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Tokyo 2020: US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson set to miss Olympic Games after positive cannabis test

The 21-year-old won the 100m at the US Olympic trials in Oregon in June and earlier this year ran the sixth-fastest time in history. But the Texan's positive test means her qualification result has been expunged. "Don't judge me, because I am human, I just happen to run a little...

Uruemu Adejinmi becomes first black woman to be elected mayor in Ireland

Fianna Fáil councillor Uruemu Adejinmi has become the first black woman to be elected as a mayor in Ireland. Ms Adejinmi has been elected as cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District, where she currently sits as leas cathaoirleach. In a statement, Ms Adejinmi said she was "deeply honoured" to take...

BREAKING| Okagbare Emerges 2nd Fastest Woman in the World

Nigerian queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare has emerged the second-fastest woman in the world after she finished 10.63 seconds at the national Olympics trials in Lagos on Thursday. The time also breaks her own Personal Record (PR) as the fastest African and Nigerian woman ever. The Commonwealth 200m and...

BREAKING| Amina Mohammed Re-Appointed As Deputy UN Secretary-General

António Guterres on Friday asked Mohammed to serve as Deputy Secretary-general for a second term, shortly after the UN General Assembly re-appointed him for a second term. Guterres’ second term starts on January 1, 2022, and will run for a period of five years. He succeeded Ban Ki-moon in January...

Karine Jean-Pierre becomes first Black woman in 30 years to host daily White House press briefing

White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday became the second Black woman in history to hold the daily press briefing Wednesday, saying that while she appreciates the “historic nature” of the moment she also acknowledges that the White House is not about “one person.” “It’s a real honor to...

Yorkshire church to install stone carvings celebrating women

They have graced the exterior of one of the most beautiful medieval churches in England for 500 years. But carvings at St Mary’s in Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, have become unrecognisable fragments, eroded by centuries of weather.Now the crumbling stonework is to be replaced by nine carvings...