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welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines — america marks a year since the us capitol attack. joe biden blames donald trump for the riot, and says he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. the former president of the united states of america has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. russian soldiers are arriving in kazakhstan to help crush anti—government protests. reports say security forces have taken control of central almaty. the clashes are taking place just a few hundred metres away from where i'm standing now. you can hear the sound of shooting and explosions. the family of tennis star
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novak djokovic says he's been subjected to humiliating treatment in australia as he fights deportation from the country. and we report on the attempts to revive the lost art of hand—woven pashmina shawls in kashmir. live from our studio in singapore... this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's seven in the morning in singapore and six in the evening in washington, where politicians from both the main parties have been marking the one year anniversary of the invasion of the us capitol in very different ways. president biden says the rioters held a dagger to the throat of american democracy, and accused them of acting after donald trump spun a web of lies. but mr trump has repeated his
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discredited claims that the election victory was stolen from him, and says mr biden is using his name to try to divide america. we begin our coverage with this report from our north america correspondent, aleem maqbool. you'll never take back our country with weakness. you have to show strength. these still staggering scenes were a last—ditch attempt to overturn the election loss of donald trump. fight for trump! his supporters marched the short distance from a rally he had been holding to the capitol building, where congress was insertion to confirm joe biden�*s win. a protester was shot dead at the doors of the speakers lobby, and the attack went on for hours. four others died, including a police officer. nearly 140 of his security
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colleagues were injured. a year on inside the very building that was attacked, a minute's silence was held in remembrance. mr president, how are - you feeling about the day? joe biden delivered an impassioned speech to mark a day when he said a dagger had been held at the throat of democracy because of lies about the election spread by donald trump scion because because he sees his own interest is more important than his country's interest and america's interest. and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution. or our constitution, he can't accept he lost. in the weeks that followed the storming of the capitol, hundreds of people were rounded up and charged for their involvement. it's banana republic stuff when political prisoners are arrested and denied due process. fast forward, and some republicans now refer to those arrested as political prisoners. joe kent is running for congress
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this year on a platform that the election was stolen. he's been endorsed by donald trump in the battle against the party establishment. make no mistake there is a civil war going on right now- in the republican party for the direction of- the republican party. i guess i believe the america first, the president trump movement, l that we have the vast. majority of the country and the republican party. you don't think some people would have looked at the events of january the 6th and thought, "i don't want to be a part of that?" initially, a lot of- people did and a lot of those folks now regret that. the mob was fed lies. they were provoked by the president and other powerful people. and in the days after the storming of the capitol, senior republicans condemned the attack, but when it came to action the but when it came to action, the vast majority of republicans voted not to impeach and convict donald trump for incitement. he is not guilty as charged with the articles of impeachment. for all the condemnation
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he's received in the last year over his involvement in those violent events, donald trump still enjoys the support of millions of americans, of millions of americans, and in his party, it is those voices that continue to drown out the criticism. aleem maqbool, bbc news, and washington. live now to washington and our correspondent gary o'donoghue. gary, you've been covering this event all day at the capitol. politicians on both sides of the aisle as we heard there in that report have their own alternative versions of what happened that day. just talk us through the mood and some of the key highlights that you seen today. in some of the key highlights that you seen toda . . , , , seen today. in many ways, the caital seen today. in many ways, the capital has _ seen today. in many ways, the capital has really _ seen today. in many ways, the capital has really been - capital has really been representative ofjust one side of that narrative today because largely, there been no republicans here whatsoever. there was one on the floor of the house of representatives, liz cheney, one of
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those people that republicans who were there with her father, former vice president dick cheney. then there were two republicans for donald trump, who are here. also putting their side of their argument about january putting their side of their argument aboutjanuary the 6th. putting their side of their argument about january the 6th. so, the ceremonial elements have largely been dominated by democrats. they've had prayer visuals and moments of silence, they've had recollections and reminiscences of the fear they felt here last year. the centrepiece of it all was that great big long speech by presidentjoe biden, where he really went after donald trump for the first time in the last year. a lot of people have been hoping for that on the democratic side, that he would be more robust, more forthright in blaming donald trump forthright in blaming donald trump for what happened onjanuary the for what happened on january the 6th, and today, he did that. he referred to him as the former president more than a dozen times
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and calling out what he called his lies and pressing home this idea that he was defeated, that he lost the election. they are all likely to trigger donald trump to swift statements of streams of consciousness. as these events have drawn to a close, i think there will be a sort of feeling among democrats that they have marked what was for them a real threat to democracy in them a real threat to democracy in the correct way, but the threat continues, according to the president and to others, and that's where you'll get this battle for the future of america between republicans who simply believe this election was stolen from them and democrats who believe that there democracy is under threat from that kind of talk. democracy is under threat from that kind of talk-— kind of talk. indeed. as you are sa in: , kind of talk. indeed. as you are saying. that _ kind of talk. indeed. as you are saying, that statement - kind of talk. indeed. as you are saying, that statement from . kind of talk. indeed. as you are - saying, that statement from donald trump came swift and sharp, saying that mr biden is using his name to try to divide america. how much
