(1月12日) (滚动更新) 世界新闻 – 中英 Chinese/English 双语简报

Novak Djokovic apologizes for travel form error as Australia weighs whether to cancel his visa again

The world’s top-ranked men’s player said his agent mistakenly ticked a box saying he had not traveled in the two weeks before arriving in Australia.

Source: World | 13 Jan 2022 | 6:58 am(NZT)

Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans

Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans in Tokyo but only briefly for now — just for three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant

Source: World | 13 Jan 2022 | 6:21 am(NZT)

As pandemic rages on, the global economy is its latest victim

Where revisions are being made to global economic prospects, they’re tending to be more pessimistic, dampening the broad economic optimism witnessed a few months ago.

Source: World | 13 Jan 2022 | 6:01 am(NZT)

UK PM to face MPs after lockdown party revelations

Boris Johnson will appear at PMQs after it emerged 100 staff were invited to a No 10 event in lockdown.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:44 pm(NZT)

Biden pushes overhaul of US election laws

In a fiery speech in Georgia, the president calls on Congress to back his sweeping reforms.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:43 pm(NZT)

Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois in line for heavyweight title shots – Warren

Promoter Frank Warren previews what is ahead for Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois in 2022 with both heavyweights in line for a world title shot.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:31 pm(NZT)

‘Zero-Covid’ China fights to contain Omicron as restrictions tighten in major city

China’s northern port city of Tianjin and central province of Henan have further tightened Covid restrictions as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread, posing the gravest challenge yet to the country’s zero-Covid strategy.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:19 pm(NZT)

Rescuers resume search at collapsed building site in SKorea

South Korean rescuers have resumed their search for six missing construction workers believed to be trapped at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangju

Source: World | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:03 pm(NZT)

Novak Djokovic admits breaking isolation while Covid positive

In a lengthy statement, the tennis star also says his agent made a mistake on his Australian entry form.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 6:30 pm(NZT)

North Korea says Kim Jong-un oversaw third hypersonic missile test

This is reportedly the first time since March 2020 that Mr Kim has been known to attend a missile launch.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 6:06 pm(NZT)

Novak Djokovic: Mistake on Australia travel form was human error

The tennis star says his agent made a mistake while filling in a form before he travelled to Australia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 4:34 pm(NZT)

Biden pushes overhaul of US election laws in fiery speech

“I’m tired of being quiet,” the president says, as he calls on Congress to back his sweeping reforms.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 4:07 pm(NZT)

Can the ‘Silver Fox’ outwit Vladimir Putin?

Wendy Sherman, a former social worker-turned-top US diplomat, is helping lead the Russia talks.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 2:08 pm(NZT)

A year on, has Trump benefited from a Twitter ban?

The ex-president was expelled from Twitter a year ago. What impact has it had – and will he be back?

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:48 pm(NZT)

Seychelles: The island nation hunting for a missing $50m

Six of Seychelles’ most prominent citizens face charges amid a government crackdown on corruption.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:28 pm(NZT)

Winter Olympics: What is China’s Covid policy and does it work?

China is sticking to its policy of suppressing all cases, with just weeks to go before the Winter Olympics.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:26 pm(NZT)

Ukrainians wait as Russia faces off with the West

What Ukrainians think about the conflict threatening their country, as Russia and the West meet.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:24 pm(NZT)

In pictures: British tank soldiers’ final year in Germany

Tobias Wilkinson spent a year documenting the Queen’s Royal Hussars before their return home in 2019.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:23 pm(NZT)

How the soaring cost of living is hitting Sri Lankans hard

Rising food and fuel prices are making daily life tougher for many ordinary people in Sri Lanka.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:13 pm(NZT)

The 52-year-search for a missing girl

On 12 January 1970, a British toddler disappeared from Fairy Meadow beach in NSW, Australia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 1:09 pm(NZT)

Denmark’s spy chief imprisoned for allegedly leaking classified information

Denmark’s spy chief has been in prison for over a month for allegedly leaking classified information, it was revealed on Monday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jan 2022 | 12:38 pm(NZT)

Australia name uncapped King in Women’s Ashes squad

Australia names squad to face England in the forthcoming Women’s Ashes series.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 12:37 pm(NZT)

Covid: Quebec to impose health tax on unvaccinated Canadians

The unvaccinated represent 15% of the population, but over half of all hospital admissions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 12:18 pm(NZT)

North Korea claims new hypersonic missile launch under watch of Kim Jong-un

Leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the country’s second such launch in less than a week, state media reports.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 11:54 am(NZT)

