The Netherlands' late goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen against Senegal ensured the Dutch side stayed as joint leaders of Group A.
England 6 - 2 Iran
Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka (twice), Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish found the back of the net to secure all three points for the Three Lions against a hapless Iran team that kept the margin decent with Mehdi Taremi's two goals in Group B.
Qatar 0 - 2 Ecuador
Ecuador outplayed Qatar to kickoff the tournament with captain Enner Valencia scoring both of his team's goals in the first half of a one-sided Group A game.
Dozens gathered in central Hong Kong and at a major university campus on Monday for rare protests against China's strict Covid-19 restrictions and to mourn the victims of a deadly fire in the mainland's northwest.
India is expected to harvest a bumper wheat crop in 2023 as high domestic prices and replenished soil moisture help farmers surpass last year's planting, while an intense heat-wave cut output this year. Higher wheat output could encourage India, the world's second biggest producer of the grain, to consider lifting a May ban on exports of the staple and help ease concerns over persistently high retail inflation. Although the wheat area has almost reached a plateau in India's traditional grain belts in the northern states such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, growers are planting the crop on some fallow land in the country's west where farmers have traditionally grown pulse and oilseeds.
Canada's foreign minister on Monday ordered her officials to summon Russia's ambassador in Ottawa, Oleg Stepanov, over a series of "hateful" anti-LGBTQ tweets including one aimed at an openly lesbian federal minister.
The Reserve Bank of India's first pilot for a retail e-rupee, its version of the central bank digital currency (CBDC), will be launched on Dec. 1, it said in a statement on Tuesday. "The scope of the pilot may be expanded gradually to include more banks, users and locations as needed," the RBI said.
KOCHI, India (Reuters) -More than 80 people were wounded in India as villagers protesting to halt construction of the $900-million Vizhinjam port project by India's Adani Group clashed with police in Kerala state, the latest escalation in a months-long strike. The protests, by a mostly Christian fishing community against the project led by billionaire Gautam Adani's $23-billion ports business, have forced the latter to stop work on the port, seen as a potential and lucrative rival to those in Dubai, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Over the weekend, police arrested some protesters who blocked Adani's construction vehicles from entering the port, despite a court order for work to resume.
The flashing lights from lines of police cars blanketed the streets of Shanghai Monday night, as hundreds of officers patrolled city landmarks and the site of a weekend anti-lockdown protest that called for greater political freedoms.