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Mirabai Chanu has won India its first weightlifting silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. It is a landmark victory for India and Chanu, as this is India's second Olympic weightlifting medal. Two decades earlier Indian athlete Karnam Malleswari had won the first Indian medal (Bronze) at the Sydney Olympic Games in the women's 69kg weight class.
In other news, in Afghanistan, a night curfew has been implemented across 31 of the country's 34 provinces. This was done in response to the increasing violence caused by the Taliban offensive. The insurgent group has taken control of large swathes of land in the country, capturing key border crossings with the neighbouring countries. Many provincial capitals have been encircled by them as well.
At the end of today's newsletter, we also bring for you the interesting reason why Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson are not astronauts after all.
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In the women's weightlifting event, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won 202kg silver after the first medal for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
In response to the Taliban offensive, the Afghan authorities have imposed a night curfew in 31 of 34 provinces.
According to a US-led coalition in Iraq, an attack on a military base in Iraqi Kurdistan hosting US troops was carried out by a drone, no casualties were reported.
A UK medical adviser has alleged that the British government has reopened the economy so that people get infected by Covid and develop herd immunity.
In response to the Taliban's assertion that it will not go into ceasefire and peace talks until a new government is in place in Afghanistan, the US has called on the group to engage in serious negotiations.
A South Korean broadcaster has apologised for using offensive images and captions to represent participant countries in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
On Saturday, Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi announced that terrorists suspected of being behind the Baghdad suicide bombing had been arrested.
After a ruling by Samoa's top court ended her nation's 15-week constitutional crisis, Samoa's first female prime minister announced a "new day" on Saturday after her government began work.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of Hungarians plan to march in support of LGBT individuals and to protest a law banning the use of materials in schools that promote homosexuality and gender reassignment.
From the perspective of the United States government, Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson are not yet astronauts as the New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires astronaut candidates to be a member of the flight crew.