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A massive sandstorm engulfs a city in northwest China on Sunday, turning the sky yellow and severely reducing visibility within minutes.

C A Bhavani Devi, the 1st Indian Fencer to qualify for the Olympics 🤺, defeats Ben Azizi Nadia of Tunisia in her opening match, in the round of 64 of Women’s sabre individual event #Tokyo2020  #Cheer4India 

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The fly fishing guide is the bad guy here, for those who can't seem to grasp this basic moral reality

At least nine people were killed in a rockslide in India, after large boulders hurtled down a valley and destroyed a bridge

LOOK: At least a hundred activists are now rallying outside the PH Consulate in Los Angeles to denounce President Duterte’s SONA. | via @StevieAngeles  #SONA2021 

Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded on Sunday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital. More more heavy rain is set to fall as a band of thunderstorms makes its way across southeast England

French parliament approves law requiring restaurant Covid pass, vaccine rules

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Simone Biles: My purpose is to 'be a voice for the younger generation' - @NBCNightlyNews 

'They've sold you a problem and told you to "be outraged"' - @CarlHigbie  exposes the 'woke nonsense' phenomenon. "If you think America is so bad, you live a fantastic life here. It shows how culturally and historically illiterate you actually are."


Scoops of the Day

Thesis: This was the week that vaccinated America started to get really fed up.

JUST IN: GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger accepts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to sit on the Jan. 6 select committee: "I will work diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable.”

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#WATCH | Himachal Pradesh: Boulders roll downhill due to landslide in Kinnaur district resulting in bridge collapse; vehicles damaged

'GOODBYE DUTERTE' LOOK: Members of Movement Against the Anti-Terrorism Act (MATA) unfurl a giant banner saying “Goodbye, Duterte!” at the Commonwealth overpass on Sunday, July 25. Photo courtesy of MATA LIVE UPDATES: #SONA2021  #DuterteFinalYear 

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#TokyoOlympics | Indian table tennis player Manika Batra wins against Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska 4-3 in the second round of the women's singles

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If you somehow don't know who @Simone_Biles  is, let us introduce you to the GOAT. 🐐 Catch the Women's USA Gymnastics team TONIGHT at 7ET on NBC. #TokyoOlympics  | #SimoneBiles 

18-year-old TN Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia came from behind to win gold in the men's 400-meter freestyle.

RESEARCH: People in the UK who have recovered from coronavirus infections scored lower on cognitive assessments and intelligence tests, even after controlling for a wide range of factors, than those who have not had the virus. (Source: EClinicalMedicine - The Lancet)


Scoops of the Week

Gym+Coffee: Irish athleisure retailer backed by Niall Horan to open in Belfast’s Victoria Square

The hospitalization levels in hard-hit states along with the rate of poltiicans and athletes testing positive indicates to me there is *much* more community spread of Covid right now than testing is picking up.

"Neil Cavuto has been nothing but awful to President Trump." @ericbolling  announces his new weekday show on Newsmax that will go against Cavuto on Fox News. @HeatherChilders 

Cost of 1GB of mobile data: IndiaIN : $0.09 (lowest) IsraelIL : $0.11 United States US : $8 CanadaCA : $12.55

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Texas has begun arresting illegal immigrants who are trespassing in Texas or vandalizing property & fences. They are now being sent to this jail rather than being released like the Biden Admin. has been doing. We are adding more officers, National Guard & jails.

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CORONAVIRUS: AstraZeneca announces that real-world data from Canada shows 82% and 87% effectiveness after one dose against hospitalisation or death caused by Beta/Gamma and Delta variants

The #TokyoOlympics  officially began with an opening ceremony held in a mostly empty stadium. ▪️ At least 106 athletes and staff have tested positive for #COVID19 . ▪️ Tokyo is under a state of emergency after its most cases in 6 months. ▪️ About 15% of athletes are unvaccinated.

@LarryMadowo ’s uncle died of Covid-19 before he could get a vaccine in Kenya, where just 1.1% of the population is fully vaccinated, compared to nearly 50% in the US. It’s an example of deadly global vaccine inequity, with richer countries hoarding vaccines – and costing lives.

Here's the protest just outside Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which is easily audible inside during quiet moments

NEW: A New York City pilot program to respond to 911 calls for mental health crises with social workers instead of cops appears to be reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, while increasing the percentage of people who accept help when offered.