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US gymnast Biles withdraws from more Olympics finals

Biles was expected to be one of the headliners of the Tokyo Games in a bid for six gold medals.…

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Nigeria’s Okagbare fails drugs test, suspended from Olympics

Sprinter provisionally suspended hours before she was due to run in the semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres. Nigerian sprinter…

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Could Bali’s unvaccinated visitors create a new COVID hotspot?

As the Indonesian province that has suffered the most economically as a result of the pandemic with GDP down 9.31…

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Australia’s third-largest city of Brisbane enters COVID lockdown

Millions of residents in the city and several other areas will be placed under stay-at-home orders from Saturday afternoon for…

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US seizes tanker used to evade North Korea sanctions

US says 2,734-tonne M/T Courageous was seized in Cambodia after it transferred more than $1.5m worth of oil to a…

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‘Racist’ raids: New Zealand to say sorry to Pacific Islanders

Wellington, New Zealand – It has been 50 years since New Zealand’s “dawn raids” and the 82-year-old father of Pacific…

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SEC halts Chinese IPO listings until risks are divulged

The US Securities and Exchange Commission said such disclosures are at the heart of its mandate to protect investors. The…

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Japan expands state of emergency due to COVID surge

Japan has expanded the state of emergency to three prefectures near Olympic host Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka,…

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Tale of two cities: In the Olympics bubble and the Tokyo outside

The Tokyo Olympics organisers are running a village for athletes and coaches where more than 80 percent are vaccinated against…

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HK man sentenced to 9 years in first national security law case

Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of terrorism and secession earlier this week in Hong Kong. The first person…

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