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Entertainment Surge: Taylor Swift's Tour and More

Entertainment Surge: Taylor Swift's Tour and More Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Factbox-'Cruel Summer'? Fans splurge on resale tickets as Taylor Swift tours Europe Some ticket resellers are looking to make a quick buck as American popstar Taylor Swift performs more than 40 shows in 18 cities across Europe this summer. The singer's billion-dollar Eras tour has also led to price hikes in the hospitality industry as swifties from North America flock to Europe where ti

29 Jun 2024 10:33 am
Sports Stars Shine at US Olympic Trials, NHL Draft, and NBA Free Agency

Sports Stars Shine at US Olympic Trials, NHL Draft, and NBA Free Agency Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Athletics-Holloway wins 110 metres hurdles in sizzling US Olympic trials Grant Holloway won the 110 metres hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trials in a world lead of 12.86 seconds on Friday, as Gabby Thomas and Noah Lyles scorched their semi-final heats in the 200m. The three-time world champion Holloway took the immediate lead and was undeterred even as he clipped the seventh

29 Jun 2024 10:33 am
India-US agrees to extend 2 pc digital tax on e-commerce supplies until June 30

India-US agrees to extend 2 pc digital tax on e-commerce supplies until June 30 India and the United States have agreed to extend the 2 per cent equalisation levy or digital tax on e-commerce supplies until June 30. On Oct 8, 2021, both countries joined 134 other members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework (including Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in reaching agreement on the Statement on a Two-Pillar Solution of OECD/G20, to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Di

29 Jun 2024 10:32 am
Bidens Debate Performance Sparks Doubt Within His Own Party

Bidens Debate Performance Sparks Doubt Within His Own Party Bidens recent lackluster debate against former President Donald Trump has ignited a wave of skepticism within the Democratic Party regarding his capacity to win the forthcoming presidential election. The 81-year-old Biden's failure to effectively communicate during the debate drew widespread criticism, intensifying doubts about his candidacy. Van Jones, a former Obama administration official and current CNN analyst, noted that Biden nee

29 Jun 2024 10:32 am
Brazilian's World-Record Soccer Shirt Collection

Brazilian's World-Record Soccer Shirt Collection Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Soccer-6,101 pieces of history: Brazilian owns world's largest shirt collection Brazilian Cassio Brandao walks through rooms filled with clothes racks that in April made him a Guinness World Records title holder as the owner of the world's largest collection of soccer shirts. From rare Pele jerseys to a 1998 World Cup shirt signed by Ronaldo, the 41-year-old Google employee has amassed a total 6,1

29 Jun 2024 10:30 am
World Bank approves USD 1.5 billion to support India's low-carbon energy sector

World Bank approves USD 1.5 billion to support India's low-carbon energy sector The World Bank on June 29, approved USD 1.5 billion in financing to accelerate India's development of low-carbon energy. The financing will help India promote low-carbon energy by scaling up renewable energy, developing green hydrogen, and stimulating climate finance for low-carbon energy investments., the World Bank said in a blog post. Apart from this second phase of financing stimulus, last year in June 2023, the

29 Jun 2024 10:12 am
Dharmapuri Srinivas rendered exceptional service to Congress: Telangana CM Revanth Reddy condoles senior Congress leader's death

Dharmapuri Srinivas rendered exceptional service to Congress: Telangana CM Revanth Reddy condoles senior Congress leader's death Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy on Saturday condoled the death of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee president and former minister Dharmapuri Srinivas. According to his family, Srinivas had been suffering from illness for some time and breathed his last due to a heart attack at 3 am on Saturday. He was 76. The Chief Minister said that Srinivas (

29 Jun 2024 10:12 am
Pakistan: Lahore HC admits plea against PIA's privatisation

Pakistan: Lahore HC admits plea against PIA's privatisation The Lahore High Court's (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Friday admitted a petition challenging the privatisation process of Pakistan International Airlines and asked the top law officer to respond to the questions raised in the plea, Dawn reported. Justice Jawad Hassan issued the order on Friday on a pro bono petition filed against the procedure adopted to privatise PIA. Hassan also expressed his intention to examine the law introduced by the

29 Jun 2024 10:10 am
India holds first meeting as Chair of Colombo Process

India holds first meeting as Chair of Colombo Process India chaired its first meeting as Chair of the Colombo Process at the Permanent Representative Level Meeting at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Headquarters in Geneva. Muktesh Pardeshi, Secretary (Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs, delivered the special address as the incoming Chair-in-Office on Thursday. Notably, India assumed the chair of the Colombo Process for the first

