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China’s ongoing Coronavirus restrictions sees cancellation of 2023 Formula 1 Shanghai Grand Prix

Formula 1 will not return to China in 2023 with the Shanghai Grand Prix to be removed from the global race calendar as a result of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. BBC Sport has reported the…

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Nov 22, 2022 Events / Government / Safety / Sport /


Reversal of visa ban means Novak Djokovic can play at 2023 Australian Open

Having banned international tennis star Novak Djokovic from entering the country for three years as of January 2022, the Australian Government has overturned its visa ban on the player…

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Nov 16, 2022 Events / Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /


Taliban Government bans Afghani women from parks and gyms

Afghanistan’s Taliban Government has prohibited women from access to public parks and gyms in its latest edict cracking down on women's rights and freedoms. The religious group,…

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Nov 13, 2022 Culture / Fitness / Government / Legal / Parks /


Hong Kong Government to ease pandemic restrictions for tour groups

The Hong Kong Government is aiming to encourage the return of tour groups by exempting travellers in tour groups from Covid-19 rules that prevent new arrivals from going to venues during…

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Nov 10, 2022 Government / Safety / Tourism /


Ongoing Chinese COVID prevention measures result in new closure of Universal Beijing Resort

With the Chinese Government maintaining its tough anti-Coronavirus measures, the Universal Beijing Resort has been closed this week while districts in the cities of Wuhan and Guangzhou have…

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Oct 28, 2022 Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Pro-whaling countries deploy shameful tactics at International Whaling Commission

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is disappointed by the shameful tactics used by pro-whaling countries at the recently held International Whaling Commission in Slovenia to block…

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Oct 24, 2022 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Events / Government /


World Health Organization reveals high cost of physical inactivity in first-ever global report

Almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030, costing US$27…

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Oct 21, 2022 Fitness / Government / Recreation / Wellness /


Use of kangaroo to promote tourism slammed by Animals Australia

Animals Australia has slammed Tourism Australia’s use of a kangaroo - ‘Ruby the Roo’ - to lead its new global campaign, given the mass slaughter of our national icon…

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Oct 13, 2022 Environment / Government / Marketing / Tourism /



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