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Tokyo 2020: Olympic flame arrives in Japan for unveiling ceremony
Tokyo 2020: Olympic flame arrives in Japan for unveiling ceremony
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
Indigenous nations say the pipeline puts their lands at risk
The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people
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.
The case, which led to Mrs Rooney being dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’, returns to the High Court for a short hearing on Wednesday.
Riders say a life-size sumo wrestler positioned next to an obstacle on the Olympic equestrian course may have distracted several horses in qualifying for the individual jumping final
Latest NSW Health Covid exposure sites: full list and map of Sydney hotspots and regional coronavirus case locations. Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and Covid-19 public exposure sites in Sydney and regional New South Wales, and what to do if you’ve visited them. Our analysis and map shows where Covid cases are increasing, and a live data update tracks the daily case numbers in NSW
Under pressure from progressive Democrats, US health authorities on Tuesday declared a new moratorium on tenant evictions until October in much of the country, citing public health risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. "The emergence of the Delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of community transmission in the United States, putting more Americans at increased risk, especially if they are unvaccinated," Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said i
Innocent passer-by Aya Hachem, 19, was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’ when she was shot in Blackburn, Lancashire, last year.
President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that’s much more contagious
Sky Brown, 13, has won a bronze medal in the women's skateboard event - making her Great Britain's youngest ever medallist - as Katarina Johnson-Thompson found herself out of contention for a medal in the heptathlon. After falling in her first two runs of the final, she nailed her last attempt with a score of 56.47 to finish behind Japanese pair Sakura Yosozumi, 19, and Kokona Hiraki aged 12. Yosozumi topped the podium with a score of 60.09, while Hiraki's 59.04 proved enough for her to claim silver - eclipsing Brown to become the youngest Olympic medallist in 85 years.
President Biden called for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after a state attorney general’s investigation published on August 3 found Cuomo had sexually harassed several women.The 165-page report found that Cuomo had harassed 11 women, detailing inappropriate behavior over the course of years. “I believe women, and I believe these 11 women,” attorney general Letitia James said at a press conference on Tuesday.Asked by a reporter at a White House press conference if Cuomo should resign, Biden answered “yes.” Asked if he should be impeached and removed from office, Biden said “let’s take one thing at a time here, I think he should resign.”“Our investigation revealed that the Governor’s sexually harassing behavior was not limited to members of his own staff, but extended to other State employees, including a State Trooper on his protective detail and members of the public,” reads the report’s executive summary.“We also conclude that the Executive Chamber’s culture—one filled with fear and intimidation, while at the same time normalizing the Governor’s frequent flirtations and gender-based comments—contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist.” Credit: White House via Storyful
Victoria Covid-19 exposure sites: full list of Melbourne and regional Vic coronavirus hotspots and case location alerts. Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and Tier 1, 2 and 3 Covid-19 public exposure site locations in Victoria and Melbourne, and what to do if you’ve visited them
The Taliban warned Wednesday of more attacks targeting Afghan government leaders, a day after the defence minister escaped an assassination attempt and as the insurgents fought to take control of a string of besieged cities across the country.
The Princess Royal will present the honours during a St James’s Palace investiture ceremony.
Syrian refugee Waad Hariri is still trying to rebuild her life a year after Beirut's massive port blast tore through her apartment, injuring her husband and traumatising her children. In the weeks that followed the August 2020 explosion, the family faced another sharp blow: the loss of their home.A series of eviction attempts - often targeting refugee and migrant tenants - took place in the aftermath of the deadly Aug. 4 blast, highlighting a lack of state protection for vulnerable groups during
Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport
When France first went into lockdown in March 2020, the general mood in the country was one of anxiety. To cheer himself and his neighbours up, Noam Cartozo, an actor living in Paris, decided to bring a lockdown version of one of France’s much-loved quiz shows, “Questions pour un champion” (Questions for a champion), to life from his balcony. This is the second instalment of a FRANCE 24 series about people who found fame during the pandemic. It all started as a joke. In March 2020, Noam Cartozo,