Star allegedly groped woman’s breast on flight, urinated on passenger’s seat

A golf star is pleading his innocence after allegedly groping a woman and urinating on another passenger’s seat on a flight to London. Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast on a transatlantic flight after drinking alcohol and taking sleeping pills, a London court heard on Tuesday (AEDT). The Ryder Cup winner, 31, is … Read more

College Student Tests Positive for Omicron in Los Angeles After Holiday Travel

Another case of the omicron variant of COVID has been reported in Los Angeles County, health officials said Monday. The second case of the omicron variant (B.1.1.529) is a college student who traveled to the East Coast for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The fully vaccinated student … Read more

Iran imposes restrictions on unvaccinated in new COVID plan

Iran announces a new COVID-19 plan that will limit some public spaces to those with a digital pass showing they have been fully vaccinated. Tehran, Iran – The Iranian government has launched a “smart protocols” plan that will impose some restrictions on those unvaccinated against COVID-19, as it aims for the country to learn to … Read more

Here Are the New COVID Testing Rules for International Air Travel to the US

Travelers flying into the United States — including American citizens returning from overseas — will face stricter COVID-19 testing protocols starting on Monday. President Joe Biden’s latest measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 underscores the urgency for the White House to act ahead of winter, when the virus can spread more easily among people … Read more

Alibaba to overhaul e-commerce business, appoint new CFO

Chinese tech giant’s reorganisation comes as it faces increased competition, slowing economy and a regulatory crackdown. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it was reorganising its international and domestic e-commerce businesses and would appoint a new chief financial officer. The changes, announced on Monday, come as Alibaba faces headwinds on multiple fronts, including increased competition, a … Read more

‘It’s not just opening borders. People need to feel safe’

Pererenan, Bali – Before the pandemic, Dicky, who like many Indonesians goes by only one name, earned up to $20 a day hawking shell craft jewellery to tourists on the crowded beaches of Bali’s southwest coast. But nearly two months after Indonesia reopened its doors to visitors from China and 18 other countries, the international … Read more

Bay Area Travelers Prepare As New COVID-19 Testing Rules Set to Begin

Starting Monday, all international travelers including U.S. citizens will need to show a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 hours before departure on any flight headed to the U.S. At the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport, most of the passengers, who are starting a round trip getaway will be subject to the new tighter … Read more

‘Encouraging’ early feedback on Omicron severity: Dr Fauci

Early data from the new variant does not indicate a great degree of danger, says top US pandemic scientist. Early indications of the severity of the Omicron COVID-19 variant are “a bit encouraging” but more information is still needed, according to leading US pandemic adviser Dr Anthony Fauci. “Omicron has a transmission advantage” in South … Read more