Live updates: Omicron variant spreads across the world

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaking at a press briefing in the White House Press Briefing Room on December 1st 2021. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa/AP) Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said a US travel ban on South Africa and several other … Read more

Foreign Students No Longer Allowed To Make Duty-Free Purchases In Japan

Japan is planning to streamline the eligibility of duty-free purchases to tourists (Representational) Tokyo: Foreign students in Japan will no longer be permitted access to duty-free purchases in response to suspected cases of reselling and complaints of cumbersome eligibility checks. The Japanese government has decided to put an end to the system permitting foreign students … Read more

Cuomo accused of sexual misconduct days before being fired by CNN, attorney says – National |

Chris Cuomo was hit with a new allegation of sexual harassment just days before CNN announced it was firing the anchor amid an investigation into work he did defending his brother from similar harassment allegations. Attorney Debra Katz said Sunday her client was the victim of “serious sexual misconduct” by Cuomo and that she had … Read more

At least 13 killed in Indonesian volcanic eruption

A volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s Java island has killed at least 13 people and left dozens more injured. Residents fled their homes after a giant ash cloud from Mount Semeru engulfed villages. Evacuation efforts have been hampered by blackouts, smoke and rain but several hundred people have been moved to shelters and safer areas. Source … Read more

U.S. politician posts gun-filled family photo days after school shooting – National |

A U.S. congressman on Saturday posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appeared to be his family, smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” U.S. Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky wrote … Read more