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    The Guardian

  • Australia Covid news live: 141 new cases and two deaths in NSW, including woman in her 30s; Victoria records 11 new cases
    Follow all the latest updates, liveNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsAnti-lockdown protests across Australia as Covid cases surge 2.33am BST Berejiklian is asked whether it is time to exempt vaccinated people from lockdowns in the hope that that will persuade more people to get vaccinated quickly “because they... Read more »
  • Olympics 2020 day two: swimming, women’s road race, gymnastics, tennis and more – live!
    More gold medals on offer on packed second day in TokyoGames schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageSign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefingEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 2.34am BST It’s Great Britain 1-1 Germany at half-time after an exceedingly long VAR decision... Read more »
  • Philippines floods: thousands flee Manila after days of torrential rain
    One person has died as officials struggle to provide adequate Covid-safe emergency shelter for nearly 15,000 residentsThousands of residents have fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital, Manila, and outlying provinces after days of torrential monsoon rains that left at least one villager dead.Officials say they are... Read more »
  • ‘Very saddened’: Toa, the orphaned baby orca that enthralled New Zealand, is buried
    Orca cared for by hundreds of volunteers and experts in bitter cold after becoming separated from its pod two weeks agoAn orphaned baby orca that captured the hearts of people across New Zealand has been farewelled at a special ceremony and taken away for burial, ending a desperate mission to... Read more »
  • Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid provokes backlash
    Bereaved families, Labour and Lib Dems all condemn health secretary, accusing him of insensitivityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSajid Javid has provoked a wave of anger from families of the victims of Covid after he said people must no longer “cower” from the virus.The health secretary announced on... Read more »
  • Brazilian protesters call for Jair Bolsonaro to be impeached
    Demonstrators in several cities denounce president for alleged corruption and Covid mismanagementProtesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s far right president whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic.This... Read more »
  • Arizona secretary of state tells Trump before election lie rally: get over it
    Democrat Katie Hobbs says ‘this is nothing more than being a sore loser’ as ex-president heads to Phoenix for eventCould sham election audit rebound on Arizona Republicans?Arizona’s secretary of state had a message for Donald Trump before he appeared in Phoenix on Saturday: “Take your loss and accept it and... Read more »
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    Asia One - World

  • Sydney’s Covid-19 outbreak throws harsh spotlight on Australia vaccine rollout
    SYDNEY - Australia’s New South Wales state on Friday (July 23) reported its biggest daily rise in new Covid-19 cases this year, prompting a tighter lockdown in Sydney in what state officials called a “national emergency” that has already derailed a broad economic rebound. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian also raised... Read more »
  • Olympics: Russian archer passes out under Tokyo's scorching heat
    TOKYO - A Russian archer fainted in the Tokyo heat during a qualifying Olympic round on Friday (July 23) as a heatwave pushed coaches and staff to huddle under trees for shade. Svetlana Gomboeva collapsed as she checked her final scores and required assistance from staff and teammates who put bags... Read more »
  • Australian states squabble as NSW seeks Covid vaccine priority
    SYDNEY, July 23 - Australia's largest state of New South Wales on Friday (July 23) urged the federal government to divert vaccine doses to Sydney, the epicentre of a flaring Covid-19 outbreak, raising objections from other states desperate for protection from the virus. The Sydney outbreak has ballooned to nearly 1,800... Read more »
  • Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia
    SYDNEY - New Zealand will pause its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia for at least eight weeks starting Friday (July 23) night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, as Australia fights an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta virus variant. "We've always said that our response would evolve as the virus evolved. This... Read more »
  • Sporting moments to look out for at Tokyo 2020
    TOKYO, July 22 - Superheroes the world over come head to toe in spandex. So too here in Tokyo, where the one person with the best shot at making – or even saving – these most beleaguered of Olympic Games, will be dressed in a red one-piece. Never mind that Simone... Read more »
  • Ai Weiwei unveils giant iron tree to warn people what they risk losing
    AsiaOne has launched EarthOne, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find articles like this there. PORTO, Portugal - Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei unveiled a 32-metre-tall (105 ft) tropical tree made of iron in the Portuguese city of Porto on... Read more »
  • G-20 agrees statement on environment, struggles over climate progress
    AsiaOne has launched EarthOne, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find articles like this there. NAPLES – Environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 rich nations were making little progress on Thursday (July 22) on how to reach climate... Read more »
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    News - South China Morning Post

  • China ‘hurt’ by NBC’s ‘incomplete map’ shown at Olympics opening ceremony
    China is not happy with the “incomplete map” NBC Universal showed during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, the Chinese consulate in New York said on Saturday.The demonstration, which featured neither self-ruled Taiwan nor the South China Sea, “hurt the dignity and emotions of the Chinese people,” the consulate... Read more »
  • Coronavirus: deaths dip in Africa but WHO warns ‘the third wave is not over’
    For eight consecutive weeks, Africa has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases, worsened by the rapidly spreading Delta variant that has been found in 26 African countries and lagging vaccinations on the continent.There has been cause for hope in the past week after the rate of new cases slowed –... Read more »
  • Snow leopard at San Diego Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
    A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo in California has tested positive for the coronavirus. Ramil, a nine-year-old male snow leopard, was tested for the virus after caretakers noticed that he had a cough and runny nose on Thursday.The animal’s stool sample was tested by the zoo staff and... Read more »
  • Fires continue to spread through western United States, destroying homes
    Out-of-state crews headed to Montana, US on Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the west coast of the country struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes.Progress was being made on the nation’s largest blaze, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon,... Read more »
  • Chinese nationals face prosecution in Democratic Republic of Congo over illegal miners incident
    Two Chinese nationals face military prosecution for ordering two Congolese soldiers to inflict “degrading and humiliating treatment” on illegal Congolese miners in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said on Saturday.“Two Chinese used two soldiers of the FARDC (DR Congo’s armed forces) to beat up and mistreat Congolese artisanal... Read more »
  • Thousands in Italy protest against tougher regulations to contain coronavirus
    Thousands of people in Italy took to the streets on Saturday to oppose the government's health policies, as tougher regulations have been introduced to counter a surge in case numbers.Some 3,000 people in Rome gathered to protest against what is known as the “green pass,” according to ANSA news agency. The EU's digital... Read more »
  • Rescuers in India hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll rises to 115
    Rescuers in India waded through knee-deep mud and debris on Saturday in a grim search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 115, with nearly 150,000 others evacuated.Torrential downpours have lashed India’s west coast in recent days, leaving dozens missing near the financial capital Mumbai... Read more »