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Fiji retains Olympic men's rugby sevens crown

© Provided by Xinhua TOKYO, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Fiji's men's rugby sevens team successfully defended their Olympic title after ...


The complicated history of women at Cannes film festival

The glitz and glamour of Cannes was back in full force this year after being cancelled by the pandemic in ...


Fiji outgun New Zealand to defend Olympic rugby sevens title

Fiji defended their Olympic rugby sevens title with an entertaining 27-12 victory over New Zealand at the Tokyo Stadium on ...


COVID-19 Infections Surge in Fiji

SYDNEY - Fiji's coronavirus crisis is worsening as reports of infections continue to soar in the South Pacific nation. The ...


Blitzboks dominate USA to finish 5th at Olympic Sevens

The South African sevens rugby team beat the United States 28-7 to claim fifth spot at the Olympic Sevens in ...


Now that Australia's inflation rate is 3.8%, is it time to worry?

Suddenly, Australia's annual inflation rate is 3.8%, having jumped from 1.1% for the twelve months to March.The June quarter jump ...


Environmentalists slam All Blacks tie-up with petrochemical firm

New Zealand Rugby confirmed a deal on Wednesday for petrochemical giant Ineos to sponsor the All Blacks, in an agreement ...


India-NZ final most watched across all series in WTC

Dubai [UAE], July 28 (ANI): The India-New Zealand final in Southampton last month was the most-watched on average across all ...


China women's football team exits Olympics after Dutch defeat

© Provided by Xinhua The Steel Roses were knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics after a humiliating 8-2 defeat to ...


U.S. women reach knockout stage with Australia draw

The United States women's soccer team advanced to the knockout stage of the Tokyo Olympics with a scoreless draw against ...


Samoa's 1st Female PM Takes Office After Constitution Crisis

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - More than three months after winning an election which sparked a constitutional crisis, Samoa's first female ...


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Bezos says Blue Origin will cover $2 billion lunar mission costs

SEATTLE, Washington: Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos has offered to pay up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the ...

After Covid, parents opting for homeschooling for kids

WASHINGTON D.C.: Following the closing of the nation's schools during the Covid pandemic, more than 11 percent of all households ...

Eight dead, 10 injured in 20-car crash during Utah sandstorm

KANOSH, Utah: At least eight people were killed and ten injured in a 20-vehicle collision caused by a sandstorm Sunday ...

United says government needs to end congestion at Newark airport

WASHINGTON D.C.: United Airlines is asking the federal government to reduce congestion at Newark Liberty International Airport, even as runway ...

Covid vaccines have reached 340.4 mln doses administered in U.S.

ATLANTA, Georgia: Latest statistics released by the United States report that 340,363,922 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered throughout ...

Amidst Covid, Olympics opener seen by fewest Americans in 33 years

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. audience watching the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics was the smallest in 33 years.NBC's broadcast ...

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Australia track and field athletes isolating in Covid scare: official

Multiple members of Australia's Olympic track and field team were placed in isolation on Thursday after a positive coronavirus case ...

Thousands of scientists warn climate tipping points 'imminent'

Scientists have urged action on climate change.Thousands of scientists signed on to an initiative declaring a climate emergency.Ocean heat and ...

Rights Groups Call on Morocco to Not Extradite Uyghur Activist

Rights groups are urging Morocco not to extradite to China a Uyghur activist who was arrested after arriving on a ...

Defeat against Australia was a wake-up call for us

Tokyo [Japan], July 29 (ANI): India men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh has stated that the defeat against Australia was a ...

Border restrictions suppress air travel demand in A-Pac

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], July 29 (ANI): International air passenger demand in Asia Pacific region remained suppressed in June by ongoing ...

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Australia's Lynas sees high demand in minerals driving revenues

EAST PERTH, Western Australia: Lynas Rare Earths Limited reported its highest-ever quarterly revenues on July 26 due to demand for ...


Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged, Wall Street closes mixed

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were mixed on Wednesday despite a widening of the U.S. trade deficit, offset ...


Drone test delivers supplies to North Carolina Island

OCRACOKE, North Carolina: Drones were successful in delivering vital supplies to a remote North Carolina island during a test this ...


Asian stock markets sold off, Hong Kong the exception

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - The beleaguered Hong Kong index, the Hang Seng finally corrected higher on Wednesday, after a relentless ...


Lagging behind other airports, Heathrow tells UK to reopen travel

LONDON, England: London's Heathrow Airport is not recovering passenger traffic as quickly as other airports in Europe and has urged ...


Vatican shortfall less than projected due to spending reductions

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican reports that it closed out 2020 with a deficit of $78 million, which was better than ...


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