Simone Biles becomes most decorated gymnast in history
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American Simone Biles won the balance beam and floor events on the final day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Sunday, increasing her record world and Olympics medals tally to 37, including 23 world golds.
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In a nail-biting match full of high quality, France advanced to the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England. Aurélien Tchouaméni opened with a scorching long-range effort, before Harry Kane equalised with a penalty but Olivier Giroud won the game with a bullet header.
While the death toll continues to rise after a devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkey, DW looks at some of the worst quakes on record.
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We take a look at how opinion writers are covering Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine. Also in the papers, Kenya's tea industry is hit by accusations of sexual abuse and the climate crisis is creating a winter drought in Europe that could be catastrophic this spring and summer.
We look at why a US women's collegiate basketball final became so controversial and why it underpins racial and gender double standards. Also, Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen head to China in a diplomatic visit aimed at assuaging tensions. The Washington Post looks at a history of famous mugshots ahead of Donald Trump's hearing.
In Ghana, royal umbrellas are used in the chieftaincy. They not only shield a chief, king or queen from the weather, but they also reveal personality traits. Artist Rita Mawuena Benissan is working to preserve the history and stories of these "royal" umbrellas.
11-year-old Syrian refugee Hussain Besou is making history as he becomes Germany's youngest ever national chess player. He will play for the German national team at the Mitropa Cup in Croatia later this month.
The Indian government has altered textbooks to remove references to Mahatma Gandhi's opposition to Hindu nationalism and other controversial issues.
In April, Washington's city council unanimously approved the first reading of a bill that would inaugurate Swann Street near the Dupont Circle neighbourhood of the US capital. The bill honours William Dorsey Swann. Born in 1860, he was the first known person to dub himself a drag queen.
Art curator Yuliia Berdiiarova is among over one million people who have fled to Germany from Ukraine. She's now working to ensure that Ukrainian art gets its proper place in history.
An enormous part of a museum's success depends on its curators. At Paris's Palais Galliera fashion museum, curator Alexandre Samson has declared 1997 a year unparalleled in its influence on global fashion. It was the year Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the costumes for Luc Besson’s film "The Fifth Element", Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela revealed iconic collections and Tom Ford embraced the porno-chic aesthetic at Gucci.
NBA Player Russell Westbrook has re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year, $7.9 million deal. After making almost $47 million last season, Westbrook’s new deal amounts to the biggest pay cut ever in league history. Westbrook surpasses the $30 million pay cut taken by Blake Griffin a few years back.
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As France's lower house of parliament prepares to debate the government's controversial immigration reform bill, we hear from those likely to be the most affected: immigrants themselves and the people who have dedicated their lives to helping them.
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Recently discovered oil is transforming Guyana's fortunes. But neighbouring Venezuela has suddenly rekindled old claims of territorial ownership. Official Venezuelan maps now incorporate the disputed Essequibo region that covers two-thirds of Guyana, and Venezuelan oil companies have been ordered to start extraction.
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The 2023 CAF Awards ceremony will take place in Marrakech in some hours and the spotlight is on Napoli and Super Eagles talisman Victor Osimhen and Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala in contention for the Player of the Year award in the men's and women's category. Ayomide Sotubo and the Nutmeg crew discussed what to expect in the ceremony.
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