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Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker off Oman that killed two

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DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) – A Briton and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker came under attack on Thursday off the coast of Oman, the company said on Friday, in an incident that Israel’s foreign minister blamed on Iran and said deserved a harsh response. There......

International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian module -NASA

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July 29 (Reuters) – The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard – two......

Russia fines Google 3 mln rbls for violating personal data law

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MOSCOW, July 29 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday fined Google 3 million roubles ($41,017) for violating personal data legislation, Google’s first fine for that offence, Moscow’s Tagansky District Court said. Google confirmed the fine and offered no further comment. The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Big......

American Kendricks out for COVID-19 as pandemic casts pall on Games

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TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) – American double world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks and rival German Chiaraviglio of Argentina were ruled out of the Olympics on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, sending a chill through the Games as infections spiked again in the host city. U.S. officials confirmed that......

Russia’s Abramovich didn’t buy Chelsea for Putin, court hears

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Abramovich and Rosneft sue writer over Putin book Abramovich was not Putin’s cashier – lawyer says Abramovich didn’t buy Chelsea to corrupt West – lawyer Rosneft says it didn’t expropriate Yukos assets LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is not President Vladimir Putin’s “cashier” and nor did......

Russia beefs up Tajik base, warns of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan

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MOSCOW, July 28 (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it was beefing up the combat capabilities of its military base in Tajikistan and training local soldiers, as Moscow warned that Islamic State militants were moving into neighbouring Afghanistan. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who was in Tajikistan on Wednesday for......

Biles out of next Tokyo event, sharpening focus on mental health at Games

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TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) – Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event and put a sharp focus on mental health at the Games. American Biles will be evaluated......

Swimming-Rattled by ripped trunks, Hungary’s Milak settles for gold

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Swimming – Men’s 200m Butterfly – Medal Ceremony – Tokyo Aquatics Centre – Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Kristof Milak of Hungary poses with his gold medal REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) – Hungarian gold medallist Kristof Milak was left furious, flustered and convinced......

Biles fails in gold bid as Osaka exits Tokyo Games

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TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) – Simone Biles’ bid to launch a history-making goldrush at the Tokyo Olympics fell apart after a single gymnastic vault on Tuesday, and her future at these Games was in doubt after she spoke of the need to protect her mental health. The American superstar pulled......

Shooting-Hancock and English win skeet golds for USA

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TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – American shooter Vincent Hancock won the men’s Olympic skeet gold for the third time in the Tokyo Games on Monday. Hancock, who had won in Beijing (2008) and London (2012), finished ahead of Jesper Hansen of Denmark, who settled for the silver, while the bronze......

Fencing-US’ Kiefer, Frenchman Cannone topple favourites to take gold

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – US fencer Lee Kiefer clinched her first ever gold medal on Sunday in the individual women’s foil fencing event, beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova in the final. “To come out here and to feel good about your fencing is what all the athletes strive to......

Boxing-Kom launches bid for elusive gold with hard-fought win

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Indian boxing queen MC Mary Kom, a six-time world champion, launched her final bid for the missing Olympic gold with a hard-fought opening win against Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez Garcia at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. The face of the campaign to get women’s boxing......

Rowing-Puspure leads stellar Irish cohort on hunt for Tokyo gold

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Rowing – Women’s Single Sculls – Quarterfinal 1 – Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, Japan – July 25, 2021. Sanita Puspure of Ireland in action REUTERS/Leah Millis TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – It’s beginning to look like third time is the charm for Sanita Puspure. The 39-year-old......

Shooting-Russian Batsarashkina follows Rio silver with Tokyo gold

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Russian shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina won the women’s 10-metre pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday to claim the gold medal that narrowly eluded her five years ago in Rio. Batsarashkina mounted a spectacular charge over the closing shots to win gold at the Asaka......

Basketball-Czech Republic beat Iran as basketball begins in Tokyo

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic launched their Olympic hoop dreams in Tokyo on Sunday with a 84-78 win against Iran, holding off a late rally by the Iranians who cut the lead all the way down to four points with less than a minute to go. With......

Swimming-First medals on the line in Tokyo pool

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – Australia’s women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team look sure to complete a golden hat-trick, and maybe smash their world record, when the first swimming medals of the Tokyo Olympics are handed out on Sunday. In what could be a bountiful day for The Dolphins, Elijah Winnington......

Volleyball-Japan claim first win in 29 years, Iran beat Poland in epic clash

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – Hosts Japan began their men’s volleyball campaign with their first victory at the Olympics in 29 years while Iran edged Poland in a five-set epic in their Pool A openers at an empty Ariake Arena on Saturday. Japan’s win over Venezuela in straight sets was......

Olympics Fencing China’s Sun wins women’s epee individual gold

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – China’s Sun Yiwen won the women’s individual epee fencing gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ana Maria Popescu of Romania took silver and Katrina Lehis of Estonia claimed bronze. Reporting by Sakura Murakami, editing by Pritha Sarkar Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.......

Table Tennis-Polish Paralympian Partyka cruises into second round

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – Polish Olympian and Paralympian Natalia Partyka cruised into the table tennis women’s singles second round at the 2020 Olympics on Saturday as she beat Australia’s Michelle Bromley 4-0. Partyka, a 31-year-old who was born without a right forearm, is representing Poland at her fourth Olympics......

Tennis-Japan’s Osaka returns to Games’ spotlight on Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Reuters) – Japan’s Naomi Osaka will return to the spotlight on Sunday, kicking off her Olympic campaign as a home crowd favourite after taking a mental health break two months ago. Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion and world number two, has not played a competitive......

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