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BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB's Karriss Artingstall advances to women's -57kg boxing last 16
Team GB's Karriss Artingstall beats Botswana's Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi, the world number four, in her opening bout to advance to the last 16.

Tokyo Olympics: Helen Glover and Polly Swann battle into semi-finals, Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury win (BBC Front Page)

BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Table tennis 12-year-old Hend Zaza, gymnast Zou Jingyuan and 3x3 basketball - best moments
Watch some of the best moments from the opening events of the Tokyo Olympics including a 12-year-old table tennis player and the debut of 3x3 basketball.

Tokyo Olympics: First gold of Games goes to China's Yang Qian in shooting (BBC Front Page)

NPR Topics: NewsJul 24, 2021
A 12-Year-Old Syrian Makes Her Olympic Debut
The youngest Olympian at the Tokyo games was knocked out during the women's table tennis singles preliminary round. But Syrian player Zaza said she will train, get better and try again.

BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
Covid: Who has to self-isolate, which workers are exempt and what if I'm fully vaccinated?
A small number of named employees in key sectors will be exempt from some rules

Covid-19: Sadiq Khan urges PM to change isolation rules earlier (BBC Front Page)
Brazilians Get COVID Shot in Costume To Mock Bolsonaro's Anti-Vaccine 'Crocodile' Comment (Newsweek)

BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
Surfside tower collapse: No sign of final victim as Miami search ends
As the search for remains in the collapsed apartment block ends, one victim remains unaccounted for.

CNBC World NewsJul 24, 2021
Another group of U.S.-listed China stocks plunge as Beijing regulators crack down
Two U.S.-listed Chinese education stocks plunged Friday after reports of government crackdown that included bans on foreign investment.

BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
GB's defending champion Whitlock set to make pommel final
Great Britain's defending champion Max Whitlock looks set to reach the pommel horse final at the Tokyo Olympics with a score of 14.900.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 24, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Geraint Thomas' hopes dashed in crash as Ecuador's Richard Carapaz wins road race gold
Geraint Thomas' medal hopes are dashed during fall in the men's road race as Ecuador's Richard Carapaz wins gold.

Tokyo Olympics Daily: Novak Djokovic goes for ‘Golden Slam' (FT.com - Europe)

BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
Geraint Thomas: Team GB cyclist crashes in Tokyo Olympics road race
Watch as Team GB cyclists Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart crash in the men's road race on day one of the Tokyo Olympics- Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart also involved.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 24, 2021
Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signs new deal until 2024
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signs a new deal with the club until 2024, with an option for a further year.

CBC Top StoriesJul 24, 2021
Wildfire evacuees, some far from home and sleeping in cots, get community and volunteer supports
Nearly 3,000 people from across northwestern Ontario have been displaced due to raging wildfires, prompting community outreach and volunteer support, including by one Kenora resident concerned if their cultural needs were being met.

BBC Front PageJul 24, 2021
Murray and Salisbury through in doubles in Tokyo but Watson goes out
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury go through in the men's doubles but Heather Watson loses in the first round of the women's singles.

FT.com - EuropeJul 24, 2021
Mourning the expat city state
Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong offered a kind of freedom that grander cities can't

ABC NewsJul 24, 2021
Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe
Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney have the most unlikely of partnerships

CBC Top StoriesJul 23, 2021
Rising COVID-19 cases in Australia lead to lockdowns, tightened travel restrictions
As COVID-19 cases rise, Australia has tightened travel restrictions and put half its population back into lockdown. For one Canadian woman in Australia, it means she can't go see her family in Canada. For an Australian family in Vancouver, it's resulted in uncertainty over when they can go home.

Data shows COVID-19 infections among fully vaccinated people are low (CBC Top Stories)
University reports 7 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated students (ABC News)

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 23, 2021
Olympics: Munich victims honoured for first time at opening ceremony
Nearly 50 years after 11 Israeli athletes were killed, a moment's silence is marked in Tokyo.

