North Korea successfully tested a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), state media reported on October 20 as the nuclear-armed country seeks to show off its ever-expanding military capabilities.
The foreign ministers of India, Israel, US and the UAE on October 18 held the first of its kind virtual meeting to discuss the possibilities for joint infrastructure projects in the fields of transportation, technology, maritime security and economics and trade, as well as for additional joint
Kidnappers holding a group of 17 Canadian and US missionaries in Haiti including five children are demanding a ransom of $1 million for each of their hostages, security sources said on October 19.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced on October 19 that 5,437,553 Bangkokians or more than 70 per cent of the city’s population have been double jabbed.
Poachers in Vietnam have shot dead five critically endangered langurs, a type of monkey killed for bushmeat and traditional medicine, state media said on October 19.
Newly released anti-coup protesters in Myanmar were reunited with their families outside a Yangon prison on October 19 in tearful scenes on the second day of a junta amnesty as international pressure mounts on the regime.
The first lunar rocks brought back to Earth in decades show that the Moon was volcanically active more recently than previously thought, Chinese scientists said on October 19.
The burning question going into the Glasgow climate summit is whether major economies can, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world in which humanity no longer adds planet-warming gases to the atmosphere.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on October 19, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as a US envoy repeated calls for dialogue.
A Lao-Chinese project that will encourage people in Laos’ northernmost Phongsaly province to grow agricultural crops instead of opium poppies has been launched, at an estimated cost of 161 million yuan ($25 million).