More than 125 people are dead and dozens of others missing in Germany and Belgium, as heavy floods ravage Western Europe.
Torrential rain has triggered flash floods in the region, turning streets into rivers that have swept away cars and caused houses to collapse.
“I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday in Washington, D.C., where she took part in a bilateral meeting with President Biden at White House.
“We still don’t know the number,” Merkel said of the death toll. “But it will be many.”
Photographers captured dramatic images of the floodwaters as they raged through small villages, causing catastrophic damage and reducing some buildings to rubble.
Valtteri Bottas has knocked Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen off the top of the timesheets to set the pace ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on a sweltering opening day of practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.3-km long Hungaroring track in one minute 17.
The main UN compound in the capital of the western Afghan province of Herat has been attacked by "anti-government elements" and at least one security guard was killed, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says.The attack, involving rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire, happened hours after Taliban fighters penetrated deep into Herat city, and heavy clashes with Afghan security forces were going on near the UNAMA provincial headquarters, officials said.
Australian distance runner Patrick Tiernan has insisted there was no way he was going to be stopped making it to the finish of the Olympic 10,000 metres race, despite collapsing twice on the final lap.Tiernan, in considerable distress, crashed to the floor twice, including a heavy fall in the final straight of the 25th lap, after he hit the wall on a humid Tokyo Friday night - yet, somehow, he still managed to drag himself over the finishing line.
Novak Djokovic has been left crestfallen after his bid to become the first man to complete the 'golden slam' was toppled by Germany's Alexander Zverev in the Olympic men's singles semi-finals.Zverev fought back from a set and a break down to pull off a staggering 1-6 6-3 6-1 win over the Serbian world No.
The United States have reached the Olympic women's soccer semi-finals as Alyssa Naeher saved two Netherlands penalties in a 4-2 shootout win.After both teams were locked at 2-2 following 90 minutes and extra time, Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema and defender Aniek Nouwen had their spot kicks saved by Naeher.
The Nasdaq and S&P; 500 indexes have fallen following a glum quarterly earnings report from Amazon.com while data showing a strong rise in June consumer spending reinforced optimism about a steady economic rebound.
For the fourth straight Olympics, Chinese men have swept the table tennis gold and silver medals in singles, Ma Long successfully defending his title by beating teammate and top-ranked player Fan Zhendong 11-4 10-12 11-8 11-9 3-11 11-7.Friday's final was filled with extraordinary exchanges that often mounted in intensity as the two men fired powerful, spinning smashes at each other, lunging for successful returns time and again.
The Opals' Tokyo Olympics campaign is on life support after Australia's women's basketball team stumbled to a heartbreaking 76-74 loss to China.A controversial foul call against Kayla George with just 0.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic had his dreams of tennis gold dashed on Friday while Ethiopia's Selemon Barega felled the reigning world 10,000m champion on a day of upsets that saw doping allegations surface at the swimming pool.Serbia's Djokovic was aiming to become the first man to complete the Golden Slam - Olympic gold and all four majors in the same year - but was undone by fifth-ranked German Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals in three sets.
If you want to really get to know a car, driving the most basic model is a good place to start.While those leather seats, sunroof and fancy electronics might be nice, they can mask a car's shortcomings, and inflate the price.
Selemon Barega won the first track and field gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday night and claimed the 10,000m title back for Ethiopia after nearly a decade of dominance by Mo Farah.Barega broke clear on the last lap and won in 27 minutes 43.
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Australia's star swimmer Emma McKeon has set an Olympic record to start her quest for a fifth medal at the Tokyo Games.McKeon's stunning 50m freestyle heat on Friday night came just hours after winning 100m freestyle gold, her fourth medal of the Games.
A deadly accurate Carlton have produced their best performance of the AFL season to smash a dismal St Kilda by 31 points and ease some pressure on under-fire coach David Teague.Six days after being thrashed by lowly North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, the Blues hit back at the same venue with star forward Harry McKay booting five goals to extend his lead in the Coleman Medal race.
Brisbane coach Kevin Walters has praised his side's resilience after they secured a dominant 37-18 win over North Queensland, just their fifth victory of the 2021 NRL season.Walters was looking for a more polished performance after the Broncos fell just short against Penrith last week, and they obliged in Friday's Queensland derby.
Australian distance runner Patrick Tiernan has collapsed to the track in exhaustion in the final lap of the Olympic 10,000m final in Tokyo, before picking himself up to struggle across the line.Tiernan, the 10,000m national record holder, had bravely stayed with the leading group for the vast majority of the race.
Spain have leap-frogged Australia into top spot in Group A after a 15-9 victory in the women's water polo at the Tokyo Olympics.A wasteful Stingers outfit was made to pay for a series of empty power plays, Spain making their charge in the third quarter when they scored four goals to Australia's one to grab hold of the contest.