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"The Magic Man" lived up to his moniker in Thursday's gold medal final.
Singapore must never embark on the road of majoritarianism with only the majority Chinese community controlling policy-making, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said.
- Team USA's David Taylor, a wrestler at Penn State, defeated Iran’s Hassan Yazdani to claim gold - With seconds left, Taylor was down 3-2 but managed to get on top of Yazdani to take the lead as time ran out - Taylor won by a combined 33-2 margin on this gold-medal run - Coming into the match, Taylor was 2-0 against Yazdani
Grenada's Kirani James earned bronze, making him the first male in Olympic history to earn three 400-meter medals.
Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya decided to defect as she was being driven to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother told her that it wasn't safe to return home to Belarus. In an exclusive interview with Reuters in Warsaw, she said her family feared she would be sent to a psychiatric ward if she went back to Belarus, and that her grandmother had called her to tell her not to return. "I have always been far from politics, I didn't sign any letters or go to any protests, I didn't say anything against the Belarusian government," she said.
Stock futures opened slightly to the upside Wednesday evening as investors awaited more earnings and data on the labor market's recovery.
An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said.
The 4% forecast is a significantly higher than the Bank's previous estimate of 2.5% peak inflation, made in May.
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Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “I Am Here,” a documentary about 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Ella Blumenthal which recently won the Jury Prize at the Durban Film Festival. Directed by Jordy Sank, “I Am Here” tells Blumenthal’s incredible life story, starting with her youth in Poland during World War II, where she witnessed […]
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The United States on Thursday plans to offer a temporary "safe haven" to thousands of Hong Kong residents, a senior administration official told Reuters, allowing them to extend their stay in the country in response to Beijing's crackdown on democracy in the Chinese territory. President Joe Biden is expected to sign a memorandum directing the State and Homeland Security departments to grant Hong Kong residents in the United States an 18-month "deferral of removal," the official said. The vast majority of Hong Kong residents in the United States are expected to be eligible, but there will be some legal conditions, the person said, calling it a "temporary safe haven."
Greece imposed a night time curfew and banned music on two popular tourist islands on Thursday to contain the spread of COVID-19, its civil protection deputy minister said. The Mediterranean country, which is trying to rebuild a tourist sector hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is also battling a wave of wildfires during a protracted heatwave. The areas affected are the island of Zakynthos in western Greece, where the epidemiological load worsened by 69% from a week earlier, and the city of Chania in Crete where it rose 54%.
Concerns from the Canada and Sweden soccer teams about Tokyo's fierce morning heat have resulted in the late rescheduling and relocation of the Olympic women's final. Rather than kicking off at 11 a.m. local time Friday in Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, the gold-medal match will start at 9 p.m. in Yokohama. “The change makes absolute sense for what the spectacle can be,” Canada coach Bev Priestman said Thursday, on the eve of the final.
EU scientists said that this July has been the third hottest on record, behind only 2019 and 2016, with unusually high temperatures seen in regions from Finland to the United States.Multiple areas were hit with extreme weather events last month - in line with scientists' consensus that global warming is making heatwaves more likely and more severe. And that a hotter planet will lead to heavier rainfall.Copernicus Climate Change Service Senior Scientist, Freja Vamborg, says it’s part of a long-term warming trend."The results from this month's release of Copernicus Climate Change data show that globally July was the joint warmest on record - joined with last year - and of course with the global warming trend, we will see record breaking months and years as we move forward, and because of this underlying trend. But then of course there are slight variations on top of that so not every year is going to be warmer than the next or every month."Record-breaking heat in the United States and Canada, which began in June, killed hundreds of people and fanned wildfires. While China, Belgium, and Germany experienced deadly floods caused by extreme rainfall. Some regions, including Germany and parts of Russia, were slightly colder than average.Copernicus' records go back to 1950 but are cross-checked with other datasets that trace back to the mid-19th century.
The IOC has finally listened to Canada and Sweden and moved the game.
The ordeal unfolded at around 5.30am on Wednesday morning at Luton rail station, Beds.
Hundreds of business leaders representing large Brazilian banks and companies on Thursday published a letter titled "Elections will be respected", in an apparent rebuke of President Jair Bolsonaro's recent threats against the 2022 elections. "The principle of a healthy democracy is that elections are held and all involved accept its results," the letter said. Bolsonaro has repeatedly said if the printed ballots system is not adopted, the 2022 elections would not be held.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption said on Monday (August 2) that Wong had provided "entertainment to induce others to vote", after he performed two songs and appealed to the audience to vote for pro-democracy activist Au Nok-hin in a 2018 legislative by-election."Hong Kongers will continue to sing. Hong Kongers will continue to hang in there," Wong told reporters outside the Eastern Magistrates' Court after the hearing.Prosecutors at the court did not pursue the charge against Wong, saying a bind-over order - to prevent certain behaviour from occurring in future, which is neither a conviction nor a punishment - would suffice.
India will deploy a "neutral force" at the frontier of two states in its north-east, after their long-running border dispute escalated into a deadly showdown, officials said Thursday.