More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
The virus that causes Covid-19 has infected over 135,000 people in 127 countries across four continents. Here are the latest updates for March 13, 2020:
The IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24", Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call.
The appeal was made by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down a deal signed by the two Asian countries to settle claims over the abuse.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Moon Jae-in and Chinese leaders pledged to deepen cooperation at a trilateral summit in China's southwest city of Chengdu.
Visit curbed amid tensions in northeast region, where he was due to hold summit talks with his Indian counterpart.
The projectiles were fired eastwards from South Hamgyong province and came down in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says.
Towns east of Tokyo that were still recovering from damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month were hit by torrential rain that caused dangerous flooding and mudslides.
More than 100,000 rescuers, including 31,000 troops, were working into the night to reach people trapped after torrential rain caused landslides and filled rivers until they burst their banks.
The difficult relationship between two key US allies in Asia-Pacific has become a full-blown trade war, which is bound to have an impact on the global economy.
The spectacular appointment as environment minister of the telegenic Shinjiro Koizumi, the 38-year-old son of much-loved former PM Junichiro Koizumi, set tongues wagging in Tokyo political classes as the Abe era draws to a close.
The agreement, if finalised as planned next month, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates.
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