Today’s news in pictures

9.00 P.M.

Photographers help a Rohingya refugee woman to come out of Naf river as they cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled predominantly Buddhist Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh since late August to escape violence that accompanied a brutal military counter-insurgency operation after Rohingya militant attacks on security posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

8.30 P.M.

Labourers who sustained burn injuries at NTPC’s Unchahar Power Plant are being brought to Raebareli district hospital for treatment on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

At least 10 people died and around 50 were injured after a boiler tube exploded at the NTPC unit in Unchahar in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

8.00 P.M.

India’s Ashish Nehra in a cheerful mood during the first T20 match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Ashish Nehra is hanging up his boots in front of his home crowd. The 38-year-old’s last game is today and India would look to bid a befitting farewell to the seamer, whose career has been characterised by many injuries and many comebacks.

7.00 P.M.

A girl holds a placard reading, “where is my Mother, where is my Father,” near the parliament building in Athens, Greece.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

A few dozens people, among them young children, protest against delays in reuniting with their relatives in Germany, some announcing a hunger strike, in front of the Greek Parliament.

6.30 P.M.

Tear gas rises around an effigy of Arthus Balfour during a protest on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in Bethlehem, West Bank.   | Photo Credit: AP

The Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel, turns 100 this week, with events in Israel, the Palestinian territories and Britain drawing attention to the now yellowing document tucked away in London’s British Library.

5.30 P.M.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh rallies at Palampur in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh sets up an election rally at Palampur in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

4.30 P.M.

School children participating in cultural show on the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava at Sri Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Bhagya Prakash K.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in his address to the people on the occasion of 62d Kannada Rajyotsava at Kanteerava Stadium on Wendesday, bats for scientific, pro-people language policy, underlined the urgent need of making regional language as medium of instruction in primary education.

2.00 P.M.

A supporter wearing the mask of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during his public meeting in Bharuch on Wednesday.

A supporter at a rally in Bharuch, Gujarat, where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is conducting a public meeting. “The entire country will shout and say ease of doing business is absent, you have destroyed it, your demonetisation and GST have ruined it,” Mr. Gandhi said, seizing on a World Bank report that India had jumped 30 places on the ‘ease of doing business’ ranking.

12.45 P.M.

The Gandhipuram flyover in Coimbatore was opened for traffic on November 1, when Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated it. Construction of the flyover started in July 2014 and the first level is ready for use.

AIADMK flags flutter beneath and atop the new Gandhipuram flyover which Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated in Coimbatore in Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: S. Siva Saravanan

12.30 P.M

Police lathicharge protesters during a Congress march in support of hawkers. The march was disrupted by MNS workers ensuing a clash between the two parties. Police had to intervene to weed out the protesters.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini.

Police lathicharge protesters during a Congress march in support of hawkers in Mumbai. The march was disrupted by MNS workers ensuing a clash between the two parties. Police had to intervene to weed out the protesters.

10.30 A.M.

After a brief lull, parts of Chennai experienced rain again on Wednesday. A scene at a street in Triplicane.   | Photo Credit: K.V. Srinivasan

With parts of Chennai  water-logged,  doctors are advising residents not to stand under trees and should rather try to take shelter inside a building. They are also advised to avoid standing near iron rods or lamps.

9.30 A.M.

Sony Corp’s entertainment robot “aibo” is pictured at its demonstration in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese electronics giant Sony is marking the year of the dog by bringing back to life its robot canine — packed with artificial intelligence and internet capability. The new aibo dog is an ivory-white puppy-sized, 30 cm hound with flapping black ears and a wagging tail. It has the ability to roll its eyes to display emotions. It comes with an array of sensors, cameras and microphones and boasts internet connectivity, allowing owners to play with the pet remotely via smartphone.

8.30 A.M.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reviews a Chinese honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping and hold intergovernmental negotiations, which will result in signing a package of documents on cooperation in the energy sector and agriculture.

7:45 A.M.

Authorities stand near a damaged Home Depot truck after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Centre memorial, striking and killing several people on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

A man in a rented pickup truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre memorial, New York, killing at least eight people and injuring several others in what the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.”