A day in photos

  • 8 Sep 2017 at 21:33
  • Newspaper section: Photo

Mexico's magnitude-8.4 earthquake and a runaway bride in police custody are among featured events on Sept 8, 2017.



Patients and doctors of a hospital in Villahermosa, Mexico, remain in the open after a strong earthquake of magnitude 8.4 violently shook Mexico. According to the National Seismological Service, the earthquake's epicentre was 137km southwest of Tonala, in the southeastern state of Chiapas. At least 26 were dead. — EPA-EFE


Two fennec foxes are seized from a Japanese man who allegedly tried to smuggle them out of the country through Suvarnabhumi airport, together with four jerboas. — Patipat Janthong


Flighty bride Jariyaporn Buayai, 32, is at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok after her arrest for allegedly duping numerous "husbands" out of 3 million baht. Police said she had lured at least 11 men in different provinces into marrying her before making off with dowries. — Pattarapong Chatpattarasill


Veterinarian Anongnart Sutatham looks at the frozen carcass of a Pomeranian that died under suspicious circumstances, after the animal was delivered to her pet hospital in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima. The owner of the dog, said to be a medical student, was suspected of poisoning it to death to claim compensation from a pet transport company. — Prasit Tangprasert


Fishery officials prepare the 3m-long crocodile for its examination to find out its species, at the Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre in Phuket province. The crocodile was recently arrested in the southern island province after a tourist spotted it off a Phuket beach through a drone. — Achadtaya Chuenniran


Demonstrators try to break through police lines as they protest against Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Islamabad, Pakistan. — Reuters


Muslim protesters shout slogans before the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. More than one hundred Muslims gathered before the Myanmar Embassy to protest against the oppression of Rohingya minority in Myanmar. — EPA-EFE


The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland. — Reuters


A handout photo made available by the Dutch Department of Defence shows damage caused by Hurrican Irma in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. Dutch military and civilian emergency services arrived at the island territory to help after Hurricane Irma was declared the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, and left a path of destruction on Sint Maarten and in the Caribbean as it approaches Florida. Sint Maarten is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. — EPA-EFE

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