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traction do you think those kinds of comments will have within his place? i mean, pretty much whatever donald trump says now does have a residence, it does have a lot of power within that kind of call —— a resonance. he has a grip over that, sort of 25 or 30% of the republican party. the problem is the rest of the party are too frightened. republicans who see things differently feel unable to go down that road. they toe the line. otherwise, they get challenged or get removed. they certainly get vilified. at the moment, the former president does have that viselike grip on the republican party, and therefore, you will hear this narrative about january the 6th. we
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heard it from two members of congress today upstairs. they said that january the 6th was really orchestrated by the federal government, that the fbi, the cia have placed informants and they were the people that caused all the trouble. that's what two members of congress told me.— congress told me. fascinating stuff, as alwa s. congress told me. fascinating stuff, as always. dario _ congress told me. fascinating stuff, as always. dario donohue, - congress told me. fascinating stuff, as always. dario donohue, thank- congress told me. fascinating stuff, | as always. dario donohue, thank you so much forjoining us. —— gary o'donoghue. and you can catch up with everything with bbc news online. as the accusations continue to be made against former president trump for his role in what happened, this analysis by our north america reporter, anthony zurcher, of the five big questions still to be answered. just log on to bbc.com/news or download the bbc app. let's take a look at some of the stories in the headlines in the uk. borisjohnson has made what he calls a �*humble and sincere' apology for not showing relevant text messages to his independent standards adviser during an official inquiry last year. his messages with a conservative
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donor were published as part of the latest findings on the money spent refurbishing the downing street flat. the independent adviser found he did not break the ministerial code, but had acted unwisely. lord geidt�*s letters will be published soon. do you really expect the public to believe you didn't disclose key messages with lord brownlow about the refurbishment of your flat because you had a new phone? i followed the ministerial guidance at all times, and yes. a report by a parliamentary committee at westminster surely you'd remember the exchange. a report by a parliamentary committee at westminster has warned the pandemic could have a �*catastrophic impact�* on many patients needing nhs treatment. almost 6 million people in england are waiting for routine operations and procedures, but committee says the demands of emergency care and staff shortages could ruin plans to tackle the growing backlog.
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the european court of human rights has dismissed a case brought by a gay man who claimed a bakery in northern ireland had discriminated against him by refusing to make him a cake with a message supporting gay marriage. the owners of the business said the request for the slogan was at odds with their christian beliefs. still to come a bit later in the programme — the latest on the men�*s world number on tennis player, novak djokovic, and his struggle to be allowed to compete in the australian open. but first, in kazakhstan, security forces say they�*ve killed dozens of anti—goverment rioters in the main city of almaty. at least 12 pro—government forces have also died in the protests, which were sparked by rising fuel prices. now russia is sending in troops, following a request from the kazakh president.
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our correspondent abdujilal abdurasulov sent this report. this is the aftermath of the mass unrest — violent clashes between riot police and protesters turned what used to be almaty�*s bustling square into a war zone. sparked by a hike of fuel prices, the roots of the protest movement go deep into the corrupt authoritarian system. and the turmoil continues. the armyjoined riot police to disperse the crowd. the number of casualties is rising. at night, the standoff grows particularly violent. stun grenades, rubber bullets and reportedly live rounds have been used to crack down on the protest. the clashes are taking place just a few hundred metres away from where i�*m standing now. you can hear the sound of shooting and explosions, and judging by that sound, a real battle is going on the main square of almaty. we saw several armoured personnel
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carriers moving towards the square, where a small group of protesters had gathered. in response to the violence, the kazakh authoritites have appealed to russia—led regional security organisation csto to send troops to restore order. according to kazakhstan�*s president, the country is facing an external aggression. translation: given that these terrorist gangs are international and have received extensive training abroad, their attack on kazakhstan can and should be considered an act of aggression. protesters claim that their movement was peaceful and blamed the authorities for provoking the violence. translation: when the president said he's at war with thugs, _ he called us thugs, terrorist. we're neither thugs nor terrorists — we participate in rallies. when he said that, i was deeply disappointed. the events in kazakhstan are now quickly turning
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into a geopolitical crisis, as russia has sent its peacekeeping forces. these can help to stop the violence, but the public discontent that fueled the protests is likely to remain. abdujalil abdurasulov, bbc news, almaty. the men�*s tennis world number one novak djokovic has spent the night effectively under detention in a hotel in melbourne after his visa was revoked in a row over covid precautions. his treatment has drawn criticism from the serbian government. the country�*s president posted on instagram that "the whole of serbia is with him." shaima khalil has the latest. the world number one arriving in melbourne, ready to defend his australian open title, only to be told he�*s no longer welcome. after hours of being held at the city�*s airport, the border authorities said his visa had to be revoked because of a mistake, and novak djokovic was taken to a quarantine hotel.
