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The luxury sector has flashed back from the Covid-19 pandemic but the crisis is still putting a crimp in travel, a key part of the market.
Britain's world number one Oliver Townend on Sunday retained his lead in the equestrian eventing, keeping a clean sheet on the cross-country course, while reigning Olympic champion Michael Jung from Germany fell back to a disappointing 10th place. After completing two of the three disciplines making up eventing - also known as horse triathlon - Britain is on course for team gold, with Australia in the silver medal position and France in bronze. After dressage and cross-country, the show jumping on Monday will also decide whether Germany's Julia Krajewski can retain her individual silver medal position and Britain's Laura Collett can hold onto bronze.
Foreign ministers from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under pressure to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar this week after months of negotiations have failed to find a consensus candidate. Six months after the military toppled Myanmar's democratically elected government, ASEAN foreign ministers meet on Monday, when diplomats say they aim to finalise a special envoy tasked with ending violence and promoting dialogue between the junta and its opponents. The United Nations, China and the United States, among others, have identified the Southeast Asian bloc, whose 10 members include Myanmar, as best placed to lead diplomatic efforts to restore stability in Myanmar.
"If you rip our heart out, I swear, we will rip your heart out. If we find such a connection there are already some indications, we will do whatever it takes," Erdogan told in a speech in Aegean coastal town of Marmaris.The death toll from the fires rose to six on Saturday, as two firefighting personnel died during efforts to control the blaze in Manavgat, broadcaster CNN Turk said. Thousands were evacuated from their homes.Satellite imagery showed smoke from the fires in Antalya and Mersin was extending to the island of Cyprus, around 150 km (100 miles) away.Wildfires are common in southern Turkey in the hot summer months but local authorities say the latest fires have covered a much bigger area.
Bailey joined the panel in February last year and takes over as chief selector before this year's Twenty20 World Cup, a home Ashes series against England as well as away tours to the sub-continent. "I would like to thank Trevor for his incredible work which has helped shape the success of Australian cricket over a long period, including during my days as a player and captain," Bailey, who played 90 one-day internationals, said.
American born Blough was in the front row of the team auditorium watching his Colombian born wife Gonzalez, who has dual citizenship with U.S. but competes for the Colombian team, running in the semi-final heat of the 400-metre hurdles and couldn't contain his excitement.Blough first stood and shouted "Let's go Mel!" several times and then jumped around the room pumping his fist when Gonzalez finished in second place with a time of 55.35 seconds to advance to the event final on Monday.Blough is competing at the team's preseason training camp to be the backup quarterback for the Lions in the upcoming NFL season.
A shortage of semiconductors has sent shockwaves through the global economy, squeezing supplies of everything from cars to headphones.
Simone Biles is withdrawing from the event final for floor exercise at Tokyo 2020, USA Gymnastics said on Sunday, adding that she would make a decision later this week on the one remaining event she is qualified for, the beam. Biles shocked the world when she withdrew from the team finals on Tuesday, citing mental health issues, and has since withdrawn for all the other competitions she was elegible for, except the beam, which takes place on Tuesday. "Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision later this week on beam," USA Gymnastics said in a Tweeted statement.
Simone Biles withdrew from Monday’s individual event finals in floor, the latest in an Olympics where the overwhelming favorite in gymnastics has been unable to perform.
China's Gong Lijiao won the women's shot put gold in a personal best 20.58 metres on Sunday under blistering conditions at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium as the United States' Raven Saunders picked up silver and New Zealand's Valerie Adams claimed bronze. Gong, the winner of 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships, showed no loss of form as she came in to Tokyo and picked up her first-ever Olympic gold in her fourth Games.
The automobile industry is being hit hard by a shortage of computer chips that has slowed production and is set to drag on for months.
Police in China said they have detained a 30-year-old Canadian man surnamed Wu on suspicion of committing rape, with state media identifying him as Chinese-born pop singer Kris Wu. Wu was being investigated over accusations made online of "tricking young girls into having sex with him," according to a statement by police in the Chaoyang district of the Chinese capital Beijing late on Saturday. Wu was publicly accused last month by an 18-year-old Chinese student of inducing her and other girls, some of them under the age of 18, to have sex with him.
Monte Harrison completely climbed up the outfield wall, and then had to dive back in to make the catch for the Jumbo Shrimp on Saturday night.
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes her Olympic debut in Tokyo on Monday, with the New Zealander's historic appearance igniting heated debate on one of sport's most divisive issues.
Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan confirmed on Sunday that she will attempt an unprecedented Olympic treble on the Tokyo track, adding the 1,500 metres event to her 5,000m and 10,000m runs. Hassan won her 5,000m heat at the Olympic Stadium to qualify for Monday's final but said that she was yet to make a decision on her events due to the stifling conditions in Tokyo and the COVID-19 restrictions. "For me it is crucial to follow my heart," she said in a statement on Sunday confirming her participation in all three track events.
The United States kept it's Olympic unbeaten streak alive in the men's 4x100 medley relay.
TOKYO (Reuters) -As competitors battled for the podium on the third day of Olympic athletics on Sunday, it was Tokyo's stunning heat that perhaps dished out the most pain. Punishing conditions greeted the athletes as a trackside thermometer in the open, placed about 50 metres from the finish line, touched 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) and the humidity hovered around 60%, with sun beating down on the fan-free Olympic Stadium. In the sweat- and heat-soaked media section, reporters donned wet towels as the women's 3,000 metre steeplechase qualifier played out on the track, the event's trademark water hazard appearing more enticing than ever.
Iran's ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi will be inaugurated on Tuesday as the new president of the Islamic republic, a country mired in deep economic crisis and hit by crippling US sanctions.
Saunders dons signature purple and green hair, and a Joker mask.
As Covid cases surge in Thailand, some Buddhist monks are donning PPE over their distinctive robes, delivering oxygen cylinders, taking nasal samples to help with testing, and even helping carry the dead to the crematoriums.