Sri Lanka's total COVID-19 patient count surpassed the 9,000 mark on Thursday as the number of infected patients continued to rise especially from the capital, health ministry statistics showed.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday gave contrasting messages over the COVID-19 pandemic response when addressing supporters in the critical swing state of Florida.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Asia-Pacific on Friday, as India recorded 48,648 new cases, taking the tally to 8,088,851.
Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat on Friday and lodged a formal protest over recent ceasefire violations that injured two civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region, according to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry.
The landmark royal commission into Australia's "Black Summer" bushfires has handed down its final report Friday, calling for major changes to how the country responds to natural disasters.
Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) and Department of Statistics (DOS) on Friday released survey reports about business expectations, showing companies in the country are less pessimistic about business for the six months starting this October.
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