15 January 2014
Last updated at 08:20 ET
Thailand's election is set to go ahead as planned on 2 February amid the "shutdown" of the capital, Bangkok, by protesters, the government says. The protesters want the prime minister to resign and an unelected "People's Council" to enact reforms.
Li Na, of China, plays a forehand in her second-round match against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during day three of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Former North Korean soldiers who defected to the South and members of the Human Rights Foundation from the US release balloons carrying propaganda leaflets in Paju, South Korea. The leaflets denounce the North Korean government's human-rights record.
A man photographs an art installation entitled Goldrush, by Dolk, of Norway which is on show at the Art Stage Singapore art exhibition and trade show.
Homeless people wake up at a shelter which offers a place to sleep in New Delhi, India. Cots with blankets cost the approximate equivalent of 30p while a bed on the ground with blankets cost about 10p a day.
Voting has resumed in Egypt in a two-day referendum on a new constitution, drawn up following the ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. With security tight, Tuesday's voting was reported to be broadly peaceful. However, nine people died in clashes involving Morsi supporters.
Stephane Peterhansel, of France, and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret guide their Mini through stage nine of the Dakar Rally between Calama and Iquique, Chile.
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, warns that the European Union is falling behind India and China and must reform if it wants to halt the decline. In the speech the chancellor pointed to the continent's spending on welfare and its "competitiveness problem".