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Thai police are investigating after the body of a foreign woman was found at a secluded spot on the southern island of Phuket on Thursday. Thai media, quoting police, said the dead woman was a 57- year-old Swiss national. The reports said the woman’s partially clothed body was lying face down in a rock crevice near a waterfall and appeared to have been concealed by a sheet.
Goldman Sachs is getting more bullish on stocks.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has approved the new set of bylaws that had been proposed to reform the organization, recruit more diverse and inclusive members and address the ethics and accountability issues that have long swirled around the organization. Most recently, the HFPA had approved new gift, travel and conflict of interest policies that […]
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Jack Grealish has reportedly completed his medical at Manchester City as the Aston Villa midfielder moves closer to joining the Premier League champions in a British record £100 million ($139 million) transfer.
Veteran karate-ka Sandra Sanchez is used to defying the odds, but the thought that she would celebrate a gold medal and a wedding anniversary with her husband-coach on a historic day for the sport they love was beyond even her wildest imagination. One month shy of her 40th birthday and 15 years older than her youngest competitor at the Tokyo Olympics, Spain's Sanchez was once written off as too old for the highest echelons of the sport - including by her coach-turned-partner Jesus del Moral. But on a memorable day for karate - the discipline made its Olympics debut on Thursday at Nippon Budokan, the spiritual home of Japanese martial arts - Sanchez took the sport's maiden gold in a tough match against hometown favourite Kiyou Shimizu.
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly-contagious Delta variant comes a dose of good news: Moderna’s vaccine is holding up. The drug maker said Thursday its COVID-19 shot was still 93% effective six months after a second dose. That nearly matches its 94% efficacy rate shown in the original clinical trial. And Moderna’s shots are holding up better than the one by Pfizer and BioNTech, whose efficacy, the two companies said, declined to around 84% six months after the second shot. Both Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s vaccines are two-shot regimens based on the novel messenger RNA technology. Despite that efficacy rate, Moderna said a booster shot will be needed before the winter season. It said its studies of booster candidates triggered robust antibody responses against viral variants such as Delta and others. Health officials worldwide are currently debating whether more doses are safe, effective and necessary. Pfizer, a vocal proponent of booster shots, plans to seek U.S. and European approval for a third shot later this month. It’s ahead of Moderna in the production race. Pfizer plans to make as many as 3 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses this year. Moderna aims to produce up to 1 billion.
As Ligue 1 kicks off on Friday, French clubs are wrestling with how do cope with an unfamiliar presence at their games: the fans.
Brian Sozzi and Myles Udland discuss Moderna topping estimates as the company announces a third dose of the vaccine will be needed to combat COVID variants.
Raisi, 60, was inaugurated two days after winning the formal endorsement of the country's supreme leader to take office following his victory in an election in June.Raisi, who is under U.S. sanctions over allegations of human rights abuses when he was a judge, has promised to take steps to lift tough U.S. sanctions that have cut Iran's oil exports and have shut it out of the international banking system.Iran has been negotiating with six major powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned three years ago by then U.S. President Donald Trump, who said it was too soft on Tehran.Under the deal, Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of international sanctions, but Trump withdrew from the deal and reimposed sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy. Tehran has since breached limits imposed on its nuclear activities under the agreement.Like Iran's supreme leader, Raisi has endorsed the nuclear talks, but the mid-ranking Shi'ite cleric is widely expected to adopt a tougher line in talks that have stalled.
Myles Udland and Brian Sozzi discuss Costco sales going up 16.6% in July as stores continue to see an uptick in customer traffic.
Venezuela will slash six zeroes off its inflation-battered currency the bolivar to make it easier to use, the central bank said on Thursday.
Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland breaks down how the stock market is faring amid the pandemic.
Anders Mol and Christian Sorum will be bringing an Olympic medal back to Norway. “I don’t think we actually believe this news,” Mol said after beating Latvia in the semifinals on Thursday night to earn a spot in the gold medal match and clinch no worse than a silver. “We have a medal in the Olympics and we’re frickin’ Norwegians,” he said.
Burkina Faso triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango's disappointing first two jumps in the final in Tokyo left his family watching live at home in Ouagadougou stressed and fearful that he could miss out on a medal - his country's first ever at the Olympics. Urging him on from their sofa, Zango's father, brother and sisters erupted in joy when he leapt 17.47m on his third run, propelling him briefly into second place behind Portugal's Pedro Pichardo. Zango eventually finished third behind Pichardo and China's Zhu Yaming, who jumped a personal best of 17.57m to claim the silver medal.
Former Germany and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack's 18-year-old son Emilio died in a quad-bike accident near Lisbon on Thursday, Setubal's emergency services said. A spokesperson for the emergency operations told Reuters Emilion died at 2.17 am in the holiday destination Troia, south of Lisbon. Portuguese media reports said the teenager had been riding on an uneven piece of land in Troia, near the Ballack family home, when the bike rolled backwards and fell on top of him.
Britain will discuss a deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman during a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday, diplomats said, but the 15-member body is not expected to take any action. Britain told the Security Council on Tuesday it was "highly likely" that Iran used one or more drones to carry out the tanker attack last week, which killed two crew members - a Briton and a Romanian. Tehran has denied any involvement in Thursday's attack on the Mercer Street - a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned petroleum product tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime.
The 2022 Lexus GX mostly soldiers on with the same old platform and powertrain as before. The actual infotainment operating system also appears to be from other Lexus models, rather than the one shared with Toyotas.
President Joe Biden announced Thursday that Hong Kong citizens currently in the United States who fear for their safety amid the political crackdown back home will receive temporary safe haven.
She said she and husband Dax Shepard "wait for the stink" before they bathe their kids.