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Boffin Barbie: toy creator honours vaccine co-creator

Toy giant Mattel said Wednesday it hoped to 'inspire the next generation' after creating a model of its iconic Barbie doll in honour of Sarah Gilbert, co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Namibian medallist reopens athletics 'intersex' debate

Fellow Namibian, 18-year-old Beatrice Masilingi, who finished sixth, also impressed by reaching the 200m final in her first major championships. But the presence of both women in Tuesday's race has reopened debate about track and field's complex rules regarding women born with elevated testosterone.

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.

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.

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.