Top 10 world news: India wins gold at Olympics, NASA to send people to Mars and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 07, 2021, 08:23 PM IST
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Responding to G7 accusations of Iran's involvement in the deadly attack on tanker Mercer Street, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the allegations were baseless. He also added that it was "noteworthy" that this incident was stage-set to take place days before the inauguration of Iran's newly elected president.

In other news, in a statement, NASA said it wanted to recruit a select group of good people to help the agency achieve its goal of transporting people to Mars by 2037. NASA is looking for 'highly  driven individuals' to participate in a year-long Mars simulation module of the Martian surface. 

Finally, also read about Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's historic win in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh say that it was "noteworthy" that this incident was stage-set to take place days before the inauguration of Iran's newly elected president.

The Indian javelin ace Neeraj Chopra has written history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He has won India its second gold medal at the Olympics. Earlier Abhinav Bindra had won one at the 2008 Olympics.

As the delta variant drives a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that 5.3 million deaths will be reported and 12 million excess deaths will occur by December.

Reports seen by Reuters on Friday show North Korea continued to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs despite international sanctions and a worsening economic situation during the first half of 2021.

Even with the wide spread of the Delta variant coronavirus, the UK government's top scientific advisor says it is highly unlikely that any further lockdown will be needed in the country.

According to a new announcement by the Hungarian government, churches will also be affected by Hungary's controversial anti-LGBTQ law.

Public Health England said that a recent report reveals that the Delta variant of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 suggests the vaccinated may be just as susceptible to transmitting the highly contagious strain as the unvaccinated.

Women are standing up for their rights, which they feel are being taken away by large corporations. A growing number of women are suing their employers for unfair dismissal and gender discrimination based on the menopause period.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that unvaccinated people have double the risk of reinfecting themselves with COVID-19.