India’s coastguard has found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, an Indian foreign ministry official said.
India rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, eight dead, one missing
China's new rules governing school disciplinary methods came into force on Monday, banning physical punishment and verbal abuse in primary and secondary schools.
China enacts new regulations banning corporal punishment, verbal abuse in schools
China's procuratorates have stepped up supervisory efforts to strengthen the management of manhole covers and crack down on related criminal cases to safeguard public security "underfoot”.
China takes procuratorial measures to protect public security 'underfoot'
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) is advising the public to be on the alert against suspicious phone calls from scam artists taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan’s public warned to be wary of scams involving COVID-19 pandemic
Human Rights Watch and Rohingya Muslim refugees in India urged the government on Monday to provide refuge to 81 Rohingya people whose boat has been drifting in the Andaman Sea for over two weeks.
India urged to provide refuge to Rohingya adrift at sea
Green space has been shown to boost learning, improve recovery from hospital operations and lower the risk of mental disorders. Now the power of plants has been linked to lower levels of violence and self-harm in prisons.
Plants linked to lower levels of violence and self-harm in prisons
Hundreds of schoolgirls are feared to have been kidnapped in the northwestern state of Zamfara.
Hundreds of schoolgirls feared kidnapped in Nigeria's Zamfara attack
The portion of male births of the total newborns in South Korea declined to a record low last year, data showed on Monday, in the latest sign that traditional preference for male children has waned.
Portion of male births of newborns in South Korea hit record low last year
Wales became the first of the UK nations to make it illegal to smoke on hospital and school grounds, public playgrounds and other outdoor day care and childminding settings.
Wales bans smoking at hospitals, schools, playgrounds
The political unrest in Myanmar has impacted the ability of humanitarians to respond to the needs of vulnerable communities, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country’s conflict-affected areas, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
Relief programs hit by ongoing crisis in Myanmar, UN humanitarian office says

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