Wednesday , January 19 2022

Australia cancels Djokovic visa for second time

Novak Djokovic is facing deportation from Australia after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke personally intervened to cancel the Serbian star’s visa. “Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis …

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Pentagon thought North Korean missile was headed for US – media

US military and aviation officials were briefly convinced that a North Korean missile launch earlier this week could pose a threat to the ‘homeland’, CNN reported, but early readings were soon dismissed as inaccurate. Moments after Pyongyang fired a hypersonic missile off its east coast as part of a weapons …

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WATCH: First Russian peacekeepers return from Kazakhstan

The first Russian units that were deployed to Kazakhstan as part of a peacekeeping mission by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have returned home, touching down at a military airfield outside Moscow. Four military transport aircraft landed at the Ivanovo North air base to the north-east of Moscow late …

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Court strikes down outdoor mask mandate

An outdoor mask mandate in France’s Paris region has been struck down by a judge, who called the rule a major violation of citizens’ liberties just two weeks after it was reimposed. The Paris Administrative Tribunal ruled against the masking policy on Thursday, according to AFP, rejecting the mandate as …

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Harris sends Americans struggling to get Covid test to Google

US Vice President Kamala Harris shrugged off a question about Americans having trouble securing a coronavirus test, suggesting a simple Google search was an optimal solution to the problem. Appearing on NBC’s ‘Today’ show on Thursday, Harris was asked by host Craig Melvin why the Joe Biden administration hadn’t obtained …

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Walmart sued over ill-fitting pants

Female delivery drivers are taking Walmart to court over their uniforms, saying the retailer’s one-type policy for company-provided trousers definitely doesn’t fit all and discriminates against them. A lawsuit that was filed this week in US District Court in Alabama alleged that Walmart’s company-provided uniforms come with men’s pants for …

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Ex-Syrian colonel found guilty of crimes against humanity

A German court has found a former Syrian security official guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life behind bars for his alleged role in torture and deaths in a Damascus prison. A court in the city of Koblenz found Anwar Raslan guilty of supervising the killings of …

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Texas border crackdown ruled unconstitutional

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s effort to secure his state’s border with Mexico amid record migrant flows has been thrown open to legal challenges after a judge found the Operation Lone Star program to be unconstitutional. The potentially pivotal ruling came on Thursday, when Travis County District Court Judge Jan Soifer …

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GOP to bar its candidates from presidential debates

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has signaled plans to essentially boycott the group that runs US presidential debates, saying GOP voters no longer trust the organization to treat candidates fairly. “The RNC has a duty to ensure that its future presidential nominees have the opportunity to debate their opponents on …

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Baldwin accused of lack of cooperation in on-set shooting probe

While insisting he has cooperated with authorities, actor Alec Baldwin has been reluctant to give up his cell phone to police, despite the search warrant they secured for the device related to the shooting of a cinematographer. Baldwin still hasn’t handed over the phone, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office …

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