Australia's controversial migrant detention policy in the spotlight

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An immigration detention hotel, where Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic was confined previously, is seen in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. 

An immigration detention hotel, where Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic was confined previously, is seen in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. 

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About 30 migrants are currently being detained in the same hotel where tennis star Novak Djokovic stayed, putting the spotlight once again on Australia’s controversial immigration policy. The migrants were transferred from the country’s offshore immigration detention camps to receive medical care, but will not be able to stay in Australia. Also, Japan is pointing fingers at the US military for its uptick in omicron cases, reigniting long-standing grievances over the impact of US soldiers stationed in Japan. And, the hit game Wordle has gone global as people around the world create versions in their own languages.


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