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Iran will not continue with its plans for prisoner swaps with the United States, an unnamed Iranian official told the semi-official Nour News agency on Tuesday, accusing Washington of "breaches" against efforts to free the detainees. "With the continuing Biden administration ... breaches, there is no incentive on Iran's part to continue this process and therefore the exchanges issue in its current form will be completely removed from its agenda," the official told Nour News, which is close to Iran's top national security body. Last month, Iran said a prisoner swap deal had been agreed, though Washington had denied it.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (3 August) reported 102 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 65,315.
After another failed bid to win an Olympic diving medal when he finished last in the men's 3 metre springboard finals on Tuesday, six-times Olympian Ken Terauchi of Japan said he was considering his future in the sport. The crowd at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre cheered and applauded when the 40-year-old Terauchi emerged from the pool after his final dive. "The applause made me realise that the Olympics are made up by many different people, including athletes, coaches and staff," Terauchi told reporters.
A whole lotta love is heading to the Venice Film Festival, which has just added the forthcoming Led Zeppelin feature documentary to its lineup. The film will screen out of competition. More to come.
On what was likely to be her Olympic swansong, Simon Biles clinched a bronze medal in the women's balance beam event at the Tokyo Olympics.
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China's Guan Chenchen won the balance beam gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday while Simone Biles of the United States returned to action to claim bronze. Tang Xijing, also of China, took silver on the final day of competition at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Not seen in competition since last Tuesday when she abruptly dropped out of the team event after one vault, citing mental health issues, Biles made a fearless return to win bronze and even more respect.
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 3 ― A 28-year-old man, who had attempted to swim across to Seberang Perai from Tanjung City Marina here last month, jumped into the sea again yesterday but this time, he aimed to...
The Canadian diver who scored 0.0 in the women’s 3m springboard semi-final after taking a pin-drop says she's isn't giving up on her dream of an Olympic medal.
Simone Biles earned a third place bronze medal in the balance beam final on Tuesday after returning to the Tokyo Olympics. Wearing the number 392, Biles was the second gymnast to perform. She looked strong and confident, and beamed a huge smile of relief after making a solid landing. Her grin slipped somewhat after learning […]
It's Biles' seventh, and almost certainly last, career Olympic medal, and it was about so much more than one performance.
Hong Kong online news outlet Initium announced it was relocating to Singapore on Tuesday citing fading press freedoms, the first local media to quit the financial hub as authorities crack down on dissent.
After Taiwan beat China in the badminton men's doubles final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday, gold medalist Wang Chi-Lin made a Facebook comment that cast a spotlight on a contentious debate on the Chinese-claimed island: "I'm from Taiwan". Wang's team competes at the Olympics as "Chinese Taipei" at the insistence of Beijing, which sees Taiwan as part of "one China" and has never ruled out the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control. But with its first gold in badminton plus nine other medals and counting, Taiwan's best-ever Olympic performance has revived an old debate on the island over the practice by international organisations of referring to Taiwan as Chinese, and whether the island should compete under the name "Taiwan".
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A firefighter can be seen showing off his skipping rope skills at a youth rally in Ashland, Virginia, in footage posted on July 31.Firefighter Jonathan Adams enjoyed some downtime with The Swingers Jump Rope Team at the event at Brown Grove Baptist Church that afternoon.Hanover County Fire-EMS Department shared the footage to Facebook, saying “#engagetodaysyouth” in the post. Credit: Hanover County Fire-EMS Department via Storyful
Britain's reign as masters of the Olympic men's team pursuit ended when they were crushed by world champions Denmark in a dramatic heat at the Izu Velodrome on Tuesday. With three-times gold medal winner Ed Clancy having pulled out injured on the morning of the race, Britain were always up against it and they were no match for the Danes. The heat finished in chaotic fashion, though, as Denmark's lead man Frederik Madsen caught Clancy's replacement Charlie Tanfield who had fallen off the pace.
Skaters in New York are rolling into Central Park, hoping to sweat away the stress of a global pandemic and a fight for justice that shook many of them to their coreLynna Davis - AKA "Lynna the Moving Star" - is Vice President of the Central Park Dance Association."Mr. Floyd got murdered, and COVID-19 and all of the other things that came along with, being inside for so long and wearing masks. You have to find a way to get that stress off...I put my skates on, and I just had to roll through it all."The association suspended its official activities last summer.But Davis, and others, skated through the shutdown.Open since April, the skating rink is now bringing in an audience along with the performers."It's like musicians, you know, how you can listen to a hundred different musicians and they have a hundred different sounds. Nobody sounds alike. Same thing with roller-skating. Nobody skates alike."Some skaters said they were mindful of clouds on the horizon as the Delta variant spreads like wildfire through parts of the United States.But barring new covid curbs, the association said they plan to keep the party going through September.
French distributor Pathe has announced a delay in the release of its big budget historical drama “Eiffel.” The film is due to receive its French premiere on Aug. 24, 2021 at the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angouleme. Its commercial release was scheduled for the following day, Aug. 25. In a circular, the distributor said Tuesday […]