SYDNEY: Workers and residents in Sydney were ordered to stay home for a week on Friday, as authorities locked down several central areas of Australia's largest city to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19.
BEIJING: At least 18 people died and 16 were injured in a fire at a martial arts school in central China in the early hours of Friday, according to a local government statement.
CHON BURI: One more Covid-19 death and another 183 infections were reported in this eastern province on Friday, with 55 of them infected by other family members.
MAIDSTONE, United Kingdom: The players who dominated Wimbledon over the past three decades may have changed, from Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf to Roger Federer and Serena Williams, but one feature has remained constant -- the supplier of its trademark strawberries.
HONG KONG: In a packed metropolis where old buildings are frequently replaced by gleaming skyscrapers, two Hong Kong model makers are trying to preserve the city's architectural past -- in painstakingly detailed miniature form.
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has appointed former Thailand international Anurak Srikerd as the interim head coach of the Thai national men's teams.
WASHINGTON:- Dinosaur species large and small made the Arctic their year-round home and probably developed wintering strategies like hibernation or growing insulating feathers, according to a new study.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) may revise up its 2021 car export target in July, following growing demand in the Oceania and Asia-Pacific markets, but admits the final figures will be decided by the global semiconductor shortage and the third wave of the pandemic in Thailand.
The wine market in Thailand has suffered numerous setbacks since the beginning of the pandemic.