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Olympic 400m champions Wayde van Niekerk belatedly confirmed he will defend his title at the Tokyo Games, finishing inside the qualifying time in Madrid on Saturday. Beset by injury since his Rio heroics five years ago, the South African ran 44.56 at the Continental Tour event at Estadio Vallehermoso to finish 0.34 seconds inside the qualifying time, although he was runner-up to Colombia's Anthony Jose Zambrano. It was the first time the world record holder had run under 45 seconds for four years but he has barely competed since being injured in a charity touch rugby game in October 2017 Van Niekerk, who smashed Michael Johnson's 400m world record at the 2016 Rio Olympics to claim gold in 43...
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Sunday he had agreed with parties supporting the government to offer a compromise regarding rent control, in an attempt to avoid losing a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Monday. Lofven said the compromise would mean counterparts in the housing market would work to reach an agreement for a new rent setting model for new production, which has been the norm in Sweden.
Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn accompanied by his son planted trees at, "Mega Vriksha (tree) Campaign" of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), where he raised awareness about the conservation of the environment.Indian Filmmaker, Ashoke Pandit who was accompanied by renowned musician Bappi Lahiri were also seen planting trees at another plantation drive.India is aiming to increase its forest area and green cover to a third of its total land area by 2030, up from about a quarter, as part of its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and meet pledges made under the Paris climate accord.
Hazard scored in Belgium's 2-1 win over Denmark on Thursday, their second victory in as many games in the tournament, but the Borussia Dortmund midfielder appeared to pick up a knee injury. Belgium said in a tweet https://twitter.com/BelRedDevils/status/1406527783904415745 on Sunday that Hazard will not be part of the squad for their final group stage clash, without stating the reason for the 28-year-old's exclusion. Hazard, whose elder brother Eden Hazard also represents the national team, has scored seven goals in 37 matches since making his senior debut in 2013.
Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a "regime of brutal hangmen" with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal. Raisi, who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured victory as expected on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.
Voting was underway in a parliamentary election in Armenia on Sunday, with opinion polls putting the party of acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and that of former President Robert Kocharyan neck-and-neck. The Armenian government called the snap election to try to end a political crisis that erupted after ethnic Armenian forces lost a six-week war against Azerbaijan last year and ceded territory in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Pashinyan has been under pressure ever since, with regular street protests demanding he step down over the terms of the peace agreement that ended the conflict.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Senior lawyer Datuk Lim Chee Wee today said that several text messages which mentioned his name suggesting that court decisions can be influenced are blatantly false. In a...
The 'Benidorm' and 'Loose Women' star revealed she was assaulted when she was a 21-year-old drama student.
European film-TV group Studiocanal is teaming with Imperative Entertainment to make psychological thriller “Cat Person,” based on the short story by Kristen Roupenian which was published by The New Yorker in 2017. It went on to become its most downloaded fiction that year. Studiocanal will fully finance the feature – billed as describing the “hellscape” […]
The NHS braced for a surge in demand as it worked to vaccinate as many Londoners as possible.
The supermarket chain said the offer from Clayton Dubilier & Rice 'significantly' under valued the company.
Forces loyal to Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces to the south underscored his continued role despite efforts to unify the country. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) last week sent troops into the southern city of Sebha, which was already allied to eastern forces, and then on Saturday to a southern border crossing with Algeria. "The armed forces has closed the Libyan-Algerian border and declared it a military zone in which movement is prohibited", said the Moral Guidance Department, an LNA media unit.
Taiwan said seven employees of its trade office in Hong Kong left the financial hub on Sunday after authorities there demanded they sign a pledge recognising China's sovereignty over the self-ruled island.
Iran's conservative press on Sunday celebrated the presidential election win of ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi while the marginalised reformist camp engaged in deep soul-searching.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Amid calls for Malaysia’s state legislative bodies to be back in session, Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the state assembly will follow Parliament’s lead...
Russia's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, was in an optimistic mood ahead of his return to Washington on Sunday, expecting meetings scheduled with U.S. colleagues next week to be constructive, the RIA news agency reported. President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden agreed to return their respective ambassadors to Washington and Moscow during talks in Geneva on Wednesday, a first summit between the two that they both described as pragmatic rather than friendly. Moscow recalled Antonov for consultations after Biden said in March that he believed Putin was "a killer".
Melbourne City will play Sydney FC in the A-League grandfinal for a second consecutive season after defeating Macarthur FC 2-0 in its semifinal on Sunday. Stefan Colakovski and Marco Tilio scored within moments of each other in the second-half to lift an under-strength Melbourne City past debutants Macarthur and give City the opportunity to reverse its loss in last season's grand final to Sydney next Saturday.
The Taliban said Sunday they remain committed to peace talks but insisted that a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan was the only way to end the war and ensure rights -- including for women.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (20 June) confirmed the detection of 11 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,414.
The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in the country is 696,408.