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2 medallists banished from Olympics as organizers clamp down on COVID-19 violations
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Tokyo Olympics organizers say they have banished six people, including two silver medallists from the country of Georgia, for breaking rules designed to protect against COVID-19.


Myanmar military extends state of emergency, promises vote in 2 years
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Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar's military leader on Sunday declared himself prime minister and said he would lead the country under the extended state of emergency until elections are held in about two years.


U.S., U.K. and Israel blame Iran for deadly ship attack off Oman
Persian Gulf Tensions

The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the assault.


Florida, COVID-19 epicentre in the U.S., breaks record with more than 21,000 new cases
Virus Outbreak Florida

Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors.


At least 6 dead in Turkey wildfires; blazes in Italy, Greece prompt evacuations
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Fires continued in southern coastal provinces of Adana, Osmaniye, Antalya, Mersin and the western coastal province of Mugla, a popular resort region for Turks and foreign tourists, where some hotels have been evacuated this week.


Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, CDC says
Nurse prepares Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 dose

The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking.


West Africa battling rising COVID-19 case counts
People line up at Dakar's Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium, so they can be vaccinated

A resurgence of coronavirus cases in West Africa is hitting the region hard, inundating cemeteries where funeral numbers are rising and hospitals where beds are becoming scarce.


'Welcome home,' Biden tells 1st group of Afghans resettling in U.S.
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The first flight of Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan over the past two decades brought more than 200 people, scores of them children and babies in arms, to new lives in the United States on Friday, and President Joe Biden said he was proud to welcome them home.


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An Olympic Runner Fell During The Last Lap Of The 1,500. She Still Won The Race
Suddenly well behind the leaders, Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan stood up and turned on the gas. Eleven of the world's fastest runners stood between her and victory.
History Professor Calls For U.S. Inclusion Of Mexico Studies
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Harvard history professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga about her recent op-ed titled, "Every American needs to take a history of Mexico class."
Mexico Referendum Puts Vague Question To Voters
Mexico is holding a referendum on whether to put past presidents on trial for graft, corruption and other crimes. But some critics are calling it a farce.
Italy's Marcell Jacobs Is The Surprise Successor Of Usain Bolt
At the Tokyo Olympics, one of the marquee events took place: the men's 100-meter sprint. It's been dominated by Usain Bolt the past three Olympics. But the gregarious sprinter wasn't there this year.
New Zealand Apologizes For 1970s Immigration Raids That Targeted Pacific Islanders
Almost 50 years later, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologized for the early morning operation that came to be known as the Dawn Raids.
Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Forcibly Taken To Airport After Criticizing Coaches
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told reporters that she was pleading for help from Japanese police at the airport and will not return home to Belarus.
Florida Reports A New Record With More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases On Saturday
Florida is quickly becoming the country's epicenter for COVID-19 as the state saw a 50% increase over the last week in new cases.
Marcell Jacobs Wins The Men's 100 Meter, Inheriting The Crown From Usain Bolt
Jacobs beat his personal best time and put his star solidly on the map in the blazing fast race. The U.S.'s Fred Kerley, who is 26 and from San Antonio, took silver.
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Myanmar's military ruler declares himself Prime Minister, pledges to hold elections by 2023
Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government.
Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago
Vismaya Nair had been married for just over one year when she was found dead in the bathroom of her husband's family's home in India's southwestern Kerala state.
Carrie and Boris Johnson are expecting a second baby after miscarriage heartbreak
Carrie Johnson, the wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has announced the couple are expecting their second child in December.
'The animals are on fire,' say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey
In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey's southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country.
Outspoken Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years in prison
Billionaire Sun Dawu, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday for "picking quarrels and provoking troubles," according to an official statement posted by the court.
International Space Station briefly loses control after new Russian module misfires
An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the space station and brie
Credit Suisse helped Archegos take 'potentially catastrophic' risks before losing billions when it collapsed
Credit Suisse investment bankers allowed Archegos Capital to take "voracious" and "potentially catastrophic" risks that culminated in the US hedge fund's spectacular collapse in March, costing the bank $5.5 billion and causing cha
Amazon sales growth slows as new CEO takes over
Amazon's final quarter with Jeff Bezos as CEO proved to be a disappointment for Wall Street.
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Belarus Olympian safe in Tokyo hotel after refusing 'forced' flight home
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleges she was almost forced on to a plane home after criticising her coaches.
Tanker attack: UK and US blame Iran for deadly ship attack
The UK accuses Tehran of violating international law, while Iran calls the accusations "baseless".
Turkey: People flee popular tourist spots to escape wildfires
Footage has emerged showing people fleeing the deadly fires which have engulfed parts of Turkey.
New UK rules for vaccinated US and EU arrivals begin
People vaccinated in the EU or US will not need to isolate when coming to the UK from an amber country.
How South Korea's migrant wives are breaking the glass ceiling
Many arrived not knowing the language, but are now carving out a significant place in society.
Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians await Jerusalem evictions ruling
The threatened takeover of homes by Jewish settlers in Sheikh Jarrah has stoked Palestinian anger.
Beyond Meat boss backs tax on meat consumption
Ethan Brown tells the BBC his firm wants to bring down the price of plant-based meat.
Sebastian Vettel disqualified from Hungarian Grand Prix after finishing second
Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel is disqualified after finishing second in the Hungarian GP because of a fuel infringement.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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An Olympic Runner Fell During The Last Lap Of The 1,500. She Still Won The Race
Suddenly well behind the leaders, Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan stood up and turned on the gas. Eleven of the world's fastest runners stood between her and victory.
History Professor Calls For U.S. Inclusion Of Mexico Studies
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Harvard history professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga about her recent op-ed titled, "Every American needs to take a history of Mexico class."
Mexico Referendum Puts Vague Question To Voters
Mexico is holding a referendum on whether to put past presidents on trial for graft, corruption and other crimes. But some critics are calling it a farce.
Italy's Marcell Jacobs Is The Surprise Successor Of Usain Bolt
At the Tokyo Olympics, one of the marquee events took place: the men's 100-meter sprint. It's been dominated by Usain Bolt the past three Olympics. But the gregarious sprinter wasn't there this year.
New Zealand Apologizes For 1970s Immigration Raids That Targeted Pacific Islanders
Almost 50 years later, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologized for the early morning operation that came to be known as the Dawn Raids.
Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Forcibly Taken To Airport After Criticizing Coaches
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told reporters that she was pleading for help from Japanese police at the airport and will not return home to Belarus.
Florida Reports A New Record With More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases On Saturday
Florida is quickly becoming the country's epicenter for COVID-19 as the state saw a 50% increase over the last week in new cases.
Marcell Jacobs Wins The Men's 100 Meter, Inheriting The Crown From Usain Bolt
Jacobs beat his personal best time and put his star solidly on the map in the blazing fast race. The U.S.'s Fred Kerley, who is 26 and from San Antonio, took silver.
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Column: Canada just surpassed us on vaccinations. Good for them, and shame on us