29 Jun 2024 10:10 am
Nagaland: Army commemorates Capt N Kenguruse memorial day on 25th anniversary of his supreme sacrifice during Kargil war

Nagaland: Army commemorates Capt N Kenguruse memorial day on 25th anniversary of his supreme sacrifice during Kargil war On the 25th anniversary of the supreme sacrifice of Capt. N Kenguruse of the Indian Army, a ceremony was held at the Kenguruse War Memorial in his native village, Phezha, in the Kohima district of Nagaland on Friday. During the Kargil War (1999), Capt. N Kenguruse made the supreme sacrifice, laying down his life in the line of duty while leading an operation in the most inhosp

29 Jun 2024 10:08 am
Kerala Governor constitutes V-C selection committee for six universities

Kerala Governor constitutes V-C selection committee for six universities Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, as Chancellor of the universities in Kerala, has announced the formation of search committees for the selection of Vice Chancellors in six prominent state universities. The decision, aimed at ensuring a transparent and merit-based selection process, was disclosed in a notification issued by the Kerala Raj Bhavan last night. The universities involved in this process are Kerala University,

29 Jun 2024 10:08 am
Boeing Starliner with Sunita Williams onboard could wait months in space before return as NASA mulls extending mission duration

Boeing Starliner with Sunita Williams onboard could wait months in space before return as NASA mulls extending mission duration Projected to last only days, the first crewed test flight of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft with two astronauts onboard is in limbo with no exact return to Earth announced. NASA's Commercial Crew Program manager, Steve Stich has said that the US space agency is considering extending the duration of Starliner's mission from 45 days to 90 days, CNN reported. Officials have

29 Jun 2024 10:07 am
Celebrating Hemant Soren's bail is premature, says BJP spokesperson Pratul Shah Deo

Celebrating Hemant Soren's bail is premature, says BJP spokesperson Pratul Shah Deo A day after the release of former Jharkhand chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Pratul Shah Deo mocked JMM workers and leaders for celebrating the bail, calling it premature and said that the land scam case against Soren has not been resolved yet. Since yesterday, the JMM party workers and leaders have been celebrating so much. I just do not und

29 Jun 2024 10:07 am
Pak: CM of Punjab province slams 'abuse of power' in previous regime by current Opposition

Pak: CM of Punjab province slams 'abuse of power' in previous regime by current Opposition Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz on Friday slammed the opposition Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party stating that unlike the previous regime, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has not abused its authority and never tried to restrict facilities for its (jailed) political rivals, the Islamabad-based Geo News reported. Maryam Nawaz was addressing a session of the Punjab Assembly o

29 Jun 2024 10:07 am
Nagaland Breaks Poll Hiatus: Historic Civic Elections See 82% Turnout

Nagaland Breaks Poll Hiatus: Historic Civic Elections See 82% Turnout Nagaland marked a significant political event on Saturday as votes were counted in the state's first civic elections in two decades, according to an official from the State Election Commission. The tallying process for 24 urban local bodies, including three municipalities and 21 town councils across 10 districts, began at 8 am in 16 designated centers. The ruling NDPP secured a win in Chiephobozou Town Council, Kohima, with ca

29 Jun 2024 9:31 am
Hiroyuki Fujita Leads U.S. Senior Open After Stellar 66

Hiroyuki Fujita Leads U.S. Senior Open After Stellar 66 Hiroyuki Fujita delivered an impressive 4-under 66 in the second round of the U.S. Senior Open, seizing a narrow one-shot lead as he vies for his first victory on American soil. Fujita, positioned at 11-under 129 at Newport Country Club, outperformed the competition, including Richard Green, who shared the first-round lead, and Richard Bland, the Senior PGA champion. Green followed up his opening 63 with a 67, trailing Fujita by a single st

29 Jun 2024 9:22 am
Simone Biles Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials Amidst Injury Setbacks

Simone Biles Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials Amidst Injury Setbacks Simone Biles is just four rotations away from securing her place at a third consecutive Olympics, after leading the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday. Though not at her best, Biles' all-around score of 58.900 puts her far ahead of Jordan Chiles, setting the stage for her automatic selection if she maintains the lead on Sunday. The competition dramatically shifted after leading contenders Shilese Jones and Kayla DiCello bowed out due t

