France 24 Live News Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:44:35 GMTTokyo Olympic Games: not a good star for French star athlete Kevin Meyer
Kevin Mayer started the #decathlon at Tokyo #Olympic Games. But after three events, the French ##athlete - in search of gold - is in difficulty because of back pain. On the contrary, the Canadian Damian Warner is present, in the lead for the moment. ...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:36:16 GMTIsrael reimposes more restrictions as virus surges
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that vaccinations and renewed restrictions could spare Israel another lockdown, even as coronavirus infections soar.
"Our goal is to keep Israel open but not reach a situation where hospitals will say w...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:30:22 GMTAston Villa sign Bailey from Leverkusen
Aston Villa signed Jamaica forward Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen in a reported £30 million ($41 million) deal on Wednesday.
Bailey, 23, agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club, who are preparing for the likely departure of Eng...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:12:18 GMTHorror plunge made me stronger, says record-breaking Olympian Brown, 13
Skateboarder Sky Brown, 13, said a life-threatening accident only made her stronger as she became Britain's youngest Olympic medallist on Wednesday -- and set her sights on doubling up with surfing in 2024.
Brown, just 11 at the time, suffered skul...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:11:12 GMTCar bomb hits near Kabul 'Green Zone, six dead including attackers
A car bomb blast followed by sporadic #gunfire hit #Afghanistan's capital #Kabul near the heavily fortified 'Green Zone',leaving three civilians and three attackers dead, security officials said amid an upturn in violence by #Taliban militants.
France RFI Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:38:15 GMTMacau orders citywide Covid testing after first cases in 16 months
Macau ordered compulsory coronavirus testing for all residents on Wednesday after a family of four was found to be carrying the Delta variant, breaking the city's record of over 16 months virus-free.
Over the next three days authorities plan to tes...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:26:18 GMTKorda in contention as heat takes toll at Olympics women's golf
World number one Nelly Korda carded a 67 to be just a shot off the lead Wednesday during a first round played in searing temperatures at the women's Olympic golf tournament which caused US star Lexi Thompson's caddie to pull out with heatstroke.
Sw...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:20:30 GMTTokyo Olympics struggles for youth appeal despite new sports
The Tokyo Olympics has added skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to attract a younger demographic, but even a medal rush hasn't been enough to win over some Japanese youngsters.
Skateboarding resumed Wednesday after Yuto Horigome, 22, won the...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:18:13 GMTWallabies trio axed for All Blacks Test for breaching alcohol rule
Three Wallabies -- including stalwart winger Marika Koroibete -- have been dropped for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks after breaching team rules on drinking.
Koroibete, Pone Fa'amausili and Isi Naisarani had "dinner and drinks" at the team...Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:50:20 GMTBelarus Olympic athlete leaves Japan after Poland visa offer
Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya flew out of Japan on Wednesday and was expected to take refuge in Poland after saying she feared for her life if she was forced to return home.
The 24-year-old sprinter has been at the centre of a ...
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