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Catch up on everything that happened today at the Tokyo Games.
In an interview, Biles reflected on how these Games have changed and helped her mental health, and even hinted that she might return in 2024.
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant.
A San Jose resident filmed footage of a large brush fire burning near buildings in Milpitas on July 27, in what he described as “an apocalyptic scene”.Video shot by William Justo shows smoke from the McCarthy Fire rising over the area and ash falling from the sky.“An apocalyptic scene … A large brushfire was burning along the Coyote Creek late this afternoon near my work. I saw the plume of smoke from the brushfire as soon as I left my work,” Justo said in an Instagram post.“I quickly took footage & observed the fire closer. It also appeared that many people were being drawn to the area to check the fire out … This fire season has been something else,” he wrote. Credit: William Justo via Storyful
British vaccine developer is honored with a Barbie dollSarah Gilbert is a professor at Oxford Universityand the co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine(SOUNDBITE) (English) CO-DESIGNER OF THE OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA VACCINE AND PROFESSOR OF VACCINOLOGY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SARAH GILBERT, ON HAVING A BARBIE DOLL MADE, SAYING:"It's a very strange concept having a Barbie doll created in my likeness. I hope it will be part of making it more normal for girls to think about careers in science - although to be honest, when I was a young girl, I never believed that I wouldn't have a career in science."Gilbert's Barbie shares the scientist's long auburn hairoversized black glassesand wears a navy blue pantsuit and white blouse(SOUNDBITE) (English) CO-DESIGNER OF THE OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA VACCINE AND PROFESSOR OF VACCINOLOGY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SARAH GILBERT, ON WHERE SHE IS GOING TO KEEP HER DOLL, SAYING:"I think I will probably keep it in my office at work, along with some other trophies from 2020 and 2021."
The Mediterranean has become a wildfire hotspot, with Turkey hit by its most intense blazes on record and a heatwave producing a high risk of further fires and smoke pollution around the region, a European Union atmosphere monitor said on Wednesday. Wildfires are raging in countries including Greece and Turkey, where thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and on Tuesday a fire threatened to reach a coal-fired power plant. The fires have struck as Southern Europe experiences an intense heatwave, with some places in Greece on Tuesday recording temperatures of over 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit).
Commentators at climbing's Olympic debut in Tokyo are compensating for mostly empty venues with a wall of encouragement for the athletes, as the sport's inclusion brings a splash of youth appeal to the world's largest sporting event. The language reflects not only climbing's geographic heartlands but also its countercultural leanings and tradition of positivity and overcoming personal challenges.
Take a look at this adorable little girl and her positive energy as she enjoys her best life at the beach! Cuteness overload!
A mother caught this sweet moment between her kids and it's incredibly sweet! Watch as this big brother gives the most heartful hug to his little sister. Amazing!
It looks like this owner and his dog have an incredible bond, and they share such funny and cute moments! Check out how adorable this clip is!
The federal borrowing limit has once again expired, prompting three months of fake drama over what would happen if America went broke.
The New York Times Company announced its second quarter earnings Wednesday, revealing the media brand has just hit 8 million subscribers. Times leadership would like to see 8.5 million subscribers by year’s end. The company adding 142,000 new digital subscribers, of whom 77,000 subscribed to the News app and 65,000 subscribed to Cooking and Games. New York Times Company president and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien said in a statement, “Just after the end of the second quarter, The Times crossed anoth
"Meet our first three celebrities, tonight 7pm," tweeted the official Strictly Twitter account.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Britain's Ben Maher on his horse Explosion won individual show jumping gold at the Olympics on Wednesday in a hair-raising jump-off with three Swedes in the top five. Sweden's Peder Fredricson on All In retained his individual silver medal, and the Netherland's Maikel van der Vleuten on Beauville Z won bronze in an all-male podium for the sport in which women and men compete on equal terms. "He grew wings for me... He's a real athlete, he's not a normal horse," Maher, who had a back operation last year, said of his gelding.
Jasprit Bumrah struck in the first over to dismiss Rory Burns for a duck before Mohammed Siraj removed Zak Crawley, with England 61-2 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
Firefighters worked through the night into August 4 in efforts to contain a destructive fire that broke out in the north Athens suburb of Varympompi.At least 520 firefighters were deployed, officials said, with assistance from the Greek Army.Residents were told to evacuate from multiple areas due to the threat, with the fire continuing to spread on the morning of August 4, according to local reports. Images published by Kathimerini showed a number of businesses, residences and vehicles were destroyed.Dozens of volunteers have also joined the effort to contain the flames, according to Kathimerini. Local mayor Spyros Vrettos said the destruction was "incalculable”, and that dozens of homes were lost.This footage, captured by Twitter user @ringwanderin, shows plumes of dark smoke rising into the sky in Varympompi on August 3. Credit: @ringwanderin via Storyful
That's where the discussion's been centered in the 400 hurdles races, and it doesn't make much sense.
Heptathlon world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson's Olympic bid ended abruptly on Wednesday when she collapsed to the track during the 200 metres event, months after she suffered an Achilles tendon injury. The Briton won her hurdles heat and cleared 1.86 metres in the high jump before pulling up in the fourth event, crumpling to the ground and grasping her right ankle as volunteers offered her a wheelchair to take her off the track. Johnson-Thompson waved them away, bravely rising to her feet and hobbling to the finish line as the few onlookers inside the Olympic Stadium applauded her.
Italian renewable energy group ERG said on Wednesday a cybersecurity breach had caused only minor disruption to its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, adding all its plants were working properly. Earlier on Wednesday Italian newspaper La Repubblica said ERG had been targeted by a ransomware attack on Friday, citing hackers claiming responsibility for the action. In a statement replying to the report, ERG said it was addressing incidents affecting ICT systems and had immediately activated its cybersecurity procedures.
ADP released its monthly report on private payrolls Wednesday morning.