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Mag 5.1 quake shakes northeast China city
No deaths or injuries have been reported as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the northeastern Chinese city of Tangshan,


Roadside bomb kills six Afghan civilians
Provincial officials say a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least six civilians including women and children.


Indian movie star Bachchan has COVID-19
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus.


Floods and landslides kill 40 in Nepal
Officials in western Nepal say 50 people had been plucked to safety by helicopters after heavy rain triggered flash floods.


Virus cases surge in South Africa, India
A surge in coronavirus cases is causing difficulties for public hospitals in India and South Africa.


Vietnam sends virus-free UK pilot home
British pilot Stephen Cameron, who was critically ill in Vietnam and became a symbol of the country's success in handling the coronavirus, is returning home.


North Korea denounces UK over sanctions
North Korea has denounced the UK over sanctions passed against two organisations accused of forced labour, torture and murder in prison camps.


Singapore's PAP holds power, support dips
Opposition supporters say they have done better than expected despite Singapore's People's Action Party heading to a comfortable win in parliamentary elections.


French man 'abused 305 Indonesian kids'
Police in the Indonesian capital have arrested a French man for allegedly molesting more than 300 minors.


Lawmakers vote down Philippine TV network
Lawmakers have rejected renewing the licence of the Philippines' largest TV network, which has been repeatedly threatened by the president over its coverage.


Australians grilled in Malaysia doco probe
Five Australians are among the Al Jazeera journalists questioned by Malaysian authorities over a controversial documentary about migrants during COVID-19.


India sees more local virus lockdowns
India's is reporting another record one-day spike in coronavirus cases, prompting some states to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas.


Seoul mourns after mayor found dead
The mourning has begun for Seoul mayor, activist and potential presidential candidate Park Won-soon, who was found dead after his family reported him missing.


Accused cop killer shot dead in India
The top suspect in the ambush killings of eight Indian police officers and dozens of other crimes has been shot dead while trying to flee.


Hong Kong police arrest 7 over stabbing
Seven people have been arrested over the stabbing of a Hong Kong police officer during a protest against the new security laws on July 1.


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