TOKYO (Reuters) -Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics opened the athletes' village to the media on Sunday, showing off apartments and a timber-laced shopping plaza where 11,000 athletes would stay and mingle during the sporting extravaganza. The once-delayed Games are due to start on July 23 amid concern that the influx of thousands of people from around the world would contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Japan has avoided the kind of explosive outbreaks that crippled many other countries.
James Furlong, 36, scientist Dr David Wails, 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39, were murdered by Khairi Saadallah on June 20 last year.
Britain's airlines and holiday companies are planning a "day of action" on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on the government to ease travel restrictions, with just weeks to go before the start of the peak summer season. Travel companies, whose finances have been stretched to breaking point during the pandemic, are desperate to avoid another summer lost to COVID-19. As the clock ticks down to July, Europe's biggest airline Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group on Thursday launched legal action to try to get the government to ease the rules before the industry's most profitable season starts.
A majority of students fear they will not be able to successfully appeal against grades they think are not reflective of ability, a survey suggests.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the changes were being made after the coronavirus pandemic demonstrated the need for more effective use of data.
John Bercow defects to Labour with withering attack on Johnson. Former Speaker says party has become reactionary and xenophobic under its current leadership . The blue wall: what next for the Tories after shock defeat?
Protesters from the UK Student Climate Network staged an ‘occupation’ of the London attraction on Saturday over its links with the fossil fuel giant.
John Bercow, the former speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament, said on Saturday that he had joined the opposition Labour Party after spending most of his political career as a Conservative legislator. Bercow, who clashed with Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Theresa May over their approach to Brexit and treatment of parliament, told the Observer newspaper that he now believed the Conservative Party was "reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic".
‘Punished for doing nothing wrong’: Queensland judge’s ‘dismaying’ decisions highlight crisis in family law courts. Gregory Egan’s decision to give a father custody of children while the mother was in hospital was just one of half a dozen that would be overturned
One third of convicted sex offenders across England and Wales avoid prison. Adults convicted of sexually assaulting children under 13 are among those who have not been jailed
The ‘human rights’ sex trade case that will harm women. A European court judgment this week could reverse laws that protect the vulnerable and abused
The WikiLeaks founder remains in Belmarsh prison pending an appeal after he won his extradition battle.
Up to 30mm of rain could fall in parts of south-east England on Saturday night, with no sign or clearer skies on the horizon.