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The BOA said earlier this month it was on track to ensure all athletes and staff were fully vaccinated before the Olympics. The Tokyo Games, delayed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin on July 23. "We're trying to convince them it's the right thing to do," Anson told the BBC on Friday.
Malaysian palm oil company IOI Corporation said on Friday it had been made aware of a letter from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about opening an investigation against the company on allegations of labour abuse. According to the statement on IOI's website, CBP in the letter to a labour activist acknowledges the receipt of a petition providing information on alleged forced labour conditions at the company.
Japan's prime minister on Friday dismissed claims that the country's emperor is "concerned" the Tokyo Olympics could spread the coronavirus, saying the comments were the opinions of an imperial household representative.
A ventilator "bank" where hospitals can rent critical care machines for Covid-19 patients has given Nepal's cash-strapped healthcare system a much-needed lifeline.
Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:39 into overtime, Carey Price stopped 37 shots and the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 28 years following a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Cole Caufield and captain Shea Weber also scored, and the Canadiens eliminated the Golden Knights in Game 6 of their semifinal series. Considered mere afterthoughts after entering the playoffs with the worst record, Montreal has won 11 of 13 since falling behind 3-1 to Toronto in its first-round series.
Equities and oil prices rose again Friday, building on the week's global rally, after US lawmakers and the White House agreed a rare bipartisan deal on infrastructure that will provide another huge cash injection into the world's top economy.
Conan O’Brien ended his 11-year run on TBS’ “Conan” by touting the “intersection between smart and stupid.” And that’s why, perhaps it was all too appropriate that final guest Jack Black wound up on stage wearing a walking boot for a sprained ankle — an injury he received while rehearsing a song and dance number […]
A BARANGAY councilor and allegedly the leader of a criminal gang engaged in gun-running activities in Bohol was apprehended by enforcement agencies early Friday morning, June 25, 2021.Carmilo Tabada, 51,
In the desert emirate of Abu Dhabi, Ibrahim al-Hammadi inspects a freight train on the UAE's first railway line. He climbs aboard the locomotive, does a final systems check and then it's full steam ahead.
Jamie Lee Curtis is picking up the torch to play Laurie Strode once again, and she’s forming a mob to take down Michael Myers once and for all. Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for “Halloween Kills,” which serves as the direct sequel to David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” and the 12th installment in the […]
Gareth Bale and Wales may have been the neutrals' favourites during their rousing run to the semi-finals of the last European Championship, but as they prepare to face Denmark in the last 16 at Euro 2020 in Amsterdam on Saturday the goodwill is likely to all be for their opponents.
Marco Verratti's return from injury has given new impetus to an Italy side looking increasingly like title contenders at Euro 2020.
Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani faces the cold reality of the end of US military presence in Afghanistan Friday when he meets with President Joe Biden in the White House.
Rashford, who has yet to start a game at the tournament, picked up the injury in November while playing for Manchester United. "I'm not 100% sure if I need it yet, so I'll just take it as it comes," Rashford told British media on Thursday. Rashford said he did not know how long he would be out if he underwent surgery.
Shane Wiskus is second on 84.300 and Yul Moldauer third with 83.650. Mikulak, bidding for a spot on a third Olympic team, is fourth 83.200. "The goal is to make the team so however I do, whatever I do, I will be proud of that," said Mikulak, a six-time U.S. national champion.
Cash-strapped and struggling to care for his two disabled children, Mohammad Sabha took out a loan. Now he fears ending up in a Jordanian prison because he can't repay it.
In a packed metropolis where old buildings are frequently replaced by gleaming skyscrapers, two Hong Kong model makers are trying to preserve the city's architectural past -- in painstakingly detailed miniature form.
Sydney FC will bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of successive Australian titles, and a record-extending sixth in all, in the A-League Grand Final on Sunday with Melbourne City in their path to glory for a second season in a row. City have home advantage having topped the regular season standings to win the Premiers' Plate and will welcome a COVID-19-controlled crowd of 15,000 to the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium as they bid for a maiden A-League title. Both teams are without three internationals who are still in quarantine after travelling to the Arabian Gulf with the Socceroos, and both have injury concerns over key players.
Judd Ehrlich’s “The Price of Freedom” is an absorbing, disturbing, and scrupulously well-researched documentary that lays out the nuts and bolts of the National Rifle Association’s history (you could read 100 news stories about it and have no idea how the NRA evolved to what it became, a story that this movie nails). In the […]
Miguel Almiron got a goal and an assist as Paraguay beat Chile 2-0 in the Copa America on Thursday and confirmed their place in the last eight. The result ensures that with one round of group games still to play, Paraguay qualify from Group A along with Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Bolivia, who lost 2-0 to Uruguay earlier on Thursday, are eliminated.