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The weightlifter, 43, will become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics
The Islamic militant group Hamas says it has re-elected its supreme leader
Brides traditionally choose something borrowed for luck on their wedding day – and a trend for renting among millennial shoppers means this is increasingly likely to be their dress. Now Selfridges is launching a second-hand wedding dress boutique in a bid to woo brides hoping to emulate Carrie Johnson's rented gown. For her wedding to the Prime Minister in May Mrs Johnson, 33, wore a tulle dress from Greek designer Christos Costarellos, which was worth £2,830 but reportedly cost just £45 to rent
The UK has reported 24,470 new COVID-19 cases and 65 more deaths in the latest 24-hour period. In total, more than 85 million vaccine doses have been given in the UK. The latest data from Public Health England and Cambridge University shows that around 60,000 deaths, 22 million infections and 52,600 hospitalisations have been prevented by vaccines up to 23 July.
The news comes as it was confirmed Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the brands who will be offering incentives to encourage youngsters to get inoculated. Professor Robert West, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (Spi-B), which advises ministers, said it could be a factor in the difference between the high infection rate in the UK and the decrease in daily positive cases.
A Belarusian sprinter has been taken to Tokyo’s Haneda airport allegedly against her will with a view to sending her home after she publicly criticised her national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who was due to compete in the women’s 200 metres competition on Monday, told Reuters she did not plan to return to her home country and that she had sought the protection of Japanese police. The Belarusian Olympic Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rescuers who received his call for help on Thursday set out to rescue the man but, despite being able to find him, poor weather conditions prevented the helicopters to get close enough
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP. The workers are asking for a one-time bonus to recognize their work during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as education benefits for their children. Escondida workers staged a 44-day strike in 2017, the longest in the history of Chilean mining. The strike caused $740 million in losses for the company.
Michael Robinson, 35, subjected Carol Hart, 77, to a sustained attack at her home in Northam last year.
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Lord Digby Jones has spoken out after he criticised the BBC’s Alex Scott’s pronunciation during her Olympics coverage. The former Government minister said on Saturday the presenter needed “elocution lessons” as she didn’t pronounce her “gs” while announcing sports including fencing and kayaking. On Sunday, Lord Digby said he has faced a wealth of online abuse, telling LBC: “I do wish people could criticise in a free democracy and understand that I have a point of view that doesn’t mean I should be cancelled.”
A French super heavyweight boxer sat on the Olympic ring apron in protest for about an hour after he was disqualified from his quarterfinal bout because of an intentional head butt. Mourad Aliev reacted with outrage when referee Andy Mustacchio disqualified him with four seconds left in the second round Sunday. The referee determined Aliev had intentionally used his head to clash with British opponent Frazer Clarke, who had significant cuts near both of his eyes.After the verdict was announced,
Both streaming services have been showing interest in markets of India, South Korea, and Japan
Syrian troops stepped up shelling of an opposition enclave in the southern city of Deraa in a bid to assert control over an area that has defied state authority since it was retaken three years ago, witnesses, the army and residents said. An army assault on the old quarter of Deraa suffered a blow on Thursday when rebels mounted a counter-offensive across the province, capturing dozens of troops. The Syrian army, aided by Russian air power and Iranian militias, retook control of the province that borders Jordan and Israel's Golan Heights in 2018.
The rescue operation took around six hours during the night
Big cats underwent treatment with antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs and multivitamins and are now recovering
Scott and Nacra pair John Gimson and Anna Burnet now certain to reach the podium
Balkan state’s nationals make up largest foreign group behind bars in England and Wales
Boris Johnson has been warned he faces a Tory backbench backlash if the Government goes ahead with the introduction of “amber watchlists” for holidaymakers travelling to France, Spain or Italy. The MPs and travel industry leaders who have been fighting a long rearguard action against the Government’s border policy believe it is an unnecessary complication designed solely to frighten Britons off foreign travel because ministers cannot afford to put the countries on the red list. “Amber watchlists
‘I’m happy to know our prayers have been answered,’ says Ela Vaughn, who hasn’t heard from her sister, Nicole Denise Jackson, since 2019