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Tourists evacuated by boat from holiday resort as Turkey wildfires burn

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:53:00 +0100

Tourists staying at the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum were evacuated and told to wait for rescue boats on Saturday evening as fresh wildfires erupted nearby, according to local media.





Sprinter says she has been taken to airport against her will for criticising Belarus Olympic coaches

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 14:17:00 +0100

An Olympic sprinter from Belarus is seeking protection from Japanese police at a Tokyo airport after apparently being taken there against her will by officials from her own country.





UK blames Iran for oil tanker attack which killed Briton

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 16:30:00 +0100

The UK has blamed Iran for an attack on an oil tanker in which two crew members, including a British national, were killed.





'Heartbroken' British sprinter disqualified from Olympic 100m final as Italy takes gold

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:22:00 +0100

British sprinter Zharnel Hughes has said he is "heartbroken" after being disqualified from the men's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics, as Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs won a shock gold.





Taliban continues attacks in Afghanistan following withdrawal of western forces

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 11:31:00 +0100

Taliban rockets struck an airport in Afghanistan overnight as clashes continue to intensify in the region following the withdrawal of western forces.



National News




Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles withdraws from another two Games finals

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 03:19:00 +0100

Simone Biles has pulled out of another two Olympics finals, USA Gymnastics has said.





Trump's tax returns must be handed to Congress, US Justice Department says

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 19:24:00 +0100

Donald Trump's tax returns must be given to congressional investigators by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the US Justice Department has said.





TikTok star dies days after US cinema shooting

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 07:01:00 +0100

A TikTok star has died after spending several days on life support following a shooting inside a cinema in the US, police and his family have said.





'People are dying who don't have to die': Biden urges states to offer $100 vaccine incentive as Delta variant fuels infections surge

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:17:00 +0100

President Joe Biden has called on states and local authorities in the US to offer residents $100 (£71) to get vaccinated against COVID-19.





'What connects us is so much greater than what divides us': Matt Damon on challenging his own perceptions in new role

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:52:00 +0100

Matt Damon's new film, Stillwater, sees him playing the father of an American student who is in prison in Europe for murdering her flatmate.



Business News




Former Unilever veteran Banga lined up to lead government agency UKGI

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 12:56:00 +0100

A former Unilever executive is being lined up to take the helm of the Whitehall agency which oversees taxpayers' interests in businesses including the Post Office, NatWest Group and Channel 4.





Chancellor writes letter to the PM calling for relaxation of travel rules, reports say

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 08:52:00 +0100

Rishi Sunak has written to Boris Johnson warning that the UK's travel restrictions are "out of step" in comparison to other countries, reports suggest.





'Many thousands' could lose jobs as changes to furlough scheme come into force

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 01:12:00 +0100

There are fears "many thousands" of people will lose their jobs as the furlough scheme is gradually phased out - and the government is being urged to ensure those made redundant are given help to retrain.





Cheap meals and discounted taxi rides: Firms to offer jab-linked incentives to help boost vaccine uptake

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 18:49:00 +0100

Discounted meals and cheaper cab rides will be offered to customers who get a Covid-19 jab, as part of a government-led attempt to boost the uptake of vaccines.





Employers told forcing workers to have COVID vaccine could be criminal offence

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:41:00 +0100

British employers have been warned that forcing staff to have the coronavirus vaccination could amount to a criminal offence, amid concerns over "no jab, no job" policies emerging.



Sports News




Andre De Grasse wins bronze medal in Olympic men's 100m

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:08:14 EDT

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Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:25:20 EDT

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The foursome of Kylie Masse, Sydney Pickrem, Maggie Mac Neil and Penny Oleksiak powered their way to a bronze medal in the women's 4x100-metre medley relay on Sunday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. 





Quarter-final spot in limbo for Canadian women's basketball team after loss to Spain

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:54:16 EDT

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Canada’s fate at the Tokyo Olympic basketball tournament is now out of its hands. Spain beat Canada 76-66 in an early morning game in Japan that it led from start to finish.