Top moments from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony (ABC News)
With A Subdued Opening Ceremony, The Tokyo Summer Olympics Have Officially Kicked Off (NPR Headline News)

BBC Front PageJul 23, 2021
Covid vaccines: Why a giant plastic bag shortage is slowing the rollout
A look at the critical vaccine components in short supply, as a new global marketplace is launched to tackle bottlenecks.

Israel says Pfizer Covid vaccine is just 39% effective as delta spreads, but still prevents severe illness (CNBC World News)

NPR Headline NewsJul 23, 2021
Funeral For Assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Held In His Hometown
Assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was laid to rest after a military ceremony and funeral Mass in his hometown of Cap Haïtien.

FT.com - EuropeJul 23, 2021
Why are fully vaccinated people testing positive for Covid?
Despite rising ‘breakthrough infections' most cases remain mild and are in line with scientists' expectations

Former Biden Adviser Suggests Making Unvaccinated People Pay for Their Own COVID Testing (Newsweek)

NPR Topics: NewsJul 23, 2021
Protests Erupt Outside Haitian President's Hometown Funeral
The body of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was returned to his hometown for a private funeral amid heavy security. Protesters clashed with police outside the ceremony.

U.N. Delegates Flee Haitian President's Funeral After Multiple Shots Fired (Newsweek)

NPR Topics: NewsJul 23, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics Has Relaxed Its Rules On Athlete Protests — To A Point
Gestures of protest have already begun. But exactly what's allowed under the International Olympic Committee's new rules on expression is somewhat murky.

Protests Have Persisted Outside Of The Tokyo Olympics (NPR Headline News)

CNBC World NewsJul 23, 2021
Dow jumps 200 points, S&P 500 rises to record as stocks head for winning week
Stocks rose Friday, as the major averages tried to post their fourth straight day of gains.

ABC NewsJul 23, 2021
Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships
The federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships.

Search for bodies concludes at site of Florida condo collapse (CBC Top Stories)
The Search for Victims Comes To An End At the Florida Condo Collapse Site (NPR Topics: News)

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
Most NFL Teams Reach Herd Immunity for Players With 80 Percent Vaccinated for COVID
Five NFL teams have less than 70 percent of players fully or partially vaccinated for COVID-19, but the league's medical director believes rates will rise when training camps begin.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 23, 2021
Can't-Miss Moments From The Olympics Opening Ceremony
From pictogram people to a moving rendition of "Imagine," the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony balanced fun with the seriousness of the moment.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 23, 2021
Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron capping an opening ceremony unlike any other
Fewer than 1,000 spectators were present for the night's pageantry, speeches and parade of athletes.

CBC Top StoriesJul 23, 2021
Hiker missing in B.C. backcountry for 2 weeks found by wildfire crew
A wildfire attack crew looking for a newly started forest fire instead found a man who had been missing in the rugged backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park, north of Vancouver.

BBC Front PageJul 23, 2021
Covid-19: One in 80 has Covid, and an Olympic opening ceremony like no other
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday evening.

NYTimes GlobalJul 23, 2021
‘The Hot Doctor' Finds a Life Partner Close to Home
It took Dr. Ryan Weight almost a year to ask Jerri Hobdy out on a date. However, it only took one bubble tea outing to solidify their connection.

CBC Top StoriesJul 23, 2021
A teenager threw a message in a bottle into the Pacific Ocean. 9 years later, a B.C. cleanup crew found it
Brittney Amundsen wrote the message in 2012, when she was 17. Layers of luck and coincidence are wrapped up in the find.

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
'Only White Lives Matter': Black Dem Rep. Cori Bush Shares Racist Death Threats
One message wishes cancer upon the congresswoman and then hopes that her children die before her.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 23, 2021
China imposes sanctions on US officials
The sanctions are in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 23, 2021
New Capitol Police Chief Defends The Agency In The Wake Of The Jan. 6 Riot
The new chief, Tom Manger, said the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection should not define the department and that necessary changes to its procedures have been made in the months since.

NYTimes GlobalJul 23, 2021
Michael Wolff: I'm Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024
I've written three books about Donald Trump, and I spoke with him this spring. He won't be able to resist the lure of the presidency.

