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  • Herah leads Jamaican sweep of women’s 100m
    Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women’s 100 metres final on Saturday, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in history. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had been seeking a third gold in the event, took silver in 10.74 with Shericka Jackson...
  • Coronavirus: Testing locations on Sunday for specialised groups
    A total of 48 free rapid testing mobile units for coronavirus will operate nationwide on Sunday, the health ministry announced, listing the population groups which will be eligible to visit the sites. Starting Sunday, free rapid testing for the general population will be scrapped, while unvaccinated employees must keep present...
  • Coronavirus: Minister says unvaccinated must pay the price of refusing jab
    The decision to scrap free testing for the unvaccinated was taken to spare the state millions of euros and allocate those funds to support state hospitals, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said on Saturday, in answer to a reporter’s question during his visit to the Nicosia General Hospital. “So far we...
  • Delta variant rampant in Asia
    The Olympics host city Tokyo, as well as Thailand and Malaysia, announced record COVID-19 infections on Saturday, mostly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the disease. Cases surged in Sydney as well, where police cordoned off the central business district to prevent a protest against a strict lockdown...
  • Turkish wildfire leaves charred home and ashes, as blazes continue
    Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a burnt-out building, charred belongings and ashes. Bedsprings, a ladder, metal chairs and some kitchenware were the only things left identifiable after some...