2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Australia joins US diplomatic boycott

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision was in response to "human rights abuses" in China's Xinjiang province and "many other issues that Australia has consistently raised".

Athletes would still attend, he added.

China has condemned the US announcement and threatened to retaliate, without giving further details.

On Monday, the US said it would not send diplomats to the Games in Beijing over concerns about China's human rights record.

The Weeknd to boycott The Grammys despite rule changes

Last year, the star called organisers "corrupt" after his album After Hours failed to receive a single nomination.

He took particular exception to the so-called "secret committees" who dictate the shortlisted nominees.

On Saturday, the Recording Academy announced they'd been scrapped - but The Weeknd said that was not enough.

"The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organisation and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag," said the star, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, in an interview with Variety.