Some Chinese shun grueling careers for 'low-desire life'
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Some Chinese shun grueling careers for 'low-desire life'
Outspoken US comedian Kathy Griffin, whose decades-long stand-up career was briefly derailed in 2017 after a grisly stunt with a prop depicting Donald Trump's severed head, said Monday that she has lung cancer.
A vacationer surveyed the blackened landscape along the road between the resorts of İcmeler and Marmaris as wildfires continued to rage in southern Turkey on August 2.Video shared by Nina Terekhova shows the charred vegetation along the mountainous road, while hillsides in the distance also show signs of fire damage.The death toll from the devastating wildfires in Turkey had risen to eight by August 1, reports citing health officials said.Turkey’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry said fire crews had brought under control some 129 forest fires burning in 31 provinces over the previous six days.Officials said nine fires continue in four provinces: Antalya, Mugla, Isparta, and Denizli. Credit: Nina Terekhova via Storyful
Monday in Japan, the USWNT fell flat against Canada, failing to score for the second straight match and losing 1-0 in the Olympic Semifinal. Gymnast Jade Carey bounced back triumphantly in the Floor Exercise, grabbing the second gymnastics Gold of the Games for Team USA. Kendra Harrison earned silver in the 100M hurdles. The US Women’s basketball team extended its win streak to 52 games with a W over France. Team USA baseball battled in a back-and-forth affair with Japan in the Olympic quarterfinal, but fell just short in the 10th inning as Japan hit a walk-off single.
Turkish authorities were continuing to battle nine wildfires across four provinces on Monday, August 2, and had brought 129 fires under control over the previous six days, forestry minister Bekir Pakdemirli said.Several tourist areas remained affected by the fires, including the district of Marmaris in Mugla province, on the country’s southwest coast. This footage, taken on Sunday in the village of Turunc, close to the town of Marmaris, shows water-bombing helicopters in flight, silhouetted by smoke and sunlight.By Sunday, at least eight people had been killed in the fires – seven in Manavgat and one in Marmaris – according to the Turkey’s health minister, Fahrettin Koca.The Turkish Red Crescent was providing support, including food, to firefighters and people affected by the fires. The Turkish coast guard said it was helping to evacuate coastal communities. Credit: @TuruncBeachHouseArt via Storyful
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research said that inflation would soar to almost double the Bank of England's target rate in early 2022.
Former Liverpool and England winger Stewart Downing announced his retirement on Monday.
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European Union regulators are opening an in-depth investigation of Facebook's plan to buy Kustomer over concerns that the deal would stifle competition for customer relationship management software. The EU Commission said Monday it's also investigating the acquisition because of worries that Facebook would get more data for personalized ads, handing it even more of an advantage in the online advertising market. “Our investigation aims to ensure that the transaction will not harm businesses or consumers, and that any data that Facebook gets access to does not distort competition," EU Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, the bloc's top competition watchdog, said in a press statement.
India is the only real longshot remaining of the four teams in the semifinals.
Stephen Wall, 50, started stalking Sherry Ashby weeks after she broke up with him in March last year, Warwick Crown Court heard.
Beirut blast survivor Shady Rizk remembers August 4 of last year like it was yesterday, when a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate exploded in the Lebanese capital's port, just moments from his office."Every day is August 4, every day, every day. Every day, I remember the blast or remember what happened on that dreadful day."Rizk was working for an internet provider when smoke started rising from the initial explosion.He was filming the scene when a second blast hit. Over 200 people were killed, thousands injured, and the city was left in ruin. Rizk needed 350 stitches all over his face and body, and his vision has been partially impaired. He now considers the day of his near-death experience as his re-birth. But, as doctors continue to extract debris from his body, the trauma remains. "I am still healing. Until now, there's a lot of scars that didn't yet heal. There's still a lot of glass, and it looks like there will still be glass coming out and more scars appearing. The internal scars are even worse, I may physically heal eventually but psychologically, I don't know when I will heal."Rizk is one of many Lebanese angry about the stalling of an investigation into the blast 12 months on. He is now seeking a fresh start in Canada, where he hopes to live by October this year. "I don't feel safe in my country, this is why I want to leave. I want to leave and this is the hardest decision I took in my life."Currently though, he lives at his family home in a Beirut suburb, which looks out onto the port.A constant reminder of that day. "I honestly don't know what I will do on August 4 but for sure, I will be on the streets, I will be here."
The actor said she was starting to turn a corner.
Shares in British supermarket Morrisons hit almost eight-year highs on Monday on investor hopes that the rebuffed U.S. private equity group CD&R would return with a higher offer to counter Fortress' in the $8.8 billion bid battle. At 272 pence per share, Morrisons' stock has jumped well above the 252 pence recommended offer from Softbank-owned Fortress. CD&R has until next Monday to make a counter bid.
Italian health authorities have announced that the country will recognize COVID-19 certificates issued by five countries outside the European Union, including the U.S. and U.K., in what amounts to good news for international film delegations set to attend the upcoming Venice Film Festival. However the ordinance, issued late last week by Italy’s Ministry of Health, […]
A Belarusian athlete sought amnesty in the Polish embassy in Tokyo in a diplomatic controversy playing out on the sideline of the Games, as Simone Biles said she would be back to compete in the final gymnastics event. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who took refuge in the Polish embassy on Monday a day after refusing her team's orders to board a flight home from the Olympic Games, has been granted a humanitarian visa by the Warsaw government. Tsimanouskaya, 24, had been due to compete in the women's 200 metre heats on Monday, but her Games was cut short when she was taken to the airport to board a Turkish Airlines flight.
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine has been sold for north of $900 million to a media company backed by the private-equity firm Blackstone Group Inc. Witherspoon and Sarah Harden, the company’s CEO, will join the board of the new company and will continue to oversee day-to-day operations. They will also remain significant equity holders. The Wall […]
Italy’s fire and rescue service, Vigili del Fuoco, reported hundreds of interventions as wildfires raged across Italy last week.Over 800 interventions were carried out in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday, July 31, Vigili del Fuoco said. They said 250 interventions were in Sicily, 130 in Puglia and Calabria, 90 in Lazio, and 70 in Campania.This aerial footage shows the firefighters tackling a fire in the Dannunziana forest near Pescara, in the Abruzzo region, on Sunday. At least 100 people were evacuated from their homes as well as a convent and two beaches.Wildfires continued to burn on Monday, August 2, with firefighters tackling a blaze in the hills of San Giacomo degli Schiavoni near Termoli. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful
Global Outreach Doctors Board of Directors and Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Natasha Kathuria joined Yahoo Finance on July 23 to discuss COVID-19 and the spread of the Delta variant.
Stocks gained on Monday, looking to kick off August trading on a high note after a winning July.
In 1975, the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia, establishing a regime whose fanatical policies led to the death of more than a quarter of the country’s population. In “Maly, Maly, Maly,” two cousins, Ves and Maly, get stoned and watch a porno film in their uncle’s video store before a party to celebrate the reincarnation of Maly’s mother in another cousin’s baby.