Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022
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Novak Djokovic in Australian Open draw despite visa uncertainty
BBC, 13 Jan 2022
World number one men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic has been drawn to play in the Australian Open despite ongoing uncertainty over whether his visa will be cancelled again by the government.
He will defend his title against fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round.
However Australia's Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is still considering revoking Djokovic's visa, a spokesman said.
The tennis player also admitted on Wednesday that he had broken Covid isolation rules in Serbia after meeting up with people when he knew he was positive with the virus.
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UK PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party
Reuters, 18 Jan 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied an accusation that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the gathering might contravene ...
'Catastrophic' crisis? Airlines warn 5G technology might render aircrafts unusable
DW, 18 Jan 2022
Major US airlines are warning of an impending 'catastrophic' crisis when a new 5G service is deployed by telecom giants AT&T and Verizon on Wednesday.
Father of slain UCLA student speaks out after tragic attack
FOX, 18 Jan 2022
Father of slain UCLA student, Todd Kupfer, joined 'Fox & Friends' to discuss the tragic death of his daughter, Brianna Kupfer.
AFP, 18 Jan 2022
The short track, a variation of speed skating over a shorter distance, became an Olympic Sport in 1992.
Scientists see decline in COVID ahead as infections drop in parts of the world
CBS, 18 Jan 2022
New York City, one of the first places in the U.S. hit by the Omicron variant, is recording a decline in both new cases and hospitalizations -- similar to South Africa, where th...
Lindsey Graham just threatened Mitch McConnell
CNN, 18 Jan 2022
Lindsey Graham has a message for Mitch McConnell if he wants to lead the Senate GOP after the 2022 midterms: have a working relationship with Donald Trump or get out.
This Morning’s Top Headlines – Jan. 18 | Morning News NOW
NBC, 18 Jan 2022
Health experts hope the omicron variant could help Covid reach
Brian Cox on 'Putting the Rabbit in the Hat'
AP, 18 Jan 2022
Brian Cox says he hopes his memoir, 'Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,' doesn't put 'a full stop' on his life and career.
The roller-skating group tackling loneliness
BBC, 18 Jan 2022
A skating group in Belfast have been helping people who struggled with loneliness and isolation during the pandemic.
At least 7 protesters killed in Sudan anti-coup rallies
Al Jazeera, 18 Jan 2022
At least seven protesters were killed during pro-democracy protests in Sudan on Monday.
Partygate: Sunak believes Boris Johnson is telling the truth
Sky, 18 Jan 2022
The Chancellor says he believes the Prime Minister over his account regarding alleged parties in Downing Street during lockdown.
At least 11 dead as coalition strikes Yemen after Abu Dhabi attack • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 18 Jan 2022
Eleven people were killed in coalition air strikes on #Yemen's #rebel-held capital #Sanaa, a witness and medical sources told AFP Tuesday, after the insurgents launched a rare a...
Deadly Drone Strikes on UAE Raise Gulf Tensions
Bloomberg, 18 Jan 2022
Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA analyst at Verisk Maplecroft,
Anti-COVID Restrix Protesters Tussle With Police at Illegal Demo
RT, 18 Jan 2022
Protesters detained as scuffles erupt at massive illegal protest in Magdeburg against COVID measures #news #covid19 #worldevents ------------------------------------------------...
MOFA: China ready to provide support, assistance at Tonga's request
CGTN, 18 Jan 2022
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CD, 18 Jan 2022
Who will play at centre in the 2022 Six Nations? | Brian Moore's Full Contact Podcast
Telegraph, 18 Jan 2022
Watch the full episode of Brian Moore's Full Contact rugby podcast:
Boxes of fireworks accidentally set off by car crash in China
SCMP, 18 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube An impromptu fireworks display was seen in southern China’s Hunan province after a transport truc...
Martin Luther King family on voting rights: 'Do not celebrate. Legislate'
Guardian, 18 Jan 2022
The family of Martin Luther King Jr has called for the passage of a law to protect voters from racial discrimination, while the vice-president, Kamala Harris, said the right to ...
Conquering the Atlantic: UK man rows solo to US for brain tumour research
CA, 18 Jan 2022
A British soldier named Jack Jarvis is on an exhausting journey to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo, all the way from the United Kingdom to the United States.