29 Jun 2024 9:21 am
Grant Holloway's Historic 110-Meter Hurdles Win at U.S. Track Trials

Grant Holloway's Historic 110-Meter Hurdles Win at U.S. Track Trials Grant Holloway has etched his name into the annals of track and field history by winning the U.S. track trials 110-meter hurdles in a blistering 12.86 seconds, the fourth-fastest time ever recorded. This 26-year-old, three-time world champion is now set to head to the Olympics as a strong favorite, despite a slight mishap over the eighth hurdle. Holloway managed to edge out Freddie Crittenden by .07 seconds, marking his third s

29 Jun 2024 9:20 am
Vincius Junior Shines as Brazil Dominates Paraguay 4-1

Vincius Junior Shines as Brazil Dominates Paraguay 4-1 In a dazzling display of skill, Vincius Junior scored two first-half goals to propel Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Paraguay in the Copa America, positioning Brazil favorably to advance out of Group D. Savinho added another first-half goal, while Lucas Paqueta scored on a penalty in the second half. Paraguay's lone goal came from Omar Alderete. The match was intense, featuring five yellow cards and a red card shown to Andres Cubas of Paraguay

29 Jun 2024 9:17 am
Iran's Presidential Election: Reformist vs. Hard-Liner, Runoff Likely

Iran's Presidential Election: Reformist vs. Hard-Liner, Runoff Likely In a dramatic turn of events, Saturday's early results in Iran's presidential election revealed a tight competition between reformist Masoud Pezeshkian and hard-liner Saeed Jalili. The lead oscillated between the two, pointing towards a high likelihood of a runoff vote to replace the late President Ebrahim Raisi. The state-reported results showed Pezeshkian with 5.3 million votes, closely followed by Jalili with 4.8 million. A

29 Jun 2024 9:17 am
Village Leader's Brother Murdered in Uttar Pradesh, Police Investigate

Village Leader's Brother Murdered in Uttar Pradesh, Police Investigate In a shocking incident, Ajay Singh, the brother of Kadergaon's village head Pawan Singh, was murdered near the Benipur canal in Uttar Pradesh, police confirmed on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar Singh revealed that Ajay, aged 45, was en route to Kadergaon on a motorcycle with his friend Saurabh late Friday evening when the attack occurred. The assailants, identified as Monu Pasi and another individual, assaulted

29 Jun 2024 9:16 am
Colombia's Dominance: A 3-0 Triumph over Costa Rica in Copa America

Colombia's Dominance: A 3-0 Triumph over Costa Rica in Copa America Colombia cruised into the Copa America quarterfinals with a commanding 3-0 victory over Costa Rica, thanks to second-half goals from Davinson Snchez and Jhon Crdoba. Luis Daz had put them ahead in the first half with a penalty kick. Dominating possession for the second consecutive game, Colombia led 1-0 at halftime. The team controlled 62% of the ball and continued to press in the second half, securing a win in front of 27,386 C

29 Jun 2024 9:13 am
Tamil Nadu Speeds Up Translation of New Criminal Laws

Tamil Nadu Speeds Up Translation of New Criminal Laws The translation of new criminal laws into Tamil has already been taken up and is nearing completion, according to official sources. This initiative ensures that police personnel receive adequate training for implementing the laws from July 1, 2024. Official sources confirmed that the translation work of all three new criminal laws is ongoing and should be finalized shortly. Once completed, the Tamil version will be sent to the Union governmen

29 Jun 2024 9:11 am
Grace Kim's Hole-In-One Spurs Electrifying Lead in Dow Championship

Grace Kim's Hole-In-One Spurs Electrifying Lead in Dow Championship Grace Kim's spectacular hole-in-one, combined with eight birdies alongside partner Auston Kim, catapulted them to a five-way share of the lead at the Dow Championship. Danish duo Nicole Broch Estrup and Nanna Koertz Madsen posted the day's best score with a 60, rallying late with two birdies to secure their tie. The competition remains fierce, with five leading pairs at 12-under 128. As the tournament unfolds, a exciting weekend

29 Jun 2024 9:10 am
Vinicius Junior Shines as Brazil Defeats Paraguay 4-1 in Copa America

Vinicius Junior Shines as Brazil Defeats Paraguay 4-1 in Copa America Brazil's Vinicius Junior scored twice in his side's 4-1 Copa America victory over Paraguay in a Group D clash in Nevada on Friday, bouncing back from a lacklustre display in his first game of the tournament. Colombia, who have qualified for the quarter-finals, top Group D with six points after two matches, with Brazil in second on four points. Costa Rica are third with one point and Paraguay, who are bottom with zero after two

