Ajay Singh Yadav only managed a final video call with Raj Karan before his close friend became the latest of an alarming number of young Indians, including children, falling victim to the new coronavirus wave sweeping the country.
Germany will hold a national memorial service on Sunday for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic, sharing the pain of grieving families and those who died alone because of Covid curbs.
Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
The United States and China are "committed to cooperating" on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said Saturday, issuing the pledge days ahead of a key summit hosted by President Joe Biden.
President Joe Biden must show he is serious and committed about US re-engagement on climate change, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview with AFP ahead of a virtual climate summit opening this week.
Canadian health authorities said Saturday the country has recorded a second case of rare but serious blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, but still recommend the shot for use.
At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh yesterday after police opened fire on a crowd of workers protesting to demand unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said.
Philippine authorities said yesterday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25mn in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.
Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing will join a special Asean summit next week, the Thai foreign ministry said yesterday, his first official trip since masterminding a coup which deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
New Delhi reported a record 24,000 coronavirus cases in one day and its leader warned of a “grim” battle ahead yesterday as major cities across India went into a weekend lockdown in a bid to curtail a nationwide pandemic surge.
Early risers flocked to support Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her husband Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday, taking advantage of cloudless skies to honour him with flowers and tributes.