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The News Roundup — International

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Shuai Peng of China serves during her Women's Singles first round match against Nao Hibino of Japan on day two of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Shuai Peng of China serves during her Women's Singles first round match against Nao Hibino of Japan on day two of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have added their voices to a chorus of concern over the fate of fellow player Peng Shuai, who’s now missing after accusing China’s former vice-premier of sexual assault.

A missile test conducted by Russia destroyed a satellite and created a cloud of space debris, forcing astronauts in the International Space Station to take shelter. A NASA administrator called the mistake “irresponsible” and “destabilizing.”

Belarus has cleared a migrant camp at its border with the E.U., after heavily-armed Polish police responded to protesting migrants with water cannons and tear gas. The migrants have been moved to a government warehouse, but it’s unclear what will happen to them next. Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko has been accused of orchestrating the crisis by encouraging migrants to cross through the country, in a bid to get to western Europe. 

We cover the most important stories from around the world during the international hour of the News Roundup.

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