29 Jun 2024 9:06 am
Former Andhra Pradesh Congress President D Srinivas Passes Away at 76

Former Andhra Pradesh Congress President D Srinivas Passes Away at 76 Former Andhra Pradesh Congress President D Srinivas passed away on Saturday at the age of 76, his son and Nizamabad MP D Arvind confirmed. Srinivas had been unwell for the last few days, according to family sources. As PCC president, he played a crucial role in the 2004 and 2009 assembly and general elections and served as a minister in former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddys cabinet. After a stint as a BRS Rajya Sabha Memb

29 Jun 2024 8:59 am
Vinicius Junior Leads Brazil to Copa America Triumph with Double Strike

Vinicius Junior Leads Brazil to Copa America Triumph with Double Strike Brazil's Vinicius Junior scored twice in his side's Copa America 4-1 victory over Paraguay in a Group D clash in Nevada on Friday, bouncing back from a lacklustre display in his first game of the tournament. The Real Madrid attacker posed a constant threat down the left flank and scored the opener in the 35th minute as he slotted home Lucas Paqueta's first-time pass to finish off a flowing team move. Girona winger Savio doub

29 Jun 2024 8:48 am
Simone Biles Steals the Spotlight at U.S. Olympic Trials Amid Injury Setbacks

Simone Biles Steals the Spotlight at U.S. Olympic Trials Amid Injury Setbacks Simone Biles saved her best for last to seize the lead at the U.S. Olympic team trials in Minneapolis on Friday on an opening night where Shilese Jones and Kayla DiCello went down with injuries. Biles found herself in the unfamiliar position of trailing at the halfway point of the night after four-time Olympic champion produced an uncharacteristically wobbly performance on balance beam. But she channeled that frustrati

29 Jun 2024 8:46 am
Tight Race in Iran's Presidential Election Highlights Political Divide

Tight Race in Iran's Presidential Election Highlights Political Divide Early results in Iran's presidential election indicate a tight race, with hard-liner Saeed Jalili slightly ahead of reformist Masoud Pezeshkian. These figures were reported by Iranian state television, and did not initially position Jalili to secure a decisive victory, setting the stage for a potential runoff election. With over 10 million votes tallied, Jalili has garnered 4.26 million votes, narrowly leading over Pezeshkian

29 Jun 2024 8:40 am
Iran's Presidential Race: Jalili Leads Amid Low Turnout and Rising Tensions

Iran's Presidential Race: Jalili Leads Amid Low Turnout and Rising Tensions Saeed Jalili, steadfastly loyal to Iran's supreme leader, pushed slightly ahead of the sole moderate candidate as more votes were counted from a tightly controlled snap presidential election held amid growing public frustration and Western pressure. Among more than 10.3 million ballots from Friday's election counted so far, hardline former nuclear negotiator Jalili won more than 4.26 million votes and his low-profile mod

29 Jun 2024 8:40 am
Annual Amarnath Yatra Commences with First Batch of Pilgrims

Annual Amarnath Yatra Commences with First Batch of Pilgrims The annual Amarnath Yatra commenced on Saturday with the first group of pilgrims departing from the twin base camps, Baltal and Nunwan, to embark on their spiritual journey to the cave shrine located in the south Kashmir Himalayas at an altitude of 3,880 meters, officials reported. The starting point for the pilgrimage was bustling with activity early in the morning as pilgrims began their journey along the 48-km traditional Nunwan-Pah

29 Jun 2024 8:38 am
Panama Court Clears 28 in Panama Papers and Operation Car Wash Scandal

Panama Court Clears 28 in Panama Papers and Operation Car Wash Scandal A Panamanian court has acquitted 28 people charged with money-laundering under cases linked to the Panama Papers and Operation Car Wash scandals, the country's judicial branch said in a statement on Friday. It did not provide names of the people who were acquitted. Judge Baloisa Marquinez ordered that precautionary measures be lifted against all the defendants, and said one criminal process was now canceled due to the death o

29 Jun 2024 8:36 am
Hard-Liner Saeed Jalili Leads in Iran's Presidential Election

Hard-Liner Saeed Jalili Leads in Iran's Presidential Election Early results in Iran's presidential election have placed hard-liner Saeed Jalili ahead as of Saturday, with reformist Masoud Pezeshkian trailing behind. These initial figures, reported by Iranian state television, suggest that a runoff election could still be on the horizon if Jalili does not secure an outright win. The election's turnout figures remain undisclosed, an essential element in assessing public support for Iran's Shiite t

