Japan and Tunisia celebrated shock gold medals on a day of upsets in the Olympic swimming pool on Sunday while Tokyo youngster Yuto Horigome claimed a fairytale hometown victory with the first ever skateboarding gold medal in Olympic history. On the second full day of Olympic competition, the Tokyo Aquatic Center took centre stage for one of the blue riband sports of the Games with four gold medals up for grabs in a morning finals session. But while swimming superpowers Australia and the USA tra
The Russian navy can detect any enemy and launch an "unpreventable strike" if needed, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, weeks after a UK warship angered Moscow by passing the Crimea peninsula. "We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike against it," Putin said speaking at a navy day parade in St Petersburg. Putin's words follow an incident in the Black Sea in June when Russia said it had fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of a British warship to chase it out of Crimea waters.
The police said the charge was related to an incident that took place at a residential property in Kew, southwest London, last month in which a woman suffered a head injury. "Joseph Barton, 38 (2.9.82), of Widnes, is due to appear on bail on Monday 26 July at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court charged with assault by beating," the Met Police said in a statement.
The United States will continue air strikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday, as the insurgents press on with offensives across the country. Since early May, violence has surged after the insurgents launched a sweeping assault just days after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal.The Taliban's deadly assault has seen the insurgents capture scores of districts, border crossings and encircle several provincial capitals."The United Stat
‘An explosion is coming’: Biden races to unite allies against ChinaThe US president is being much tougher than expected on Beijing, but a lack of solidarity will undermine his policy’s success The hole where common policy and joint action should be gapes dangerously amid collisions with Xi Jinping’s aggressive one-party state. Photograph: Li Xueren/AP
Wayne Couzens has reportedly stopped eating in jail and is being watched around the clock after “plunging into depression” over his crimes, it has been reported. The former Metropolitan Police officer, 48, pleaded guilty to the murder and rape of marketing executive Sarah Everard this month. Couzens, from Kent, abducted Ms Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham on March 3.