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Australia fires: PM Morrison apologises for US holiday amid crisis

Australia fires: PM Morrison apologises for US holiday amid crisis

World
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday in Hawaii this week while the nation's bushfire crisis worsened.Fires are raging across the nation amid a heatwave which has produced the nation's two hottest days on record.Two volunteer firefighters died in a road accident on Thursday while deployed to a huge blaze near Sydney.Mr Morrison said he would end his leave early. His absence this week has drawn condemnation and protests."I deeply regret any offence caused to any of the many Australians affected by the terrible bushfires by my taking leave with family at this time," he said on Friday.Australia's bushfire emergency has killed eight people, destroyed more than 700 houses and scorched millions of...
Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment

Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment

Science
Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall" in a speech.The teenage climate activist made the comment while addressing a Fridays For Future protest in Turin, Italy.In English the phrase is associated with execution by firing squad, but Ms Thunberg said it had a different meaning in her native language Swedish."That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language," she added on Saturday.Ms Thunberg was speaking in Turin after attending the UN climate summit COP25 in the Spanish capital Madrid.She said she feared the summit alone would not lead to adequate climate action, and that activists should continue to take world leaders to task."World leaders are still trying to ru...
TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Chinese-owned social network TikTok has apologised to a US teenager who was blocked from the service after she posted a viral clip criticising China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims.The firm said it had now lifted the ban, maintaining it was due to 17-year-old Feroza Aziz's prior conduct on the app - and unrelated to Chinese politics. Additionally, the firm said "human moderation error" was to blame for the video being taken down on Thursday for almost an hour.TIkTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has insisted it does not apply Chinese moderation principles to its product outside of mainland China. Ms Aziz posted on Twitter that she did not accept the firm's explanation. "Do I believe they took...
K-Pop idol Kang Daniel apologises to fans as it’s confirmed he’s dating TWICE’s Jihyo

K-Pop idol Kang Daniel apologises to fans as it’s confirmed he’s dating TWICE’s Jihyo

Entertainment
CONFIRMED: Kang Daniel is dating TWICE's Jihyo (Pic: Getty) Earlier this week, it was confirmed that former Wanna One star Kang Daniel and Jihyo of girl group TWICE are dating.Both of the K-Pop idols' agencies released statements confirming the news after rumours began.Now, Kang Daniel has written a letter to his fans apologising for the big news and the way it was revealed.He wrote: "First of all, I'm so sorry to all of you who might have been surprised by the sudden news this morning. Related Articles “I'm so sorry to all of you who might have been surprised by the sudden news”Kang Daniel"I guess I haven't been able to get hold of anything all day, but I'm afraid I'm coming too late."The 22-year-old went on to thank his devotees for fan events they threw for him in cafés and subway
Harvey Elliott: Liverpool youngster apologises for offensive video

Harvey Elliott: Liverpool youngster apologises for offensive video

Sports
New Liverpool signing Harvey Elliott has apologised for a video in which he appears to use derogatory language about Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Elliott, 16, posted a video on Snapchat during Spurs' loss to Liverpool during the Champions League final in June.In a statement, Elliott said he is "truly sorry" and the contents of the video "do not represent who I am as a person or how I've been brought up". "I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless," he said."The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual."He added: "I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video...