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Soldiers in hazmat suits spray disinfectant as Vietnam sees rising cases

Soldiers in hazmat suits spray disinfectant down Hanoi's streets, despite guidance from the WHO that doing so is ineffective against Covid-19, as Vietnam sees a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.

Posted on 30 July 2021 | 5:42 am

Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Olympics

Simone Biles will not compete in the Olympics finals for two of the four individual women's gymnastics events, vault and the uneven bars, USA Gymnastics said.

Posted on 30 July 2021 | 11:55 pm

UK covid cases are plummeting but no one really knows why

There's one menacing global traveler currently racing through countries faster than Phileas Fogg and its name is the Delta variant.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 4:45 am

600 tons of marine life have washed up on Florida's shores

Red tide, a toxic algae bloom, has killed more than 600 tons of marine life in Florida. CNN's Nick Valencia reports that the Florida government and environmentalists are at odds over the cause of the bloom.

Posted on 30 July 2021 | 6:48 pm

Drone attack on tanker was in retaliation for Israeli strike, says Iranian state TV

Iranian state media has said that the deadly attack on a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire was in retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria, in an escalation of maritime tensions in the Middle East.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 10:05 am

Zimbabwe's rural areas are being hit hard by Covid

Pauline Chinyandura adjusts her face mask as she rushes to serve lunch to a group of men visiting her makeshift canteen in Domboshava, a rural area around 25 miles northeast of Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 10:09 am

Tensions in the House boil over after Capitol riot hearing and mask rule

Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut did not want to lose his cool, but he said this week he couldn't help it.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 10:23 am

Ajax youth player dies in car accident

16-year-old Ajax youth player Noah Gesser died in a car accident on Friday evening, the Dutch football club announced.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 9:35 am

Hollywood's shift to streaming is rewriting the script for stars' big paydays

Like other changes to entertainment distribution through the years, the studio shift toward streaming — hastened by the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic — has Hollywood talent and their representatives demanding a different way to be paid.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 9:52 am

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Posted on 30 July 2021 | 11:03 pm

Welcome to the 'Gay Games,' an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone's an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He'd experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around the world, proudly marching alongside their flags before an audience of thousands, cheering on their every move.

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 6:00 am