July 04, 2020 11:40 PM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thai boxing matches resumed on Saturday (July 4) after more than three months as the nation eases its coronavirus lockdown, but fans of the popular sport will have to make do with watching on television for now.
July 04, 2020 10:29 PM

PUNE, INDIA (AFP) - An Indian man said he paid about US$4,000 (S$5,600) for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country.
July 04, 2020 10:06 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - When Malaysia went on red alert from mid-March as coronavirus cases surged, most people were forced to stay at home and many lost their jobs.
July 04, 2020 10:01 PM

PEKAN - An Umno state leader in eastern Pahang state won the Chini by-election on Saturday (July 4), the first poll in Malaysia since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.
July 04, 2020 9:59 PM

BEIJING - The work on a national security law for Hong Kong was so secretive that Beijing's usual allies in the territory were not consulted.
July 04, 2020 9:53 PM

NEW DELHI - Soon after the deadly clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on June 15, a tweet from Prasar Bharati (PB), India's public service broadcaster, received wide attention. It urged people to turn to its Tibetan and Mandarin services on All India Radio (AIR) for "authentic news and programmes" and listed various ways they could tune in, including via their YouTube channels and short wave radio frequencies.
July 04, 2020 8:55 PM

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday (July 4) that the so-called "G4" strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infect or sicken humans and animals easily, rebuffing a study published earlier this week.
July 04, 2020 8:48 PM

BRISBANE (AFP) - A man died Saturday (July 4) after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Australia's east coast, police said.