Novak Djokovic appeals against visa cancellation in Federal Court hearing ahead of Australian Open
Lawyers for Novak Djokovic tell the full bench of the Federal Court that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has misinterpreted media reports about the tennis star's views on vaccination, and the level of support he receives from anti-vaxxers. They also say the minister failed to produce evidence the tennis star could fuel anti-vaccination sentiment by staying in Australia.The full bench of the Federal Court began sitting on Sunday morning to hear Djokovic's appeal against his visa cancellation.
Taiwan-Defense Aerial Zone /: Taiwan reports a wide Chinese presence in its
Taipei Aerial Zone, January 23 (Reuters) - Taiwan reported Sunday of the The larger incursion since last October of the Chinese Air Force in its air defense zone, the island's Ministry of Defense noted the presence of 39 aircraft.
China considers this island state as its own territory and organized several times from its air force's missions in the island's air defense identification area, causing Taipei's anger.
In October, Beijing sent about 150 aircraft in this area over a four-day period.
According to the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense, the new Encursion conducted Sunday by Beijing included 34 hunters, four aircraft equipped with electronic warfare systems and a bomber. This crew flew over an area northeast of Pratas, according to a map provided by the ministry.
The Taiwanese authorities say they have deployed missile systems and dispatched from combat aircraft to monitor and warn Chinese hunters.
Beijing made no comment in the immediate future. (Ben Blanchard report, French version Claude CHEndJOU)
Communist Party expels 3 senior Chinese officials for corruption .
Three senior Chinese officials -- including a former top banking regulator -- have been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for alleged corruption and placed under criminal investigation, the country's graft watchdog said Monday. Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, as well as former supreme court official Meng Xiang and former deputy director of the national food administration Xu Ming have all been expelled for "serious violation of discipline and laws", the party's top enforcement body said in three separate statements Monday.