ANKARA, June 27 (Bernama) --Muslims in certain Asian and African countries celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Monday, unlike most others which marked the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

SEOUL, June 27 (Bernama)--South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday it was "expecting" North Korea to agree to form a joint team at next year's first Winter Olympics on the peninsula, Turkey's Anadolu (AA) news agency reported.

TOKYO, June 27 (Bernama) --Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp on Monday filed with Tokyo District Court for bankruptcy protection under Japan's civil rehabilitation law, in the largest manufacturing business failure in postwar Japan, Japan's Jiji Press reported.