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Japan set to end Tokyo’s state of emergency

Japan is set to remove a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other prefectures on Monday, allowing businesses to gradually resume. Economy Minister...

Postponement of Tokyo Games will cost the IOC at least $800m

The International Olympic Committee is braced for a financial hit of 800 million US dollars as a consequence of the decision to delay the...

Tokyo Olympics postponement will cost IOC ‘several hundred million dollars’

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games means the International Olympic Committee will have to shoulder “several hundred million dollars” of costs, its president...

Tokyo’s Olympic village could be used as coronavirus hospital

The Athletes Village being built for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for cornoavirus patients. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has been...

Sumo fans excluded as Japanese sport hit by coronavirus spread

Japanese sumo wrestling is the latest sport to be affected by fears over the new coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, national broadcaster NHK reported that officials...

Tokyo Olympic organisers playing down cancellation rumours

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics are trying to shoot down rumours that this year’s Games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread...

Heavy rain and winds lash Tokyo as strong typhoon approaches

Heavy rain and strong winds have pounded Tokyo as a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades approached landfall. Typhoon Hagibis, closing in...

South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan’s ‘rising sun’ flag at Tokyo Olympics

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese “rising sun” flag at next year’s Tokyo Games, calling it a...

One person killed and almost one million power failures after Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo

A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area on Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries, while disrupting rush-hour travel and...

Donald Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit

US President Donald Trump sought to tackle the US-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country. Speaking at a reception...

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FIFA referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina calls for more use of pitchside monitor

Referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina has underlined the importance of using pitchside monitors and warned video assistant referees must not to show the “wrong kind...

Britain heads for sharpest economic slump of major economies in Covid-19 storm

Britain will suffer the sharpest peak-to-trough economic slump of any major economy this year, rating agency Moody’s has warned, and ramp up national debt...

Johnny Depp tells High Court no other woman has accused him of violence

Johnny Depp has told the High Court he has never before been accused of hitting a woman, as he continued to give evidence in...

Comet provides spectacular show as it streaks past Earth

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning night-time show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail. Comet Neowise swept within...

Hagia Sophia formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque. He declared it open to Muslim worship on Friday, hours...
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