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  • Djokovic to be deported after losing Australia visa appeal

    Judges rejected his appeal after the government cancelled the unvaccinated player's visa for a second time this month on public health grounds.The decision has ended the 34-year-old's hopes of defending his Australian Open title and winning a...

  •  Australia cancels Djokovic's visa

    The decision by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on "health and good order" grounds means he could be deported.However, the 34-year-old Serbian can still launch another legal challenge to remain in Australia.The men's tennis number one...

  • Burkina Faso soldiers held over alleged coup plot

    Among those arrested is Colonel Mohamed Emmanuel Zoungrana - a well-known former army commander who has reportedly been critical of the government.The justice ministry on Tuesday said an investigation on the matter had begun.The last coup in Burkina...

  • WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

    "An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," said WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that "difficult decisions" must be made."In some cases, that will mean cancelling or delaying events" he said.His...

  • UK removes all 11 countries from red list

    Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list.The red list was reintroduced in late November as a precaution after the emergence of the Omicron variant.But Health...

  • Vaccines should work against Omicron variant, WHO says

    It comes as the first lab tests of the new variant in South Africa suggest it can partially evade the Pfizer jab.Researchers say there was a "very large drop" in how well the vaccine's antibodies neutralised the new strain.But the...

  • US urges citizens to leave Ethiopia immediately

    A senior US official urged American citizens to leave Ethiopia immediately, saying that Washington had no plans to organise a mass evacuation, as it did in Afghanistan.The US and the African Union have been pressuring the Ethiopian government and...

  • FW de Klerk dies at 85

    De Klerk, who was also a key figure in the transition to democracy, had been diagnosed with cancer this year.He was head of state between September 1989 and May 1994.In 1990, he ordered Nelson Mandela's release from prison, leading to historic...

  • Zimbabwean boxer dies after fight

    Super bantamweight Zimunya, 24, died on Monday, having collapsed during a professional non-title bout on Saturday.It is the first time a boxer has died in Zimbabwe from injuries sustained in the ring.Lawrence Zimbudzana, the general secretary of the...

  • Sudan army seized power to prevent civil war - coup leader

    He added that the deposed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was being kept at the general's house "for his own safety" and would be allowed home soon.Protests are continuing for a second day in the capital, Khartoum, with roads, bridges and...

  • Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner

    The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for for his "uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism".The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14m / £840,000).Gurnah, 73,...

  • Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffer outage

    All three services are owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or smartphone apps. We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an...

  • Uhuru Kenyatta family's secret assets exposed by leak

    The Pandora Papers - 12 million files - is the biggest such leak in history.Mr Kenyatta and six members of his family have been linked to 13 offshore companies.They have not yet responded to requests for comment.The Kenyattas' offshore...

  • Guinea coup leader sworn in as president

    The former French legionnaire, 41, becomes Africa's second-youngest leader, after Mali's Assimi Goïta, 38, who also staged a military takeover.Col Doumbouya is barred from contesting future elections under plans to restore civilian rule...

  • 'Side-eyeing Chloe' Clem to sell iconic meme as NFT

    NFTs are unique digital tokens which are often attributed to art that has no physical representation.Chloe Clem, now 10, became famous in 2013 when her mother shared her unimpressed reaction to a surprise Disneyland trip online.The image has become a...

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