TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The designs of the official uniforms of the Japanese Olympic and Paralympic committees of the Japanese teams during the Games were unveiled.

CHIBA (The Japan News/ANN) - Ahead of the peak season for allergy-inducing pollen a weather information provider in Chiba is busy preparing to deliver its pollen observation devices to about 1,000 selected observation spots across the country.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Government Spokesman Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says that former UNP Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, implicated for intervening in judicial matters, pressured Aluthgamage's ex-wife to testify against him.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Government spokesman, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says the SLPP will not accommodate defeated candidates on national list. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Government's stand on Geneva accountability resolution would be based on former Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana's position. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Forensic Audit Report on Central Bank Treasury bond scam has found that the Public Debt Department discontinued direct placement method and opted for the auction method, which facilitated the bond scam.

MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has shown that democracy in Asia was “tumultuous” in 2019 as protests in Hong Kong escalated while China’s alleged discrimination against minorities intensified.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - This comes amid massive protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Lucknow, specifically led by women protesters.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The lone submarine cable company of Bangladesh is now in talks with Nepal Telecom to export about 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) of bandwidth.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh is the first country in South Asia which has been able to introduce e-passport.