Cyprus battles largest wildfire in its history
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Cyprus battles largest wildfire in its history
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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British athletes continue to impress in Japan
Some young people are grabbing the free pizza, others call government tactics "childish" and "tone-deaf".
Covid Australia vaccine rollout tracker: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress. How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, when will Australia be fully vaccinated and when will you be eligible to get your dose? We bring together the latest numbers on daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as stats and live data on total vaccination figures in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states
Trained by the United States and equipped with state-of-the-art gear, Afghanistan's special forces are its frontline weapon against the Taliban, but reduced American military support has stretched them to breaking point.
Vaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a dollCo-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab hopes it will inspire young girls to enter Stem careersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Prof Sarah Gilbert receives her Barbie doll in Oxford. Photograph: Andy Paradise/Rex/Shutterstock
Wet surfaces adopted at sport’s elite level to ensure ball glides smoothly and save players from friction burns
A controversial prosecutor in Guatemala has been tapped to replace an internationally renowned graft-fighter who until recently led the country's anti-corruption unit, Guatemalan authorities said on Tuesday. Rafael Curruchiche will take over as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI) after Juan Francisco Sandoval was removed from the unit last month by the attorney general, who accused him of undermining her work. The firing drew condemnation from Washington and sparked protests calling for President Alejandro Giammattei and the attorney general to step down.
In a Shanghai basement gym, amateur weightlifters strain under two loads: the steel bars and plates that they lift, and a stigma rooted in the Chinese belief that the sport leaves its practitioners stunted and fat.
Simone Biles took home the bronze medal after returning to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in the beam final on Aug. 3, and while her epic routine is what obviously deserves the most attention here, there was also one tiny detail we couldn't help but call out: her Olympics-themed nail art. The gymnast competed in the event wearing a double french manicure design with traditional white tips outlined on each finger by red, yellow, blue, green, and black - aka the five colors featured in the Olympics logo. Biles is one of many athletes who have been freely expressing themselves at the Olympics through colorful hairstyles, makeup looks, and nail art.
A year on from Beirut explosion, scars and questions remainLebanese capital remains a shell of a city as efforts to find who is to blame for tragedy have made little progress The port of Beirut and the memorial sculpture of a giant angular figure made from the wreckage of last summer’s blast. Photograph: Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images
Thousands of grief-stricken Lebanese marched Wednesday to mark a year since a cataclysmic explosion ravaged Beirut, protesting impunity over the country's worst peacetime disaster at a time when its economy was already in tatters.
NSW Covid update: Sydney man in his 20s dies as local cases climb to 233. Gladys Berejiklian acknowledges plans for year 12 students to return to face-to-face learning are in doubt as cases continue to grow
Sydney McLaughlin of the United States broke her world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-meter-hurdles gold
First the entire village is shooed indoors, its power supply is cut, and finally bananas and other elephant treats are dumped on the opposite side of town to coax the uninvited guests to pass through.
Researchers hope method could also be used on tables in restaurants, trains and planes
Being a young Black woman in American life comes with its own built-in pressure to perform, and entails much more than meets the eye
The Afghan army was planning a major counter-attack Wednesday to drive the Taliban out of a key southern city, warning residents they must immediately flee their homes. Dozens of civilians have already died in the battle for Lashkar Gah, a city of 200,000 people that would be the Taliban's biggest urban prize since the insurgents launched a nationwide offensive in May.The Taliban have taken control of vast swathes of the countryside and key border towns as they have rushed to fill the vacuum lef
The world champion suffered a serious Achilles injury last year but is in contention for a medal after the 100m hurdles and high jump.