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Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
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Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice for the military during his career as Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, has died
Hong Kong police on Friday said they had launched an investigation into Olympic Games fans who booed China's national anthem and drowned it out with chanting during a public screening at a mall.
Saudi Arabia announced Friday it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists after a 17-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state news agency said. However, Riyadh did not announce any lifting of restrictions on the umrah, a pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time, which usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year."The Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom will open its doors to foreign tourists, and lift... the suspension
Myanmar is grappling with a Covid crisis, and half of its 54 million people could be infected with the virus in the next two weeks, Britain has warned. The South-East Asian nation has been in turmoil since a military coup in February ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government. Hundreds have died in protests and other coup-related violence, and now thousands more are being caught up in Myanmar’s worst Covid outbreak, which has been exacerbated by the political turmoil. Infections
Team GB are aiming to build on their latest medal rush as an impressive start to the Tokyo Olympics continues. Britain earned six more medals on day seven, with historic success for Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte on the BMX track and further swimming podium places for Duncan Scott - his third medal of the Games so far - and Luke Greenbank. USA are again expected to enjoy a medal gold rush at the Tokyo Games, but currently trail China and Japan in the medal table.
Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests. Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations
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.
More pandemic developments and tensions across the Channel are splashed across the nation’s front pages.
Two tornados touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on July 29, according to local news reports, causing severe damage in Bensalem.This video posted to Twitter by @PFDSullivan shows a damaged Home Depot garden center.The National Weather Service reported two “tornadic storms” in northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County areas on the evening of July 29, as well in southwest Mercer County and northern Ocean County. Credit: @PFDSullivan via Storyful
The father and son stood in the forest burning around them, the elder with a shovel in hand, the younger with a plastic bottle filled with gasoline.
The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and this year’s first-round draft pick
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Hundreds of thousands of people in China were in lockdown on Friday as the country battled its worst Covid-19 outbreak in months, while Japan -- a week into the Olympics -- extended its state of emergency due to surging infections.