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World's thinnest technology is only two atoms thick
Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
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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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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.
British athletes off to impressive start in Japan
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.
'Freedom Day' may have come and gone, but not everyone is ready to go 'out out' just yet.
Christian Porter defamation case: judge rules ABC defence file won’t be made publicMedia companies lose bid to prevent 27 redacted pages of the ABC’s defence being removed from court file A judge has ruled the ABC’s defence documents in the high profile Christian Porter defamation case be removed from the court file. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
Florida senator has frequently criticised public health messaging around the coronavirus, while getting vaccinated himself
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.
Strong winds that were produced by a microburst from a collapsing thunderstorm led to damages in Georgetown, Texas, on July 28, according to the National Weather Service.Cody Holder filmed this dramatic video that shows massive winds smashing a tree and bringing up objects from the ground. Holder wrote on a Twitter post that the tree was “leaning pretty hard but it’s salvageable.”A microburst is “a localized column of sinking air” within a thunderstorm and can cause wind speeds as much as 100 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Cody Holder via Storyful
LIMA (Reuters) -Peruvian President Pedro Castillo named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister on Thursday, dimming hopes of a moderate administration, and swore in most of his cabinet, but did not name a finance minister. The lack of an economy czar is likely to create uncertainty in Peruvian markets about the future of Castillo's administration, who as a candidate campaigning for a self-described Marxist-Leninist party had already spooked investors. Castillo had scheduled the swearing in of his full cabinet for Thursday evening, but started the event over two hours late.
Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka in the wake of record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics
Doctors healing patients from hiding, teachers giving up their classrooms and bankers losing their savings are among the stubborn holdouts still on strike to protest Myanmar's military coup six months ago.
The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard - two Russian cosmonauts, three NASA astronauts, a Japanese astronaut and a European space agency astronaut from France - were never in any immediate danger, according to NASA and Russian state-owned news agency RIA. But the malfunction prompted NASA to postpone until at least Aug. 3 its planned launch of Boeing's new CST-100 Starliner capsule on a highly anticipated uncrewed test flight to the space station.
Jamaica's history-chasing Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce safely negotiated the first round of the 100m to start the opening day of the athletics at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger capability to cope with any foreign provocation as he presided over a meeting of military and political leaders
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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