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Stranded Afghan Refugees Protest for U.S. Visas in Madagascar

Several Afghan refugees living in Madagascar staged a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo, the African island nation’s capital, on Monday to protest what they described as stalled efforts by the embassy to process their refugee visa applications, Al Jazeera reported.

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Australia Forces Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic into Dingy Refugee Facility

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic sparked a major controversy in Australia when he tried to enter the country to play in the upcoming Australian Open using a medical exemption for coronavirus vaccination. His request was initially granted, but his visa was revoked when he arrived at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point against Italy's Matteo Berrettini during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Philippines Bans Two U.S. Senators in Dispute Over Sanctions

The Philippine government on Friday announced that U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have been banned from visiting the country due to “interfering with our processes as a sovereign state,” as Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo put it. More specifically, Durbin and Leahy have been involved in the case of incarcerated Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima, who they regard as a political prisoner.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., right, prepare to hear testimony by Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)