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France beats Team USA 83-76 in Olympics basketball opener

Manila, July 26 -- Team USA, the US men's basketball team, kicked off their 2020 Olympics journey with a shocking 83-76 loss to France on Sunday. Evan Fournier led France with 28 points, while Rudy G... Read More


Hospital nurse wins first gold for Iran at Tokyo Olympics

TEHRAN, July 25 -- A 41-year old Iranian male nurse, who honed his skills to shoot with an air pistol in a hospital basement, earned Iran its first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Javad... Read More


Female Chinese nails 1st Tokyo Olympic gold

Manila, July 24 -- Chinese shooter Qian Yang officially received the first gold medal of the 2020 Olympics Games on Saturday. Yang collected 251.8 points in the women's 10-meter air rifle final at th... Read More


Tokyo Olympics top official sacked over past remarks on Holocaust

Manila, July 22 -- elated pressure on the organizers, a top Tokyo Olympics official assigned to opening ceremony was ousted for his past remarks regarding Holocaust, local media reported on Thursday. ... Read More


Delta variant accounts for 83% of US Covid cases as deaths rise

CHICAGO, July 21 -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that the Delta variant of the coronavirus accounts for 83 percent of new cases, up significantly from two ... Read More


71 people accredited for Olympics test positive for Covid-19

Manila, July 20 -- A total of 71 people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Tuesday, just days before the start of the major sports event. Among th... Read More


Fewer women than men to regain employment during Covid recovery

Manila, July 20 -- Inequalities between women and men in the job market that have been exacerbated due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic will persist and there will be 13 million few... Read More


Floods in Germany leave more than 150 dead

Manila, July 18 -- More than 150 people were killed and over 650 injured in flooding in western Germany, officials said on Sunday. At least 110 people lost their lives in the hard-hit Ahrweiler distr... Read More


Death toll from Germany floods rises to 106

Manila, July 17 -- The number of people who died in floods in western Germany rose to 106 on Friday, officials confirmed in Rhineland-Palatinate. At least 63 people have died due to severe flooding, ... Read More


IOC chief ends Tokyo Olympics cancellation rumors

Manila, July 14 -- Tokyo Olympics will be held as planned despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee chief said on Tuesday. Thomas Bach told Kyodo News that canceling the mult... Read More