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"Cognitively he's doing well. He knows where he is."
Chinese factory activity weakened in July to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, data showed Saturday, as manufacturing was impacted by slowing demand, weak exports and extreme weather.
Hannah Roberts, tipped as a favourite to win the first women's BMX freestyle gold at the Olympics, had a more productive pandemic than most people. In the past year alone, 19-year-old Roberts bought a home and married her wife Kelsey, all while training for the delayed Tokyo Olympics, where BMX freestyle made its historic debut on Saturday. Roberts earned an average score of 87.70 between her two runs, putting her at the top of the pack ahead of fellow American Perris Benegas and Nikita Ducarroz of Switzerland.
France will take on New Zealand to decide the gold medal winner at the women's Olympic Rugby Sevens after both countries edged through thrilling semi-finals at the Tokyo Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand needed extra time to get past Fiji 22-17 and end their hopes of reprising their men’s gold while France outscored Britain four tries to three for a narrow 26-19 win in the second of the semis. The two winners meet later on Saturday to decide the gold with Britain and Fiji to tussle for bronze.
American BMX racer Connor Fields suffered a brain bleed during a horror crash in Friday's Olympic event but has been moved out of intensive care, according to his mother Lisa. Thanking followers for their "companionship and concern and prayers for Connor", Lisa Fields updated a previous message in which she said surgery was a possibility. "Latest CT scan shows no additional brain injury and no additional bleeding so he has been transferred from ICU critical care to high level care and does not require surgery at this time," she wrote.
U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing two on board, the American military said Saturday. The strike Thursday night on the oil tanker Mercer Street marks the first-known fatal attack after years of assaults on commercial shipping in the region linked to tensions with Iran over its tattered nuclear deal.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The national vaccination rate against the Covid-19 pandemic continues at a steady pace, with approximately 20,014,549 cumulative doses administered so far. According to the...
"Maybe they thought I was joking but I wasn't," said Pearson, who was wholly robbed of his confidence after the rough individual race, during which he felt awful. The quartet - with its de facto leader Katie Zaferes, who picked up bronze in the women's individual event earlier this week - were part of a history-making moment at the Games, as it introduced the mixed-gender event for the first time, with Britain picking up the gold. "We all believed in each other and Katie, you could tell she wasn’t just saying that," said Pearson, standing with team mates Taylor Knibb and Kevin McDowell, who finished an impressive sixth in his individual race.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian police on Friday outlined fresh accusations against a former Supreme Court judge over her links to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise earlier this month, saying she had met with some Colombian mercenaries accused of killing him. The assassination of Moise has plunged the Western hemisphere's poorest nation deeper into chaos, and launched an international manhunt for mercenaries and the murder masterminds across the Americas. Haitian police had earlier this week issued an arrest warrant for Wendelle Coq-Thelot, a former Supreme Court judge who was ousted with two other judges earlier in February when Moise alleged a coup was being planned against him.
Newly crowned Tokyo 2020 Olympics table tennis women singles champion, Chinese paddler Chen Meng, is popular Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming’s cousin.
Blessing Okagbare was provisionally suspended just hours before she was set to run in the 100 meter semifinal.
The good and the ugly side of Olympic athletics were on show on Saturday as Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad sparkled on the track while Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was thrown out of the Games after failing a doping test.
ENOSHIMA, Japan -Saturday's Olympic sailing programme at the Enoshima Yachting Harbour is getting underway after a delay due to a lack of wind, with the Nacra and Finn classes heading out on the water and hopes that the RS:X medal races can still be decided on the day. The day's forecast from World Sailing predicted very light winds of up to eight knots, with gusts of up to 11 knots, but the early morning brought a mild breeze and calm seas, leading the organisers to postpone the start of competition. The medal races in the men's and women's RS:X windsurfing class are due to take place later on Saturday afternoon, but World Sailing officials were unable to say if the winds would be strong enough to proceed.
American Kendra Harrison stayed on course to become the first world record holder to win Olympic gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles in 33 years by safely qualifying through her heats on Saturday. Bulgaria's Yordanka Donkova held the world record when she triumphed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the feat has not been repeated since. A few weeks after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games at the U.S. Olympic trials, Harrison set the world record of 12.20 in London.
"Talking about periods has long been a taboo subject, and we wanted to put an end to this."
USA's Katie Ledecky is making history in the Tokyo Games.
The lakes, located near an industrial park on the outskirts of the Argentine city of Trelew, sprawl across a dusty, desert-like plain and are largely undeveloped. Officials with the municipality of Trelew recently uncovered a truck dumping waste in the watershed, according to posts made by the city on social media.Authorities gave conflicting views to local media, however, on whether the sudden change in colour of the lakes was harmful. Environmentalists were more concerned.Local activist Pablo Lada, a member of Argentina's National Ecological Network (RENACE), told Reuters in an interview that the pink colour could potentially be the result of a dye typically used to give prawns raised nearby their typically rose-colored hue."I think that the pink lagoon uncovered a ...lack of treatment of this waste that has become a big problem," Lada said.Local and regional environmental officials are investigating the cause and potential damage to the lakes but have yet to arrive at any conclusions.
There was a time in America when thousands of fans would don their best suits and shirtwaists, their bowler hats and finest jewelry, and descend on Madison Square Garden in New York to watch the world's best cyclists. In fact, the old arena even lent its name to one of track cycling's signature events, the Madison, a two-person team effort that's returning to the Olympic program for the Tokyo Games. There are 27 cycling tracks spread across the country, but few of them are usable year-round, only three are indoors and just one, near Los Angeles, meets international standards.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — A crowd of about 50 to 60 people have gathered this morning at the Masjid Jamek LRT Station ahead of the #Lawan protest today. A heavy police presence was also seen in the...
Contenders for the men's 800 metres qualified comfortably to the semifinals on Saturday, as they began their mission to become the new Olympic champion amidst the oppressive heat at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium. A new winner is set to emerge in Tokyo for the first time since 2012, after double Olympic gold medallist Kenyan David Rudisha's persistent injuries denied him the chance to defend his title, kicking the race wide open. Botswana's 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos, who boasts this year's world leading time of 1:42.91, advanced to Sunday's semifinals by winning his heat with a 1:45.04.