#Asia

.Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo: AP)

  • Kim Yo-jong also spoke about the call from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, issued in a speech at the UNGA
  • She said "forced smiles" and declaring an end to the Korean War "would change nothing"
  • She said they could resume “constructive” talks with their neighbours if they end “hostile policies”

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US VP Kamala Harris. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@narendramodi)

  • PM Modi, US VP Harris agreed on cross border terrorism in south Asia
  • US VP Harris was invited to India by PM Modi
  • PM Modi and US VP also spoke about COVID-19 and climate change

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US president Joe Biden eases travel restrictions for foreigners flying into the country. (Photo credit: File/AP)

  • White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced the new policies
  • Joe Biden also tightened testing rules for Americans flying in
  • Fully vaccinated passengers will not be required to quarantine

.Tokyo, Japan
Economy and Fiscal Policy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Japan’s vaccine rollouts began in mid-February, months behind many wealthy countries
  • 60% of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of September
  • The government is studying a roadmap for easing restrictions around November

.Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Jong Un attended the parade in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Kim Jong Un wore a cream-colored suit and a shiny white tie
  • The North Korean leader's weight loss became visually noticeable in June 2021
  • Experts belive Un lost 10-20 kilograms

.Newport Pagnell, UK
Sport has once again shown why it is called the great equaliser, transcending boundaries to unite people. (Photo Credit: Reprensentative Image/Unsplash)

  • A month since fleeing Afghanistan, refugees are slowly settling in the UK
  • A game of cricket was organised between a local team and refugees in the town of Newport Pagnell, near Southampton 
  • Among the refugee team were personnel who worked with the British embassy and military in Afghanistan

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
NSA Ajit Doval, 3rd left, met with Russian NSA Nikolai Patrushev, 4th left, on the sidelines of the SCO meeting in Tajikistan in June. (PTI Photo)

  • Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday
  • He is scheduled to meet NSA Ajit Doval on Wednesday
  •  Patrushev had earlier told reporters that they were ready to hold talks with Afghanistan authorities

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15. (Photo Credit:AP)

  • The number of accounts locked down is unknown
  • Google is "taking temporary actions to secure relevant accounts", a statement read
  • The Taliban is expected to announce its government on Saturday

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghans wait for hours to try to withdraw money, in front of Kabul Bank. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The U.N. has brought in food and distributed it in Afghanistan
  • At least $200 million is needed to continue feeding the Afghans
  •  "By the end of September, the stocks," UN humanitarian chief in Afghanistan warned

.Karachi, Pakistan
Shahid Afridi played 37 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20I matches for Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • Shahid Afridi said the Taliban have come with a more “positive frame of mind”
  • He said the militants are allowing women to work and also like cricket
  • "We haven’t seen these things from them previously, which are very positive," he said