Hugh Grant joked that Hurley's new skills should earn her a role in the next 'Paddington' movie.
France is on track to reach its target of vaccinating 1 million people against COVID-19 by the end of January and has enough doses to increase the total to 2.4 million by the end of February, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Monday. During a visit to a vaccination centre in the eastern city of Grenoble, Veran told reporters that France had now set up about 800 such centres. "With the acceleration of the vaccination campaign in retirement homes, we will comfortably reach our goal of 1 million French people vaccinated by the end of this month," he said.
Austria, Greece and Denmark will jointly pressure the European Medicines Agency to approve AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday, adding: "Every week counts." Kurz was speaking before a European leaders' virtual summit on Thursday, and a day after he said Austria's lockdown was being extended until at least Feb. 7 as it tries to contain highly infectious new variants. EMA, the EU drugs regulator, said last week it would review the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Britain's Oxford University this month under an accelerated timeline.
The Metropolitan Police fined 49 people for breaching COVID-19 rules after an “illegal car meet” in Romford, London, on the night of January 16-17.“It is unacceptable that people are still breaking the rules at a time when there is so much pressure on the NHS,” police said after responding to reports of “around 50 vehicles” gathered in the Ferry Lane area.“The restrictions are clear enough and there is no excuse for this sort of selfish behaviour that puts lives at risk and causes a nuisance for nearby residents who are doing the right thing by staying at home.” Credit: Metropolitan Police via Storyful
Russell Crowe has come to the defence of his 2003 sea-faring epic Master and Commander: Far Side of the World, after it came under some scurvy fire on Twitter.
With richer countries having bought up most of the leading western vaccines, others are looking to India, China and Russia for supplies.
Over 10,000 frontline maritime personnel are expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by end-January, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Gun rights activists will converge on the Virginia state capital on Monday for an annual demonstration that falls at an especially tense time this year, after the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol and two days before the presidential inauguration. "Lobby Day" has authorities on alert in Richmond, about 110 miles (175 km) south of Washington, D.C., where Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday, replacing Republican President Donald Trump. Lobby Day takes place in a highly polarized climate, following a year in which anti-racist and white nationalist demonstrators clashed across the United States, and as strident Trump supporters cling to hope he can remain in power.
The Polish player posted a video on her Twitter page on Sunday (January 17) with the message "One way to do my quarantine workout in my hotel room..." The video shows the 19-year-old training in her Melbourne hotel room with members of her team.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has identified nine new Covid-19 clusters in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan, Negri Sembilan, Johor and Sabah. The new clusters are...
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gave an update on his detention from inside a makeshift courtroom in a police station in Moscow, according to reports, saying “I’ve never seen anything as illegal as this.”The opposition leader called what was happening “the highest degree of lawlessness,” according to an automated translation from Google.Navalny said he was told he was being taken out of his cell to meet his lawyers but now found himself in an improvised court. He said there were cameras recording him.Police allowed state-run media into the room but not independent media, according to reports – see here and here. Credit: Kira Yarmysh via Storyful
Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and use of forced laborers during World War II. Toshimitsu Motegi, in a diplomatic policy speech in parliament, said a recent South Korean court ruling ordering Japan to compensate 12 South Korean women who were sexually abused in Japanese military brothels during the war was "an abnormal development absolutely unthinkable under international law and bilateral relations.” “We strongly urge South Korea to correct the violation of international law as soon as possible” and restore healthy relations, Motegi said.
The director hinted at his version of Suicide Squad on social media
A large group of motorcyclists swarmed the Bay Bridge in San Francisco on January 17, causing chaotic scenes as they drove against traffic.Local reports said one motorcycle passenger died in a collision on the bridge.The California Highway Patrol said the collision involved multiple vehicles. Credit: @Stefnilove via Storyful
Barely a year after he was released from 10 years of preventive detention for molesting six children, a serial paedophile went back to his old ways.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes opened the scoring in the AFC Divisional playoff game with a one-yard touchdown run against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, January 17.It wasn’t a passing play, but Mahomes did find a receiver after he crossed into the end zone – launching the ball into the stands where it was caught by a lucky fan.The Chiefs’ star exited the game in the third quarter after he suffered a concussion.After the Chiefs shot to a 19-3 lead, the Browns fought back in the second half, but the home team held on for a 22-17 win. Credit: @_dawnw81 via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) wants the government to allow students to skip school when it reopens on January 20 and attend their SPM and STPM exams when the time...
The world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 18 (ANI): Sevilla FC on Monday finalised a partnership agreement with FC Bengaluru United and Nimida Sports business group -- led by Gaurav Manchanda -- as part of the Spanish football club's expansion plans to grow its brand internationally.
Blue Monday falls on the third week of January and is said to be the most depressing day of the year.