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Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya has received a humanitarian visa by Poland after refusing to board a Minsk-bound flight from Tokyo. The 24-year-old was seen entering the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday morning after spending the night at an airport hotel where she applied for a visa. Sky News spoke to Tsimanouskaya’s husband, Arseniy
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Wildfires are continuing to rage in Turkey, Greece, and Italy, with entire villages and beaches being evacuated. Coastal areas are among the worst-affected, with fires blazing for a fifth day in some of Turkey’s Mediterranean resort towns. Residents and tourists were rescued by small boats during the weekend, as the coastguard and navy ships waited
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Kenya’s president has told Sky News that vaccine nationalism “has really shown how unequal this world is” – and has vowed to fight “day and night” to ensure that developing countries are treated equally. Uhuru Kenyatta is calling for intellectual property rights relating to coronavirus jabs to be released so his country can manufacture its
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Hundreds of military personnel have been called up to help enforce a COVID lockdown in Australia’s biggest city. Sydney has remained under stay-at-home orders since late June as the country – which has largely kept infections under control during the pandemic – struggles to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. Live COVID
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America’s divisions are huge, but the country appears to have come together to support Simone Biles. The superstar US gymnast, one of the world’s most famous athletes, pulled out of two finals at the Tokyo Olympics – the women’s team final on Tuesday and then Thursday’s women’s all-around competition – to focus on her mental
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Troops have surrounded Tunisia’s parliament building as supporters and opponents of the president clashed with each other following his dismissal of the prime minister. The violence in the capital Tunis comes after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze parliament, with help from the army. Officers used tear gas to disperse some demonstrators throwing projectiles at
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Tunisia’s president has been accused of staging a coup by his opponents after he dismissed the prime minister and froze parliament following violent demonstrations over the country’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Tunisia’s state television, President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the support of a new prime
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