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he came to australia with an exemption, but he�*s been public about his opposition to being vaccinated. on the issue of mr djokovic, rules are rules, and there are no special cases. rules are rules. it�*s what i said to you yesterday — that�*s the policy of the government and has been our government�*s strong border protection policies and particularly in relation to the pandemic. scott morrison�*s government has been under immense pressure over its handling of the pandemic, amid rocketing case numbers and chaos at testing clinics. all of this is happening with an election looming in the next few months. djokovic�*s family say this is a political agenda and has nothing to do with sport. they are keeping him as a prisoner. it'sjust not fair, it's not human. so, ijust hope that he will be strong, as we are trying also to be very strong, to give him some energy
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to keep on going. i hope that he will win. his legal team has challenged the decision and a court hearing will resume on monday. outside the hotel, tension was high among his supporters. even as they danced and music played, you could feel their frustration. | i was pretty angry and disappointedl and ashamed of being an australian. i'm an australian born and for this to happen in my country, - to discriminate like this and treat people like this that come - from overseas, that have a medical. exemption and haven't done anything, that's bad, really. just, he's here to play. i don�*t think it is ok for him to have been dragged all this way for this spectacle to take place. novak djokovic has landed in the middle of a controversy that has gone beyond tennis and is now at the heart of a political tussle between state
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and federal authorities. and while mr djokovic and his legal team wait for a decision on monday, confusion and anger are the overriding sentiments here. novak djokovic was expected to go head—to—head with rafael nadal. a 21st grand slam title is at stake and today, his rival didn�*t mince his words. he's free to take the own decisions, but then there are some consequences i'iow. and of course, i don't like the situation that is happening. for years, novak djokovic has dominated the australian open, winning nine times. but his attempt at a tenth title may be over before the tournament has started. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, melbourne. you�*re watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme —
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we�*ll look at how the events of january the 6th affected the way america is viewed around the world. we�*ll hear from our correspondents across the globe. the japanese people are in mourning following the death of emperor hirohito. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay their respects when it was announced he was dead. good grief — after half a century of delighting fans around the world, charlie brown and the rest of the gang are calling it quits. the singer paul simon starts his tour of south africa tomorrow, in spite of protests and violence from some black activist groups. they say international artists should continue to boycott south africa until majority rule is established. around the world, people have been paying tribute to the iconic - rock star david bowie, who sold 140 million l albums in a career that| spanned half a century.
