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Prince Harry arrives in Canada and threatens legal action over paparazzi photos of Meghan, & more in News in 5.

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1. Prince Harry arrives in Canada and threatens legal action over paparazzi photos.

Prince Harry has rejoined his wife in Canada following his ‘crisis’ talks with the Queen, in which it was agreed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “no longer working members of the Royal Family”.

Prince Harry reunited with Meghan Markle, who has been in Canada for the past couple of weeks with their son Archie, after landing at Victoria’s airport on Vancouver Island.

He had not seen his wife or his young son for 10 days during the talks which involved other senior members of the royal family.

Upon arriving, it has been revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have issued a legal warning over harassment by paparazzi photographers.

The warning comes after images of Prince Harry’s wife Meghan were published in the media, showing her taking a stroll through a public park with son Archie and her two dogs on Vancouver island on Monday.

The couple’s lawyers say the pictures were taken by photographers hiding in bushes and spying on her, both the BBC and Sky News reported on Tuesday. The Sussexes are reportedly staying at a mansion on the island off Canada’s Pacific Coast.

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Prince Harry has rejoined his wife in Canada following his 'crisis' talks with The Queen. Image: Getty.

After the images surfaced, the couple's legal team at Schillings sent a legal notice to the UK press, TV and photo agencies warning against using them.

They have been used by several outlets, including on the front page of The Sun, Britain's best-selling daily newspaper.

Harry has repeatedly compared the treatment of his wife at the hands of the press to that of his mother who was killed in a car crash in Paris while being chased by the paparazzi in 1997.

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On Sunday evening, at an event for his Africa-based youth mental health charity Sentebale, he described the media as "a powerful force" in a speech.

He said: "I was born into this life, and it is a great honour to serve my country and the Queen.

"When I lost my mum 23 years ago, you took me under your wing.

"You've looked out for me for so long, but the media is a powerful force, and my hope is one day our collective support for each other can be more powerful because this is so much bigger than just us.

"It has been our privilege to serve you, and we will continue to lead a life of service."

Following the talks to renegotiate the Sussexes' relationship with the royal family, the Queen said she was "pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family".

2. The Kangaroo Island fire has officially been contained after burning for more than three weeks.

The Kangaroo Island bushfire has officially been contained after burning for more than three weeks and blackening more than 210,000 hectares.

The Country Fire Service says Tuesday's declaration means there's been no forward spread of the fire and no flare-ups outside the perimeter for several days.

However, a large contingent of firefighters and incident management personnel will remain deployed on the island to ensure the fire stays contained leading into gusty, windier weather in the coming days.

"Wednesday and Thursday this week are days of increased fire weather with north-westerly winds forecast early Wednesday morning before changing to westerly winds in the afternoon," the CFS said.

"Associated with these conditions is the potential for breakouts to occur to the south and east of the fire edge.

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"We are advising the community that whilst there is no immediate threat from this fire and the fire is contained, there is the potential for the situation to change.

"There are still active areas of burning vegetation, trees, tree roots and stumps and we will still see smoke coming from this fireground in the days and potential weeks to come."

The island blaze destroyed more than 60 homes and hundreds of other buildings along with tourism and other infrastructure.

It blackened most of the prized Flinders Chase National Park and has caused significant stock losses for local farmers.

The blaze is thought to have been started by a lightning strike in late December.

3. A man has been tested in Queensland for the deadly coronavirus.

One man is in isolation at a Brisbane home over fears he may have contracted the deadly coronavirus while in China.

Queensland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirmed on Tuesday the man has been tested for the illness but the results were still unknown.

An Australian doctor ordered the tests when the man presented with flu-like symptoms after returning home from visiting the city of Wuhan.

The virus has killed at least four people and infected about 220 in Asia after the outbreak was first detected in December.

Anyone who has returned from China with respiratory issues should go straight to their doctor, Dr Young said as she urged vigilance.

"There is no vaccine for this virus and we don't see one on the horizon," Dr Young said.

4. US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial has began in the Senate.

Democrats have called on the Republican-controlled Senate to remove Trump from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival, and then obstructing the inquiry into the scandal.

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Trump, who was impeached last month by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on charges of abusing power and obstructing Congress, says he has done nothing wrong and describes his impeachment as a partisan hoax to derail his 2020 re-election.

With TV cameras rolling, US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts convened the proceedings.

Votes on the trial rules could take place as early as Tuesday. This would include deciding whether the Senate should at a later date consider subpoenas for witnesses, such as Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton.

Speaking on the Senate floor ahead of the proceedings on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would set aside any Democratic amendments to subpoena witnesses and documents at the start of the trial.

Earlier on Tuesday, Democrats accused McConnell of trying to rig a trial with proposed rules that they said would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence gathered by investigators.

McConnell unveiled a plan on Monday that would execute a potentially quick trial without new testimony or evidence, and give House Democratic prosecutors and Trump lawyers 48 hours, evenly split, to present their arguments over four days.

Opening arguments are expected to begin this week and may well run late each night.

With a two-thirds majority needed in the 100-member Senate to remove Trump from office, he is almost certain to be acquitted by fellow Republicans in the chamber.

But the impact of the trial on his re-election bid is far from clear.

5. Ashleigh Barty is set to enter uncharted waters in Melbourne.

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For all her accomplishments, Ashleigh Barty will enter uncharted waters when she resumes her Australian Open campaign on Wednesday.

Australia's top seed plays world No.48 Polona Hercog for a place in the third round in what will be Barty's first meeting with the tattooed Slovenian.

A long-time resident of the top 50 without ever reaching the second week of a major, Hercog will be backing up after Tuesday's rain-delayed 6-3 6-3 win over Swede Rebecca Peterson.

"It's always good to have a day in between to work on some things but it's nothing we can change. I'm going to do my best to be as fresh as possible for tomorrow," Hercog said.

The 29-year-old's best grand slam results came more than a decade ago in the juniors when she teamed with Barty's compatriot Jessica Moore to win the 2008 French Open and Wimbledon girls' doubles titles..

But she still hopes to trouble the top seed and big home hope.

"I can serve well, I can be aggressive, I can defend well," Hercog said.

"I think I have a lot of good things in my game. I'm just going to go out there, try to enjoy it as much as possible, try to do everything in my power to make it a good match.

After needing three sets to see off Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko in her opener on Monday night, Barty won't be taking the higher-ranked Hercog lightly.

Barty was leaving 2019 WTA coach of the year Craig Tyzzer to study up on the Slovenian.

But the French Open champion also has her trusted first mentor Jim Joyce to call on if need be after he made the trip from Brisbane to monitor his star ex-charge's Open journey.

"Yeah, it's always nice to have Jim here. I actually saw him in Brisbane, asked him if he was coming down," Barty said.

"Didn't know if he was or not. I know he's always a sounding board if and when I need it.

"He doesn't have a lot to say these days. He's happy to just kind of sit back and watch. Obviously he has full trust in 'Tyz'. I have full trust in 'Tyz'.

"But it's always nice knowing that when we need to work on something, he's only ever a phone call away. He can usually fix it across the phone - he's, yeah, pretty bloody good."

Victory over Hercog would advance Barty into a likely third-round meeting with 2020 Hobart champion Elena Rybakina, the 29th seed from Kazakhstan.


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