* Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan Friday stressed fully implementing COVID-19 prevention and control measures to prevent large-scale outbreaks.
* King Charles III was formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch at a meeting of the Accession Council at St James's Palace on Saturday. Charles assumed the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.
* Japan and the United States are working on arranging a summit between Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and President Joe Biden in New York around Sept. 20 to discuss security issues in East Asia, Kyodo news reported on Saturday.
* United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday visited several areas of Pakistan ravaged by floods, as he rounded off a two-day trip aimed at raising awareness of the disaster.
* Colombia and Venezuela will reopen flights and cargo transport across their border on Sept. 26, presidents of both countries have said, the most important step yet in a process of normalizing relations after years of tension.
* Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the joint reopening on Sept. 26 of the border between his country and neighboring Colombia.
* Iran announced on Friday that all six land border crossings with Iraq are temporarily closed until further notice due to congestion, hot weather, and lack of facilities to ensure passengers' health and security, according to the official news agency IRNA.
* The number of international tourists to Cambodia has increased at a faster-than-expected pace, prompting the kingdom to lift its target to 2 million tourists for 2022, up from earlier forecast of 1 million, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Saturday.
* India's daily COVID-19 caseload Saturday decreased to 5,554, official data showed.
* Canada's unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent in August for the first time in seven months, Statistics Canada said on Friday.
* Brazil's vehicle production grew 43.9 percent in August year on year, the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers reported on Friday.
* The melting of Greenland's ice sheet under current temperatures will eventually raise the global sea level by at least 27 centimeters, according to a study conducted by Finnish, Danish and American researchers and published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.
* An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck the region of Papua in Indonesia on Saturday and has no potential to trigger a tsunami, the country's geophysics agency (BMKG) said.
* At least 37 Palestinians were injured Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian medics and eyewitnesses said.
* A four-bus pile-up on a rapid transit route in Istanbul left at least 42 wounded on Friday, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency and the Turkish city's government.
* Health Canada Friday approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children under 5 years old.