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Serbian President sends message to Australian PM amid Novak Djokovic drama

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Serbia’s President has responded after world No. 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa was cancelled

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne.

The world number one was held at Melbourne airport for several hours on Thursday, before border forces announced he had not met entry rules and would be deported.

Djokovic has reportedly now been taken to a government detention hotel pending his departure on an outbound flight.

The star’s visa cancellation comes amid a backlash over a vaccine exemption that Mr. Djokovic revealed he was granted in order to play in the Australian Open.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison released a tweet shortly after, stating that no one was above the country’s rules. At a press conference on Thursday Mr Morrison said he had been advised that a medical exemption was not in place for the player’s entry.

Australian media reports suggest Djokovic could pursue a legal appeal or apply for a new visa so he can re-enter and play in the tournament.

Events unfolded shortly after his arrival in Melbourne at a time when authorities noticed that his team had not requested a visa that permits medical exemptions for being unvaccinated.

Mr Djokovic has not spoken about his vaccination status publicly, but last year revealed that he was “opposed to vaccination”.

In a statement, the Australian Border Force said Djokovic “failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled.

“Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa on entry or who have had their visa cancelled will be detained and removed from Australia,” the agency added.

Ticker NEWS affiliate network Reuters reported that the player was later taken to a hotel in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton which is used for immigration detention.

The facility has been the site of COVID outbreaks.

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt earlier described Djokovic’s treatment as “tough” but “fair” and said “it’s one rule for all under this Australian government”.

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U.S. Reveals Missile Defence Strategy

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The U.S. Strategic Command has revealed one of it’s goals for missile defence, Admiral Charles Richard, said the utmost priority is a vigorous missile warning capability

The head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Admiral Charles Richard, said the utmost need is a vigorous missile warning capability.

In regards to the critical nature of missile warning systems -Admiral Charles Richard said “I know what to do and how to posture and dispose my forces, and it’s due to these rapidly expanding and evolving threats: hypersonic weapons, cruise missiles potentially with intercontinental range, unmanned aerial systems, proliferation of shorter-range ballistic missiles and several novel weapon systems”.

Last year China tested a hypersonic missile,

And Richard says that this is a prime example of an emerging capability.

And with these types of weapons, Richard says the US is face to face with decreased warning ability.

Arguing his case for the importance of developing advanced missile warning capabilities, the chief of the US Strategic Command also said that part of the deterrence strategy is “the need to reevaluate and readjust our missile defense posture”.

What Richard is talking about exactly is to have the capacity to defeat missile threats even before the shot is fired.

And if the US develops the technology to do this to even the most advanced weapons systems- it will be a game changer.

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Actress Denise Dowse passes away

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Actress and Director Denise Dowse has passed away at the age of 64.

Dowse was most known for her roles in “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Insecure” and ‘Ray”, as well as appearances in shows such as ‘Charmed”, “The West Wing” and “Law and Order”.

Dowse’s sister, Tracy, made the announcement about her sister’s death on the actress’ Instagram account.

The actress was also a strong advocate for African American theatre, and dedicated to sharing her profession with children.

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Tom Holland firms as favourite for James Bond role

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Actor Tom Holland has had his chances of playing the prized role of James Bond strengthened over other contenders.

According to reports, the producers want to cast a younger-looking actor who happens to also be under 5’10”.

The 26-year-old fits both categories, but this also rules out several other people, including Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson won’t be revealing too many more details, as the identity of the actor playing the role won’t be known until next year.

There are reports that the next actor will play 007 in an origin story in the future.

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