Fire, explosion deaths in Vietnam down in 8 months
 A total of 2,064 fires and explosions occurred in Vietnam in the first eight months of this year, killing 61 people and injuring 129 others.
Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage
Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.
Philippines' Manila to remain under strict lockdown until Sept. 30
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the extension of strict COVID-19 lockdown in Metro Manila from Tuesday to September 30 to control the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.
9 killed, 17 wounded in southern Philippine blasts
 At least nine people were killed and 17 others wounded in twin blasts in Sulu province in the southern Philippines around noon time Monday, the military and police said.
Philippines eases lockdown as economy takes a hit
The Philippine government will ease the coronavirus lockdown in and around the capital, Manila, from Wednesday in an apparent bid to revitalize the domestic economy.
Singapore reports 86 new COVID-19 cases
Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 86 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 55,747.