Belarusian sprinter asks IOC for help after she says she was taken to airport against her wishes

Sun, 1 Aug 2021 08:43:51 EDT

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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday to get involved in her case after saying she had been removed from the national team and taken to Tokyo airport against her wishes over her criticism of national coaches.





Olympic high jumpers persuade organizers to let them share gold medal

Sun, 1 Aug 2021 11:46:26 EDT

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Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim added Olympic gold to his list of accolades in the men's high jump in Tokyo on Sunday — and persuaded organizers to let him share it with his friend and rival, Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi.



Health News




Gottlieb says vaccines still effective at preventing serious illness from Delta variant

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 12:51:33 -0400

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the "original premise behind these vaccines" to reduce deaths and serious disease is "still fully intact."





U.S. COVID-19 daily cases higher now than this time last summer

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 12:22:36 -0400

CBS News’ Mark Strassmann reports that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths rise, fear is a motivating factor, with vaccination rates up 30% nationally.





Face The Nation: Kashkari, Alroy-Preis, Gottlieb

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 12:18:57 -0400

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the Delta variant's effect on the economy, worldwide COVID vaccines, and Israel's booster shots.





Delta variant, inconsistent public health measures drive surge in COVID cases worldwide

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 11:56:22 -0400

CBS News’ Elizabeth Palmer reports that the World Health Organization says if vaccine inequity persists, the world’s poorest countries will suffer the most, with many not expecting to get the COVID-19 vaccine until 2023.





Israeli health chief explains decision to begin COVID-19 booster shots

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 11:56:21 -0400

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the director of Israel's Public Health Services, says officials saw evidence of "waning immunity" among those who were vaccinated earlier.



Entertainment News




K-pop star Kris Wu detained on suspicion of rape

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 11:21:00 +0100

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape, police in Beijing have said, after being accused of luring young women into sexual relationships.





'What connects us is so much greater than what divides us': Matt Damon on challenging his own perceptions in new role

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:52:00 +0100

Matt Damon's new film, Stillwater, sees him playing the father of an American student who is in prison in Europe for murdering her flatmate.





'Think hard': Love Island viewers urged not to direct hate at Casa Amor contestant

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 10:09:00 +0100

A message posted on Love Island contestant Lillie Haynes's Instagram account has urged viewers to "think hard before typing and who you direct any hate towards" on social media.





Better Call Saul star had 'small heart attack' but says he'll be 'back soon'

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:00:00 +0100

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has said he "had a small heart attack" but will "be back soon" after he collapsed on set earlier this week.





First look at Imelda Staunton as the Queen in The Crown

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 07:15:00 +0100

Netflix has released the first image of Imelda Staunton portraying the Queen in the forthcoming series of The Crown.



Technology News




International Space Station knocked out of position as new Russian science lab malfunctions

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 01:43:00 +0100

The International Space Station has been knocked out of position after a Russian science lab malfunctioned.





'We don't want to weaponise space': British military chiefs criticise China and Russia for 'reckless' behaviour

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:35:00 +0100

Two military chiefs have criticised China and Russia for "reckless" behaviour in space, such as using weapons to destroy satellites, leaving a trail of dangerous debris orbiting Earth.





First UK space launch due next year as new rules come into force

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:52:00 +0100

Space flights and satellite launches can now take place in the UK, with the first expected next year, after new regulations came into force.





PS5 becomes fastest Sony console to achieve sales of 10 million

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:44:00 +0100

The PlayStation 5 has become Sony's fastest ever selling games console, the Japanese electronics giant said.





Pegasus spyware owner to be dissolved after internal bust-up

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:38:00 +0100

The buyout firm behind the Pegasus surveillance technology which last week triggered a global outcry over its use is to be dissolved after its partners failed to resolve a bitter months-long dispute.