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When Annemiek Van Vleuten crossed the line with her arms in the air at the Fuji International Speedway, the Dutchwoman thought she had won the women's Olympic road cycling race on Sunday. Only a few moments later, however, an emotional Van Vleuten realised she had finished second behind Austrian Anna Keisenhofer by a healthy margin of one minute and 15 seconds. "Oh Ruud, I was completely wrong," Van Vleuten told her soigneur Ruud Zijlmans after the finish.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed one 30-second exception to the face mask rule will be allowed.
Jack Woolley had every reason to be emotional after speaking of his sacrifices to reach the biggest stage in his sport.
Teji Savanier scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time and Andre-Pierre Gignac added three more to give France a 4-3 victory over South Africa on Sunday in the group stage of the men's Olympic soccer tournament. After a scoreless first half, Kobamelo Kodisang's goal put South Africa in front in the 53rd minute. Evidence Makgopa put South Africa back in front but Cignac again countered in the 78th.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The Health Ministry recorded only 92 deaths from Covid-19 today, a huge drop compared to yesterday’s 184. The decrease in mortality rate is also significant in comparison...
South Korea said on Sunday it will tighten social distancing rules across most of the country this week, warning that its worst-ever COVID-19 wave might spread further in the summer holiday season. "There has been an increase in movements nationwide, especially around vacation spots." South Korea managed to largely avoid major COVID-19 outbreaks with an extensive testing and tracing campaign for the first year of the pandemic.
The star wore an eye-catching strapless number from brand 16ARLINGTON.
Crypto broker CoinBurp has no authorisation for a planned launch of its $BURP token and initial exchange offering on Monday, July 26, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Sunday in the latest crack down on crypto trading. CoinBurp said last week it had raised $6 million to build a platform for buying and selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs), digital assets that are attracting interest from some investors but also scrutiny from regulators worried about the risks. "The firm does not yet hold full FCA registration under the money laundering, terrorist financing and transfer of funds (information on the payer) regulations ... but has submitted an application for the FCA for registration," the FCA said in a statement.
El Al Israel Airlines on Sunday launched nonstop flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following a resumption of diplomatic ties last year between Morocco and Israel. Israel and Morocco agreed last December to resume diplomatic ties and relaunch direct flights -- part of a deal brokered by the United States that also included Washington's recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. El Al, Israel's flag carrier which was hit hard last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said it will operate up to five flights a week to Morocco, switching to smaller Boeing 737 planes.
More than 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar, officials said Sunday, as authorities arrested four suspected insurgents over this week's rocket attack on Kabul.
The former 'EastEnders' star often shares pictures of her partying with famous friends.
Michael Phelps hailed Ahmed Hafnaoui for his “unbelievable swim” on Sunday, saying the 18-year-old Tunisian’s shock victory in the men’s 400m freestyle was a great example of how swimming at the Tokyo Games is likely to have a series of wide open races. Hafnaoui was the slowest qualifier but, from lane eight, held off fancied Australian Jack McLoughlin and American Kieran Smith for a huge upset.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — King Salman bin Abdulziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has ordered his country to provide Malaysia with medical supplies in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, Foreign...
Cars were washed away by floodwaters in the city of Dinant in Belgium’s Walloon Region on July 24, less than two weeks after storms left at least 36 people dead in the country.Belgium’s national crisis center said around 30 cars were washed away, several streets were closed, and the city’s train station was flooded.This footage, by Dorie Djinn, shows severe flooding on Rue Cardinal Mercier. Credit: Dorie Djinn via Storyful
Typhoon In-Fa uprooted trees and drenched communities in knee-deep water in parts of eastern China, but there were no reports of major damage as it made landfall on Sunday.
Anna Kiesenhofer, a mathematics researcher, posted one of the most dominant wins of the Olympics.
California’s Dixie Fire had grown to 181,289 acres as of July 24, with officials warning of the fire’s “extreme rates of spread.”This footage, released by the Nevada National Guard, shows a Black Hawk helicopter picking up water, before dropping it on the blaze.New evacuation orders were issued for multiple locations on Sunday, July 24. Credit: Nevada Guard via Storyful
A monsoon storm downed trees in Scottsdale, Arizona, on July 24, footage shows.This video, posted to Twitter, shows some of the damage caused as the city was hit by flooding.Forecasters warned the monsoon threat could lead to flash flooding and gusty winds into Sunday, July 25. Credit: @AmyAquarian via Storyful
French President Emmanuel Macron faced pressure to apologise for the devastating impact of decades of nuclear testing as he kicked off his first official trip to French Polynesia.
Modelling from researchers at the University of Reading shows the UK will hit 40C more and more often if carbon emissions continue and global warming is not curbed.