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Turkey's wildfires did not damage the main units of the Kemerkoy coal-fired powerplant in the southwestern part of the country, President Tayyip Erdogan's communications director, Fahrettin Altun, said on Twitter on Thursday. "The main units of the power station were not seriously damaged according to the initial examination following the evacuation of the facility," Altun said. Eight people have been killed in a more than 150 wildfires which have erupted in the last week, the worst in the country's history, President Erdogan said.
China should stop giving tax breaks to online video gaming firms because the industry has grown and some of its companies have now become globally influential players, the state-backed Securities Times newspaper said on Thursday. The report https://stock.stcn.com/djjd/202108/t20210805_3510376.html comes as the Chinese video gaming industry has in recent days become a topic of multiple state media reports, triggering investor concerns that the industry could be next in line to be targeted by Beijing regulators. On Tuesday, the state-backed Economic Information Daily called online video games "spiritual opium" in an article that went viral and wiped $60 billion off the share price of gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd at one point.
A thick cloud of smoke surrounded one of the most famous landmarks of the ancient world on Wednesday: the Parthenon in the Greek capitol of Athens.A wildfire tore through a forest on the city outskirts, leaving behind scorched earth and scores of gutted homes, businesses and vehicles.The fire began Tuesday about 12 miles north of Athens, but fire fighters managed to slightly subdue it by Wednesday morning.Nikos Hardalias, who works for the government’s civil protection bureau, told Athens residents to stay indoors to protect themselves from smoke pollution."I want to stress once more, it is absolutely necessary to take care, the weather conditions are extreme, the danger for wildfire is very high in the majority of the country, today and for the upcoming days."Fires were also burning on the island of Evia and in the western Peloponnese, where villages were evacuated near the site of the first Olympic Games.Greece is facing its most severe heatwave in 30 years, with temperatures hitting nearly a high of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.The heat and strong winds are fanning Greece’s fires over the border into Turkey.To try to stop it, France and Sweden have sent their own firefighters.That reinforcement is expected to arrive on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fatt will be awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities by the Hong Kong Baptist University this Saturday. Hong Kong portal hk01.com reported that...
In addition to the Olympic glory, athletes who medal at the games are also earning some hefty payouts for reaching the podium.
The 22-year-old went from making the finals by less than a point to winning a medal by less than a point.
Take a look at some of the incredible Olympic imagery from the talented photographers on the ground in Japan.
Canada warned its citizens on Thursday that Hong Kong authorities can prevent people leaving the city under a new law that has raised fears of Chinese mainland-style exit bans.
President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. The new eviction moratorium announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could run into opposition at the Supreme Court, where one justice in late June warned the administration not to act further without explicit congressional approval. Landlords from Alabama whose bid to lift the earlier pause on evictions failed returned to federal court in Washington late Wednesday, asking for an order that would allow evictions to resume.
Quan Hongchan of China advanced to the women's 10 metre platform diving finals in first place after a series of strong dives at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, while her compatriot Chen Yuxi came a close second. Quan, 14, is the youngest athlete of the Chinese team at the Tokyo Games. After finishing second in the preliminaries on Wednesday, Quan took an early lead in the semi-finals, performing an impressive dive and earning 85.50 points in the first round.
The Rio 2016 medalist defend their titles in the Tokyo Games.
Ryan Crouser broke his own Olympic record on his way to defending his shot put title Thursday on a hot day in Tokyo. On his last attempt, Crouser went 23.30 meters (76 feet, 5½ inches) to earn the first track and field gold medal for the American men at the Tokyo Games. U.S. teammate Joe Kovacs finished second and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand was third.
Google co-founder Larry Page was allowed into New Zealand despite its closed border, officials confirmed Thursday, reportedly seeking hospital treatment for one of his children.
PE teacher hits back at student Ain Husniza with legal action. This article, Don’t give money to unendorsed petitions, says student asked to pay RM1 million to teacher, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah prompted a rare climbdown from social media giant Facebook after being banned for posting footage of her own victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
JOHOR BARU, Aug 5 ― Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman pled not guilty today to two counts of money laundering totalling RM100,000 at the Sessions Court here. The two charges were framed under...
For the fourth straight Olympics, the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter relay team failed to medal in an event America used to own. As usual, a botched baton pass was the culprit.
The US 4x100m relay squad were left digesting another Olympic debacle on Thursday, failing to qualify for the final after a performance branded a "total embarrassment" by Carl Lewis.
Japan's Hiromu Inada is watching the Tokyo Olympics hoping to pick up some tips from the athletes before he competes in next year's Ironman world championship, at the age of 90.
Australia will provide one-off cash payments of US$60,000 to many Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families as children, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, to redress what he described as a "shameful" period in the nation's history.