Due to fears about the spread of Omicron, Thailand is considering restoring strict quarantine for foreign visitors, according to the health ministry, which announced the country's first instance of local transmission of the coronavirus variation on Monday. According to minister Anutin Charnvirakul, the public health ministry would propose eliminating a...
Countries across Europe are reimposing stricter measures to combat a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections sparked by the highly transmissible omicron strain, sparking protests from Paris to Barcelona. Ministers in France, Cyprus, and Austria strengthened travel restrictions as the number of cases increased. New Year's Eve fireworks in Paris have...
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been selected Person of the Year by Time magazine. "Person of the Year is a marker of influence," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. "Few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and presumably life off Earth as...
A coronavirus death was announced Monday by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as Britain expanded its booster program for those aged 30 and up. “At least one patient has died with Omicron,” Johnson told reporters. The confirmation comes amid reports of the new strain causing minor sickness compared to...
Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu is the new Miss Universe 2021. On December 12, 2021, the 21-year-old model was crowned Miss Universe 2021 in the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. Harnaaz will win Miss Universe for the first time in 21 years. Lara Dutta had previously been crowned Miss Universe...
As activists battle for national recognition, Tokyo's governor said that the city will move to recognize same-sex partnerships, making it the largest city in Japan to do so. The only country in the Group of Seven that does not recognize same-sex marriages is Japan, whose constitution states that "marriage should...
On December 9, Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif married at the Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, amid tight security. The first photos from their wedding have been released. He donned a sherwani and she wore a pink lehenga. Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi, Gurdas Maan, Malavika Mohanan, Sharvari Wagh, Radhika...
Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift are among Forbes' top 100 most powerful women in the world for 2021. Forbes issued its annual list on Tuesday, December 7th, honoring a total of 15 women in the media and entertainment industries. Rihanna, who was just awarded National Hero of Barbados, was ranked No....
Katrina Kaif stepped out of her Mumbai residence, ready to go to Jaipur for her wedding to actor Vicky Kaushal on Monday evening. Before getting inside her car, Katrina was seen wearing a yellow sharara and waving at the cameras. Vicky, on the other hand, was spotted at Mumbai's...
World Health Organization issued a warning on Tuesday (November 30) to countries not to impose blanket travel bans in response to the new Omicron coronavirus variety, as governments and scientists attempted to determine how effective current immunizations would be against the strain. After the head of manufacturer Moderna warned existing...