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IOC ‘respects’ US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing olympics

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International Olympic Committee says it “respects” the United States diplomatic boycott of the Beijing olympics

This comes as The US has confirmed it will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China’s human rights “atrocities,”

The US press secretary says the move has been prompted by the “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang”.

US athletes will still be allowed to compete in the Olympics but the country will not be sending its officials to the event.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration would not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing Games given China’s “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses.”

“The athletes on Team USA have our full support. We will be behind them 100 percent as we cheer them on from home.”

US correspondent Veronica Dudo

The diplomatic boycott has been encouraged by members of Congress for months, but will it affect the attendance of American athletes?

US correspondent Veronica Dudo

There was no immediate reaction from Beijing, but earlier Monday the Chinese foreign ministry had threatened “resolute countermeasures” if any such boycott were implemented.

Earlier Monday Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned the Games were “not a stage for political posturing and manipulation.”

He vowed that “If the US is bent on having its own way, China will take resolute countermeasures.”

The Winter Olympics will be held from February 4 to 20 in a “closed loop” bubble because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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