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his family announced i overnight that he died of cancer at the age of 69. the world�*s tallest skyscraper opens later today. the burj dubai has easily overtaken its nearest rivals. this is newsday on the bbc. i�*m karishma vaswani in singapore. our main story this hour... president biden has launched his most strident attack yet on his predecessor, donald trump, accusing him of provoking the storming of the us congress with a web of lies. let�*s get a global perspective on that story. the capitol invasion sent shock waves around the world, and was closely watched by both america�*s friends and rivals. we asked three of our correspondents in china, germany and canada to tell us how the events of a year ago
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were seen there. the latest evidence of a declining nation... questions raised about where the us goes from here... it sent a real shiver down - the spines of many politicians. it was not just the story of the day, but the story over a few days. it was really... canadians tried to make sense of what was happening to the united states, which is notjust our closest neighbour, but probably our closest ally. perhaps in part because of this country's history, - many germans were just . horrified by what they saw, and that was really reflected j in the headlines at the time. just looking at them, _ one newspaper described those scenes as "sad and terrifying",| caused by supporters of a "delusional voted—out president",
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with more than one publication- describing the event - as "an attempted coup." wasn�*t a big story? well, i got the prominence that the propagandists here wanted it to get, and the tone of that coverage essentially was this is the latest evidence of a declining nation. a lot of questions in terms of whether_ a lot of questions in terms of whether what happened south of the border— whether what happened south of the border could happen here, if the same _ border could happen here, if the same forces were present at the same level, _ same forces were present at the same level, whether it be populism, or organisations like the proud boys. germany— organisations like the proud boys. germany realised that tucked away on socidi— germany realised that tucked away on social media, — germany realised that tucked away on social media, the _ germany realised that tucked away on social media, the far— germany realised that tucked away on social media, the far right _ germany realised that tucked away on social media, the far right and - social media, the far right and conspiracy— social media, the far right and conspiracy theories _ social media, the far right and conspiracy theories actually i social media, the far right and | conspiracy theories actually do wield considerable _ conspiracy theories actually do wield considerable influence. i conspiracy theories actually do - wield considerable influence. they sent a _ wield considerable influence. they sent a real— wield considerable influence. they sent a real shiver— wield considerable influence. they sent a real shiver down _ wield considerable influence. they sent a real shiver down the - wield considerable influence. they sent a real shiver down the spines| sent a real shiver down the spines of many—
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sent a real shiver down the spines of many politicians. _ sent a real shiver down the spines of many politicians.— of many politicians. there are aenuine of many politicians. there are genuine questions _ of many politicians. there are genuine questions raised - of many politicians. there are l genuine questions raised about of many politicians. there are - genuine questions raised about where the us— genuine questions raised about where the us goes from there. in terms of us democracy now, i would say there's— us democracy now, i would say there's a — us democracy now, i would say there's a lot more attention being paid to _ there's a lot more attention being paid to the — there's a lot more attention being paid to the mechanisms of.- there's a lot more attention being paid to the mechanisms of. there are countless numbers _ paid to the mechanisms of. there are countless numbers of— paid to the mechanisms of. there are countless numbers of people - paid to the mechanisms of. there are countless numbers of people here - paid to the mechanisms of. there are l countless numbers of people here who aspire to what the us has, and it was seen as a national tragedy. in terms of state—controlled media and the narrative there, that was this is what happens, this is the latest evidence of a declining nation. the award—winning american film—maker, peter bogdanovich, has died at the age of 82. bogdanovich�*s 1971 movie, the last picture show, won two oscars. he also directed the comedy, what�*s up doc?, with barbra streisand and ryan o�*neal in the lead roles, and later found critical success with his movie, paper moon. in the last years of his career, he turned to acting — featuring in the tv series the sopranos, and appearing in roles in quentin
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tarantino�*s kill bill films. kashmir�*s hand—woven pashmina shawls are treasured around the world. the industry that produces them was once dominated by women, but now, just 5% of workers are female. a local entrepreneur is trying to reverse that decline, as the bbc�*s aamir peerzada reports from srinagar in indian—administered kashmir. she has been spending pashmina yarn for as long as she can remember. she was one of many women making beautiful shawls. was one of many women making beautifulshawls. but 15 was one of many women making beautiful shawls. but 15 years ago, she stopped. translation: it never increased since my childhood, so we left. the
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it never increased since my childhood, so we left. . childhood, so we left. the emergence of automatic — childhood, so we left. the emergence of automatic machines _ childhood, so we left. the emergence of automatic machines left _ childhood, so we left. the emergence of automatic machines left her - of automatic machines left her jobless and fighting for financial independence. haifa jobless and fighting for financial independence.