The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
Megan Levy Nestled in a valley to the north of Kathmandu, the quiet village of Langtang was known as one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas.
Matt Wade The destruction caused by the Nepal earthquake has put at risk decades of progress made in health and other development indicators by the country.
David Wroe and Nick O'Malley An Australian Twittter user and Islamic State supporter who appeared to encourage the terrorist attack on an anti-Islamic cartoon event in the US says his movement is "winning the minds of the young generation".
Peter Hannam Giant waves, stirred by an intense low pressure system in the Pacific, have given surfers the ride of their lives and flooded coastal regions at a Mexican surf mecca.
Steve Jacobs Steven Wise has spent much of his life trying to convince a sceptical world that chimpanzees should have legal rights, such as the right to be free.
Nick O'Malley A Twitter account held by an Australian from Melbourne that was one of several used on social media to call for an attack on an anti-Islam event in Texas has been suspended. The tweets were made before two men were killed by police as they opened fire outside the event in Dallas.
Peter Hannam The world faces a climate 'emergency' and aiming to limit global temperatures to two degrees won't stop massive sea-level rises within decades, the former NASA scientist says.
Nick Miller The new Princess of Cambridge has been given a name that is a nod to history and to the 'people's princess'.
Ruth Pollard Israel's decision to use indiscriminate fire in residential neighbourhoods caused the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians in last year's Gaza war, an investigation has found.