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Some 11,000 athletes from 206 delegations will compete in games of different sports until August 8.

Venezuela's Attorney General announced the arrest of eight people, including officials within the Ministry of Economy.

This summer, competitors from more than 200 territories around the world will descend on Tokyo, and the possibility of a new "Olympic" strain is high, the head of the Japanese Doctors Union has warned.

 South African emergency workers rescued people from at least three 17-story residential buildings after the blaze expanded due to strong winds. Other structures such as Cape Town's historical library and a restaurant were devastated.

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