India displaced Brazil on Monday to take second place after the United States in terms of coronavirus infections, with 90,082 new cases whose numbers are expected to grow, while some cities re-opened underground train services shuttered for months. India says its rising infections also reflect higher rates of testing nationwide. The death toll of 71,642 in India compares with nearly 193,000 in the United States and 126,000 in Brazil.
A typhoon has made landfall in South Korea after causing destruction in southern Japanese islands, where four people are currently missing. The storm reached Ulsan, just north of Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city, on Monday. It had sustained winds of up to 89mph, but the Korea Meterological Administration (KMA) has said it has since weakened, with maximum winds now reaching 67mph.
Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said. Acehnese police said a wooden boat carrying the Rohingya was spotted by local fishermen several miles off the coast of Lhokseumawe. Fleeing persecution in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh, the Rohingya have for years boarded boats in an attempt to seek refuge in other Southeast Asian nations.
Unidentified masked men snatched the leading Belarusian opposition figure, Maria Kolesnikova, from the street in the center of the capital, Minsk, on Monday and drove her away in a minivan, witnesses told local media. Kolesnikova was one of the campaign partners of the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who claimed victory against the long-ruling president, Alexander Lukashenko, in disputed elections on 9 August.
Novak Djokovic has apologized for hitting a line judge with a ball at the US Open, saying he is “extremely sorry for creating her such stress”. The world number one was disqualified from his fourth-round match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. The Serb, 33, who had just had his serve broken, took a ball out of his pocket and hit it behind him, striking the woman in her throat.