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Quan Hongchan of China advanced to the women's 10 metre platform diving finals in first place after a series of strong dives at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, while her compatriot Chen Yuxi came a close second. Quan, 14, is the youngest athlete of the Chinese team at the Tokyo Games. After finishing second in the preliminaries on Wednesday, Quan took an early lead in the semi-finals, performing an impressive dive and earning 85.50 points in the first round.
The Rio 2016 medalist defend their titles in Tokyo.
Ryan Crouser broke his own Olympic record on his way to defending his shot put title Thursday on a hot day in Tokyo. On his last attempt, Crouser went 23.30 meters (76 feet, 5½ inches) to earn the first track and field gold medal for the American men at the Tokyo Games. U.S. teammate Joe Kovacs finished second and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand was third.
Google co-founder Larry Page was allowed into New Zealand despite its closed border, officials confirmed Thursday, reportedly seeking hospital treatment for one of his children.
PE teacher hits back at student Ain Husniza with legal action. This article, Don’t give money to unendorsed petitions, says student asked to pay RM1 million to teacher, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah prompted a rare climbdown from social media giant Facebook after being banned for posting footage of her own victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
JOHOR BARU, Aug 5 ― Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman pled not guilty today to two counts of money laundering totalling RM100,000 at the Sessions Court here. The two charges were framed under...
For the fourth straight Olympics, a bad baton pass shattered the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter relay team’s hopes of winning a medal.
The United States 4x100m relay squad suffered another Olympic disappointment on Thursday, failing to reach the final after finishing sixth in their heat.
Japan's Hiromu Inada is watching the Tokyo Olympics hoping to pick up some tips from the athletes before he competes in next year's Ironman world championship, at the age of 90.
Australia will provide one-off cash payments of US$60,000 to many Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families as children, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, to redress what he described as a "shameful" period in the nation's history.
Authorities urged people to leave Greenville, California, warning of imminent danger from the Dixie Fire as the blaze moved into the town and burned structures on August 4.The Plumas County Sheriff said at 4:30 pm local time that residents in Greenville were in imminent danger and must leave.“Our town’s going, going, gone,” Teresa J Clark says in these videos posted to Facebook showing fires close to buildings in Greenville.Social media videos taken in Greenville showed buildings destroyed by the fire.Cal Fire said the Dixie Fire was very active and wind gusts had helped the blaze spot ahead of containment lines. Fire crews were engaged in structure protection in Greenville. The wildfire was over 278,000 acres and considered 35 percent contained. Credit: Teresa J Clark via Storyful
C.S. Satheesha spells out "A-P-P-L-E" into his phone as he teaches remotely from the only place he can get a signal -- a treehouse in his back garden in southern India.
A primary teacher swam carefully through jellyfish-infested waters whilst diving off the coast of Rossnowlagh Beach in Donegal, Ireland.Conor Bradley was making a video about underwater habitats when he encountered the massive volume of jellyfish on July 20. He recorded a video that shows himself slowly manoeuvring among the marine creatures.“Mad, I’ve gotta get out,” Bradley says in the video as he floats on the surface of the ocean to take a breath.Bradley wrote in a YouTube caption that the jellyfish bloom was very rare at Rossnowlagh beach. “What an incredible experience,” he wrote.Bradley told Storyful that he was a primary teacher based in Qatar. He started recording videos for his students as his school swapped to virtual learning after the lockdown due to COVID-19 last year.He created an educational YouTube channel, Mr. Bradley – Learning Made Fun , last September. Credit: Conor Bradley via Storyful
ViacomCBS will delay asking employees to return to offices until this October “at the very earliest,” according to a memo from CEO Bob Bakish. ViacomCBS did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Bakish told employees in an Aug. 4 letter first viewed by Variety that the media company will also observe the response of “schools, governments and other employers” in finalizing its plans to return to the office. Bakish added that the company will continue employees working in U.S.
At the conclusion of the elimination rounds, it seemed clear the contest for the gold medal would be - as widely expected - between Japan's Kiyou Shimizu and Spain's Sandra Sanchez. The first of the three-day tournament also includes the "kumite" sparring discipline in the men's -67kg and women's -55kg categories.
Brazilian Luiz Francisco led a crew of skaters from his country to the finals of the men's park skateboarding competition, soaring over the skate park under Tokyo's scorching sun on Thursday. The skaters, all sweating in their colourful uniforms and kneepads, rode smooth lines over the concrete bowl of the Ariake Urban Sports Park, where temperatures rose to 32 degrees Celsius (89 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of Thursday's fourth heat. One of them, Pedro Barros, 26, is currently ranked No. 4 in the world according to Worldskate, while Francisco is ranked No. 3.
Taiwan thanked the United States on Thursday for agreeing to sell 40 howitzer artillery systems in a $750 million deal that will help the island better defend itself from a Chinese invasion.
Markets fluctuated in Asia on Thursday following a tepid Wall Street lead as traders contemplated mixed US data, concerns about the fast-spreading Delta variant and indications that the Federal Reserve could begin winding back its ultra-loose monetary policy by the end of the year.
Her performance in the Tokyo 2020 games had propelled her to new heights of popularity.