Unvaccinated Hong Kongers could be banned from restaurants, schools
HONG KONG: Hong Kong is considering banning unvaccinated residents from entering certain businesses in a bid to prevent the transmission of a new, more contagious coronavirus variant already found in the city, the minister in charge of the Covid-19 jab drive said.
Dechapol, Sapsiree win but Ratchanok loses in Indonesia Open finals
Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai claimed their third straight title but Ratchanok Intanon missed a chance to win her first crown in almost two years at the Indonesia Open in Bali on Sunday.
Borders slam shut as world rushes to contain new Covid variant
SYDNEY: World governments rushed to contain a new, heavily mutated Covid-19 strain Sunday, with Israel slamming its borders shut to foreign nationals and Australia reporting its first cases of the variant.
Singapore PM says omicron could lead to return of some curbs
SINGAPORE: Singapore is watching the impact of the new omicron variant “very closely” and may be forced to roll back some easing measures it had taken to open up the economy, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Dead dolphins, extortion, bullets in Italy's mafia 'maxi-trial'
LAMEZIA TERME, Italy: A dead dolphin on a doormat and windows smashed with sledgehammers. Weapons stored in cemetery chapels. Bribes to judges for acquittals, and bogus medical certificates letting convicted killers dodge prison.
About 17,000 fireworks light up the sky during the Pattaya Fireworks Festival 2021 on Friday and Saturday. The annual event is held to promote tourism in both the resort city. Photos | Nutthawat Wicheanbut