Authorities release prisoners from across the country, with approximately 600 of them from notorious Bagram jail near capital Kabul, following insurgents' three-day ceasefire to mark Eid al Fitr.
Indian observers say thousands of troops from both sides face each other in Galwan Valley following controversial Indian construction in high-altitude Ladakh area of India-administered Kashmir, scene of a brief but bloody war in 1962 that India lost.
Beijing unveiled plans last week for national security legislation for Hong Kong that aims to tackle secession, subversion and terrorist activities.
In the United States, as the pandemic death toll approached the horrific milestone of 100,000, Americans also headed en masse to beaches and parks for the big Memorial Day weekend.
Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness.
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Kabul plans to free up to 2,000 Taliban inmates as a "goodwill gesture" in response to insurgents' limited ceasefire during festival marking the end of the month of fasting.
At least 97 people were killed when an Airbus A320, operated by Pakistan International Airlines, crashed into a Karachi neighbourhood in what was the country's worst air disaster since 2012.
"Some wild weather has affected large parts of WA, causing widespread damage and large-scale power outages." Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on social media.
In a return of the unrest that roiled Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the streets of the city on Sunday in defiance of curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus, to protest Beijing's plans to introduce national security laws.
The government is expected to approve the budget, which will also include subsidies to help companies pay rent and wages as they close businesses, at a cabinet meeting.
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