* The death toll from a suspension bridge collapse in India rose to 134 on Monday, including many children, as police detained nine people as part of a criminal investigation into one of the deadliest accidents in the country in the past 10 years.
* Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr is set on Monday to fly over flood-submerged districts to inspect the damage after Tropical Storm Nalgae barrelled across the Southeast Asian country over the weekend, killing at least 98 people.
* A total of 287 people were killed and 239 injured in the recent tribal conflict in Sudan's southeastern Blue Nile State, a local official said Sunday.
* Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party won the second round of presidential elections on Sunday, thereby setting to serve a third four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
* China's shipbuilding industry continued to lead globally in the first three quarters of this year, boasting the biggest international market share in terms of output and new and holding orders, official data showed.
* Malaysians have been urged to take precautions including wearing face masks as fresh COVID-19 infections continue to spike in the country, an official said on Monday.
* UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has decided to alter his travel plans to focus his efforts on saving the Black Sea Grain Initiative, said his spokesman on Sunday.
* Turkey will continue its efforts for the Black Sea grain export deal despite Russian hesitancy, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday after Moscow suspended its participation in the initiative at the weekend.
* Twelve vessels embarked from Ukrainian ports on Monday under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minster Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
* The United States and the Republic of Korea began one of their largest combined military air drills on Monday, with hundreds of warplanes from both sides staging mock attacks 24 hours a day for the better part of a week.
* The New Zealand government said on Monday it has suspended its official bilateral human rights dialogue with Iran, saying bilateral approaches were "no longer tenable" with basic human rights being denied in the country.
* Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Monday that the means to a peaceful end of hostilities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lies in diplomatic processes which were launched in Kenya's capital Nairobi and Luanda, the capital of Angola.
* Global employment growth will "deteriorate significantly" this quarter, hit by the economic turmoil caused by the Ukraine conflict and by the impact of tighter monetary policy on consumption, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.
* European Union trade ministers and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai were holding talks in Prague on Monday to discuss how to deal with US legislation that the EU sees as discriminating against its electric car-makers.
* Euro zone inflation surged past expectations yet again this month to hit a record high, pointing to further interest rate hikes from the European Central Bank as price pressures appear to be broadening.
* Sri Lanka's key inflation rate slowed to 66% in October after hitting 69.8% in September, the crisis-struck country's statistics department said on Monday.
* Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded by 8.6% in the third quarter compared with the same period in 2021, according to initial government estimates on Monday, as the world's top oil exporter benefits from higher energy prices.
* Republic of Korea's export of passenger cars hit a record high in the third quarter due to high demand for eco-friendly vehicles, customs office data showed Monday.