Pope prays for South Sudan, Syria on first Christmas

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for humanitarian aid access in Syria and "social harmony" in South Sudan on his first Christmas in the Vatican after months of shaking up the papacy with his humble style and common touch.

Kim urges North Korea military to bolster combat readiness

Kim visited the Command of Large Combined Unit 526 on Christmas Eve, the North`s official Korean Central News Agency said.

WWII bomb spoils Christmas cheer in Belgian city

The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb today in the Belgian city of Ghent spoiled Christmas Eve celebrations as dozens were evacuated, police said.

China pastor`s supporters beaten on Christmas Eve

A group of rights lawyers and churchgoers supporting a jailed Chinese Christian pastor were attacked by hired thugs on Christmas Eve at his house in central China, his wife and a lawyer said.

Apollo 8 astronaut marks 1968 Christmas Eve broadcast to earth

A US astronaut who was aboard the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon is marking the mission`s 45th anniversary in front of a piece of the actual spacecraft.

Google wishes happy holidays to users with doodle

Today is Christmas Eve and Google is celebrating the holiday season with a doodle on its homepage.

Robert Pattinson spotted without Kristen Stewart on Christmas eve

Contrary to rumours that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would spend holidays together, the actor was seen hitting a local club all alone on Christmas eve.

Thousands enjoy Merry Christmas in Bethlehem

Festivities were to culminate with Midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, built over the grotto where tradition says Jesus was born.

Mandela grandson to marry despite ban on 3rd wife

Nelson Mandela`s grandson will tie the knot with a third wife in a traditional ceremony on Christmas Eve despite a court ban on the wedding.

Christmas Eve bus carnage in Ecuador, 41 dead

Bus had been filled over capacity and appeared to have had gearbox problem.

Christmas Eve luckiest day for winning lottery

Christmas Eve is the luckiest day of the year for winning the lottery.

Goa police tightens security on Christmas eve

Goa police has tightened the
security at religious places and around popular spots as
visitors throng streets to celebrate Christmas in the coastal
state.

Delhi all decked up on Christmas Eve

A 30-foot-tall bedecked Christmas tree in a South Delhi mall, decorated churches and shops overflowing with Christmas goodies all over - the national capital was all set to celebrate.