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Among all the entertainment and fun that we have on the internet, sitting at home, it is important to know about various major events occurring around the globe that made news this week.

Here’s a quick recap of all-things-newsworthy that made it to this week’s major highlights:

Global

Britain and the European Union were on the cusp of striking a narrow trade deal on Thursday, swerving away from a chaotic finale to a Brexit split that has shaken the 70-year project to forge European unity from the ruins of World War Two.

The UK has identified a fast-moving new variant of the coronavirus that is more than 70% more transmissible than existing strains. The new strain of coronavirus is now ‘out of control’, authorities have said.

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, new lava flow interacts with a pool of water inside the crater, leading to a short-lived but fairly vigorous eruption.

For the first time, scientists have found microplastics in the human placenta, leading experts to fear that the chemicals could interfere with fetal development, according to a recent study.

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday publicly received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and said he was doing this to demonstrate that people should be ready to take the vaccine when it is available.

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian becomes the latest celebrity to promote Meghan Markle-backed coffee brand to her 195M Instagram followers

Digital Creator Larissa D’Sa gets her own travel show on TravelXP called Unwind. She has shared the teaser of the show and it looks exciting.

Ranbir Kapoor opened up about his personal life in a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, he revealed that he and Alia Bhatt would have been married if not for Covid-19. He also called his girlfriend an overachiever.

For his girlfriend who talks in her sleep, Harry Mitchell, wrote Rupi Kaur poetries using the words she speaks in her sleep.

Sports

James Harden responds on Instagram to reports that he violated the league’s COVID protocols.

Russell Westbrook records a triple-double in only three quarters!

Westbrook becomes the first player in Wizards/Bullets history to record a triple-double in the season opener

Have a great Christmas weekend!