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Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Indonesia: Commander of 1st Indonesian Air Force Operational Command Rear Marshall Dwi Putranto (right) shows aeroplane parts and a suitcase found floating on the water near the site where AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared, during a press conference at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, yesterday.
Iraq: Hamza Abbas Hussein carries the coffin of his father, retired Brigadier General Abbas Hassan Jabr, a senior member of the Badr Brigades, a Shiite militia, who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.
Nepal: A Nepalese Gurung community woman, wearing traditional attire, dances during a parade to mark their New Year known as 'Tamu Loshar', in Katmandu, yesterday. The indigenous Gurungs, also known as Tamu, are celebrating their new year, welcoming the year of The Sheep.
Pakistan: Police officers escort Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi centre, the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Pakistani police rearrested him, quashing expectations that he might be soon freed.
South Korea: Cho Hyun-ah (centre) former vice-president of Korean Air Lines, is escorted by court officials as she leaves for Seoul Western District Prosecutors' Office at the Seoul Western District Court Office in Seoul, yesterday.
Sri Lanka: Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan speaks during a media briefing in Colombo, yesterday. Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil political party said that it will support opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena in January's presidential election, in the latest blow to Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid for a third term in office.
Indonesia: Relatives of passengers of the missing AirAsia Flight 8501 react upon seeing the news on television about the findings of bodies on the waters near the site where the jetliner disappeared, at the crisis centre at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, yesterday.
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South Korea: Cho Hyun-ah (centre) former vice-president of Korean Air Lines, is escorted by court officials as she leaves for Seoul Western District Prosecutors' Office at the Seoul Western District Court Office in Seoul, yesterday. A Seoul court is expected to decide Tuesday whether to issue an arrest warrant for Cho, who resigned as vice-president at the airline earlier this month amid mounting public criticism over the incident that she forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the "nut rage" case.

Indonesia: Relatives of passengers of the missing AirAsia Flight 8501 react upon seeing the news on television about the findings of bodies on the waters near the site where the jetliner disappeared, at the crisis centre at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, yesterday. Bodies and debris were seen floating in Indonesian waters on Tuesday, painfully ending the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea and was lost to searchers for more than two days.


Indonesia: Commander of 1st Indonesian Air Force Operational Command Rear Marshall Dwi Putranto (right) shows aeroplane parts and a suitcase found floating on the water near the site where AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared, during a press conference at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, yesterday. Bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters, painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea and was lost to searchers for more than two days. The writing on the suitcase reads 'Recovered by KRI Bung Tomo'. KRI Bung Tomo is the name of an Indonesian Navy ship. The numbers on the suitcase are the coordinates. -AP PHOTOS