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When the 16-year-old male poodle cross was rescued, it had hair so matted that it was unable to open its eyes.
Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more of the Afghans who worked with British troops over the last 20 years, arguing that they are likely to be murdered by the Taliban as foreign forces pull out. Retired Gen. Richard Dannatt, the former chief of the General Staff, and other senior leaders of the campaign in Afghanistan, said the resettlement program for interpreters and other staff needed to act with more “generosity and urgency.” “Too many of our interpreters have unreasonably been rejected,” they said in a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson that was published Wednesday.
The head of World Athletics said on Wednesday that, rather than lamenting that only 10 Russians will be able to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, the country should be grateful they have anyone here at all given their long history of "obfuscation". Ten athletes will compete under the banner of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), without their flag or national anthem in case of a victory, in keeping with all sports at the Games. It was decided by the sport's governing Council, following the recommendation of the Task Force overseeing Russia's return to the sport following the suspension of the country's athletics federation (RUSAF) after the exposure of a widespread regime of doping and cover-ups.
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Female athletes have fought long and hard for the right to choose what they wear when they compete at the Olympics, and at the Tokyo Games more and more athletes and fans are speaking out and taking action. Of the more than 30 women who played badminton on Wednesday, including India's PV Sindhu and Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying, about two-thirds wore shorts, while others were clad in skorts, dresses and skirts, and one wore a hijab. "I'm lucky that we can wear whatever we want," said Sindhu, the Rio Olympics women's singles silver medalist who wore one of her blue dresses when she defeated Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16.
Video filmed by resident Angelo Cantarelli on Tuesday (July 27) showed a river filled with mud flooding the streets in debris in central Cernobbio, located by the famous Lake Como. Residents were seen removing debris in front of a church as more than 60 people were evacuated after the towns surrounding the lake were hit by mudslides and floods.
Spotify, citing ongoing headwinds from the COVID pandemic, fell short of its total monthly user growth goal in the second quarter of 2021. The audio-streaming giant netted 7 million paying subscribers in Q2, growing Premium customers 20% year over year to reach 165 million. Total monthly active users grew 22%, to 365 million in the quarter […]
This interactive doodle game on Google's front page, created in partnership with Tokyo-based animation studio, STUDIO 4°C, features a cute (c)athlete Lucky as she explores Champion Island.
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Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey has said protecting Britons "has to come first" as talks continue over whether to scrap quarantine rules for double-jabbed US and EU travellers. "We are keen to open up international travel but in a careful way and the priority first will always be the British public in making sure they are protected," she said.
A group of bystanders rescued two men and a child from rushing floodwaters at Arizona’s Sycamore Creek on July 25, local media reported.The father and son were off-roading to celebrate a birthday, the mother of the boy told AZFamily. "It was barely sprinkling; it wasn’t even full on raining, then all of a sudden, the flash flood hits you,” Miranda Franks said. Franks, and her daughter, watched as her husband and eight-year-old son were swept away by the rushing floodwaters, according to a GoFundMe page started by the family.One of the bystanders involved in the rescue, Roberto Varela said, “When I got to the dad he was fighting to keep his son afloat. He didn’t care he was under the water; his whole goal was to keep his son’s head above water… the dad was drowning."Footage here was filmed by Zahid Mendez who “was riding four-wheelers with his uncles and cousins when they watched as this Ford Explorer came rushing by them, and then flipped on its side.” "That’s when we saw the kid, like a child, come out the window; they pushed him out the window,” said Mendez.The National Weather Service in the area warned of heavy rainfall and flash flooding on July 25. Credit: Zelenia Cordova via Storyful
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US and EU passengers who have been fully vaccinated outside the UK may be able to skip quarantine.
Shares in Google parent company Alphabet rose 3.3% in extended trading Tuesday (July 27) after its results. The world's largest provider of search and video ads has seen profits surge as the health crisis drove more consumers to shop online. Rival tech giants Apple and Microsoft also reported record earnings. With consumers spending more time online retailers have been pushing to reach them there – whether they're shopping for products using Google search or watching videos on YouTube. Alphabet said revenue from Google advertising rose nearly 70% to $50.44 billion during the second quarter that ended on June 30. Retail brands were the biggest contributor to the ads business' growth, with travel, financial services and media and entertainment sectors also strong. Ad revenue for the company's streaming video platform YouTube jumped 83.7% from the year-ago quarter to $7 billion - nearly as much as Netflix generated in quarterly revenue. The strong results coincide with Alphabet facing four antitrust lawsuits brought by U.S. federal regulators or states.They threaten to force major changes across its business including advertising and smart-home gadgets. Earlier this month, 37 U.S. state and district attorneys general alleged Google "unlawfully" maintained a monopoly for its app store on Android phones. The lawsuits are expected to take years to resolve.
The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the spread of the more infectious delta variant.
The Portuguese Super Cup match between Sporting Lisbon and Braga will see crowds return to football matches in the country, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said. "This decision was taken by the General Directorate of Health, in conjunction with the Government and the Portuguese Football Federation," the FPF said in a statement. Sporting go into the game as league champions, having won their first title in 19 years last season, while Braga won the Portuguese Cup.
Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to trigger a snap election two years ahead of schedule, betting that high vaccination rates and a post-pandemic rebound will help him prolong and strengthen his grip on power. Trudeau, 49, is eyeing September for what would be his third election, sources said. He first won a majority in 2015.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland praised Maro Itoje’s man of the match performance last weekend, but not before delivering a barb at a news conference as he named the giant lock among the starters for Saturday’s second test against South Africa. The England international fought an attritional physical battle with his South Africa counterpart Eben Etzebeth and was a key figure as the Lions fought back from nine points down to beat the Springboks 22-17 in last Saturday’s first test. "I thought it was an excellent performance,” said Gatland when asked to comment on Itoje’s evolution into one of rugby’s top stars.
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