1) Asian Games end with cultural extravaganza, India finishes 8th: The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza on Saturday after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition. The formal closing was done at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium by Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah after an impressive cultural show that kept the crowd enthralled. World sports powerhouse China topped the medals table for the ninth time on the trot with another staggering haul of 342 medals, that included 151 gold, 48 less than what they pocketed at home four years ago in Guangzhou. India, second only to China in population, finished eighth on the medals table with a total haul of 57, comprising 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. The next Asian Games will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018.
2) World's first healthy baby born to womb transplant woman: A 36-year-old Swede has become the world's first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, medical journal The Lancet said on Saturday, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women. The healthy baby boy was born last month, it said. Both mother and infant are doing well. The woman had a genetic condition called Rokitansky syndrome which meant she was born without a womb, although her ovaries were intact. The replacement organ came from a 61-year-old woman, a close family friend who had been through menopause seven years earlier. The organ was transplanted in a 10-hour operation last year.
4) World Animal Day celebrated: Animal Day was celebrated across the world with a focus on hunting. Although it was started in 1931 to draw attention to the endangered species is has since "become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.
5) China test fires 10,000-km range nuclear missile: China has flight tested an upgraded version of its 10,000-km range Dongfeng missile which can reach most of the US and European cities, demonstrating its nuclear capability, media reports said.