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Belarusian athlete at Tokyo airport after being sent home for criticizing coaches

A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday (August 1) to board a flight back home after she complained about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics. Krystsina...

Pakistan’s Karachi to enter partial lockdown to curb virus spread

Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, is to undergo a week-long partial lockdown starting Saturday (July 31) to curb the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant, as the city's hospitals are close to saturation levels, the provincial chief minister...

For the first time, Saudi women stand guard in Mecca during Haj

Inspired by her late father's career, Mona decided to join the military and the first group of Saudi women soldiers to work in Islam's holiest sites, where they help secure the haj annual pilgrimage.

UK health minister Javid tests positive for COVID-19

British health minister Sajid Javid on Saturday (July 17) said he had tested positive for COVID-19, but added that his symptoms were mild and he was thankful to have had had two doses of vaccine against the...

At least 30 killed as passenger bus and trick collide in Pakistan

Thirty people were killed and 74 injured when a passenger bus and truck collided in Punjab province early on Monday (July 19) morning, rescue and hospital officials said. Rescue officials said the accident occurred...

UK PM Johnson waves flag for England soccer team

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held up an England flag on Friday (July 9) in a show of support to the national soccer team ahead of their Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday (July 11).

‘Get us out!’, resident describes the scene of a train collision in Pakistan that killed 56

Train services resumed in Pakistan's Singh district on Tuesday (June 8), a day after a train smashed into derailed carriages of another, killing 56 people. A local teacher, Ali Nawaz, who lives close to...

UK police officer pleads guilty to woman’s rape and kidnap

A serving British police officer has admitted the rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women, the BBC reported...

Rescue operation underway at site of train crash which killed at least 40

Rescue operation began after a Pakistani train smashed into derailed carriages from another train on Monday (June 7), killing at least 40 people, government officials said, in the latest accident to highlight the perilous state of a...

Indian rickshaw drivers help fight COVID-19 with makeshift “three-wheeler ambulances”

A group of rickshaw taxi drivers in the Indian capital of New Delhi are doing their part to help contain the country's raging coronavirus outbreak, converting their vehicles into makeshift ambulances to provide COVID-19 patients with first...

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Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media...

Pentagon placed on temporary lockdown after nearby shooting

A shooting outside the Pentagon on Tuesday (August 3) resulted in several casualties after a Pentagon police officer was attacked, with law...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on...

Hazmat called for suspicious envelope at DHL

HOUSTON – The HFD hazmat team has determined that a suspicious envelope reported at a DHL facility last night did not contain...

Man injured in workplace accident on Humble Westfield Road

HOUSTON – A man was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a traumatic injury at a workplace on Humble Westfield Road.