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PETALING JAYA, July 29 ― Johor man Christopher Cheong lost a close friend of his in Kenneth to testicular cancer this year. It was hard for him as it meant not being able to read books together and...
Heavy rain and thunder across Tokyo forced organisers to delay the start of the BMX racing semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday morning, as they scrambled to remove water from the course. Although Tokyo avoided a direct hit from tropical storm Nepartak earlier this week, the capital has seen intermittent rains and on Friday the city was lashed with rain. Organisers delayed the start of the BMX event, originally scheduled for 10:45 a.m. (0145 GMT) by 45 minutes.
One of Fox News’ staunchest sponsors, MyPillow, has asked for its all of commercials to taken off the news channel after Fox balked at the claims that the company hoped to make in a potential new ad campaign. In a statement late Thursday, Fox News confirmed a report by The Wall Street Journal that Mike […]
GEORGE TOWN, July 30 — A Korean semiconductor company, Simmtech Holdings Inc, is setting up its first plant in Malaysia with a RM508 million (USD120 million) investment in Penang. Simmtech...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is "deeply concerned with the increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment, and intimidation of U.S. and other foreign journalists" covering recent floods in China's Henan province, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Thursday. China's harsh rhetoric toward news it perceives as critical "has provoked negative public sentiment leading to tense, in-person confrontations and harassment" of journalists, Price said in a statement.
Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women's 200m breaststroke on Friday in a world record time of 2:18.95 to deliver South Africa's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games while Emma McKeon won the 100m freestyle for Australia's sixth gold in the pool. Russian Evgeny Rylov won the men's 200m backstroke for his second gold of the week. Schoenmaker, who had already claimed silver in the 100m breaststroke on Tuesday, powered to the finish 0.97 seconds ahead of American Lilly King, with Annie Lazor of the United States in third.
Commissioner Adam Silver invited Terrence Clark's mother, sister, and brother on stage to share the moment.
Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. The Harvard-educated civil rights attorney and former taxi driver, who for decades carried his faded 1953 auto union membership card in his wallet died Thursday, his family announced in a statement. First elected to the Senate in 1978, Levin represented Michigan longer than any other senator, targeting tax shelters, supporting manufacturing jobs and pushing for military funding.
Americans Lilly King and Annie Lazor, training partners and close friends, medaled together in the 200-meter breaststroke.
Australia forward Aron Baynes has been ruled out of the rest of the Tokyo Olympics after slipping in the bathroom and aggravating a neck injury, Team Australia officials said on Friday. The Toronto Raptors 2.09m-tall player, who scored 14 points in just over 14 minutes in Australia's 86-83 win over Italy on Wednesday, will need several weeks to recover and is currently being treated in a Tokyo hospital.
Strong winds that were produced by a microburst from a collapsing thunderstorm led to damages in Georgetown, Texas, on July 28, according to the National Weather Service.Cody Holder filmed this dramatic video that shows massive winds smashing a tree and bringing up objects from the ground. Holder wrote on a Twitter post that the tree was “leaning pretty hard but it’s salvageable.”A microburst is “a localized column of sinking air” within a thunderstorm and can cause wind speeds as much as 100 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Cody Holder via Storyful
The women's 100 metres preliminary heats kicked-off the track and field portion of the Tokyo Games on Friday at a spectator-less Olympic Stadium. With cloud cover offering athletes some respite from the stifling heat, Congo's Natacha Akamabi Ngoye qualified the fastest for the next round with her season's best time of 11.47 seconds. Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will begin her quest to become the first woman to win three Olympic 100m gold medals later in the afternoon.
Lies, ego, hubris and self-deception: US experts are counting up the reasons for failure in the two-decade US war in Afghanistan, calling it ill-fated from the beginning, comparable to the American experience in Vietnam.
Scientific studies with poor methodology and inaccurate findings are exacerbating a Covid-19 misinformation crisis that is discouraging vaccination and putting lives at risk.
Big Tech goliaths like Facebook and Amazon unveiled whopping profits this week, showing their dominance in lockdown lifestyles is on course to grow well beyond the pandemic.
Governments around the world on Thursday raced to head off a surge in coronavirus cases driven by the Delta variant, with US President Joe Biden offering new incentives to vaccine holdouts and Israel authorizing booster shots.
Bathurst, the series' most high-profile race, had been scheduled to run from Oct. 7 to 10 but will now be held from Nov. 4 to 7 due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in New South Wales. "With the ever-changing COVID landscape, our teams and broadcast partners have agreed it is in all our stakeholders' best interests commercially and competitively to move our premier event to a later date," Supercars Chief Executive Sean Seamer said in a statement. The recent reintroduction of travel restrictions between New Zealand and Australia mean teams will not be able to move across the Tasman Sea to compete while similar border closures in Western Australia have led to the cancellation of the race in Perth.
The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the Lakers' 22nd pick in Thursday's draft, ESPN reported. The blockbuster deal will see the Southern California native who played for UCLA return to his roots and join forces with LeBron James and Anthony Davis to create the NBA's latest big three.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for the third eviction of “Big Brother” season 23 The “Big Brother” houseguests evicted their third contestant on Thursday night, and in news that surprised absolutely no one, the unlucky winner was Brent. As usual, the remaining houseguests recorded goodbye messages for their fallen comrade — and Hannah was all too thrilled to say goodbye. According to Brent, even he wasn’t surprised at his eviction, even though every piece of footage shown of him included some variation