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World

Israel reports first case of monkeypox, suspects others as virus spreads

Israel's case appears to be the first identified in the Middle East. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa

Entertainment

Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts '3,000 Years'

Miller premiered “Three Thousand Years of Longing” over the weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, the culmination of a journey that began 20 years ago when Miller first read the A. S. Byatt story upon which the film is based, “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye.”

World

US president Joe Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends South Korea visit

At a time of high inflation and simmering dissatisfaction at home, Biden emphasized his global mission to strengthen the American economy by convincing foreign companies like Hyundai to launch new operations in the US

Sports

LaLiga to file complaint over PSG's new Kylian Mbappe deal

The league said in a statement it will file the complaint to UEFA, the European Union and French administrative and fiscal authorities to “defend the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability” after PSG renewed Kylian Mbappe's contract.

World

Ukraine Conflict: Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for prisoners of war

Russia claimed full control of the Azovstal steel plant, which for weeks was the last holdout in Mariupol, now in ruins with more than 20,000 residents feared dead

Sports

PGA Championship 2022: Mito Pereira grabs three-shot lead as Tiger Woods withdraws after 79

Mito Pereira was at 9-under 201 as he tries to become Chile's first major champion and the third player from South America.

Sports

PGA Championship: Tiger Woods fades to last at rain-hit Southern Hills

Tiger Woods struggled to a six-over par start on his front nine in Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship, fading after a fight to reach the weekend despite his severe leg injuries.

Sports

Kylian Mbappé set to sign new PSG contract after rejecting Real Madrid: Report

According to a report, the France forward has agreed to a three-year contract extension that is close to being signed.

World

US President Joe Biden, South Korea's Yoon Suk Yeol to consult on how to check North Korea's nuclear threat

As part of a five-day visit in Asia, Joe Biden is focusing on his relationship with the new South Korean leader Yoon Suk Yeol

Sports

NBA Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead

Golden State are two wins from a return to the NBA Finals for the first time since making five straight trips from 2015-19.

World

Ukraine war: Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol after three-month siege                          

Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti quoted the defence ministry as saying a total of 2,439 Ukrainian fighters who had been holed up at the steelworks had surrendered since 16 May

World

At 39%, Biden's approval rating dips to lowest point of his presidency, poll finds

The findings reflect a widespread sense of frustration in a country facing a series of challenges ranging from inflation, gun violence, and a sudden shortage of baby formula to a persistent pandemic

World

Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work as it battles acute fuel shortage

State- and government-approved private schools closed Friday amid the worsening fuel shortage, with thousands of people waiting in queues at fuel stations across the country for days at a time

World

US president Joe Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

The US president hopes to use his six-day Asia visit to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends

Sports

Watch: Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira appears to kick Everton fan amid pitch invasion

The field was flooded by Everton supporters after their team recovered from 2-0 down at halftime to win 3-2 on Thursday and secure Premier League survival before Sunday's final round.

World

Taliban rulers order women TV anchors to cover their faces on air

An Afghan local media official confirmed his station had received the order and was told it was not up for discussion

Entertainment

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

The 1981 British film, "Chariots of Fire", made Vangelis, but his initial encounter with success came with his first Greek pop band in the 1960s

Sports

Premier League: Everton safe after Crystal Palace win, Burnley and Leeds in battle to avoid relegation

Everton rally from 0-2 down to beat Crystal Palace as Dominic Calvert Lewin's 85th-minute winner ensures the Merseyside outfit stays four points clear off the relegation zone with a matchday left.

World

Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Acceptance of Sweden and Finland would bring into the alliance two well-equipped, modern militaries on Russia's doorstep, said the US president

Sports

FIFA World Cup 2022: 6 female referees, assistants among 129 officials selected for mega event

Three female referees and three female assistant referees were announced Thursday by FIFA among 129 officials selected for World Cup duty.