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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.

Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is "kitsch"

A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration unbefitting of the country`s own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday.

Louis van Gaal shows Man United festive cheer
Louis van Gaal shows Man United festive cheer

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has entered into the festive spirit by granting his players Christmas Day with their families ahead of Friday`s Premier League meeting with Newcastle United.

Hong Kong protesters mark Christmas Eve with democracy march

Around 100 pro-democracy demonstrators took to Hong Kong`s streets on Wednesday to mark Christmas Eve, the first sizeable rally since the last of the protest camps which blocked main roads was cleared last week.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of former Test captain Bill Lawry behind the mike.

Schools to remain closed on December 25: CBSE

Close on the heels of the controversy surrounding the observance of good governance day on X'Mas day, CBSE on Monday made it clear that participation in the event was "voluntary" as schools will remain closed on that day and essays would be submitted only through mobiles.

Sony plans to release 'The Interview'

Sony's company attorney David Boies said 'The Interview' will be released but not on its original slot of Christmas Day.

LS Speaker seeks factual note on schools 'opening' on December 25

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today sought a "factual note" from the government on the row over the reported move to keep schools open on Christmas holiday, after some opposition members accused it of "misleading" Lok Sabha on the matter.

Christmas shopping is a puzzle for Barack Obama too

Running America, President Barack Obama can do. But finding a gift for his wife Michelle is a tough one.