TOKYO: They say you never forget your first love, and after pining for his stolen guitar for almost half a century, Canadian rock star Randy Bachman has finally been reunited with the instrument which an eagle-eyed fan tracked down in Japan.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Thousands of pilgrims started arriving in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday, among some one million Muslims expected to attend the 2022 haj pilgrimage season after two years of major disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.
Thai Airways International Plc expects to complete its corporate restructuring in two years as the airline's performance gradually improves and global travel resumes.
OSLO: Norwegian coastguards rescued a whale entangled in ropes off the coast of northern Europe before the animal swam away to freedom, flipping its tail, footage showed.
TOKYO: Japanese households and businesses on Friday entered a three-month period to conserve electricity to prevent a power crunch amid a record-breaking heat wave, marking the first time in seven years that the government has made such a request.
SURAT THANI: A man escaped with only minor injuries when his sport-utility vehicle was hit by a sprinter train at an unmanned railway crossing in Tha Chang district on Friday.
HONG KONG: Students and expatriates in China are rushing to fly abroad after Shanghai's largest airport opened to a handful of international flights this week, as the city gradually recovers from a two-month lockdown and the country eases inbound quarantine rules.
Concerns over new subvariants and the situation after most restrictions are lifted have made the CCSA to defer a plan to downgrade Covid-19.
The Commerce Ministry is trying to maintain consumer product prices for as long as possible but has admitted to production cost hikes.
Freedom and democracy have disappeared in Hong Kong, Taiwan's premier said Friday, as Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the business hub to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its handover from Britain.
Industrial conglomerate 3M Co said on Friday it will exit its Neoplast and Neobun brands in Thailand and some other Southeast Asian countries, and sell manufacturing assets at its Lat Lum Kaeo plant, as part of its strategic portfolio management.
Boy and girl scouts, Red Cross Youth members, marine scouts and air scouts from schools across Bangkok attended the annual oath-taking ceremony and parade to mark the 111th anniversary of the National Scout Day on Friday.
SONGKHLA: Tourism surged back to life at the Sadao immigration checkpoint, as visitors from Malaysia and Singapore thronged to this southern border province on Friday, the first day the Thailand Pass requirement for international visitors was scrapped.