• Entertainment
    CNN

    How the late night talk show set became an American icon

    For more than six decades, American late night talk show hosts have sat behind large wooden desks, with guests in cushioned chairs or couches to their right. Behind them, the wall may be painted to mimic an open vista; around them, a brightly lit studio set is made more inviting through warm wood tones, mugs on a desk or -- in Johnny Carson's case -- a couple of well-placed house plants.

  • Health
    Al Jazeera

    UK scientists warn over Indian COVID 'variant of concern': Report

    British officials could declare one of the new coronavirus strains first found in India a “variant of concern”, the BBC said, as India’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi said the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country would be “devastating not only for our people but also for the rest of the world”. The BBC said scientists in the United Kingdom have flagged evidence that the Indian variant of the virus spreads more quickly than its original version, Reuters news agency reported on F...

  • News
    CNN

    The week in 35 photos

    Mexico's foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, called it "the most terrible accident we've ever had in the public transport system." Men attend the funeral of Shmual Tzvi Klagsbald, who was one of the 45 people killed in a stampede Friday, April 30, during a religious festival at Israel's Mount Meron. The winner was Medina Spirit, who was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and trained by the legendary Bob Baffert. Flower garlands, fruits and a pair of sandals were placed on a spot where a woman was cremated in New Delhi on Friday, April 30.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Iran's Khamenei says fight against Israel is a public duty

    Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Muslim nations on Friday to keep fighting against Israel, which he said was not a state but a “terrorist garrison” against the Palestinians. The fight against this despotic regime is the fight against oppression and the fight against terrorism. And this is a public duty to fight against this regime,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech.

  • Entertainment
    CNN

    As a girl, sewing helped her recover from hand burns. Now her designs grace red carpets and runways

    Fashion designer Linda Rowe Thomas remembers playing "dress-up" on November 26, 1971. Linda was two years old, her sister was six. Shortly after she put on a fur coat, a kerosene heater exploded in her Douglasville, Texas home.

  • Lifestyle
    Arabian Business

    UK delivers tourism blow as the UAE remains on 'red list'

    UK Transport Secretary says transit hubs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi are an issue while aviation expert predicts amber rating for UAE going forward The announcement means arrivals from the UAE – along with all countries on the red list – are required to travel straight to a government-mandated hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 per adult.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Iran-backed PMFs are destabilising Iraq's disputed regions

    However, such analysis ignores an important development linked to these incidents: the attempt of Iranian-backed paramilitaries in northern Iraq to consolidate their power in territories disputed between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The presence and growing strength of these groups have profound implications not only for the future of Baghdad-Erbil relations, but also for inter- and intra-communal relations in these ethnically-diverse regions.