29 Jun 2024 8:30 am
Iran's Presidential Election: Early Results Put Hard-Liner Jalili Ahead

Iran's Presidential Election: Early Results Put Hard-Liner Jalili Ahead Early results from Iran's presidential election indicate a strong lead for hard-liner Saeed Jalili, who has garnered over 10 million votes as of Saturday, according to Iranian state television reports. Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian follows with 4.2 million votes. The figures do not presently place Jalili in a winning position outright, signaling a potential runoff election. Additional reports have not provided any voter turnou

29 Jun 2024 8:19 am
Peru and China Elevate Trade Partnership with Key Economic Agreements

Peru and China Elevate Trade Partnership with Key Economic Agreements China and Peru have achieved substantial conclusion of negotiations on the upgrading of a free trade agreement between both countries, Chinese state media said on Friday. In a meeting with Peruvian President Dina Boluarte in Beijing, President Xi Jinping said both sides should coordinate and promote cooperation in fields such as minerals, energy, manufacturing, agriculture and others, state broadcaster CCTV said. Peru and Chin

29 Jun 2024 8:17 am
Panamanian Court Acquits 28 in High-Profile Scandal

Panamanian Court Acquits 28 in High-Profile Scandal A Panamanian court has acquitted 28 people charged for money-laundering under cases linked to the Panama Papers and Operation Car Wash scandals, the country's judicial branch said in a statement on Friday. It did not provide names of the people who were acquitted.

29 Jun 2024 8:15 am
US Proposes New Terms for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Deal

US Proposes New Terms for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Deal The United States has proposed new language for parts of the proposed hostage and ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas in an effort to reach a deal, Axios reported on Friday, citing three sources with direct knowledge.

29 Jun 2024 8:14 am
Judge Blocks Cancer Victims' Bid to Halt J&J Bankruptcy Plan

Judge Blocks Cancer Victims' Bid to Halt J&J Bankruptcy Plan A federal judge on Friday rejected a bid by a group of cancer victims to block Johnson & Johnson from pursuing a proposed bankruptcy settlement of tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging the company's baby powder and other talc products contain cancer-causing asbestos. The cancer victims sought a preliminary order in New Jersey on June 11 to preventing J&J from filing for bankruptcy outside the state, which would have effectively foiled

29 Jun 2024 8:11 am
Early results in Iran presidential election put hard-liner Saeed Jalili ahead, followed by reformist Masoud Pezeshkian, reports AP.

Early results in Iran presidential election put hard-liner Saeed Jalili ahead, followed by reformist Masoud Pezeshkian, reports AP. Early results in Iran presidential election put hard-liner Saeed Jalili ahead, followed by reformist Masoud Pezeshkian, reports AP.

29 Jun 2024 8:09 am
China Tightens Emergency Response Law and Media Control

China Tightens Emergency Response Law and Media Control China tightened controls on handling accidents and disasters, increasing penalties on authorities that respond poorly and tightening government surveillance of media reporting on emergencies. Legal revisions announced late on Friday aim to improve the ability for emergency prevention and response and refine how information is disseminated about natural disasters, accidents and public health emergencies. Government guidance over news coverag

29 Jun 2024 8:03 am
Colombia Thrashes Costa Rica: Cordoba Shines to Seal Quarter-Final Spot

Colombia Thrashes Costa Rica: Cordoba Shines to Seal Quarter-Final Spot Colombia continued their dominant run in the Copa America with a 3-0 win over Costa Rica and Jhon Cordoba putting in a strong showing to help his team extend their lead at the top of Group D and seal their place in the quarter-finals. Nestor Lorenzo's side have now gone 25 games without defeat and remain among the title favourites. With his searing pace and strength, Cordoba was a constant thorn in Costa Rica's side and won

29 Jun 2024 7:51 am
Tragic Collapse: Labourer Found Dead in Vasant Vihar Construction Site

Tragic Collapse: Labourer Found Dead in Vasant Vihar Construction Site In a heart-wrenching incident, the body of Santosh Kumar Yadav, a 19-year-old labourer, was pulled from the rubble early Saturday following the collapse of a construction site wall in Vasant Vihar, exacerbated by heavy rain. Officials reported the tragic episode to the Delhi Fire Services around 5:30 a.m. on Friday. Efforts to rescue two other trapped labourers are ongoing as teams from the National Disaster Response Force, D

29 Jun 2024 7:26 am
Panamanian Court Acquits 28 in Major Money Laundering Scandal

Panamanian Court Acquits 28 in Major Money Laundering Scandal A Panamanian court has acquitted 28 people charged for money-laundering under cases linked to the Panama Papers and Operation Car Wash scandals, the country's judicial branch said in a statement on Monday. It did not provide names of the people who were acquitted.

