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The Olympic flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down welcoming ceremony on Friday as doubts grew over whether the Tokyo Games will go ahead on schedule with the coronavirus pandemic causing chaos around the world.
Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will another 300,000 Paralympic tickets, Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee told a news conference. He declined to say how much the refunds would cost.
Toshiro Nikai, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's number two, said the Olympics must be cancelled "without hesitation" if the virus situation is too severe.
The UAE has always been the first in breaking records or setting trends. It has become second nature to it. Whether it is building the world’s tallest iconic building or the largest Ferris wheel,
“Have you heard of Gandhi? Do you know of him?” was a question asked of me frequently by my colleagues, as I travelled for work, even in faraway countries like Brazil,
India’s Supreme Court is quietly grappling with repeated attempts by the government to put back into the law certain ideas it has rejected as unconstitutional.