Yamuna river reaches the iconic Taj Mahal's outer walls in India after swelling with monsoon rains
Rising water from the Yamuna river has reached the outer boundary walls of the iconic Taj Mahal and submerged one of its adjacent gardens after record monsoon rains swelled rivers across northern India over the last three weeks.
Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online
FILE - A couple look at the "Lennon Wall" with a face mask attached to the image of John Lennon, in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 6, 2020. Like so many other events in the year of coronavirus, an annual tribute to John Lennon held in its adopted city of New York will go online. The five-hour event will be streamed for free on Lennon's birthday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time on the LennonTribute.org website. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)NEW YORK – Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York on his Oct. 9 birthday has been forced online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Raiola and other friends began their informal tribute to Lennon in 1981, less than a year after the former Beatle was shot to death.
Asia Today: India adds 87K cases, New Zealand easing rules
The Health Ministry also Monday reported 1,130 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total reported fatalities to 87,882. To offset the economic crisis, the government has been relaxing virus restrictions despite the surging cases. Wearing masks is compulsory, and thermal screening and physical distancing are among other virus restrictions being used. The government is attempting to stem a rising number of coronavirus cases that began last month with an outbreak in the western state of Rakhine. Myanmar health officials have reported 5,805 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 97 deaths.