Many Republicans refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Canadian Conservatives are more pragmatic.


Column One: In drought-plagued northern Mexico, tens of thousands of cows are starving to death

Sonora is the cattle capital of Mexico. But prolonged drought is killing off the herds.


Beneath the Olympic flame, some of Tokyo's most vulnerable stay tucked out of view

Normally unnoticed or tolerated, homeless people have found themselves at the intersection where compassion collides with image, commerce and national pride.


Mexico to vote on whether former presidents should be subject to prosecution

The president calls the referendum a moral imperative. Critics label it a PR show. Its potential impacts are unclear.


Native Americans press for the reburial of ancestors and return of cultural items

The process of returning Indigenous remains and cultural items to tribes is often drawn out.


Waiting for Garcetti: India evaluates its ties with a post-Trump U.S.

India was a favored nation under Trump. Will those ties change under President Biden and what role does ambassadorial nominee Eric Garcetti play?


Ruth Pearl, mother of slain journalist who turned her grief into activism, dies at 85

Ruth Pearl, who became an activist for cross-cultural understanding after her journalist son Daniel was killed by Al Qaeda in 2002, has died at 85.


What is it about the Delta variant that makes it spread so easily?

By now, we all know that the Delta variant is about twice as transmissible as the original coronavirus. What exactly makes it so good at spreading?


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Eight dead as wildfires sweep Turkey, Greece and Italy - forcing beach resort and village evacuations
Wildfires are continuing to rage in Turkey, Greece, and Italy, with entire villages and beaches being evacuated.

Belarusian sprinter being protected at Tokyo airport hotel after refusing to fly back to Minsk
A Belarusian sprinter who refused to get on a flight from Tokyo after she said she was taken to an airport against her will is "safe and secure" and being looked after, the International Olympic Committee has said.

UK and US blame Iran for 'targeted' oil tanker attack that killed Briton
The UK and US have blamed Iran for an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker in which two crew members, including a British national, were killed.

'It wasn't supposed to be like this': Beirut family still fighting for justice a year after deadly blast
On 4 August 2020, Elie and Tatiana Hasrouty were relaxing in their homes when one of biggest non-nuclear explosions in history ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Fully vaccinated arrivals from US and EU can skip quarantine from today - but fears mount over 'amber watchlist'
Fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU can now arrive in the UK without having to isolate.

'Heartbroken' British sprinter disqualified from Olympic 100m final as Italy takes gold
British sprinter Zharnel Hughes has said he is "heartbroken" after being disqualified from the men's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics, as Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs won a shock gold.

Taliban continues attacks in Afghanistan following withdrawal of western forces
Taliban rockets struck an airport in Afghanistan overnight as clashes continue to intensify in the region following the withdrawal of western forces.

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Both in First in Olympic High Jump, These Two Friends Chose to Share the Gold Medal Instead of Going to a Tie-Breaker
Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim of Qatar agreed to the tie Sunday at the Tokyo Games in a competition settled not by clearing the top height but through a subtle nod.
Dr. Fauci Says More ‘Pain and Suffering’ Ahead as COVID-19 Cases Rise
The nation’s top infectious disease expert also said he doesn’t foresee additional lockdowns
Tourists Flee as Wildfires Threaten Turkish Beach Resorts
Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats
Xander Schauffele Wins Olympic Gold Medal in Golf
“I maybe put more pressure on myself wanting to go win this more than anything else,” he said
Lamont Marcell Jacobs Wins 100-m Olympic Gold to Take the ‘World’s Fastest Man’ Title
He has now earned the coveted title of “world’s fastest man”
Sunisa Lee, Mykayla Skinner Earn More Gymnastics Medals for Team USA
The US women’s gymnastics team continues to shine in Biles’ absence
In the ‘Great Reshuffling,’ People Are Flocking to Montana’s Biggest City. Its Mayor Has a Good Idea Why
Billings, like many smaller cities, has experienced an influx of newcomers since the pandemic began

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