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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
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.
It was the Ryan Crouser shot-put show in Tokyo.
COMMENTARY, Aug 5 — Our days and our nights often feel as though they’ve exchanged places. We struggle to get up in the morning, hitting the snooze button as many times as we can, delaying the...
Nevin Harrison was 14 years old when a doctor said her athletic career was finished. Thursday, she won an Olympic gold medal.
When Stanford indoor volleyball star Alix Klineman moved over to the beach to team up with two-time Olympic medalist April Ross, she knew she was signing up for a lot of extra work. “There’s been a big feeling of not wanting to let her down, because she took a huge risk on me,” Klineman said Thursday after the American “A-Team” beat Switzerland 21-12, 21-11 to advance to the beach volleyball gold medal match. After winning a silver medal in London and bronze in Rio de Janeiro, Ross was hoping to upgrade to the top step of the podium in Tokyo.
Holloway was heavily favored to win gold.
Rafael Nadal made a triumphant return from a two-month injury layoff on Wednesday but aggravated a foot injury and needed a third-set tie-breaker to outlast American Jack Sock and advance at the ATP Citi Open.
JOHOR BARU, Aug 5 ― Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman arrived at the Johor Baru Sessions Court today to face charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of...
The collaboration with GIRLGAMER marks Charlotte Tilbury's formal entry into the gaming and esports space.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― MCA said today it fully supports the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government until the next general election, in contrast to its Barisan Nasional (BN) ally Umno, which has...
New extradition hearings of the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei kicked off Wednesday in Vancouver, after nearly three years of court battles and diplomatic sparring.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― DAP’s Tony Pua has urged observers and industry players to think hard as to what may happen in the next few weeks should Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s...