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Troops patrolled the streets on Thursday in Srinagar, the main city of Indian Kashmir, where many shops were shut to mark the second year since the Himalayan region was stripped of its autonomy. In 2019, in an effort to bind the restive region closer to the rest of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government withdrew long-standing constitutional privileges accorded to the country's only Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir. The measure also split the state into two federal territories including the remote Buddhist-dominated Ladakh region, which further angered Kashmiris.
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo admits he is yet to speak to Harry Kane about the striker's absence from pre-season training as he tries to force a move to Manchester City.
A Hong Kong judge cleared on Thursday singer and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong of a charge of "corrupt conduct" filed this week by the city's anti-corruption watchdog over an appearance at an opposition election rally in 2018. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said on Monday https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/hong-kong-authorities-arrest-pro-democracy-singer-corruption-2021-08-02 that Wong had provided "entertainment to induce others to vote" for pro-democracy activist Au Nok-hin in a 2018 legislative by-election. His case comes amid a flurry of legal action against government critics, some of it under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British colony a year ago and some under other laws.
Fatoumata Yarie Camara of Guinea is thankful she got to wrestle at the Olympics after the opportunity was nearly snatched away. Camara worked hard to qualify for her first Olympics. Camara and others were skeptical about the reasons for the decision, saying they believed funds were mismanaged.
Nintendo’s April-June profit declined 13% from the same period the previous year, when the hit game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” dramatically boosted sales. Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal first quarter totaled 92.7 billion yen ($843 million), down from 106 billion yen, the Japanese maker of “Super Mario” and “Pokemon” games said Thursday. Quarterly sales fell 10% to 322.6 billion yen ($2.9 billion).
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The COVID-19 death rate for people in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta who were not vaccinated was more than three times higher than those who were, according to new health ministry data. The mortality rate of those who were not vaccinated was 15.5% compared with 4.1% for those who had received two shots of either the Sinovac or AstraZeneca vaccine, according to data from state hospitals and almost 68,000 patients in Jakarta from May to July. Global data on vaccinated versus unvaccinated deaths is not easily available but Dr Ines Atmosukarto, a molecular biologist who works on vaccine development, said the data was further evidence of the importance of vaccination.
It may have been far from Tokyo, but a deer in North Andover, Massachusetts, completed its own Olympic-style event as it swam around a backyard pool this summer.Jeffrey Poor caught the surprise swim on video when he went to let his dogs out that morning and subsequently “heard a large splash.”“I thought my golden retriever had fallen in. I was wrong, as I found a large deer swimming around in the pool,” he said. Credit: Jeffrey Poor via Storyful
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant. The impact of the pandemic can be seen at the Rorotan public cemetery, one of the biggest Covid burial sites in the nation.
Leicester defender Wesley Fofana said on Thursday he suffered a broken leg in his side's pre-season friendly against Villarreal.
More rooms for politicians on the go? This article, ‘The Standard’ raising across from Shangri-La by 2023, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Germany plans to give vulnerable people a COVID-19 vaccine booster in September, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, ignoring a World Health Organisation appeal to refrain from giving third doses while poor countries remain unvaccinated. Risk groups include immunocompromised patients, the very elderly and nursing home residents, it added. The World Health Organization's head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on Wednesday for a halt on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, saying it was unacceptable for rich countries to use more of the global vaccine supply.
Frasers Group, Sports Direct's parent company, announced that Murray will succeed founder Mike Ashley as chief executive next year.
An overcrowded van carrying 30 people, many of them believed to be illegal immigrants, crashed in southern Texas on Wednesday, killing 10 and injuring many others, according to police.Local officials said around 4pm local time, the van veered off Highway 281 in Encino, Texas, about 50 miles north of McAllen.It apparently struck a metal pole, killing the driver and nine passengers on impact.The remaining 20 passengers were taken to local hospitals, where some of them were listed in critical condition.The crash took place just miles away from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, and officials said that the passengers appeared to be illegal immigrants.Officials added that the van did not have seats or passenger restraints and was crammed with twice the number of people it was designed to accommodate.Texas authorities are working with the Mexican consulate to identify the victims, and the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating.
The Dixie Fire, the largest wildfire in California, destroyed homes and businesses in a mountain town in Plumas County late on August 4.This footage, by Craig Philpott, shows a “God Bless America” sign blowing as the fire burns in Greenville.The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the town’s main street was gutted.Mandatory evacuation orders were in place after the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office had warned residents they were in “imminent danger”.By Wednesday, the Dixie Fire had grown to 274,139 acres and was 35 percent contained.A Red Flag Warning was in place in the county until the evening of August 5, with officials warning of hot, dry, and windy conditions. Credit: Craig Philpott via Storyful
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Food critics Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles became life-long friends after joining forces to curate the London Food Month in 2017. The festival won an award for Best Debut Event, which a " heavily refreshed" Grace stole and then accidentally broke!White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton is the podcast that brings together well-known guests to answer three thought-provoking questions over three glasses of wine. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on Instagram (@whitewineqt) & Twitter (@WhiteWineQT) to keep up to date with the latest guests, news and more!