Indian Olympic Association member Vijay Kumar Malhotra (C) leaves a hotel after a meeting in New Delhi on April 27, 2015. IOC supremo Thomas Bach began a day-long visit to India on April 27, 2015, where he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid expectations of the country bidding to host the Olympics. The Indian media is rife with speculation that the Modi government may sanction a bid for the 2024 Summer Games, even if it is only to test the waters. AFP PHOTO
Musician Phillipus Jani playing his homemade bamboo saxophone serenading top leaders attending the 26th Asean Summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention centre. Pix taken from Lee Hsein Loong facebook page.
Rebel fighters inspect a site damaged by what activists said was shelling by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jisr al-Shughour town, after the rebels took control of the area, April 26, 2015. Syrian jets carried out at least 20 air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast. Syrian state television said the military had ambushed some militants close to Jisr al-Shughour, which was captured on Saturday for the first time in the four-year conflict by a hardline Islamist alliance including al-Qaeda. REUTERS
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks as U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) looks on during a news conference on the demonstrations for Freddie Gray, who died following an arrest by the Baltimore police department, in Baltimore, Maryland. REUTERS
Thai customs officers check confiscated smuggled African elephant tusks during a press conference at the Customs Department in Bangkok, Thailand, 27 April 2015. Thai authorities seized the estimated 200 million baht (six million US dollars or 5.6 million euro) of 511 pieces of smuggle ivory tusks, weighing 3,127 kilogram found loaded inside a container carrying on a cargo ship called RHL Felicitas to Laos through Bangkok from Kenya, Thai customs said. The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) bans the illegal trade in ivory since 1989. EPA
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye shows the poster for ‘Join in Building a Culture of Prevention on OSH’ programme after launching State-level World Day for Safety and Health at Work in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Pix by Izhari Ariffin
This photo taken on April 24, 2015 shows a bust of the late founding father Lee Kuan Yew inside the office of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre of Innovative Cities at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Lee Kuan Yew International Airport? A banknote with the founding Singaporean leader's face on it? A new national holiday? The death of the widely revered leader known as "LKY" last month has sparked a vigorous debate in Singapore over how to honour its first prime minister, who famously disdained personal monuments. AFP PHOTO
AMMAN: A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a Syrian army base in northwestern Idlib province at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al Qaeda’s Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives inside and set it off.