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
Oregon's Bootleg Fire Grows to Over 400K Acres, Now 3rd-Largest Wildfire in State History
"Our firefighters have put in an incredible amount of hard work on this fire," said Joe Hessel of the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team.

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
Surfside Rescue Crews Saluted as Mission Ends 29 Days After Condo Collapse
Rescue task forces concluded work at the site of the collapse on Friday afternoon, departing in a procession.

NPR Headline NewsJul 23, 2021
China Issues Counter-Sanctions After U.S. Warned Against Doing Business In Hong Kong
China is imposing fresh counter-sanctions on United States entities just days ahead of a visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

BBC Front PageJul 23, 2021
Daily Covid cases down for third day in UK
New infections are down but it is too soon to say if cases have peaked, say experts.

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
The Cleveland Indians Have Changed Their Name, Here's Where Other Teams Stand With Names
Despite the decision by the Guardian's on Friday, the Braves, Chiefs and Blackhawks have said that they do not have plans to alter their names.

Trump Says Cleveland's Name Change to Guardians a 'Disgrace' Against Native Americans (Newsweek)

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 23, 2021
India monsoon: 110 dead after heavy rainfall in Maharashtra
Rescuers are racing to evacuate survivors but many are feared missing in the state of Maharashtra.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 23, 2021
Jovenel Moïse: Unrest mars funeral of assassinated Haitian leader
Gunshots and tear gas punctuate the funeral of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.

CNBC World NewsJul 23, 2021
Covid cases are rising again in all 50 states across U.S. as delta variant tightens its grip
Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Florida and Nevada are reporting the highest daily average of new cases per capita over the past week.

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
2020 U.S. Wildfires Burned Over 10 Million Acres, Nearly 18,000 Structures: Report
"4 million acres—more land than the state of Connecticut—burned last year, forcing families across the U.S. to breathe polluted air," wrote Rep. Katie Porter.

NewsweekJul 23, 2021
'The Witcher: Monster Slayer' Walkthrough: Which Offering Should You Give to the Gargoyle King
"The Witcher: Monster Slayer" has a quest that leads you into the lair of a Gargoyle King. In order to progress, you will need to offer an appropriate gift to this creature.

FT.com - EuropeJul 23, 2021
Cleveland's baseball team changes name from Indians to Guardians
Franchise decides on switch amid backlash over the use of Native American references in sport

ABC NewsJul 23, 2021
Trump's sway tested in race for open US House seat
The winners of the primaries will face off on Nov. 2.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 23, 2021
At least 67 dead as monsoon rains trigger floods and landslides in India
"We are forced to release water from dams," said the chief minister of Maharashtra's state government.

FT.com - EuropeJul 23, 2021
The game is still wide open
Elon Musk, GameStop and Airbnb keep investors guessing in 2021 FT stockpicking contest

ABC NewsJul 23, 2021
Tokyo Olympics hand out 1st gold medal
The first gold medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has now been won.

Nigeria men aim for Africa's 1st Olympic basketball medal (ABC News)

NPR Topics: NewsJul 23, 2021
Six Poultry Workers Died From A Nitrogen Leak. OSHA Has Issued $1 Million In Fines
Six workers died when a freezer malfunctioned at the Foundation Food Group's poultry plant in Gainesville, Ga., in January. OSHA cited the company and three others for failing to ensure worker safety.

UN WomenJun 16, 2021
Take five: "Everyone should understand how they can become an agent of change"
Céline Bonnaire is the Executive Director of the Kering Foundation. She also represents the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence, working to develop catalytic actions and commitments to advance gender equality. Bonnaire prioritizes scaling up comprehensive, accessible and quality services for survivors of gender-based violence against women and girls in all their diversity.

WSJ World NewsFeb 23, 2019
Nigeria's Election Gets Under Way After a Stop-Start Runup
After a false start and an acrimonious campaign, Nigerians headed to the polls to vote in what is expected to be Africa's largest-ever election, and will determine who governs the continent's top economy and oil producer.
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