Jennifer Lawrence spends Christmas Eve with child patients
Jennifer Lawrence spends Christmas Eve with child patients

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence delighted some child patients on Christmas Eve by visiting a hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Pope Francis condemns ISIS, calls for end to religious persecution
Pope Francis condemns ISIS, calls for end to religious persecution

Pope Francis called for an end to "brutal" religious persecution, killings and hostage-taking in the Middle East and Nigeria as well as violence against children in his annual Christmas "urbi et orbi" message.

President, Vice President greet nation on Christmas eve

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday extended their wishes and greetings to fellow countrymen on the eve of Christmas.

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: David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Test
India vs Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Test

Opener David Warner and all-rounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India.

Vatican lit up by Christmas hope and love

The Christmas lights went on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of "light, hope and love" at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.

Things to do in Delhi on Christmas eve!

It's Christmas eve and you are all by yourself in your not so happy looking home in a cherubic city like Delhi? Well let's make it a 'Christmas to remember'!

Federer says fit, confident ahead of Australian Open

Tennis superstar Roger Federer said Saturday his confidence was up and his body energised as he prepares for the 2014 season with former world number one Stefan Edberg in his coaching team.

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.

Wayne Rooney posts video of family dancing dressed as elves

Wayne Rooney has gone green with a Christmas announcement that his new baby is a boy, as he posed as an elf with wife Coleen and son Kai.

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.