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Asian countries from Australia to Japan and the Philippines announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, as they battle worsening coronavirus outbreaks, driven by the more contagious Delta variant.
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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic saw his dreams of tennis gold dashed in Tokyo on Friday, becoming the latest star to fall in an often unpredictable Olympics as a suggestion of doping made by a U.S. champion swimmer darkened the mood at the pool.
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Asia Pacific · 8:56 AM UTCJapan expands state of emergency as COVID-19 surge shadows Olympics
Japan decided on Friday to expand states of emergency to three prefectures near Olympic host Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, as COVID-19 cases spike in the capital and around the country, overshadowing the Summer Games.
EnvironmentGreece issues wildfires warning over 'dangerous' heatwave
Greek authorities warned the public against unnecessary movement on Friday and said there was a high risk of wildfires during a "dangerous" heatwave that is expected to peak next week.