— jobless and fighting for financial independence. jobless and fighting for financial indeendence. ., ., ., ., , independence. now i have to ask my brother or husband _ independence. now i have to ask my brother or husband for _ independence. now i have to ask my brother or husband for money, - independence. now i have to ask my brother or husband for money, but l brother or husband for money, but before this, we were self—sufficient. we didn�*t have to ask anyone. self-sufficient. we didn't have to ask anyone-— ask anyone. this man is trying to revive an ancient _ ask anyone. this man is trying to revive an ancient tradition. - ask anyone. this man is trying to revive an ancient tradition. he i ask anyone. this man is trying to i revive an ancient tradition. he owns the company making shawls and remembers the age before high—tech machines. the remembers the age before high-tech machines. , ., , ., machines. the finest quality of kashmir comes _ machines. the finest quality of kashmir comes from _ machines. the finest quality of kashmir comes from the - machines. the finest quality of| kashmir comes from the region machines. the finest quality of- kashmir comes from the region which used to— kashmir comes from the region which used to come to kashmir for hand spinning, — used to come to kashmir for hand spinning, and then will be woven by the pressman and made into the best quality— the pressman and made into the best quality pashmina shawl which was revered _ quality pashmina shawl which was revered world over. he quality pashmina shawl which was revered world over.— quality pashmina shawl which was revered world over. he has brought many other — revered world over. he has brought many other women _ revered world over. he has brought many other women back _ revered world over. he has brought many other women back to - revered world over. he has brought
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many other women back to work. i revered world over. he has brought. many other women back to work. they are claiming to use a new machine. in a region where half the women are unemployed, they wondered how to get women back to weaving. {line unemployed, they wondered how to get women back to weaving.— women back to weaving. one of the wa s to women back to weaving. one of the ways to do — women back to weaving. one of the ways to do it _ women back to weaving. one of the ways to do it was _ women back to weaving. one of the ways to do it was upgrading - women back to weaving. one of the ways to do it was upgrading their i ways to do it was upgrading their skill by getting them trained, which has been _ skill by getting them trained, which has been devised locally. and then, would _ has been devised locally. and then, would this— has been devised locally. and then, would this help, they produce almost doubles. _ would this help, they produce almost doubles, which actually doubles their— doubles, which actually doubles their income.— doubles, which actually doubles their income. �* . ., their income. bringing hand weaving back to kashmir. _ their income. bringing hand weaving back to kashmir. it's _ their income. bringing hand weaving back to kashmir. it's a _ their income. bringing hand weaving back to kashmir. it's a different i back to kashmir. it�*s a different scenario for this woman. she can produce more shawls. and local women can regain the financial freedom they have been missing. aamir peerzada, bbc news, in kashmir. wonderful to see women back in that form of artwork. that�*s all the time that we have for you on newsday.
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thank you so much forjoining us. do stay with bbc news. hello there. it certainly felt cold out and about today, and here in nottinghamshire, a light covering of snow as our weather front went through. in fact, more significant snow further north. this driving area of low pressure, as well, will feed in lots more showers through this evening and overnight, and it�*s cold enough that they will fall as sleet and snow. the rain band clearing away from southern and eastern areas, but for all of us, quite a brisk wind still carrying those showers in, some of them with hail and thunder as well. and even though they will prevent the temperatures being quite as low as last night, they are low enough, the overnight temperatures, forfrost and ice, and of course following on from the rain, the sleet and the snow, it could be quite treacherous in places with icy patches and more snow showers to come. there are warnings on the website, especially applicable for the northern half of the country. it could be a light dusting of snow further south on the hills from those showers and ice at lower levels as well.
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so, it�*s more sunny spells and scattered wintry showers through friday. even in southern areas is the question mark, winds will be strengthening, 50—60 mph gusts of wind in the channel later, but it could push in this area of rain with hill snow to parts of wales and southern and western england. some question mark as to exactly how far north and east it�*ll slip, but north and east anyway, or further north, we�*ve got again that wintry mix, showers with some hail, sleet and snow and some thunder, too. fewer showers east of the grampians, east of the pennines, but they will penetrate through the cheshire gap, and it will be another cold day when you add on the wind chill as well, still feeling cold despite some wintry sunshine. then through friday evening and overnight, as the showers fade, a temporary frost in eastern areas before we get more rain and, yes, more hill snow coming in off the atlantic. that�*s the low pressure system which will be in charge to start the weekend. here it comes, the next deep area of low pressure. these weather fronts bringing us a spell of wet and windy weather, some snow over the hills,
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some wintry showers following on behind, but the second half of the weekend, with that ridge of high pressure, looks a little quieter, a little drier. but this mayjust be slow to clear on saturday, so giving quite a soaking in places. maybe, as i say, slow to clear eastern areas, but behind it, it is a little milder. temperatures getting towards double figures, nines and tens. a little bit on the cool side to start sunday. we�*ve got that ridge of high pressure, so some drier weather, but it�*s milder once again for the start of next week.
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this is bbc news, the headlines on the anniversary of the storming of the us congress, president biden has accused his predecessor of threatening american democracy. he said the country must recognise the extent of the wound caused by the riot in order to move on. several members of congress held a prayer vigil on the steps of the capitol to honor those who were injured or killed in the violence of january six last year. russian paratroopers are arriving in kazakhstan to help crush anti—government protests there. reports suggest the authorities have regained control of a central square in the main city, almaty. the family of novak djokovic say he�*s been subjected to humiliating treatment in australia — where he�*s being held in an immigration centre. he had been granted a medical exemption to play in the australian open, but authorities say he failed to provide appropriate evidence for entry.

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