January 6, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. North Korea’s state-run media have confirmed the country test-fired a hypersonic
missile on Wednesday.
2. The president of Kazakhstan has sought help from a Russia-led security alliance of
former Soviet states to quell the unrest in his country. Protests over soaring fuel prices have been held across Kazakhstan since the beginning of this year.
3. Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has landed in Melbourne but was refused
permission to enter the country over an issue with his COVID-19 vaccine status. The world’s number one player arrived at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport on Wednesday to compete at the Australian Open, but his entry was not permitted.