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By Richard Wood10 Jun 2021 23:19 Queensland has recorded no new COVID-19 cases, easing concerns about new local infections after a couple who travelled from Victoria to the Sunshine State tested positive earlier this week. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the figures were good news and praised the 6000 people who had come forward for …

The researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday that they recommend the World Health Organization “immediately convene an emergency committee” to advise on a risk-management approach for the Tokyo Olympics. The current plans to proceed with the Olympic Games are “not informed by the best scientific evidence,” the researchers wrote, calling …

CLOSE Children as young as 12 should get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, a CDC panel recommended. USA TODAY The United States has yielded to India a dark statistic of the global pandemic – India has recorded the highest single-day death toll. While daily U.S. infections, hospitalizations and deaths slide, India’s Health Ministry reported 4,529 deaths Wednesday …

Iran’s Navy once again harassed US ships operating in the Persian Gulf, this time coming within 60m of the ships on Monday night, prompting one of the American ships to fire warning shots, according to Commander Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the US Navy. Three fast inshore attack craft from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps …

TOKYO, Japan (KWWL) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will open this summer without overseas spectators, ogranizers said early Saturday. Multiple large media oulets are reporting the decision after a joint meeting betwween olympic committees, the Japanese government, Tokyo government, and local organizers. Reportedly, such a move was expected and rumored for several months. It …

BREAKING: Tokyo Olympics will be held without spectators from overseas With most of the world still struggling to deal with the health crisis and more contagious variants of the virus spreading or yet to emerge, Japan may not have many answers for the spectator question, with medical experts saying it is unrealistic to expect full …

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(Reuters) – Breakdancing cleared its final hurdle to feature in the Paris 2024 Games on Monday, bringing the wholly original, electric art form to sport’s biggest stage. Considered one of the pillars of hip-hop culture, breaking, as participants prefer to call it, originated in New York in the 1970s and has spread globally, enjoying enormous …

Trump authorizes National Guard as states plead for masks and ventilators. After the governors of multiple states and other leaders made urgent pleas on Sunday for masks and other protective equipment to help fight the swelling outbreak, President Trump listed a number of federal actions in a news conference in the evening. As the number …

Prodigy Hend Zaza qualified to play in this summer’s Games after winning last week’s West Asia Olympic qualification tournament in Jordan. Zaza, who was born in 2009, will become the youngest athlete to compete at this year’s competition. Ranked 155th in the world, she defeated Lebanon’s Mariana Sahakian 4-3 in the women’s final in Amman. …