MUMBAI: Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from multiple monsoon-triggered landslides climbed to 45, according to officials.
Five years after her "heartbreaking" finish at Rio where she settled for bronze, taekwondo exponent Panipak Wongpattanakit gets another chance to win a historic gold medal for Thailand on Saturday.
The country had 119 new Covid-19 fatalities and 14,269 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Saturday morning.
The Tokyo Olympics were declared open in an eerily empty stadium after defying a year's pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats that will make them perhaps the most unusual Games in history.
A protest erupted at a prison in Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Friday against what activists said was a worsening Covid-19 outbreak at the jail, which is used to hold opponents of February's military takeover.
HONG KONG: K-pop boy band BTS has just received a rare non-musical title - South Korea's special envoy for public diplomacy.