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According to the RAC, prices at the pump now cost consumers 135.13p per litre of petrol, the highest level since September 2013.
Since when are silver and bronze worth as much as gold? Come on, United States.
Hundreds of athletes have come to an Olympic Games and never returned to the home nation they represented in the pool, on the mat or on the track. The sprinter from Belarus, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who left Tokyo early Wednesday to seek refuge, fits into that long tradition — yet with a unique reason. Most athletes who defected competed under a kind of flag of convenience – traveling to the Summer Games from eastern Europe with a plan to head west.
Skateboarder Sky Brown, 13, said a life-threatening accident only made her stronger as she became Britain's youngest Olympic medallist on Wednesday -- and set her sights on doubling up with surfing in 2024.
Two-time NBA champion and three-time Olympic medalist Pau Gasol won an election Wednesday at the Tokyo Games that means he'll be mixing with royals and representing athletes for the next seven years at the International Olympic Committee. Gasol was one of 30 candidates who were competing at the ballot box and in their Olympic sports in Tokyo. Polls closed Tuesday, the day Gasol played six minutes in Spain’s 95-81 loss to the United States in the quarterfinals.
Ashley will reportedly step down as chief executive of Sports Direct and take the role of deputy chairman at parent company Frasers Group.
New Zealand will play five Twenty20 internationals in Bangladesh in September, the national board announced Wednesday.
India is sending a naval task force to the South China Sea this month to expand security ties with friendly countries, officials said on Wednesday, signalling its intent to play a bigger role in regional efforts to counter China. The Indian military has been traditionally wary of antagonising China but the mood has hardened following clashes between troops on the disputed land border last year. The government has since drawn closer to the United States in efforts to push back against China.
Sony upgraded its full-year profit forecast Wednesday on the back of a strong quarterly performance, although the pandemic boom enjoyed by the gaming sector is slowing.
Ubisoft Singapore's Managing Director Darryl Long sat down with Yahoo Esports and Gaming to discuss the Singapore studio as well as how his experience in Ubisoft's other offices has helped him in this role.
The queen's representative in New Zealand said Prince Harry and Meghan discussed moving to the South Pacific country during their 2018 visit, more than a year before the couple stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States. Governor-General Patsy Reddy also told The Associated Press in an interview she believes the British monarch should remain New Zealand's head of state and described the hand-typed letters she sends to Queen Elizabeth II. Reddy, 67, will leave her largely ceremonial role representing the queen in New Zealand in October after a 5-year term.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -Two people died and more than 40 others suffered injuries when a fast train from Munich collided with a commuter passenger train in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Four people who were seriously injured had been taken away by helicopter and seven others required surgery, while 31 were injured lightly in the crash near the western Czech town of Domazlice, the regional rescue service said. "The Ex 351 went through a signal indicating Stop...and collided with a passenger train," Transport Minister Karel Havlicek said on Twitter, referring to the express train from Munich to Prague.
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya will arrive in Warsaw later on Wednesday, Poland-based Belarusian opposition politician Pavel Latushko said, after she boarded a flight to Vienna from Tokyo.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Wednesday picked Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as their special envoy to Myanmar, in a breakthrough after months of delay for regional mediation to help end the country's deepening crisis. In a joint statement after their annual meeting, foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asians said Erywan will begin his work in Myanmar to “build trust and confidence with full access to all parties concerned." The 10-nation bloc has been under increasing international pressure to act on violence and instability in Myanmar, an ASEAN member where the military in February toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and cracked down on opponents.
Wearing his gold medal, Max Whitlock hugged his wife and daughter after touching down at Heathrow Airport.
European markets continued their upward trajectory for the week at the opening bell in London.
The latest edition of the Locarno Film Festival’s Open Doors section, which highlights new projects and fresh voices from Asia, feels like a culmination in more ways than one. After an entirely remote affair last time around, Open Doors is adopting a hybrid in-person and online approach this time around, welcoming more than half of […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 ― Fans of Star Wars rejoice as Tamagotchi is introducing two versions of its special R2-D2 edition. The virtual pet will allow owners to care for and play with their virtual...
The director-producer wants an exclusive theatrical release for the animated feature
Macau ordered compulsory coronavirus testing for all residents on Wednesday after a family of four was found to be carrying the Delta variant, breaking the city's record of over 16 months virus-free.