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Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka cites pressure

Tokyo: It wasn't the ending that Naomi Osaka - nor her multitudes of fans across Japan and worldwide - had expected.The start of the Toky...Read More

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Champion Simone Biles pulls out of team finals with apparent injury

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Champion Simone Biles pulls out of team finals with apparent injury

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after apparently suffering an injury during the vault. The 24...Read More

16 injured, 5 missing in explosion at German chemical hub

16 injured, 5 missing in explosion at German chemical hub

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending a large black cloud ris...Read More

Japanese media relayed urgent reports on her loss, with “masaka” in the headlines.

Tennis at Tokyo Olympics: Disbelief, support in Japan after Naomi Osaka’s elimination

TOKYO (AP) — “Masaka” — or, in English, “No way.” That’s how an incredulous Japan reacted Tuesday to the unexpectedly early loss of Naomi...Read More

Covid19 and Olympics: Tokyo records highest virus cases in six months days after Games begin

Covid19 and Olympics: Tokyo records highest virus cases in six months days after Games begin

Tokyo, July 27: Tokyo reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began.The Japanese ca...Read More

Airlines cite concerns about fuel shortages at some US airports

Airlines cite concerns about fuel shortages at some US airports

The fuel needle is moving closer to “empty” at some US airports.American Airlines says it's running into fuel shortages at some smaller a...Read More

The flame which sparked Osaka's inspiration

The flame which sparked Osaka's inspiration

Tokyo: There were never any questions about Naomi Osaka's potential on the tennis court when she took a two-month mental health break.Esp...Read More

World stocks mostly lower after Wall Street highs; investors await outcome of Fed meeting this week

World stocks mostly lower after Wall Street highs; investors await outcome of Fed meeting this week

World shares were mostly lower on Monday after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing ab...Read More

Tokyo Olympics: US still a force to beat in water

Tokyo Olympics: US still a force to beat in water

Tokyo: Chase Kalisz got things started, claiming the first American gold at the Olympic pool.By the time the morning was done, the powerh...Read More

US disease expert Anthony Fauci says US headed in 'wrong direction' on COVID-19 spread

US disease expert Anthony Fauci says US headed in 'wrong direction' on COVID-19 spread

The United States is in an "unnecessary predicament" of soaring COVID-19 cases fuelled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta v...Read More

Judo at Tokyo Olympics: Japan bags first gold medal as Naohisa Takato beats Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei

Judo at Tokyo Olympics: Japan bags first gold medal as Naohisa Takato beats Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei

Tokyo, July 24: Naohisa Takato won Japan's first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei in the men's 60kg judo f...Read More

Sri Lanka's spinners made best use of a rain break to dismiss the visitors for a lowly 225;  notch up 3-wicket win

Sri Lanka's spinners made best use of a rain break to dismiss the visitors for a lowly 225; notch up 3-wicket win

Tokyo: A debate is brewing between former gold medallist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew's d...Read More

Tokyo 2020: Unvaccinated US swimmer Michael Andrew sparks debate as Olympics start

Tokyo 2020: Unvaccinated US swimmer Michael Andrew sparks debate as Olympics start

A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew's decision ...Read More

American Express Q2 PAT rises as consumer spending recovers

American Express Q2 PAT rises as consumer spending recovers

Spending at restaurants, shops and entertainment venues has come back in force as vaccines become more common, fuelling a revenue surge a...Read More

European agency approves Moderna jab for children aged 12 to 17

European agency approves Moderna jab for children aged 12 to 17

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, the first time the shot ha...Read More

A guest holds a picture of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise during a ceremony at the National Pantheon Museum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president’s funeral

Fleeing people said they saw burning tyres and men with weapons demanding justice for Moïse

China's Zhengzhou begins cleanup after storms kill 33

China's Zhengzhou begins cleanup after storms kill 33

Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Thursday were shoveling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked...Read More

Tokyo Olympics: It's different strokes for different folks; In a sport like swimming, it makes sense that many countries focus on single stroke or event

Tokyo Olympics: It's different strokes for different folks; In a sport like swimming, it makes sense that many countries focus on single stroke or event

Tokyo: The Hungarians like medleys. The Dutch have been known to dominate in sprinting. The Japanese specialise in breaststroke. The Swed...Read More

Skies light up after the announcement in Brisbane

IOC: Brisbane to host 2032 Games

Tokyo: Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid riva...Read More

Tokyo Olympic: Let the fashion policing begin

Tokyo Olympic: Let the fashion policing begin

New York: Let the fashion policing begin.The Olympics in Tokyo open Friday, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearer...Read More

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