JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday that Covid-19 restrictions would be extended from July 26 to Aug 2, though he said infections and hospital bed occupancy rates in some provinces in Java had declined.
Olympic star "Tennis" Wongpattanakit will return home on Monday with the rest of the taekwondo team, with family members and fans waiting to greet her at Phuket airport.
PAPEETE: French President Emmanuel Macron faced pressure to apologise for the devastating impact of decades of nuclear testing as he kicked off his first official trip to French Polynesia.
Philippine authorities evacuated thousands of people to safety as heavy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon killed at least one person.
An Asian champion badminton player is gunning for glory at the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics in memory of his brother who died of the disease.
MUMBAI: The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 127 Sunday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing.
The first known batch of viruses retrieved from the deepest point in the Mariana Trench includes giant species bigger than some bacterium, according to a research team in Shanghai.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A rubberwood processing factory in Bang Khan district of this southern province has been ordered closed for 14 days until Aug 7 after 221 workers were found infected with Covid-19, the provincial communicable disease committee announced on Sunday.
NINGBO, China: Typhoon In-Fa lashed eastern China with high winds and heavy rain on Sunday as other parts of the country were still cleaning up following historic flooding.
VATICAN CITY: A once-powerful Catholic cardinal and nine others stand trial at the Vatican this week in an embezzlement scandal that allegedly saw charity funds used in a ruinous London property venture.
Most Thais think doctors and other experts are the most reliable sources of information about the Covid-19 pandemic, but almost half trust social media, says Suan Dusit Poll.
Thailand logs a record high of 15,335 new Covid-19 cases along with 129 new fatalities over the previous 24 hours as the virus spreads nationwide.
LONDON: Nearly 10,000 music fans savoured new-found freedoms at London's Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday.