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Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to court on Sunday to fight an attempt to deport him because of what a government minister described as a perception that the top-ranked tennis play...

Clap, don't chant: China aims for 'Zero COVID' Olympics

Athletes will need to be vaccinated — or face a long quarantine — take tests daily and wear masks when not competing or training. Clapping is OK to cheer on teammates, not chanting. Anyone who tests p...

A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

When April Schneider’s children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning. No more problems with borrowed ...

Austria's Kriechmayr wins Switzerland's classic downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — It is never easy for Switzerland to watch an Austrian downhiller win its signature ski race that is part of the Alpine nation’s culture. It was even harder...

Taiwan imposes 3 years in prison for buying forged COVID test results and causing infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who disregard COVID-19 regulations and infect others could face three years in prison or a maximum fine of NT$500,000 (US$18,000), reports said Saturday (Jan. ...

Taiwan confirms 6 new local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed six local infections and a single-day record of 72 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Jan. 15), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, accordin...

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might seem harsh to people watching from afar. But Australia has long ...

Kilde edges Odermatt in duel for World Cup downhill win

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — The rivalry between Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Marco Odermatt emerged again Friday in a World Cup downhill. Kilde edged Odermatt by 0.19 seconds to win on...

Anti-coronavirus measures tightened across China

BEIJING (AP) — China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country on Friday as scattered outbreaks continued ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in a little o...

Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave

ROME (AP) — To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous “yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules ...

Indonesian fishery worker diagnosed with COVID in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fishery worker who flew to Penghu County after completing his quarantine period tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The 33-year-o...

Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said it will ban transit passengers from 150 countries and territories starting Sunday, tightening stringent travel controls in an effort to stem the s...

Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to COVID-19

Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from around 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the coronavirus, deepening the global financial hub's isolation. The...

Taiwanese software provider Mitake adopts remote working amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based Mitake Information Corporation announced Friday (Jan. 14) part of its workforce has been asked to work from home as an Omicron outbreak worsens. Mitake sai...

Taiwan COVID patients with mild symptoms to be quarantined, not hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported COVID-19 cases increase in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting Saturday (Jan. 15), patients with mild to no symptoms or ...