Kenya gets historic number of female governors from August 9 vote | Elections News

The rise in female governors from Tuesday’s vote is a small but significant improvement over 2017, when three women were elected as governors. Nairobi, Kenya – At least seven of Kenya’s 47 incoming governors are women, compared with only three in the last government, according to the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The […]

Displaced by partition, she visited Pakistan home after 75 years | India-Pakistan Partition News

Lucknow, India – Last month, 90-year-old Reena Chhibber Varma, undeterred by her age and ailments, embarked on a journey that many thought was impossible. She travelled to Pakistan to see her erstwhile home for the first time in 75 years. As the colonial British left the Indian subcontinent, they divided it into two nations on […]

7 years in jail for ex-policeman who rioted at US Capitol | US Elections 2020 News

A former Virginia police sergeant who joined Donald Trump’s supporters in storming the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Former Rocky Mount Police Sergeant Thomas Robertson declined to address the court […]

Bank of Mexico raises interest rates to record 8.5 percent | Inflation News

Mexico, Latin America’s second-largest economy, is fighting its highest inflation in 22 years. The Bank of Mexico raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to a record 8.5 percent on Thursday, mirroring the United States Federal Reserve’s most recent policy decision as inflation surged to an over two-decade high. The five […]

What happens if Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant explodes? | Russia-Ukraine war News

EXPLAINER While an explosion is not impossible, experts say the greatest concern is in the leak of radiation that could come as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has raised alarms about the shelling that is taking place at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, saying the […]

Kim Jong Un claims ‘victory’ over COVID, blames South Korea | Coronavirus pandemic News

North Korean leader lifts pandemic restrictions as senior official says death toll of 74 an ‘unprecedented miracle’ in world health. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared “victory” in his country’s battle against COVID-19 and ordered pandemic restrictions, imposed in May, to be lifted. Presiding over a meeting with health workers and scientists, Kim […]

The Hundred: Will Smeed hits first century in competition as Birmingham Phoenix beat Southern Brave | Cricket News

The Hundred: Will Smeed hits first century in competition as Birmingham Phoenix beat Southern Brave | Cricket News

Will Smeed (101 not out) made history in The Hundred and Henry Brooks took five wickets as Birmingham Phoenix thrashed defending champions Southern Brave; watch Oval Invincibles vs Northern Superchargers live on Sky from 2.30pm on Thursday, coverage of the women’s Hundred starts at 6pm Last Updated: 10/08/22 9:35pm Please use Chrome browser for a […]

Biden signs ‘burn pits’ law widening US veterans’ health benefits | Military News

United States President Joe Biden has signed legislation expanding healthcare for millions of US veterans who were exposed to toxins during their service – including smoke emanating from “burn pits”, contaminated water and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam war. Biden signed the bill, known as the PACT Act, on Wednesday. The law is expected […]

Trump to be questioned under oath in New York investigation | Donald Trump News

The long-running civil investigation is probing whether former president’s company misled lenders and tax authorities in valuing assets. Former United States President Donald Trump has said he will testify under oath as part of a New York State civil investigation into the business dealings of his company, the Trump Organization. In a post on his […]

Cameron Smith coy on LIV Golf reports: 'You'll hear news from me, not Cameron Percy' | Golf News

Cameron Smith coy on LIV Golf reports: ‘You’ll hear news from me, not Cameron Percy’ | Golf News

It is reported that the world No 2 and Open champion has agreed to a deal in excess of $100m to sign with the LIV Golf Series; “If there’s something I need to say regarding the PGA Tour or LIV, it will come from Cameron Smith and not Cameron Percy,” Smith said Last Updated: 09/08/22 […]

Albuquerque police arrest ‘suspect’ in killing of US Muslim men | Islamophobia News

The slaying of four Muslim men in New Mexico had sparked fear among Muslim-American communities across the country. The Albuquerque Police Department has said it detained a “primary suspect” in the recent murder of four Muslim men in the US state of New Mexico. The police announced the arrest on Twitter on Tuesday after the […]

Photos: Famed Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies aged 84 | In Pictures News

Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan’s biggest fashion brands and was known for his boldly sculpted, signature pleated pieces, has died. He was 84. Miyake died on August 5, 2022, of cancer, Japanese media reports said on Tuesday. Miyake defined an era in Japan’s modern history, reaching stardom in the 1970s among a generation […]

Boeing gets green light to start delivery of 787 Dreamliner | Business and Economy News

American Airlines will be the first to take possession which could be as early as Wednesday. The United States government has approved the delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner — nearly two years after production defects drew scrutiny and halted deliveries — clearing the way for American Airlines to take possession, the Reuters news […]

Lewis Hamilton had to turn down part in Top Gun with Tom Cruise due to F1 commitments

Lewis Hamilton had to turn down part in Top Gun with Tom Cruise due to F1 commitments

