1. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been officially nominated at the Democratic Party’s national convention to be the party’s presidential candidate.
  2. Authorities in Mauritius have arrested the captain of a Japanese-owned cargo ship that spilled about 1,000 tons of fuel oil into the Indian Ocean. Local media have reported that the crew may have steered the ship close to the shore to get Wi-Fi signals.
  3. Japan’s exports to China in July rose for the first time in seven months. But the country’s overall imports and exports remained sluggish due to the coronavirus pandemic.