'The Suicide Squad' seeks redemption for DC supervillains - and director
James Gunn's R-rated romp brings back familiar faces like Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in a sequel-of-sorts to the near-identically named 2016 'Suicide Squad' - which saw anti-heroes join deadly US government missions to shave time off their prison terms.
Grief and wrath as Lebanon marks year since deadly blast
What went down as one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history killed at least 214 people, levelled entire neighbourhoods and irreparably scarred the nation's psyche as well deepening the country's economic abyss.
Wade demands bravery after Australia's first T20 loss to Bangladesh
Spinner Nasum Ahmed was the star for the hosts in their 23-run win as Australia failed to chase a relatively small T20 target in the first of five matches in the series in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Fabinho signs new Liverpool deal
The Brazil international is the second key member of Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad to extend their time at Anfield after Trent Alexander-Arnold completed a new deal last month.
New York to introduce vaccine pass for restaurants, gyms, shows
With coronavirus cases again surging in the United States, de Blasio said that a health pass called the "Key to NYC" would be launched on August 16, followed by a transition period before enforcement a month later.
UN condemns 'dangerous' claims of bias against aid workers in Tigray
Martin Griffiths also called for access to allow desperately needed aid into the northern region where the UN says hundreds of thousands of people are suffering from famine.
Brownlee drives Britain to gold in Olympic mixed triathlon
The British team of Brownlee, triathlon individual silver medallist Alex Yee, Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, who also won silver in the women's event, finished 14 seconds clear of the US team, with France taking bronze.
New York governor sexually harassed multiple women, investigation finds
The explosive report, which was swiftly made public, details allegations by 11 women that paint a "deeply disturbing yet clear" picture of a pattern of abusive behavior by the governor and his senior staff, James said.
Senegal man detained for taking girlfriend's exams, dressed as woman
The girlfriend has also been detained. Both are due in court in the West African country on Thursday, on charges of fraud and complicity in fraud, lawyer Serigne Ndiongue said. The suspects are contesting the charges.
'It means more than all the golds,' says Biles after priceless beam bronze
Biles' medal haul may be less than her many millions of fans were anticipating but she still leaves Japan swelling her haul to seven to match the American record held by Shannon Miller.
Egypt's Sisi vows to raise price of subsidised bread
Some 71.5 million Egyptians out of more than 100 million people rely on the far-reaching bread subsidy programme alone that costs the state over 50 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) annually, according to official figures.
Half of EU vaccinated as COVID returns to China's Wuhan
China brought domestic cases down to virtually zero after the coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan in December 2019, allowing the economy to rebound and life to return largely to normal.
Springboks Du Toit, De Klerk to miss series decider against Lions
Duane Vermeulen, the number eight hoping to make a miraculous comeback after a serious ankle injury, did not make the matchday 23 despite training with the squad on Monday.
Uzbekistan allows employers to suspend unvaccinated staff
The measure comes as Uzbekistan and other countries in the former Soviet region toughen up their vaccination campaigns with the Delta variant of the virus seen driving fresh outbreaks.
TED talks seek to inject optimism into pandemic gloom
Even with those dark clouds, speakers ranging from scientists and academics to artists and entrepreneurs took to the TED stage for the four-day event.
Iran COVID infections hit new daily high
The health authorities in Iran said another 378 people died of coronavirus and 39,019 tested positive in the past 24 hours.
Iran ultraconservative Raisi inaugurated as president
Raisi replaces moderate president Hassan Rouhani, whose landmark achievement was the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers.
Chip shortage 'likely' to hit second half, BMW predicts
Brussels issued BMW and Volkswagen with the fine for colluding on the development of anti-pollution technology for diesel cars. Daimler, which participated in the wrongdoing but alerted authorities to it, was spared any penalty.