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A court in Beijing on Friday, sentenced Chinese-born Canadian musician Kris Wu to over 13 years for crimes including rape.
Chaoyang district court found Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, guilty of raping three women in November and December 2020, according to the court’s official Weibo account.
Wu was also found guilty of “group licentiousness,” which is when three or more people are gathered together to to engage in sexual promiscuity.
Being charged for group licentiousness can result in a jail sentence of up to five years.
Some also said that they were “witnessing history” as Kris Wu is the first idol in China to be imprisoned for as long as 13 years.
The factory’s iPhone 14 production has been slowed by a labor shortage that began last month, when a Covid outbreak and an accompanying lockdown sent workers fleeing back to their hometowns.
China’s “dynamic zero-Covid” measures make it an outlier among the world’s major economies, causing growing public frustration and economic pain.
Though officials announced new “optimized” measures this month, they are struggling to ease the burden without setting off a major exit wave.
Despite the purported easing of measures in China, a single case can still bring targeted lockdowns and sudden quarantines.
Covid measures were further tightened on Thursday in the capital, Beijing, which is already in near-lockdown with schools, parks and shopping malls closed and a negative Covid test required every 48 hours to enter public places anywhere in the city.
Violent protests have broken out in Zhengzhou, China, following contract disputes at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory, according to videos posted on social media and verified by NBC News.
The footage was taken near the Foxconn factory, in the streets of the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone, where large groups of people blocked roads during their protest.
A worker disinfects the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China on Nov. 6.
The protests come after Apple warned earlier this month that it had temporarily reduced iPhone 14 production at this factory because of Covid restrictions.
The Foxconn factory has accommodation for over 350,000 people, but it is unclear how many employees are left working at the factory.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has been granted a visa to compete in the Australian Open in January, the Australian government confirmed on Thursday, a year after he was deported from the country over his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Djokovic’s visa was canceled on arrival in Melbourne last January when his vaccination exemption was questioned, and he was deported 10 days later after losing an appeal.
Djokovic has subsequently been granted a temporary visa to enter Australia,” Giles said in a statement.
Djokovic, a nine-time Australian Open champion, said he received the news on Tuesday and was “very happy.”“Australian Open has been my most successful Grand Slam.
Djokovic last won the Australian Open in 2021.
A prominent Iranian actor has posted a photo of herself without a headscarf on Instagram to express her support for the ongoing anti-government protests.
Azadi,” a Kurdish slogan that has become popular during the demonstrations and translates to “Woman.
Freedom,” Taraneh Alidoosti’s long brown, elbow-length hair is uncovered as she stares into the camera.
She also starred in “Leila’s Brothers,” the Iranian film directed by Saeed Roustayi, which featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
A well-known human rights and women’s rights activist, Alidoosti is one of several female Iranian actors who have expressed their support for the protests by posting pictures on social media of themselves with their heads uncovered.
Five lions managed to escape their enclosure at an Australian zoo Wednesday, sparking a brief emergency as officials rushed to contain them.
The lions — four cubs and a male adult named Ato — slipped loose from the enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo due to “an integrity issue with a containment fence,” the zoo said in a statement early Wednesday.
Lion cubs at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney on August 12, 2022.
All guests at the zoo were moved to a designated safe zone until the lions were safely back in their enclosure.
No animals or humans were injured in the lions’ short escape and the zoo later opened as normal, officials said.
Some wore homemade hats made from egg boxes, others created headgear from cardboard and coat hangers and some wore Halloween masks as they sat their exams.
Professor Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, an engineering instructor at the Bicol University College of Engineering in Legazpi City in the Philippines, stumbled across the idea while browsing Facebook, she told NBC News on Tuesday.
Some students made their own hats, while others used Halloween masks.
Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz“I was quite nervous at first,” said student Marc Louise Pelaez, 21, who wore a handmade hat during the exam.
Cardboard and coat hangers were among the materials students used to create their headwear.