chiang Mai Zoo as a symbol of bilateral friendship in October 2003. Photo courtesy of nationthailand
Guadalajara, Mexico, Sept 17 – Participation takes part in the cala de caballo (horse reining) event during the National Charro Day in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico. The Mexican charrería, or equestrian tradition, was added to Unesco’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016. Photo courtesy of Ulises Ruiz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept 17 – A section of some 4,000 people who participated in the ‘Keretapi Sarong’ event in Kuala Lumpuras part of the Malaysia Day celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. About 4,000 Malaysians wearing sarong and other traditional attire banded together to express their support for the ‘‘Keretapi Sarong 2019’’ programme in conjunction with Malaysia Day at five Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations in the city. Photo courtesy of Bernama
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept 17 – The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) today (Sept 17) succeeded in making a record in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for the Longest Non-Stop National Direct Telecast in Various Languages for 25 hours beginning 7 am. The non-stop direct telecast until 9 am today provided useful information in conjunction with Malaysia Day by broadcasting various interactive programmes and discussions in four languages via all Bernama channels namely Bernama News Channel (BNC), Bernama Radio, Bernama.com as well as all the social media platforms of the news agency. Photo courtesy of Bernama
Kalimantan, Indonesia,Sept 19 – Smoke billows from forest fires in Kahayan Hilir, Central . Forest fires have razed hundreds of thousands of hectares of land in Sumatra and Borneo island, spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. Photo courtesy of PTi
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sept 19 – A ferry berths as a partially illuminated Colombo Lotus Tower, a multi complex digital transmission tower, is reflected in the water, a day after its opening in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo courtesy of PTI
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo courtesy of pool photo
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20 – Saudi military spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki displays what he describes as an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in an attack this weekend that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo courtesy of PTI
Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 20 – a contemporary art installation by Turkish artist Vahit Tuna in an attempt to raise awareness on women killed by domestic violence. Photo courtesy of Anadolu