In this Aug. 7, 2015 photo, a relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing on March 8, 2014, is carried away by policemen burma airport as she and other family members kneel down and cry in front of the media during a protest near the Malaysian embassy in Beijing. Malaysia was intensely criticized early in the Flight 370 mystery for failing to quickly to disclose that its military radar had picked up an unidentified aircraft the night the Boeing 777 disappeared. Now its reticence has given way to what looks like haste compared to other countries involved, at least, and that has left relatives of the missing as exasperated as ever. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing hoping to talk to an official about why Malaysia confirmed that a wing part found on an Indian Ocean island came from the missing plane when French investigators had not. They scuffled briefly with police, who blocked the relatives from approaching the embassy. Malaysia’s perceived haste to announce that the part was from the plane has left relatives as exasperated as ever.
In other images from across Asia last week, Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with the city’s mayor renewing calls for President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons. The U.S. bomb killed 140,000 people. A second bomb was dropped over Nagasaki three days later, killing 70,000 and prompting Japan’s surrender in World War II.
Typhoon Soudelor lashed Taiwan before hitting the Chinese mainland, leaving at least 20 people dead or missing, collapsing homes and trees and cutting power to more than a million homes.
Scores of people have died from flooding across Myanmar and nearly a million have been affected, according to the government. Heavy monsoon rains that began in late June – compounded more recently by Cyclone Komen – have triggered some of Myanmar’s worst flash floods and landslides in recent memory.
Indian government forces fired tear gas and bullets at anti-India protesters who broke from a funeral procession of a suspected insurgent killed in the Indian portion of Kashmir. Police said at least two people suffered serious bullet wounds in the violence. A gunbattle between government forces and insurgents had killed Talib Shah, a local commander of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.