Buzzing: Australia set to refuse visa for Brown

Australia set to refuse visa for Brown

Australia intends to refuse a visa for American singer Chris Brown, a government spokesman said yesterday, following through on a threat made last week over the singer's history of domestic violence. Brown, 26, had been due to perform at a series of concerts in four Australian cities in December.

Rogers to retire

Country music legend Kenny Rogers announced last Friday that he would retire after a final tour, saying he felt "selfish" spending so much time away from his family. The 77-year-old, who has been married five times, has twin 11-year-old sons. "I'm going to do a big worldwide tour and it's going to be my last," he told NBC's Today show without announcing the dates.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing: Australia set to refuse visa for Brown'. Subscribe