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An Australian student Alek Sigley, 29, who was detained in North Korea, arrives at Beijing international airport in Beijing, China. Reuters
An Australian student who went missing in North Korea has been released from detention and has safely left the country, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
Alek Sigley, 29, went missing last week.
“Mr Alek Sigley has been released from detention in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” Morrison told Parliament, referring to North Korea by its official name.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is praying for the safe return of a student missing in North Korea for the past week, he said on Tuesday, as authorities struggle to learn the man’s whereabouts.
A 29-year-old Australian student held in North Korea said on Friday he was planning to “return to normal life” after being freed and flying to Japan but offered no details of his detention.
The wife of an Australian man who has gone missing and is feared detained in North Korea said she had no hint that anything was wrong before his disappearance.
In a rare event, an Australian student, who was detained in North Korea, was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, arriving in Tokyo via Beijing later the same day after Swedish officials helped broker his release.
The announcement comes as the Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility in line with the UAE's proactive policy to ensure the health and safety of all community members.
All arrivals to the UK will have to quarantine and show negative tests for COVID-19 from Monday, after the government scrapped "travel corridors" from countries with lower caseloads following the emergence of new strains.
A 26-year-old African maid was arrested and referred to criminal court by the Dubai Public Prosecution for stealing Dhs1 million of different currencies from her employer in Dubai.
As a part "Choose to Vaccinate" campaign Abu Dhabi's Department of Community Development (DCD) has organised a series of visits to non-Muslim places of worship in the emirate to vaccinate people against COVID-19.