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It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. Borger's computer system had been hacked. Across Texas, similar scenes played out in nearly two dozen communities hit by a cyberattack officials ultimately tied to a Russia-based criminal syndicate.
Country diary: these wild grasses whisk me back to childhoodWellington, Somerset: there are a bewildering number of species bursting forth, conjuring memories of summers past ‘It’s not just the hedgerows that are zinging with life: the verges, roundabouts and lawns are, too.’ Photograph: Anita Roy
Aadhaar was gearing up for a release earlier this year when it was abruptly 'pulled out' a week before its opening, said director Suman Ghosh.
Japan's Naomi Osaka sent out an ominous message to competitors at the Tokyo Games on Monday, sweeping past 50th-ranked Viktorija Golubic 6-3 6-2 to book a place in the third round. The Japanese second seed has been in impressive form this week, returning to competition after a two-month break and embracing her role as one of the host country's most prominent ambassadors of the Games. Winning Olympic gold on home soil would be the icing on the cake though Osaka said she was determined not to look too far ahead.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday agreed to repatriate an alleged Islamic State militant and her two young children, who have been detained in Turkey since February. The decision follows a bitter dispute with Australia over which country needed to shoulder responsibility for the woman, who had been a dual citizen of both countries until Australia stripped her citizenship under its anti-terrorism laws. The woman and her children were arrested when they tried to illegally cross
The Tokyo Olympics are the first Summer Games since Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, was sent to prison for 176 years for sexually abusing hundreds of gymnasts, including some of the sport's greatest stars.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden's top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend trying to reach a final agreement. One major roadblock is how much money should go to public transit. But spending on highways, water projects, broadband and others areas remains unresolved, as is whether to take unspent COVID-19 rel
Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
The big win marks the 10th time the U.S. has won gold in the last 13 times the men's 4x100m relay has taken place at the Olympic Games
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is “under active consideration” by the government’s leading public health officials. Also, booster shots may be suggeste
Kolhapur (Maharashtra) [India], July 26 (ANI): Amid floods in Maharashtra, a madrasa in Kolhapur has rehabilitated around 400 flood victims. The Daroom Uloom Madrasa in Shiroli, Kolhapur has arranged for their food, accommodation, bedding, and even a team of doctors to attend to the sick.
New Zealand rugby backrower Shannon Frizell will appear in court on Tuesday to face two charges of assault. Police laid the charges against the 27-year-old Frizell over an alleged assault on a woman in a Dunedin bar in May. Frizell will appear in the District Court at Dunedin to answer charges of assaulting a female and common assault. The 15-test All Blacks player has not commented on the charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, didn’t realize the severity of the Jan. 6 insurrection until his wife called him. He was inside the Capitol, sitting in the upper gallery of the House, hoping for what he called a “birds-eye view of the process” and to be able to tell his grandchildren that he was there when Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory. People are breaking into the building, London Thompson told him, and it
Watch coach's wild celebration after Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus wins the gold
"SAD is a farmers' party and their issues are the core of our ideology," Sukhbir Singh Badal said.
Suleimani successor fails to convince at ‘baptism of fire’ summit. Senior Iraqi figures say Qaani lacks authority as standoff between the militias and the state continues
Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to win Olympic gold at back-to-back Games and there is surely even more to come from the greatest breaststroker in history
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will become the first member of President Joe Biden's cabinet to visit Southeast Asia this week, seeking to emphasize the importance Washington places on fortifying ties in the region while pushing back against China. The United States has put countering China at the heart of its national security policy for years and the Biden administration has called rivalry with Beijing "the biggest geopolitical test" of this century. Six months into his presidency, however, Southeast Asian countries are still looking for details of Biden's strategy as well as his specific plans for economic, trade and military engagement with the Indo-Pacific.
New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): The Centre has provided more than 45.37 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to States and Union Territories so far, said the Union Health Ministry on Monday.
Indiana is testing a new type of cement with embedded magnetized particles that could one day charge an EV while you drive.