29 Jun 2024 7:05 am
Six Months Detention Ordered for Bolivian General After Coup Attempt

Six Months Detention Ordered for Bolivian General After Coup Attempt Detained Bolivian general Juan Jose Zuniga was ordered to six months preventive detention for his role leading a failed coup against the government earlier in the week, a top prosecutor said on Friday. The Attorney General's Office requested the six months detention and said other government bodies, including the Defense Ministry and Interior Ministry, supported the request due to the importance and seriousness of the events th

29 Jun 2024 6:52 am
Tensions Mount as Taiwan Issues Travel Warning Amid Chinese Threats

Tensions Mount as Taiwan Issues Travel Warning Amid Chinese Threats Most Taiwanese can visit China with no need to worry and can come in high spirits, the Chinese government said, condemning Taiwan for warning its citizens not to go following a threat from Beijing to execute diehard separatists. Taiwan's government raised its travel warning for China this week, telling people not to go unless absolutely necessary after China announced legal guidelines threatening prosecution and in extreme cases

29 Jun 2024 6:44 am
Dua Lipa Electrifies Glastonbury with Unforgettable Performance

Dua Lipa Electrifies Glastonbury with Unforgettable Performance Pop star Dua Lipa lit up a chilly Glastonbury evening on Friday, transforming its famous Pyramid stage venue into an open-air nightclub where thousands grooved to hits such as Levitating and Houdini. Headlining the iconic music festival in southern England for the first time, Lipa delivered a glittery, energetic performance featuring firework displays, five different outfits and an ensemble of break dancers and musicians. The 28-yea

29 Jun 2024 6:36 am
Moderate Candidate Leads Tight Iran Election Amid Public Frustration

Moderate Candidate Leads Tight Iran Election Amid Public Frustration The low-key moderate candidate is leading the vote count in Iran's snap presidential election among a tightly controlled group of four candidates loyal to the supreme leader at a time of growing public frustration and Western pressure. With over 3.8 million ballots from Friday's election counted so far, Massoud Pezeshkian won over 1,595,000 votes and his hardline challenger former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili gained about 1,

29 Jun 2024 6:36 am
Mauritania's Incumbent Faces Stiff Challenge in Presidential Polls: Ghazouani Aims for Second Term

Mauritania's Incumbent Faces Stiff Challenge in Presidential Polls: Ghazouani Aims for Second Term Mauritanians head to the polls on Saturday in a presidential election that sees incumbent Mohamed Ould Ghazouani taking on six challengers in the West African desert nation that will soon become a gas producer. Ghazouani, 67, a former top soldier, has promised to accelerate investments to spur a commodities boom in the country of 5 million people, many of whom live in poverty despite its fossil fue

29 Jun 2024 6:32 am
Tobi Amusan Cleared of Doping Violations by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Tobi Amusan Cleared of Doping Violations by Court of Arbitration for Sport The Court of Arbitration for Sport cleared Tobi Amusan, world record holder in 100 metres hurdles, of an anti-doping rule violation on Friday, rejecting appeals from World Athletics and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Nigerian was charged with a violation due to whereabouts failures to complete three drug tests within a 12-month period and the Athletics Integrity Unit provisionally suspended her in July 2023. The AIU's

29 Jun 2024 6:31 am
Heartbreak on the Vault: Kayla DiCello's Olympic Dreams Shattered

Heartbreak on the Vault: Kayla DiCello's Olympic Dreams Shattered American gymnast Kayla DiCello was injured during her vault at the U.S. Olympic trials in Minneapolis on Friday, ending her meet and hopes of making the U.S. team for the Paris Games. DiCello left the floor in a wheelchair and in tears after landing badly in her first event of the night. Kayla DiCello is unable to continue competition tonight after sustaining an injury on vault, USA Gymnastics said. Her condition is being evaluate

29 Jun 2024 6:23 am