The scandal erupted last month after the football star was photographed asleep in the company of three barely dressed party girls in a hotel room. Rooney has already issued an apology, but also claimed he was blackmailed over the photos.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the world stands at over 197 million, while the global death toll has surpassed 4.2 million, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University.
Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has tried to remove any and all political content from one of the world's most significant sporting events, the controversy over “woke” Olympics continues to mar competitions.
In a so-called "guest essay" for The New York Times published on Wednesday, journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian expressed her belief that, per her headline, "there is no good reason you should have to be a citizen to vote" in the United States.
After making a mistake in the first exercise in the team all-around, US gymnast Simone Biles refused to compete in several events, citing her psychological state and thus highlighting the issue of athlete mental health at the Tokyo Olympics.
Despite announcing the US troop withdrawal in May, the Biden administration did not launch efforts to relocate Afghans who helped American forces until late July.
A teenage pop star who meteorically rose to global fame, Billie Eilish released her second album, 'Happier Than Ever', earlier in the week, two years after now-iconic 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'. Since then, the singer-songwriter has evolved, dealing with a massive flow of criticism and hate - particularly toward her looks.
The ongoing global coronavirus pandemic has severely affected healthcare systems worldwide, as hospitals are overwhelmed by the infected. A new COVID-19 strain has increased the threat, placing many countries into a state of emergency.