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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.