Five tennis players to watch at the Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Naomi Osaka is considered a favourite for gold as she makes her Olympic debut while Serbia's Novak Djokovic will be searching for his maiden Olympic singles gold medal, a prize still missing from his impressive collection.

As Taliban advances, Afghan military overhauls war strategy

The Taliban's swift territorial gains are rattling Afghans just as the United States withdraws from a war that succeeded in punishing al Qaeda following its September 11, 2001 attacks but failed to deliver anything close to peace for Afghanistan.

Angry Indian farmers to protest near parliament

As India's monsoon session of parliament began this week, some protesting farmers tried to march towards the main government district, but they were stopped by police just miles from parliament.

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