First Thing: Novak Djokovic wins appeal in Australian visa row |


World tennis star Novak Djokovic will be immediately released from immigration detention in Australia after the Federal Circuit Court overturned a decision to cancel his visa.

Alex Hawke, Australia’s Immigration Minister, said he was considering using his power to cancel Djokovic’s visa.

The decision currently under consideration would see Djokovic excluded from Australia for three years, raising the stakes significantly in a bizarre row of frontiers that threatens his quest to win the most singles titles of all time .

  • Can Australia’s Immigration Minister Really Cancel His Visa? Mary Crock, professor of immigration law, told Guardian Australia that the Migration Act gave the minister “divine powers” to cancel visas and if they “really decide… the power is there.”

  • But what about the judge’s decision? It doesn’t matter, as Crock explains: “Everything that has happened before can be ignored – it’s precisely planned for this situation, to get in and cancel a visa anyway. “

Bronx building fire kills 19, including nine children

“The numbers are horrible”: New York apartment building fire kills 19. Photograph: Xinhua / Rex / Shutterstock

Nineteen people, including nine children, were killed yesterday in an apartment fire in New York’s Bronx, one of the city’s worst catastrophic fires in 30 years.

Thirteen people remained hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said on Sunday afternoon. In total, more than five dozen were injured.

Eric Adams, the mayor in his early days, said: “The numbers are horrible. It is a horrible and painful time for New York City. The impact of this fire will really bring a level of pain and despair to our city.

“It will be one of the worst fires we have seen in modern times.”

More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze in a 120-unit, 19-story building on 181st Street East, known as Twin Parks.

  • What caused the fire? Authorities said the fire was caused by a radiator in a duplex apartment. Fire Marshal Dan Nigro said the blaze started shortly before 11 a.m. in a duplex on the second and third floors and spat smoke through the building because a door was left open.

Trump not immune to criminal referral for attack on Capitol Hill, lawmakers insist

Mike Rounds speaks to reporters during Senate vote on U.S. Capitol
Mike Rounds said it is up to the Justice Department, not Congress, to decide whether there is evidence of criminal acts committed by Trump. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz / Reuters

Donald Trump cannot hide behind immunity from criminal prosecution and risks being barred from running for public office due to his role in the attack on Capitol Hill, several members of Congress said yesterday.

Days after the anniversary of the Jan. 6 uprising that left five dead and many injured after Trump supporters attempted to derail Joe Biden’s certification of victory in the 2020 election, the threat of possible criminal prosecution hangs over the former president.

Lawmakers from both main parties, including moderate Republicans, said yesterday that Trump would not be spared criminal liability if evidence came to prove he had actively coordinated the attack.

  • republican senator Mike Rounds from South Dakota talked about the topic. What did he say? He told ABC’s This Week that any immunity from prosecution Trump enjoyed in the White House evaporated on January 20, 2021, when he stepped down, saying “the presidential shield does not exist for someone who was a former president “.

Golden Globes: The Power of the Dog and the Triumph of Succession

Nicholas Braun, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Brian Cox, Alan RuckNicholas Braun, from left, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Brian Cox and Alan Ruck, of the cast and crew
The cast of Succession at last year’s awards ceremony. Photograph: Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

Dog power and succession were the big winners of an unusual and stripped-down Golden Globes.

Traditionally, the ceremony has been a glitzy TV show with all stars in attendance, but after a year of controversies surrounding diversity and amoral practices, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has lost its foothold in the industry, ad agencies, studios and companies. celebrities choosing to distance themselves.

However, the prizes were still awarded. Acclaimed Netflix drama The Power of the Dog was named Best Picture – Drama, while Jane Campion became the third woman to win the Best Director Award. Kodi Smit-McPhee won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film.

On the television side, HBO’s hit drama Succession won awards for Best Drama, Best Actor for Jeremy Strong and Best Supporting Actress for Sarah Snook.

  • Who attended the ceremony? Sunday night’s event took place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with no stars or audience, and only with a selection of members and beneficiaries. The results were announced via social networks.

In other news …

Bob Saget poses at the premiere of the Netflix TV series Fuller House
Bob Saget was halfway through a stand-up tour and had performed in Jacksonville on Saturday night. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
  • Bob Saget, the most famous actor and comedian for his role on the popular ’80s sitcom Full House, has died aged 65. He was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida yesterday.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison by Myanmar military court for various offenses, including the illegal possession of walkie-talkies, the latest judgment in a string of cases that could see him spending the rest of his life in custody.

  • Democrat MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement released Sunday night, the office of the New York progressive said she “was showing symptoms and was recovering at home.”

  • Lithuania pays more than $ 110,000 to Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah known as “prisoner forever”, in compensation for allowing the CIA to detain him at a secret site outside Vilnius where he was subjected to forms of torture.

Don’t Miss This: Bernie Sanders Says Democrats Fail

Kellogg Strike Rally with Bernie Sanders, Battle Creek, Michigan
Last month, Senator Bernie Sanders joined a rally of Kellogg workers, who have been on strike since early October. Photograph: Jim West / Zuma / Rex / Shutterstock

Senator Bernie Sanders called on Democrats to make “a major course correction” that focuses on fighting for the American working class and fighting powerful corporate interests, as the Democrats’ legislative agenda has stalled and their party faces difficult prospects in the November elections. In an exclusive interview, the senator said it was time to “get involved and tackle the greed of the ruling class in America.”

Climate balance: US emissions roared last year after the pandemic fell

Motor vehicles travel on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, California
“It is appalling that emissions have returned even faster than the global economy,” said researcher Kate Larsen. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images

Global warming emissions roared in the United States in 2021, dashing hopes that the pandemic would constitute a turning point in the greening of American society to deal with the climate crisis, new figures have shown. The onset of the pandemic in 2020 resulted in a sharp drop in greenhouse gas emissions, prompting predictions that a new U.S. economy would emerge to help banish the fossil fuel era. Those predictions may well have been baseless, however, with new research showing U.S. emissions were up 6.2% last year, compared to 2020.

Last Thing: Joy As Baby Given To U.S. Soldier In Afghan Withdrawal Reunites With Relatives

Baby Sohail Ahmadi is carried by his grandmother after their reunion.
Baby Sohail Ahmadi is carried by his grandmother after their reunion. Photograph: Ali Khara / Reuters

A little boy handed over in desperation to a US soldier on the other side of an airport wall in the chaos of the US evacuation from Afghanistan has been found and reunited with his loved ones. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was only two months old when he went missing on August 19 as thousands rushed to leave Afghanistan as it fell to the Taliban. After a Reuters article published in November with his photos, the baby was in Kabul, where a 29-year-old taxi driver named Hamid Safi found him at the airport and took him home to raise him as his.


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