TOKYO: Japan's summer holiday season started in full swing on Thursday, with reservations for domestic trains and flights leaving Tokyo reaching a peak as travelers took advantage of a lack of coronavirus restrictions for the first time in three years.
Thailand and Malaysia have agreed to expedite the construction of land transport links at their border, to foster trade between the two countries.
The slain Vietnamese woman and Nigerian man found buried in Nakhon Ratchasima province were lovers, and their deaths may be linked to transnational crystal meth trafficking, according to police.
Police will begin enforcing the new traffic law requiring everyone in a vehicle to wear a seat belt from early next month.
SYDNEY: Screen legend Olivia Newton-John will be honoured with a state memorial service in her adoptive homeland Australia, authorities said Thursday, touting an upbeat sendoff for the late Grammy-winning actress.
Taiwan's army held another live-fire drill Thursday after Beijing ended its largest-ever military exercises around the island and repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under its control.
After at least four people drowned in basement homes during the worst storm to lash Seoul in more than a century, South Korea’s capital city is planning to phase out such dwellings that came to symbolise yawning inequality in the Oscar-winning film "Parasite".