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ROC shooter Batsarashkina wins women’s 10m air pistol at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, Jul 25 ROC markswoman Vitalina Batsarashkina won the women’s 10m air pistol gold at the Tokyo Olympics with an Olympic record of 240.3 points here on Sunday. Veteran Antoaneta Kostadinova of Bulgaria, who held a 0.9-point advantage before the two final shots, had to settle for the silver, scoring a sub-par 9.0 points in …

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Australia breaks world record to win women’s 4X100m freestyle relay gold at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, Australia beat its own world record to win women’s 4X100m freestyle relay gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Sunday. Touching home in three minutes and 29.69 seconds, the team (Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell) sliced 0.36 seconds off the previous world record. Canada came second in 3:32.78 and …

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Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Beijing, The Chinese mainland reported 36 imported COVID-19 cases and no new locally transmitted cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report. Among the imported cases, 15 were reported in Yunnan, six in Shanghai, four each in Tianjin and Guangdong, two each in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and one each in Henan, Sichuan and …

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Forest fire near Russia’s Chelyabinsk leaves 18 people needing medical aid – Authorities

Yekaterinburg, Russia, Forest fires in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region caused eighteen people to request medical assistance with stress, blood pressure, and other conditions, the regional government said. The fire has barreled through an area of about 34,500 acres and is currently still active across 49 acres. On Friday, the blaze hit two settlements, setting dozens of …

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Israel to deliver 700,000 expiring doses of Pfizer vaccine to South Korea : PM Bennett

Moscow, Israel has signed a deal with South Korea to ship 700,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine that are soon to expire to get the same amount of shots back later in the fall, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said. “According to the agreement, Israel will immediately transfer approximately 700,000 doses of the Pfizer …

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Russia’s Kuril Islands hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake – Geophysical Survey

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; A 5.2 magnitude earthquake was registered in the Pacific Ocean near Russia’s Kuril Islands, the regional branch of the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GS RAS) told Sputnik on Saturday. “The 5.2 magnitude earthquake was registered at 4:38 [17:38 on Friday, GMT] … at a depth of 41 kilometers [over 25 …

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Britney Spears said “Sorry for pretending I’ve been ok” through her Instagram account

A day after making a courtroom appeal to end her conservatorship, pop star Britney Spears said she was sorry for “pretending like I’ve been OK the past two years”. The 39-year-old Spears told a judge at a dramatic hearing that she wants an end to the conservatorship. She called the conservatorship “abusive” and said that it …

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