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Mike Tyson gets Australian visa after NZ rejection

Updated: October 10, 2012, 12:54 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Australia has granted Mike Tyson a visa one week after he was barred from entering New Zealand due to his 1992 rape conviction.

A spokeswoman from Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship said Wednesday it had granted the former heavyweight boxing champion an entertainment visa to cover the duration of his five-city Australian tour starting next month. She said officials carefully weighed the pros and cons of his visit and of his character given his ...

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