Sydney, Australia's largest city, is into its sixth week of a lockdown as it struggles with a spike in infections that added nearly 3,500 cases since the first one was detected in a limousine driver who transported overseas airline crew.
It will be the third time Australia hosts the games, after Sydney 2000 Olympics and Melbourne 1956.
India has won the fourth and final Test against Australia by three wickets in Brisbane after tea on day five.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
Rolling, global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis after a police officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes as fellow officers stood by.
TRT World's upcoming documentary series features some of the community members in light of growing racism and anti-Muslim hatred across the country.
Landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse concludes with Pope Francis announcing measures to tackle paedophilia in Catholic Church. But advocates for victims say Francis merely repeated old promises.
Morrison travelled to Iraq to meet special forces soldiers and other Australian military personnel. He cancelled a planned visit to Afghanistan on the advice of the defence force chief due to security reasons.
Argentina outscored the South Africans by four tries to three in a fevered performance, aided by a litany of mistakes by their visitors.
Sold at a discount price, two filing cabinets containing state secrets have become a major embarrassment for the Australian government.
Paceman Pat Cummins led the Australian offensive in Sydney with four wickets for 39 to finish man-of-the-match and the leading wicket taker in the series with 23.
The 27-year-old Czech was unable to take to the court in her first round match against Estonian Anett Kontaveit and was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Heather Watson.
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