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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 /


Hong Kong Police arrest five over concert LED screen collapse

Hong Kong Police have made a series of arrests in connection with an incident in July where a large LED screen fell on to the stage at the Hong Kong Coliseum during a concert by local…

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Nov 16, 2022 ByNigel Benton Entertainment / Legal / Safety / Venues /


Sporting properties impacted by collapse of cryptocurrency firm

Sporting leagues, teams and stars may shy away from long-term deals with crypto firms to minimise their risks after troubled crypto exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy protection in the USA…

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Nov 16, 2022 Finance / Legal / Marketing / 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 /


World art museums release combined statement condemning environmental protestors damage to ‘irreplaceable’ artworks

A group of 93 Museum Directors from some of the world's leading art galleries and museums have released a statement condemning the spate of recent attacks on artworks by climate…

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Nov 11, 2022 Arts / Culture / Environment / Legal / Security /


Bedouin tribesmen ‘sentenced to death’ for resisting plans for Saudi Arabia’s Neom project

Three Bedouin tribesmen in Saudi Arabia who refused to leave their homes to make way for the planned $700 billion NEOM mega city have been sentenced to death. As reported by London…

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Oct 16, 2022 Culture / Legal / Tourism /


Looking forward to return of concerts Auckland Stadiums advise of new approach to recreational drugs

With Auckland Stadiums’ venues set to host a range of  major events with an exciting line up of concerts, sport and festivals, the Auckland Council agency will be adopting new…

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Sep 29, 2022 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Venues /


Thai court orders rehabilitation of Maya Bay beach 22 years after damage by film crew

More than two decades after the Hollywood film The Beach was shot at Thailand's scenic Maya Bay, the nation’s Supreme Court has ordered the Royal Forest Department to press ahead…

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Sep 14, 2022 ByNigel Benton Entertainment / Environment / Government / Legal / Tourism /



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