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1 'All options' on the table as Rhode Island sees rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
2 New UK mask rules start as Johnson under fire over parties
3 South Korea reports its worst virus surge since pandemic
4 German lawmakers back vaccine mandate for health workers
5 Japan confirms 8 more cases of new coronavirus variant
6 Armenia will allow employers to fire unvaccinated workers
7 Dutch give green light for Pfizer shots for children over 5
8 Greece: 11 held for attack on principal over virus checks
9 Swiss gear up for tighter rules as COVID cases keep climbing
10 UK says omicron to become its dominant variant within days
11 Company fined after exposing Montana workers to arsenic
12 EPA called on to lead tests amid Navy water crisis in Hawaii
13 Pentagon considering COVID-19 booster mandate for troops
14 New York's COVID surge is back--and so is its mask mandate
15 Navy blames Hawaii water contamination on jet fuel spill
16 Taiwan records first omicron case in traveler from Africa
17 South African doctors see signs omicron is milder than delta
18 CDC Director Rochelle Walensky discusses how pandemic may end
19 France pushes vaccination campaign as virus cases increase
20 UK scientists urge more restrictions to fight omicron surge
21 How a Pennsylvania hospital system is working to free up beds during latest COVID-19 surge
22 Omicron appears to cause mild illness, but experts say too early to know for sure
23 CDC recommends dramatic expansion of HIV prevention medication
24 Connecticut seeing 'extremely concerning' spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations
25 Gold Set for Third Weekly Loss on Hawkish Fed Talk
26 BHP Continuing to Progress Discussions with Wyloo Metals--Quick Facts
27 Symrise to Acquire Giraffe Foods from Graham Partners, and Powell Family--Quick Facts
28 European Economics Preview: UK GDP Data Due
29 Passengers 'stranded when COVID tester didn't send certificates'
30 Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton misses out on record eighth F1 world title after late drama at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
31 Meghan and Harry to have 'distant' and 'formal' Christmas exchange with Queen
32 Cars keep getting smarter, but do they have to look so boring?
33 California governor pushes for gun laws modelled on Texas abortion ban
34 US administers 482.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
35 German cyber security watchdog issues red alert warning on software
36 Princess Beatrice's husband Edo could break royal tradition thanks to Meghan Markle
37 UK reports record daily Omicron cases with almost double yesterday's number
38 Opinion: 'We Don't Turn into Aliens.' Teen Girls Talk About Puberty.
39 Opinion: U.S.-China Competition Is Our Best Bet for Climate Progress
40 Opinion: Why Is There So Much Judgment About How We Feed Our Kids?
41 Opinion: Revoke the Omicron Travel Ban Against African Countries
42 WP chief Pritam Singh denies telling Raeesah Khan to lie, but says he took no steps to correct untruth from August to Oct
43 Najib says meeting with Singaporean businessman Sam Goi was to discuss investment in Malaysia
44 Two lions sedated after breaking free of container in Changi Airport
45 Volunteers in Clementi help seniors fight loneliness amid COVID-19 pandemic
46 Steven Joyce: Government's wage plans a farce from the past
47 Sir George Fistonich files second legal claim over sale of Villa Maria winery
48 Paul Catmur: Do we really want the country to be run like a business?
49 NFL, TV's Strahan flies in space with astronaut's daughter
50 Durham University free speech student ringleader stood for Labour
51 Boris Johnson will take time out to be with his newborn baby girl
52 Joe Biden says Donald Trump is...[feeding the big lie, makes it hard]
53 'Give it a rest!' Britons back Boris after PM hosted Downing St. Christmas quiz
54 'Finished!' Andrew Marr's damning Brexit assessment could mean end of Left in Britain
