* Asian shares turned mixed on Monday after China's central bank trimmed key lending rates as a raft of economic data missed forecasts, underlining the need for more stimulus to support the world's second largest economy.
* India will aim to become a developed nation within 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a national day address on Monday, with policies to support domestic production in power, defence and digital technology.
* Japan's economy expanded an annualised 2.2% in the April-June period to mark the third straight quarter of expansion on solid private consumption, government data showed on Monday.
* The Republic of Korea's automotive export hit a record monthly high in July on solid demand for eco-friendly vehicles, government data showed Monday.
* The Thai economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace of 2.5 percent in the second quarter of the year, data showed on Monday.
* A joint training exercise between the Chinese and Thai air forces kicked off on Sunday at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand.
* The Argentinean Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that three batches of humanitarian aid will be sent to Cuba to alleviate the severe consequences of an oil fire in the Cuban city of Matanzas.
* The U.N.-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart Ukraine for Ethiopia in the coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 metric tonnes of wheat in Pivdennyi, a U.N. official said. It will be the first humanitarian food aid cargo bound for Africa under the U.N.-brokered grains access deal.
* Russian gas flows to Europe via some major pipeline routes were steady on Monday morning, operator data showed.
* Kosovo’s energy distribution company, KEDS, said it would start power cuts at 8 a.m. on Monday because of a lack of domestic production and high import prices.
* Nearly 20 million Filipinos were living below the national poverty line in 2021, said a government survey released on Monday. The Philippines has a population of about 110 million.
* Yemen's internationally-recognized government announced on Sunday that four of its soldiers were killed by the Houthi rebel militia despite the ongoing truce brokered by the United Nations(UN) in the war-ravaged country.
* An Iranian parliament committee said on Sunday that the talks on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal must result in the removal of U.S. sanctions in a way to safeguard Iran's economic interests, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.
* Israel fired several missiles on military sites in the Syria's capital Damascus and the coastal city of Tartous on Sunday night, killing three soldiers.
* China's national observatory on Monday renewed a red alert for high temperatures, the most severe warning in its four-tier weather warning system, as sweltering heatwaves hit many regions of the country.
* River flooding triggered by days of heavy rains has affected thousands of residents in northern areas of Laos. The floods have hit the four provinces of Xayaboury, Huaphan, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane, with at least 10 districts affected.
* At least 52 people were killed and 25 injured during the torrential downpours across Sudan, authorities said Sunday.
* At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and scores of houses washed away as flash floods swept through several villages in Shinwari district and adjoining areas in eastern Afghanistan's Parwan province on Sunday, district chief Mullah Khan Mohammad said Monday.
* Mainland China reported 2,478 new coronavirus cases for Aug. 14, of which 770 were symptomatic and 1,708 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
* India recorded 14,917 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,268,381, data released by the federal health ministry on Monday showed.
* More than 60,000 people thronged Australia's Sydney's streets on Sunday for an annual road running event and mass party that returned for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
* A man drove his car into a vehicle barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (the U.S) early Sunday morning and fired gunshots before killing himself.