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  • Associated Press

    Tanzania receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines

    Tanzania on Saturday received its first batch of 1 million Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government. Tanzania had been among the few countries in Africa yet to receive vaccines or start inoculating its population against the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly because its former leader had denied claimed prayer had defeated COVID-19 in the country. The vaccines were received by Foreign Affairs Minister Liberata Mulamula and the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, Donald Wright, at t

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Vietnam virus surge leads to Hanoi lockdown

    Vietnam has announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region. Earlier in the week, the city had suspended all outdoor activities and ordered non-essential businesses to close following an increase in cases. On Friday, Hanoi reported 70 confirmed infections, the city’s highest, part of a record 7,295 cases in the country.

  • Reuters

    Vietnam reports record 7,968 coronavirus cases on Saturday

    Vietnam's health ministry reported 7,968 coronavirus infections on Saturday, a record daily increase and up from Friday's record of 7,307. More than two-thirds of the cases are in Ho Chi Minh City, the ministry said in a statement. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, the Southeast Asian country has been facing a renewed outbreak of the virus, with southern business hub Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces accounting for most new infections.

  • Associated Press

    Naohisa Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold with judo win

    Naohisa Takato spent the past five years fixated on a vision. When the moment finally arrived, Takato had the gold, but he wasn't joined by Tonaki or the fans. The feisty judoka still felt the virtual love from a nation that just might warm up to these trouble-plagued Tokyo Games after watching his brilliance in Japan's beloved, homegrown martial art.

  • Associated Press

    Long live the King; Uchimura's Olympic career ends in grace

    Kohei Uchimura spent a decade redefining the standard of excellence in men's gymnastics. The two-time Olympic champion's combination of grace and precision — coupled with a soft-spoken humility that did its best to downplay his otherworldly talent — made him a superstar in Japan and widely revered everywhere else. The man they call “King Kohei” didn't need to stick around for the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Reuters

    Russia reports nearly 24,000 new COVID cases, Moscow may have passed peak

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia on Saturday reported nearly 24,000 new COVID-19 cases and a repeat all-time high in the number of daily deaths, at 799, but some officials suggested that infections, especially in Moscow, may have peaked. Russia has been in the grip of a surge in cases that authorities blame on the more contagious Delta variant. The coronavirus task force confirmed 23,947 new COVID-19 infections across the country in the last 24 hours, down around 5% on the previous week.

  • Reuters

    Olympics-IOC's Bach draws ire in Japan over long opening ceremony speech

    For a Games billed as the most inclusive and diverse on record, one element of Friday's opening ceremony stood out for many Japanese: Olympic boss Thomas Bach spoke for 13 minutes, about twice as long as his Japanese female host, Seiko Hashimoto. Bach's speech, which drew on familiar themes of peace, solidarity and gratitude for overcoming the coronavirus hardships, immediately drew ire on Twitter and in traditional Japanese media. "From tomorrow, we'll give Bach the nickname 'the guy who give

  • Associated Press

    1st woman in Olympic weightlifting still raising the bar

    After 21 years of raising the bar, the first woman ever to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics is still going. Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea was the first athlete to step on stage when women's weightlifting made its debut at the 2000 Sydney Games. The 37-year-old Toua's Olympic journey has taken her to Australia, Greece, China, Britain and now Japan, with a best result of sixth at the 2004 Athens Games.

  • Reuters

    Olympics-Glittering gold distracts from Tokyo woes

    TOKYO (Reuters) -Sport stretched out over Tokyo on Saturday and gold medals rained down as the Olympic Games burst into life, finally casting aside some of the shadow of COVID-19 and controversy that has plagued the global showpiece. China made an instant statement of intent when Yang Qian grabbed the Games' first gold, and Japanese judoka Naohisa Takato lifted home hearts with gold on the mat a day after the nation's global superstar https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/slimmed-down-ceremo

  • Associated Press

    Canceled party: Scrubbed match silences Olympic beach venue

    The Olympic beach volleyball tournament got off to the quintessential coronavirus-era start. The event's very first scheduled match at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games was canceled on Saturday morning because a Czech player tested positive for COVID-19. Already empty because of the ban on fans, the venue at Shiokaze Park was eerily still when the match was supposed to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, the only sound an ear-splitting drone from the cicadas in the nearby trees.

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