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    Squid Game, the most popular show on Netflix, was inspired by South Korea's crippling debt crisis
     16 October 2021
    With its technicolour sets, outlandish plot and wild costumes, Squid Game might seem like just another dystopian fantasy. But for Koreans who live with crippling debt, it hits closer to home.
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    When are countries in the Pacific opening up to international travel?
    16 Oct: While Fiji prepares to welcome Australian tourists back to its beaches for Christmas, other Pacific countries aren't rushing to follow suit.... more
    Qantas to fly Sydneysiders overseas from November 1, Virgin brings forward Fiji flights
    15 Oct: Qantas will resume international flights earlier than expected, after the NSW Premier allowed quarantine-free vaccinated arrivals from November 1, while Virgin will offer flights to Fiji from December 16.... more
    This week in US politics: Trump's Iowa rally fallout, the debt ceiling crisis, and how US politics inspired Squid Game
    15 Oct: The former president is doing all the things someone who is running in 2024 would do, without saying he's running.... more
    Six ground handling staff charged over thwarted attempt to smuggle drugs into Sydney airport
    15 Oct: Police allege the men were part of an international syndicate that used accredited staff inside Sydney Airport to smuggle in large quantities of illegal drugs.... more
    A secret dressmaking salon saved a group of Jewish women from certain death in Auschwitz
    15 Oct: Historian Lucy Adlington was inspired to write a novel about the women forced to make clothes at Auschwitz. Then she discovered the truth was more riveting than the fiction.... more
    Tuberculosis deaths rise for first time in years due to fight against COVID-19, WHO says
    15 Oct: Fewer people got tested and treated for the disease because resources were diverted to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO has said.... more
    Deontay Wilder praises Tyson Fury's historic victory, breaking his silence after knockout loss
    15 Oct: Deontay Wilder breaks his silence after losing to Tyson Fury by knockout but ignores the heavyweight's comment on Monday accusing the American boxer of bad sportsmanship.... more
    Famed economist Larry Summers warns United States economy is overheating
    15 Oct: Renowned economist and former Treasury secretary Larry Summers says the US economy is overheating, drawing parallels to the late 1960s when inflation shot up drastically even before major supply constraints were evident.... more
    Anti-vaxxers fabricated quotes attributed to infectious diseases expert Kristine Macartney and spread them online
    15 Oct: A viral post has spread on Facebook with a fake transcript claiming infectious diseases expert Kristine Macartney said vaccinated individuals are 13 times more likely to spread COVID-19.... more

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