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Champagne corks popped and sequins sparkled like a thousand tiny stars in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos, where an international model casting was on the hunt for the face of the future.
Premiership Rugby had expected to welcome a crowd of around 20,000 for the June 26 final at Twickenham, which has a capacity of 82,000, but will now be able to have only 10,000 supporters due to COVID-19 restrictions. Wembley Stadium is set to host two round-of-16 matches of the European soccer Championship with the second one, on June 29, having a 50% capacity - 45,000 fans. Organisers of the Wimbledon tennis championships have said the men's and women's singles finals this year will be played with full crowds of 15,000 in attendance on Centre Court.
A new museum dedicated to the long-silenced trauma of German civilians forced to flee eastern Europe at the end of World War II opens next week after decades of wrenching debate.
The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials got off to an electrifying start on Friday, as 2016 gold medalist Ryan Crouser shattered the shot put world record and six-time gold medalist Allyson Felix began her quest to reach a fifth Games. Crouser exceeded fellow American Randy Barnes' 31-year-old record by 25 centimetres with a 23.37-metre throw, letting out a roar inside the newly renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, to wild applause from fans. Felix, who has picked up 13 world championship medals across her dazzling, nearly two-decade-long career, said she was savoring the time she gets to compete in front of Camryn, before she retires.
If Ben Simmons had performed to the level his résumé might suggest, the Sixers would not be in this mess, facing another win-or-go-home game against an inferior team in the second round.
What proved to be a damaging tornado was seen spinning in Jay County in Indiana’s east on June 18 amid severe weather warnings.Residents were urged to seek shelter at around 4 pm local time in a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service. Severe thunderstorms were also predicted to affect much of the Midwest and Ohio Valley over the weekend. Credit: Ben R Kessler via Storyful
President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party will hold its congress Saturday ahead of September parliamentary elections that come amid a sweeping crackdown on the beleaguered opposition.
The United Nations called for a halt of weapons to Myanmar on Friday.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the military to respect November election results and to release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.The military has called the election a fraud, despite international observers saying the ballot was fair.Four months since the military seized power in a coup on February 1, the U.N General Assembly adopted a resolution - after watering down an initial draft with stronger language calling for an arms embargo.Nine Southeast Asian countries called for the language to be removed.Instead they agreed on calling on member states to quote "prevent the flow of arms into Myanmar."Myanmar's U.N Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun said the decision was long overdue:"We are so disappointed that it took almost three months to adopt this watered down resolution even though it does not include many important points, to save lives of the people in Myanmar."The U.N. special envoy on Myanmar also warned that "the opportunity to reverse the military takeover is narrowing" and the risk of a large-scale civil war.The junta's forces have killed more than 860 people since the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
Congratulations poured in for Iranian ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday for winning presidential elections even before official results were announced.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's moderate presidential candidate congratulated his hardline rival hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi for winning the election, Iranian state media reported on Saturday, as the interior ministry said counting of the votes continued. Millions of Iranians voted on Friday in a contest that has been expected to hand the presidency to Raisi, a hardline judge who is subject to U.S. sanctions for alleged human rights abuses, including overseeing the executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988. "I hope your administration, under the leadership of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will make the Islamic Republic proud, improve livelihood and ensure the nation's well-being and welfare," said former central bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati in a letter, media said.
Sajad Hassan sat at his professor's hospital bedside for three nights, doing most of the talking as his friend and mentor breathed through an oxygen mask and struggled with a suspected COVID-19 infection. Both were confident the 48-year-old academic would be heading home soon, until a coronavirus test came back positive and physicians ordered him moved to the isolation ward — known by many at the university hospital as the “dark room” because so few who entered came out alive. Two days later Dr. Jibraeil was dead, one of nearly 50 professors and non-teaching staff at AMU, one of India's top universities, who fell victim to the coronavirus as it ripped through through the country in April and May. AMU's tragedy was repeated across India as schools suffered similar blows to their faculty, and the loss of their knowledge — and in many cases friendship and guidance — has been devastating to the academic community.
Multiple structures were damaged when a tornado touched down in Jay County in Indiana’s east on June 18.Residents were urged to seek shelter at around 4 pm local time in a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service. Severe thunderstorms were also predicted to affect much of the Midwest and Ohio Valley over the weekend.Drone video taken by the Portland Indiana Police Department shows the extent of the damage in Jay County. Credit: Portland Indiana Police Department via Storyful
Yusei Kikuchi threw four-hit ball over seven innings, Seattle batted around during a four-run first inning and the Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Friday night. Kikuchi (4-3) earned his 10th quality start in 12 appearances while sending the Rays to their fourth straight loss, matching their season high.
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Sand in an eye is often no more than a minor irritation, but for Viktor Hovland on Friday it was enough to prompt him to withdraw from the U.S. Open and seek medical attention. Hovland, a likely member of this year's European Ryder Cup team, posted a photo on social media later that revealed a bandage taped over his eye. Earlier, the former U.S. amateur champion from Norway tried to play through the issue at Torrey Pines, but decided it was a bridge too far after nine painful holes.
On Sunday (June 13), a black caiman was hunted down in the Bolivian town of Magdalena, in the Beni Department.According to Bolivia's Deputy Minister for Environment and Water Magin Herrera Lopez, the leather and meat of the caiman are sought after items in some communities.In Bolivia, the black caiman is considered as a vulnerable species and hunting is illegal, punishable by up to five years in prison.The black caiman, whose scientific name is Melanosuchus niger, can measure up to 6 meters (19.68 ft) long.
Josh Anderson's second goal of the match in overtime lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in game three of their NHL Stanley Cup semi-final series Friday.
Protests have been held almost daily in Myanmar since Suu Kyi was ousted in a Feb. 1 coup that cut short a decade of democratic reforms and also sparked paralysing strikes and renewed conflict in the Southeast Asian country. The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including Suu Kyi. Among those wearing flowers on Saturday was activist Thet Swe Win, who had been at odds with Suu Kyi over human rights violations during her own time in office.
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Sprint great Singh, who was nicknamed the "Flying Sikh", ran at three successive Olympic Games and finished fourth in the 400 metres in Rome in 1960 when the first four home all ran faster than the previous world record. His death due to COVID-19 complications comes days after his wife, former India volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur, had died due to similar reasons. "In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation's imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians," Modi tweeted.