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Simone Biles came to Tokyo as the star of the US Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. It all came to a stunning halt in the women's gymnastics final with an uncertain vault.
US stock indexes have retreated from record highs ahead of earnings reports from the most valuable companies on Wall Street and in the run-up to the two-day Federal Reserve meeting.More than one-third of the S&P; 500 is set to report quarterly results this week, led by Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet, the four largest US companies by market value.
Robert Aaron Long, the man charged in the shooting deaths of eight people in Atlanta-area spas in March, has pleaded guilty to murdering four of the victims.Dressed in a white button-down shirt with an open collar and dress slacks and sporting a mohawk haircut, Long pleaded guilty in court to the murders of four people at the day spa in Cherokee County, about 64km north of Atlanta.
Simone Biles' bid to launch a history-making goldrush at the Tokyo Olympics fell apart after a single vault on Tuesday night when the gymnast superstar pulled out during the team event, and her American teammates were beaten to the title by the Russians.The late-night drama was a fitting end to a day which had begun under the threat of a storm and featured the loss of the face of these Games, tennis player Naomi Osaka.
Equestrian powerhouse Germany have comfortably won the equestrian dressage team gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with a trio of riders led by world number one Isabell Werth and also featuring Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Dorothee Schneider.Germany have won every Olympic dressage team gold since 1984, apart from 2012 when Britain snatched it on home turf.
The global economic recovery risks splitting in two blocs - countries that have high levels of vaccinations and those that do not, the International Monetary Fund has warned.The IMF says close to 40 per cent of the population in advanced economies has been fully vaccinated, compared with less than half that in emerging economies and a tiny fraction in low-income countries.
Young Australians are stressed about how the pandemic has impacted their education and mental health and are concerned about ongoing isolation, a new survey has found.Mission Australia released results from its 2020 Youth Survey on Wednesday, showing young Victorians have been hit the hardest by issues brought on by the pandemic.
Hosts Japan have won their second straight Olympic gold medal in softball by beating the United States 2-0, thanks to two-way player Yamato Fujita's bat, ace Yukiko Ueno's arm and all-around sharp defensive play.Tuesday night's result in Tokyo left the US with the silver medal, a repeat of 13 years earlier, when Japan stunned them in the most recent prior edition of Olympic softball.
A controversial plan to build a cable car on the rugged mountain above Hobart has been rejected by the city's council.The Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) proposal included a two-car three-tower cableway to the 1271-metre summit of Mt Wellington, which has the Indigenous name kunanyi.
A cardinal has appeared for the first time in the dock at the Vatican as he stood trial along with nine other defendants on Tuesday over a loss-making property deal in London.The Vatican court is investigating the role played by Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, 73, and others accused in the investment scandal that involved using Church money to buy a luxury property in London's affluent Chelsea district.
Australia have secured a major scalp and their first win of the Tokyo Olympics men's water polo tournament, upsetting powerhouse Croatia 11-8 in a topsy-turvy struggle.Richard Campbell and Blake Edwards scored a combined five goals, while goalkeeper Anthony Hrysanthos led a brilliant defensive effort that was also central to Australia's first win over Croatia in Olympic history.
Tokyo has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections in a day since the pandemic began amid reports authorities have asked hospitals to prepare more beds for patients.The Olympic host city's 2,848 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday threatens to further erode support for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and spells trouble for the Games, as many Japanese fear the influx of athletes and officials for the event could add to the surge.
South Africa have made three changes, including a full debut for Leicester No.8 Jasper Wiese, for the crucial second Test against the British and Irish Lions.
Aussies in action on day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics (all times AEST)SWIMMINGFinals (1130 - 1340)Men's 100m freestyle semi-finals - Kyle ChalmersWomen's 200m freestyle final
The government of Ethiopia's Somali region has accused militia from the neighbouring Afar region of killing hundreds of civilians in an attack.The Somali regional government's spokesperson Ali Bedel told Reuters that an armed militia from the Afar region carried out a "massacre" on Saturday in an area known as both Gedamaytu and Gabraiisa.
The Covid-ravaged nation was criticised for an experimental approach to the Delta strain. Find out why an expert says the UK may have finally got on top of the virus.
Canterbury have copped another blow to their already miserable season with prop Luke Thompson suspended for three weeks at the NRL judiciary.The Englishman was found guilty on Tuesday night of a grade-two dangerous contact charge for a hit on Cronulla hooker Blayke Brailey.
Simone Biles' bid for a record six gold medals at the Tokyo Games has ended in shock fashion when she dropped out of the women's team final after one vault and watched as the United States surrendered their title to Russia.It was a stunning and disappointing start to the Olympics for the US women, who had expected to dominate the final as they had not been beaten in a major team competition since 2011.
A restrained Kyle Chalmers has fired the first shot in defence of his Olympic 100-metres freestyle crown.The Australian breezed to victory in Tuesday night's heats at the Tokyo Games as American challenger Caeleb Dressel and Italian flier Thomas Ceccon also impressed.
The second Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and India, scheduled for Tuesday in Colombo, has been pushed back by a day after India's Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19."Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive," the BCCI said in a statement hours before the game.