October 27, 2021

Beijing and Wuhan marathons postponed as China battles Delta outbreak

theguardian– A Covid outbreak in northern China is expected to get worse, authorities have warned, after cases were detected in 11 provinces and two marathons were postponed. Authorities recorded more than two dozen new community cases of coronavirus on Sunday, including four in the capital Beijing, seven in Inner Mongolia, six in Gansu, six in Ningxia, […]
Middle East Sports

How Pakistan finally ended its World Cup drought against India

aljazeera– Jubilant cricket fans poured onto the streets across Pakistan on Sunday to hail their team’s rout of India at the T20 World Cup in Dubai. Pakistan romped to a 10-wicket win, its first ever at the World Cup level over their South Asian neighbours. Firecrackers, blaring car horns and bursts of gunfire rang out […]
Africa News

Tigray crisis: How the West has fallen out with Ethiopia’s PM

bbc– With the Ethiopian government’s relationship with the US and European Union (EU) at a low ebb, it is looking elsewhere for new allies to crush the rebellion being waged against it from the mountainous Tigray region. Both the US and EU have threatened sanctions on the government and its arch-enemy, the Tigray People’s Liberation […]
Europe Latest News

German far-right group attempt to block migrants

bbc– German police have stopped armed members of an extremist right-wing group from blocking migrants crossing the Polish border. More than 50 far-right vigilantes were armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons, police said. The group is believed to support the Third Way, a far-right party with suspected links to neo-Nazi groups. […]

Emma Raducanu on Becoming Dior’s Newest Ambassador

vogue– The meteoric rise of Emma Raducanu to becoming one of the tennis world’s biggest stars feels almost as if it happened overnight. First, there was her thrilling ascent to the fourth round at Wimbledon this summer, having entered the tournament as a wild card. Then, of course, there was her breathtaking performance at the US Open in September, where […]
Africa News

Togo: Gnassingbe receives Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

africanews– Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his counterpart in Togo on Tuesday as part of his three-leg Africa trip. Erdogan and Faure Gnassingbe met in Lome for a day of discussions. It followed a meeting with Angolan President João Lourenço on Monday in Luanda at the start of the trip. The next and […]
Middle East

Man falls to death from hot air balloon in Israel

bbc– A man has died in northern Israel after he fell from a hot air balloon and landed on top of a moving car. Israeli media reported that the man, in his 20s, was a member of the balloon’s ground crew who was left hanging on to the balloon’s basket after it took off. The balloon’s […]