Biden calls for ‘turning point’ on election laws

The president warns of a “grave” threat to democracy, but Republicans say no such threat exists.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 11:50 am(NZT)

Southampton beat Brentford in front of new owner

Southampton comfortably beat Brentford to move up to 11th in the Premier League – in front of the Saints’ new owner Dragan Solak.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 11:10 am(NZT)

Ros Atkins on… Lockdown parties at No 10

The PM faces uproar about parties held at Downing Street when Covid-19 lockdown rules were in place.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 11:04 am(NZT)

Covid: Half of Europe to be infected with Omicron within weeks – WHO

Dr Hans Kluge says a “west-to-east tidal wave” of the coronavirus variant is sweeping across the region.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 9:57 am(NZT)

Sacked belly-dancing teacher sparks Egypt debate over women’s rights

Aya Yousef was sacked and divorced after she was filmed moving to music at a work social event.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 9:06 am(NZT)

I thought Dad’s pig heart transplant was delirium

David Bennett, 57, is the first person in the world to receive a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 8:42 am(NZT)

Hungary sets a date for referendum on controversial LGBTQ law

Hungary will hold a referendum in April on its controversial law that bans educational materials and programs for children that are considered to promote homosexuality and gender reassignment, the government announced Tuesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jan 2022 | 8:18 am(NZT)

Novak Djokovic: Up to tennis star to explain PCR grey area, says Serbia PM

Ana Brnabic says it would be a clear breach of rules if the tennis star went out knowing he had Covid.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 8:09 am(NZT)

How Magawa the rat was trained to detect mines

A rat which helped locate more than a 100 landmines in Cambodia has died at the age of eight.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:41 am(NZT)

US grounded planes as a ‘precaution’ after a North Korean missile launch

An unusual ground stop was issued to some pilots for a short period of time following a North American Aerospace Defense Command alert of a launch of a North Korean missile, a US official said Tuesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:37 am(NZT)

Children were ‘fighting for their lives’ in Bronx fire

New Yorkers are still digesting the tragedy of the city’s deadliest apartment blaze in three decades.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:12 am(NZT)

Covid: Welsh word cwtch used in Parliament for first time

The word means hug or cuddle and made its Commons debut in a question to Boris Johnson.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:08 am(NZT)

Afcon 2021: Kelechi Iheanacho goal sees Nigeria sink Egypt

Kelechi Iheanacho is on target as Nigeria beat seven-time champions Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations Group D opener.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 7:01 am(NZT)

Djokovic Covid timeline: Did he break rules after testing positive?

There is now a focus on what the tennis star did following his positive test – here’s what we know.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 6:47 am(NZT)

Saudi court orders first naming of man guilty of sexual harassment

The kingdom amended an anti-harassment law last year to allow for the public shaming of offenders.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 6:45 am(NZT)

David Sassoli: Flags lowered for EU parliament leader

The Italian was admitted to hospital last month due to a serious complication with his immune system.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 6:24 am(NZT)

Magawa, the ‘hero rat’ who sniffed out landmines, has died

Magawa, the “hero rat” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, has died at the age of 8.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jan 2022 | 6:04 am(NZT)

Three ethical issues around pig heart transplants

A pig’s heart has been used in a human transplant operation – what are the questions to consider?

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 5:38 am(NZT)

Watson joins Player and Nicklaus as Masters honorary starter

Tom Watson, twice winner of the Masters, joins Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as an honorary starter for this year’s event.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 5:34 am(NZT)

Uncapped Brook added to England squad for West Indies T20s

England have added uncapped Yorkshire batter Harry Brook to their squad for the five-match Twenty20 series in West Indies this month.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 5:27 am(NZT)

PTSD: Ex-soldier builds castle as mental health rehab space

Mike Allen created the space as a “coping mechanism” and to help others with mental health issues.

Source: BBC News – Home | 12 Jan 2022 | 5:25 am(NZT)

US providing $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

The US is providing $308 million in humanitarian aid for the people of Afghanistan, the National Security Council announced Tuesday, as well as additional Covid-19 vaccine doses.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jan 2022 | 2:17 am(NZT)

The year ahead, in space: SpaceX’s Mars rocket, tourism, and more billionaire battles

If 2021 was the year of ostentatious displays of wealthy space tourists chartering one-off missions, 2022 promises to be yet another year solidifying the private sector’s grip on modern space travel.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 11 Jan 2022 | 9:12 am(NZT)

(1月11日) (滚动更新) 世界新闻 – 中英 Chinese/English 双语简报

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