The seven-time world champion was offered a part as a pilot, but Hamilton said he had to decline it due to the clash of schedules; “I’m a perfectionist. There just wasn’t time,” Hamilton said Last Updated: 08/08/22 11:59pm Tom Cruise and Lewis Hamilton are good friends but the Mercedes driver’s schedule prevented them from linking […]

Russia suspends inspections of strategic arms under US treaty | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia says it’s halting inspections under the New START treaty, but it remains committed to all provisions of the treaty. Russia said it was suspending United States on-site inspections under a strategic arms control treaty with Washington, pointing to Western sanctions and coronavirus infections, adding that Moscow remains committed to all provisions of the treaty. […]

Russian weapons in Ukraine ‘powered’ by Western parts: Report | Russia-Ukraine war News

More than 450 foreign-made components have been found in Russian weapons recovered in Ukraine, evidence that Moscow acquired critical technology from companies in the United States, Europe and Asia in the years before the invasion, according to a new report. Since the start of the war five months ago, the Ukrainian military has captured or […]

Hong Kong cuts hotel quarantine to 3 days as city’s image dives | Coronavirus pandemic News

Announcement comes amid mounting frustration with international financial centre’s isolation as world lives with COVID. Hong Kong will reduce hotel quarantine from seven days to three days as businesses and residents in the international financial hub grow increasingly frustrated with one of the world’s most draconian border regimes. Under the eased measures, travellers will be […]

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a major victory for Biden | Business and Economy News

Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original vision — but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing climate change, moderating pharmaceutical costs, and taxing big corporations. The package on Sunday heads next to the House where legislators are poised to deliver […]

AIG Women's Open: Ashleigh Buhai defeats In Gee Chun in play-off at Muirfield to win maiden major | Golf News

AIG Women’s Open: Ashleigh Buhai defeats In Gee Chun in play-off at Muirfield to win maiden major | Golf News

Buhai defeated Chun in the fourth play-off hole at Muirfield after a remarkable major Sunday; 2019 champion Hinako Shibuno finished a shot back in third, while Ireland’s Leona Maguire posted a round-of-the-day 66 to finish tied-fourth with world No 2 Minjee Lee and Madelene Sagstrom By Ali Stafford Last Updated: 07/08/22 9:22pm Ashleigh Buhai secured […]

UN special rapporteur says Israeli strikes on Gaza are ‘illegal’ | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Francesca Albanez calls on the United Nations to investigate whether Israel has breached international law and ensure accountability. The United Nations special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories says Israel’s air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip “not only are illegal but irresponsible”, calling for a diplomatic solution to the latest bout of violence, which […]

The Gaza Strip explained in maps | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Israeli air raids have killed at least 31 people, including six children, across the Gaza Strip. More than 250 others have been wounded. The Israeli attacks on Gaza have destroyed apartment buildings and struck refugee camps. The Palestinian armed group Islamic Jihad has responded by firing rockets towards Israel. According to Israeli media, most were […]

Ivory Coast president pardons predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo | Politics News

Alassane Ouattara says he pardoned his longtime rival to boost ‘social cohesion’ in Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has pardoned his predecessor and longtime rival Laurent Gbagbo, as part of a reconciliation drive ahead of elections in 2025. Ouattara made the announcement in a televised address on Saturday, a day ahead of Ivory […]

Will fighting in Gaza trigger a wider war? | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Video Duration 24 minutes 40 seconds 24:40 Fears are growing of another war in Gaza after Israel launched air strikes on the besieged Palestinian territory. The Israeli military is warning of a week of operations against armed groups. Tension had been building since Tuesday when Israeli forces arrested Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Bassam al-Saadi in […]

Gaza attack: What is the Palestinian Islamic Jihad? | Explainer News

Israel has repeatedly launched air raids on the Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people including a commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement who was targeted on Friday. After bombing Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid described the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) as “an Iranian proxy that wants to destroy the state of Israel”. […]

India facing football ban over ‘deviations’ from FIFA ‘roadmap’ | Football News

FIFA also warned Indian football association it risks losing U17 Women’s World Cup too. FIFA has reminded India’s football association that it risks losing the upcoming Under-17 Women’s World Cup and faces a ban due to “deviations” from an agreed road map aimed at sorting out governance issues. In May, India’s highest court disbanded the […]

Eoin Morgan says London Spirit's Hundred thriller with Oval Invincibles was close to international cricket | Cricket News

Eoin Morgan says London Spirit’s Hundred thriller with Oval Invincibles was close to international cricket | Cricket News

Eoin Morgan on London Spirit’s three-run win over Oval Invincibles: “It felt as close to an international game as I have ever felt domestically, anywhere else apart from India. I love playing in games like that. You get to find out more about how good guys are with coping under pressure” Last Updated: 04/08/22 11:27pm […]

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