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Emma McKeon: the Australian made history by becoming the first woman swimmer to win seven medals in a single Games – four of them gold, including the 50 and 100 speed double. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/ via Getty Images

If anyone feared that Olympic swimming would lose its lustre without Michael Phelps in the pool, the Tokyo Games proved the sport can thrive even with(...)

An investigator at the scene on Friday of an explosion outside a kindergarten in rural Fengxian county in China . Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Police are calling an explosion outside a kindergarten in eastern China which killed eight and injured dozens “a criminal act” and have preliminarily (...)

A screengrab taken from  China’s state broadcaster CCTV showing the aftermath of an explosion outside a kindergarten in the eastern Chinese city of Xuzhou. Photograph: CCTV/AFP/Getty Images

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion at the gates of a kindergarten in eastern China, with state media saying a cooki(...)