The doomed Olympics? Not yet.
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The doomed Olympics? Not yet.
Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
Everything you need to know about the latest travel announcements
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.
With the overwhelming majority of pregnant women admitted to hospital with coronavirus unvaccinated, the NHS is urging expectant mothers to get the jab. Pregnant Laura Brunton explains how, despite being nervous about getting vaccinated initially, after doing some "good old-fashioned research", she decided it was safest for her and her child.
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GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -Thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets in protest on Thursday, lighting fires and blocking roads across the Central American country, to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei after the firing of a well-known anti-corruption prosecutor. The protests have gained momentum since Guatemala's Attorney General Maria Porras last week removed anti-graft fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI), a move that drew condemnation from Washington. Sandoval, who fled Guatemala last weekend, said he was fired after the attorney general prevented him from trying to investigate corruption cases with links to Giammattei.
British athletes off to impressive start in Japan
The British government plans to invest 338 million pounds ($472 million) to build new cycle lanes and boost walking in England, hoping to make the pandemic-induced shift to cycling permanent as part of efforts toward carbon neutrality. The investment, aimed at making cycling and walking easier and safer, represents a 30% increase on the budget for active travel in last year's spending review, the government said in a statement. During the last year, the number of miles cycled on British roads jumped by 46%, the government said.
The researchers say more needs to be done to tackle early years health inequalities to avoid children being saddled with lifelong health problems.
Covid poses higher risk of myocarditis than vaccine in male teens – US study. Chances of developing the heart condition six times greater after infection compared with rare side-effect of Pfizer/BioNTech jab
Joe Biden has announced plans to pay Americans $100 to get vaccinated against coronavirus. It came as the US president also instituted a vaccine mandate for millions of government employees. Mr Biden said local governments will be able to use $350 billion in coronavirus relief money they received from Washington to provide the $100 payments. He said: "Please, please get vaccinated. We just need to finish the job. "Today, I'm calling on all state and local governments to use funding they have rec
Emily Infield was on track to compete at her second Olympics when she began receiving strange messages via Facebook
‘Body bags line the street. Facebook disinformation kills,’ tweets Real Facebook Oversight Board after protest outside Washington DC offices
Authorities say three men who were found dead at the entrance of a quarry in western Wisconsin were forced to kneel on the ground and shot multiple times over a $600 debt
Asos, the online fashion giant, has appointed an external law firm to investigate allegations of sexual harassment. The decision was taken after anonymous posts were published on Instagram in the spring, accusing the £3.8 billion company of being a “boys club” where inappropriate behaviour had occurred. It is understood the probe by specialist employment lawyers is ongoing and staff have been interviewed. While the claims about the fashion company were anonymous, an investigation by The Telegrap
Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump’s movement to cast doubt on the 2020 election results have raised $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans’ election audit
Researchers at Oxford University described their findings as ‘concerning’.
Gulbenkian used the ill-gotten money to fund her lavish” lifestyle, the court heard
Chief of under-fire department says she ‘welled up’ at shocking footage from an arrest that allegedly left the victim bleeding and unconsciousness
A wind phenomenon called a sudestada hit the eastern Argentinian coast early on Wednesday morning, July 28, causing damaging waves that eroded the foundation of a beachfront home.Footage shared on Instagram shows the collapse of the structure on the beach in Mar del Tuyu, a town in the province of Buenos Aires. Lifeguards from the town shared the footage on Instagram, writing in the caption, “We have no words.”A meteorological warning for rain, wind, and flooding had been in effect since Monday, reports said. Credit: Guardavidas de Mar del Tuyu via Storyful