55 UK emergency aid of 75 million pounds to Afghanistan as country faces severe hunger
56 Revealed: What Hillary Clinton's victory speech would have been if she'd beaten Donald Trump
57 Donald Trump loses appeal to block January 6 committee from getting records
58 US authorises Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot for people aged 16 and 17
59 US Senate advances Bill to raise debt limit, avert catastrophic default
60 Inflation gut-punches millennials
61 US rolls out tech export controls to curb repression
62 New York City attorney goes viral sharing 'unhinged' email from snooty student
63 Myanmar citizen pleads guilty in plot to attack dissident UN ambassador
64 Canadian pleads guilty to narrating ISIS videos
65 CEO who fired 900 employees on mass Zoom call before Christmas 'taking time off'
66 Queen 'sniffed' Joe Pasquale after bizarre 'minging' admission: 'You are a bit wiffy!'
67 Two teenage boys died after catching COVID within a week at the SAME school
68 Two boys from same school die within days of each other after both caught COVID
69 Armed robbers steal 100,000 pounds cash in terrifying shop raid
70 G7: Russia faces 'serious consequences' if it attempts to seize control of Ukraine, UK and US warn
71 Kate and William 'taking the lead' in Royal Family as young people 'can't attune' to Queen
72 Kate Middleton is an 'inspiration to the whole country' says tennis champion Emma Raducanu
73 Meghan faces 'big challenge' with family--'Awkward' stories of Duchess to be unearthed
74 Queen warned: Britain is facing the 'fall of the House of Windsor'
75 China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Putin dominate the G-7
76 Public told to cut social contact as expert warns we may need more restrictions
77 Women rally community in fund-raising campaign to support those in need
78 Vouchers, videos, meetings: Organisations find ways to encourage COVID-19 vaccination
79 Traditional Chinese medicine has role to play in managing chronic conditions in Singapore: Ong Ye Kung
80 'If I don't do anything, the shop will close': New hope as heritage businesses get help to transform
81 US, Australia and Japan to fund undersea cable in the Pacific
82 First fires, then floods: Climate extremes batter Australia
83 Brian Laundrie's parents are 'trying to gain access to his belongings and bank account' as they await death certificate
84 Denver Health program puts focus on youth drug use, mental health
85 Daughter of the man who played golf on the moon is going to space
86 Daughter of pioneering astronaut Alan Shepard soars to space aboard Blue Origin rocket
87 Chicago chief: I would have let Jussie Smollett off with an apology
88 Man who held his girlfriend prisoner for four days is jailed
89 Market for second-hand Lego rises by 11% annually
90 Parents fury as Bishop leaves children upset by telling them Santa doesn't exist forcing church to apologise
91 South Africa's Omicron outbreak slows, figures suggest
92 Breaking the Cycle of Neglect: The Far-Reaching Impact of Eliminating Worms
93 Ministry of Petroleum Launches First Oil Licensing Round
94 After Sudden Defeat, Captured Ethiopian Soldiers Are Marched to Prison
95 Journalist's Monthslong Hunger Strike Points to Perils of Reporting in Morocco
96 Architect Finds a Sense of Belonging for His Family's Homeland, and for Himself
97 In Zambia Election, Opposition Leader Storms to Decisive Win Over President
98 Deaths in custody of two brothers fuel anger over COVID enforcement in Kenya.
99 Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea
100 Africa's C.D.C. director urges wealthy nations to forego COVID vaccine boosters and donate them instead.
101 Ndakasi, Gorilla Who Photobombed a Selfie, Dies in the Arms of Her Caretaker
102 Hackers release database of Israeli LGBTQ dating site
103 Israel says children aged 5-11 can receive COVID-19 vaccine
104 86-year-old crowned 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' in Israeli pageant
105 Gaza anger mounts at cost, 'humiliation' of Egypt journeys
106 Israel Bill to limit PM's term passes first reading
107 The broken dreams of desperate migrants fleeing Africa for Saudi
108 IAEA chief Grossi wants to deepen cooperation with Iran
109 Police in Turkey fire tear gas on women protesting male violence
110 Iran nuclear talks break, Europe, US dismayed by Iranian stance
111 On Syria's Ruins, a Drug Empire Flourishes
112 UAE switches weekend to Saturday and Sunday, adopts 4-1/2-day work week