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Austrian surprise package Sepp Straka upstaged a slew of golf's biggest names at the Olympics on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in a sweltering opening round as home hero Hideki Matsuyama battled to stay in touch after a recent brush with COVID-19. Teeing off in the first group with his twin brother Sam carrying his bag, 28-year-old Straka shot an Olympic record-equalling eight-under 63 at Kasumigaseki Country Club to be one stroke clear of Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond. Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Mexican Carlos Ortiz were a stroke further back on six-under as headline acts Justin Thomas (71) and Rory McIlroy (69) laboured on an oppressive day marred by a long suspension due to the threat of lightning.
Lloyd doesn't train like other players. Frankly, she doesn't play like them, either. She's been better for much of her career. And now she's trying to win one more Olympic gold.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faced calls to resign on Thursday from the opposition and the biggest bloc in the ruling coalition, after a rebuke by the king over the government's handling of emergency ordinances. Muhyiddin's government said earlier this week that on July 21 it had revoked all ordinances that had come into effect since a national state of emergency was imposed in January. King Al-Sultan Abdullah imposed the emergency on the advice of Muhyiddin, who had said it was needed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Migrants in northern France have told how they are prepared to face death in order to get to the UK for the chance of a better life.
Today’s sitting is set to resume after 5pm. This article, Parliament lockdown: Lawmakers sent for COVID-19 tests amid royal rebuke debate, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Anglo American, Shell, Diageo, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, and Lloyds all announced large shareholder payouts on Thursday.
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A police dog in St Lucie County, Florida, was a particularly good boy on July 27 when he helped his handler with a gender reveal display.Deputy Nuccio and his K-9 partner Doc surprised family and friends with a special trick, where Doc fetched a toy indicating whether the officer’s wife was expecting a baby boy or girl.Doc didn’t disappoint, and proudly presented his partner-in-crime with a pink toy, delighting the officer with the news that he will soon have a daughter.The footage was shared by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, with a message of congratulations for the couple. Credit: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
Get to know Jade Carey, one of the new faces competing this year.
Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union has joined the exodus from the alliance that organises the city’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil, citing the “worsening political situation”. The opposition-leaning Professional Teachers’ Union confirmed to the Post on Thursday that it decided to quit the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China last month following a meeting of its 39-member executive committee. “We made the decision grudgingly, but given the worsening situation
Australia's swimming coaches came out swinging in defence of their selection decisions on Thursday after their powerful women's 4x200m freestyle relay team finished third behind China and the United States. The Australians had set the fastest qualifying time and, with 200 and 400 freestyle champion Ariarne Titmus in their ranks, were heavily favoured to do the double after winning the 4x100m gold. Former Olympic gold medallists Ian Thorpe and Giaan Rooney, along with the Australian media, criticized the decision to chose a different team for the heats and the final, leaving out in-form teenager Mollie O'Callaghan.
A tsunami warning was issued for areas of the Alaskan coast following a 8.2 magnitude earthquake on July 28.Officials in Kodiak called on residents to evacuate to higher ground.The all-clear was announced just before 1am local time on July 29, officials said.This footage was published by @jaredgriffin, and shows cars gathered at Kodiak High School, an evacuation location. Credit: @jaredgriffin via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — An activist who is part of the #Lawan campaign has been arrested today for investigation under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 while giving her statement at the Dang...
KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — A Facebook video broadcast “live” by Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh this afternoon showed many lawmakers from both Pakatan Harapan, Umno, Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) and...
After beating Argentina to extend his stay at the Olympics, American beach volleyball player Nick Lucena had big plans: Treatment, a shower, “maybe get my nails done, all that stuff.” While Lucena has the run of the Olympics — at least as much as anyone does with a state of emergency in Tokyo — Dalhausser is stuck in a modified quarantine because he sat on a plane near Taylor Crabb, a fellow beach volleyball player who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan.
Superhero flick, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, is in theatres now – Henry Golding, aka the martial arts warrior Snake Eyes from the G.I. Joe action figure toy franchise, shares his favourite childhood action figurine, what his superhero name would be, and what he learned on the set of the movie. (Footage courtesy of United International Pictures)
Belinda Bencic and Swiss tennis are doing just fine without Roger Federer at the Olympics. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Games. After a short rest, Bencic was scheduled to play again later with Swiss partner Viktorija Golubic against the Brazilian pair of Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani in the semifinals of the doubles tournament.
Health authorities in Thailand raced to set up a large field hospital in a cargo building at one of Bangkok's airports on Thursday as the country reported record numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths. Other field hospitals are already in use in the capital after it ran out of hospital facilities for thousands of infected residents. Workers rushed to finish the 1,800-bed hospital at Don Mueang International Airport, where beds made from cardboard box materials were laid out with mattresses and pillows.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has condemned the government’s attempt to revoke the Emergency Ordinances without royal assent as unparliamentary and...
Recent unrest in South Africa damaged hundreds of businesses but property developers and retailers say they remain committed to the fast-growing consumer markets of its predominantly Black townships. Riots broke out this month after former President Jacob Zuma handed himself in to start a 15-month jail term for contempt of court. At least 161 shopping malls, 11 warehouses and eight factories suffered heavy damage, sites that include tenants such as grocery chain Shoprite and Walmart majority-owned Massmart.