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Christmas Day terror plot foiled in Australia: Police

A Christmas Day terror plot targeting central Melbourne has been foiled after raids across the city resulted in seven arrests, police said on Friday.

Snake disguises itself as tinsel on Australia Christmas tree

Australia is home to 20 of the world`s 25 most venomous snakes, including the tiger snake which can grow up to 2.9 metres and is usually found in coastal areas

Bushfire destroys nearly 100 homes in Western Australia, missing people found

Australia experienced its fifth hottest year on record in 2015, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, which has been keeping statistics since 1910.

Malaysia Airlines probes off-course Christmas flight

Malaysia Airlines has said it is investigating a Christmas Day mix-up that sent a plane flying in the wrong direction after it left Auckland, in the latest incident to hit the carrier.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's Christmas gift to fans - 'Jingle Bells' on his sarod

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's Christmas gift to fans - 'Jingle Bells' on his sarod

In a treat for his fans, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan posted a video on Facebook on Thursday playing 'Jingle Bells' on his sarod.

Brunei is not the only country to ban Christmas. There are a few others

Brunei is not the only country to ban Christmas. There are a few others

There are countries across the world where celebrating Christmas can land you in jail.

Arsenal, Manchester City bid to stake EPL title claim

Arsenal, Manchester City bid to stake EPL title claim

Leicester City`s 3-2 win at Everton guaranteed that they will top the table on Christmas Day, Arsenal and City remain the favourites.

Cleveland Cavaliers in finals rematch against Golden State Warriors on Christmas day

Cleveland Cavaliers in finals rematch against Golden State Warriors on Christmas day

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will visit the defending champion Golden State Warriors in a Christmas Day rematch of last season`s National Basketball Association final, the league announced on Wednesday.

Jharkhand: Christians condemn attack on churches

The Christian community here have expressed concern over the recent attacks on churches in the country, especially in Delhi.

Fire at Sweden mosque for second time in days

A fire broke out at a mosque in Sweden early on Monday in what appeared to be the second arson attack in less than a week on a place of Muslim worship, officials said.

Ex-president Bush expected to leave hospital soon

Former US president George H.W. Bush will stay at a Texas hospital through the weekend after experiencing breathing problems, but his spokesman said Saturday he could be discharged soon.

Christmas baby cheer as Italy names trafficking `superboss`

A baby born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy has been baptised Testimony Salvatore in honour of the medics who delivered him.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.

Barack Obama praises US troops as Afghanistan mission winds down

President Barack Obama in a Christmas Day speech to US troops stationed in Hawaii hailed their "extraordinary dedication and sacrifices," as NATO prepares to wrap up its combat mission in Afghanistan.

Sony's 'The Interview' draws US moviegoers who trumpet free speech

Sony's 'The Interview' draws US moviegoers who trumpet free speech

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.

Christmas Day passes off peacefully in Aligarh

Christmas was on Thursday celebrated with traditional gaiety here in the wake of plans by a Hindu outfit to hold mass conversions.

Christmas celebrated with fervour in Tamil Nadu

Christmas was celebrated with usual gaiety and fervour in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Pakistan's Christian community celebrates Christmas amid tight security

 The Christian community in Pakistan celebrated the festival of Christmas with great fervour amid tight security across the country.

Queen praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message

Queen Elizabeth II will pay tribute in her annual Christmas Day broadcast on Thursday to the "selflessness" of medical staff and aid workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.