Two Vietnamese athletes made history after swimming more than 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) from Hanoi to the Hong River Delta.
A three-day journey: Duong Minh Quang, 25, and Nguyen Ngoc Khanh, 34, took three days to swim from Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge to the Balat sea mouth in Thai Binh province.
Figure skater Nathan Chen won the U.S. Figure Skating Championship with a score of 342 points, making it his third U.S. Championship victory in a row.
A Japanese sushi tycoon paid a whopping $3.1 million to take home a giant bluefin tuna from an auction in Tokyo on Saturday.
Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, paid the record price for the 278-kilogram (612-pound) fish, which was caught off Japan’s northern coast.
Alibaba bested its previous Singles’ Day record with more than 213.5 billion yuan ($30.8 billion) in sales in this year’s 24-hour shopping frenzy.
As of 5:34 p.m. SIN/HK (4:34 a.m. EST) on Sunday, the Chinese e-commerce giant raked in a gross merchandise value (GMV) roughly 27% higher than last year’s tally, which was also a record at 168.2 billion yuan ($25.3 billion).
India is set to make history as it unveils the world’s tallest statue on Wednesday.
“Statue of Unity,” which is dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel, will reportedly stand at 597 feet tall, almost doubling the height of the “Statue of Liberty” in New York.