The Hong Kong government has approved over $900,000 for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha that could benefit around 45,100 victims, China's official media reported on Friday.
Heavy firing exchanges started on the Line of control on Friday between the Indian and Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
US Senator Kamala Harris of California, who emerged as a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after last week's presidential debate, said her campaign raised nearly $12 million during the most recent fundraising quarter.
Temperatures in Alaska's largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 centigrade) as a heat wave grips the US state which straddles the Arctic Circle.
Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalised by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed agreement with Bangladesh that Rohingya crisis should be resolved quickly so that the displaced persons can go back to Myanmar.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar officially became a Member of Parliament on Friday by securing victory in the Rajya Sabha election held in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi today to launch BJP's countrywide membership drive.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2019-20 on Friday; becomes the first full-time woman Finance Minister in India to present the Budget.
The organisers of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) on Friday said Nepal was one of the countries that was being considered as a host for its 20th edition but a final call is yet to be taken by them.