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Political tension played out around a Belarusian sprinter at the Tokyo Games on Monday while organisers said they were looking into a gesture https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-ioc-says-looking-into-gesture-used-by-us-athlete-saunders-podium-2021-08-02 by U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders, a potential breach of rules banning protests on medal podiums. But amid the politics, Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn dazzled https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-camacho-quinn-dazzles-100m-hurdles-gold-tentoglou-grabs-long-jump-2021-08-02 in the 100 metres hurdles, and Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump in a spectacular final leap https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-camacho-quinn-dazzles-100m-hurdles-gold-tentoglou-grabs-long-jump-2021-08-02.
Simone Biles is returning to competition in Tokyo. The 2016 Olympic champion will compete in the balance beam finals on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old Biles won bronze on beam in Rio de Janeiro five years ago and qualified for the eight-woman final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on the first weekend of the Games.
President Ashraf Ghani on Monday blamed Aghanistan's fast-deteriorating security situation on a "sudden" decision by the United States to withdraw its troops, but said his government had a plan to bring conditions under control within six months. Taliban insurgents have moved in on three provincial capitals in the last few days, amid rapid advances nationwide since Washington said it planned a complete withdrawal of troops by September. "The current situation is due to a sudden decision on the withdrawal of the international troops," Ghani told the Afghan parliament in a speech.
The British government plans to warn holidaymakers against visiting popular tourist destinations such as Spain because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Times reported on Monday. The Times did not specify what particular concerns Britain had about Spain. Britain has double vaccinated a higher proportion of its population against COVID-19 than most other countries, but the government has prevented travel to many countries by imposing rules that the travel industry says is hobbling the economy.
Tom Daley has been spotted knitting again at the Olympics - this time making a large Team GB-inspired creation.
“American Epic” director Bernard MacMahon has revealed the title of his long-awaited and recently completed Led Zeppelin feature documentary: “Becoming Led Zeppelin.” The project, which was first announced in 2019, has unprecedented access to the band, marking the first and only time the group has participated in a documentary in 50 years. “’Becoming Led Zeppelin’ […]
The model's weekend was a world away from her millionaire lifestyle.
After withdrawing from the team competition, the all-around and three event finals, Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam exercise final.
Army patrols hit the streets of Sydney on Monday to help enforce coronavirus curbs, as Australia struggles to stop the Delta variant from spreading.Around 300 unarmed military personnel have been tasked with going door-to-door, checking that people who have tested positive are isolating at home.They're also accompanying police officers on the hunt for rule-breakers, combing neighbourhoods that have emerged as hotspots as the country's largest city enters its sixth week of lockdown.The state of New South Wales, home to Sydney, reported 207 new cases in the past 24 hours.That follows a 16-month high recorded late last week.Meanwhile, a lockdown in Australia's third-biggest city, Brisbane, has been extended.Due to end on Tuesday, it will now stay in place until the end of Sunday.Throughout the global health crisis, Australia has managed to keep its cases relatively low.But its vaccination drive has lagged many other developed countries.Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under fire for his handling of the pandemic.He's promised that lockdowns will ease once the country vaccinates 70% of eligible citizens, which should happen - he said - by the end of the year.Only around 20% have been inoculated so far.
UK aerospace and defence company Meggitt is to be taken over by US rival Parker Hannifin in a £6.3bn deal.
Simone Biles is set to return to competition at the Olympic Games for the closing women's gymnastics beam final on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — A British woman is seeking donations from the public for a surgery to reduce the size of her breasts. This was after her request for the procedure was denied by the UK’s...
Wanting to help a childhood friend who had been charged in court for housebreaking, a man stood bail for him, but had part of his bail sum forfeited when his friend failed to appear in court.
Revenge will be on Joe Root's mind when he leads England in a five-test series against Virat Kohli's India beginning in Nottingham on Wednesday, kicking off a new World Test Series (WTC) cycle in the process. Both sides are smarting from the mauling they received from New Zealand in June with England losing at home and India in the WTC final in Southampton.
Four-time Olympic diving gold medallist Shi Tingmao has revealed her struggles with depression, joining US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles in openly discussing her mental health at the Tokyo Games.
The United States on Monday clinched a top seed in the quarter-finals of Olympic women's basketball, beating a game French team who squeaked through to the next round. Packed with WNBA talent, Team USA completed a sweep of Group B in the preliminary stage 3-0 with the 93-82 victory at the Saitama Super Arena, north of Tokyo. France, now 1-2, will still move on to the knockout stage on Wednesday based on points differences with other third-place teams.
Madagascar has arrested 21 more suspects, including 12 military personnel, in connection with a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina and topple the government, a senior prosecutor said. Six people, one of them a French citizen, were arrested last month on suspicion of involvement in the plot, following what officials described as a months-long investigation in the Indian Ocean island. The military personnel who were arrested include five generals from the army and the gendarmerie and two captains and five non-commissioned officers, Berthine Razafiarivony, of the Antananarivo court of appeal, said late on Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — It appears not only humans are enjoying the sporting highs and lows of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. An adorable Golden Retriever in the UK became an internet star by...
After exploring the blossoming romance between two young Romanian women in his first feature, “Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl,” Bogdan Theodor Olteanu returns with a charged sophomore effort that looks at the fallout when a young actress splits from the boyfriend who slapped her in a jealous fit. “Mia Misses Her Revenge” stars […]