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Femen Protester: Jesus Heist Attempted at Vatican Nativity Scene

Femen Protester: Jesus Heist Attempted at Vatican Nativity Scene This is not the first time a feminist activist has tried to grab the statue out of the Nativity. Vinogradova got her hands on the statue, but police caught her before she was able to dash away. "A child is not from a god, but from a woman". The goal of the Femen, which was founded in Ukraine is "complete victory over patriarchy". Another "sextremist" pulled a similar stunt on Christmas day i... [Full Article...]

Israel's envoy to New Zealand will meet with Lorde regarding show cancelation

Singers Lauryn Hill, Elvis Costello, Gil Scott-Heron and Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters have all refused to perform in the nation. Emmy Award victor Roseanne Barr has slammed Lorde's cancellation of her Israel concert, labelling her a "bigot" and calling for fans to boycott her. [Full Article...]

Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers

Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers Laura Plummer , 33, from Hull, brought 300 Tramadol tablets to Egypt in her suitcase. The 33-year-old shop worker was detained at Hurghada global airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs on October 9. The trial was rescheduled with a new interpreter on Tuesday, where a judge handed her three years in prison. She was held at the airport on October 9 on suspicion of what Egyptian authoritie... [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Ethan to hit Northeast on Christmas Day

They should be prepared for snow-covered roads and reduced visibility, the weather service said. In Albany, New York, and parts of CT and New Hampshire, snow fell at a rate of 1 inch per hour. Monday, warning of high breezes and blowing snow that could decrease perceivability on the streets to a quarter mile or less. Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 19, the weather service s... [Full Article...]

Some snow makes for a white Christmas

Some snow makes for a white Christmas Snow showers should arrive after 8pm on Christmas Eve, and end before 4am Christmas morning. This is set to bring light accumulating snows across much of the Commonwealth. A mix of rain and snow becoming all snow giving 1-3 inches for most, a coating to 1 inch south. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 in Yemen Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, allied with Iran, and a USA -backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia. The Houthis, who control much of the country, are also suspicious of vaccination drives, he added. Yemen's health system has virtually collapsed, with most health workers unpaid for months. [Full Article...]

Trump celebrates Christmas quietly at Florida resort

Trump celebrates Christmas quietly at Florida resort The White House says President Donald Trump is celebrating Christmas like millions of Americans: surrounded by family. "And most importantly, on behalf of American people, we're incredibly grateful for you and your families, always underappreciated", Fox News quoted Trump as saying. [Full Article...]

Church feeds hundreds during Christmas tradition

Church feeds hundreds during Christmas tradition Though the event drew a smaller crowd than the Thanksgiving event, chairman Gary Humphreys said that's often the case. "But this is a time we can do something". Husband Chris and daughter Olivia, 13, were also among the many volunteers on hand to help make the dinner a success. "There's no strangers here to me", she adds. [Full Article...]

Up to 10 cm of snow expected Christmas Eve, Environment Canada says

Up to 10 cm of snow expected Christmas Eve, Environment Canada says Snowfall amounts will diminish gradually as the system moves south. Snow is expected for Christmas morning, changing to ice pellets and then rain in the afternoon. "As all eyes were transfixed on jolly Old St. Nick, his herd of furry friends, and an approaching snow storm just in time for Christmas". In total, Environment Canada predicts central and eastern areas of the province to receive less ... [Full Article...]

Mayo community in mourning following death of two young men

Mayo community in mourning following death of two young men One of the bodies was found at about 3.30pm yesterday in a deep pool of water after an earlier search of the submerged SUV found no traces of the missing men. Conditions in the area were poor at the time of the incident, with gale force winds, and the river was flooded. Public notices said they would be deeply mourned by their "heartbroken" families. [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Mumbai Reception: All You Need To Know

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Mumbai Reception: All You Need To Know The star-studded affair is set to take place at prestigious St. Regis Hotel of the city. The wedding reception today will commence from 8.30 PM IST. The Ballroom has a capacity to host 300 people at a time and is located at level 9 of the hotel. There are floor to-ceiling windows that separate the ballroom from the Astor terrace, which gives ample sunlight and moonlight.Indeed, the venue wil... [Full Article...]

How to recycle your Christmas tree in Hattiesburg

How to recycle your Christmas tree in Hattiesburg The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Tuesday, Jan. During the first week in January, the solid waste division will collect Christmas trees from residents' curbs, according to a press release from the city of Lawrence. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother meet EAM Sushma Swaraj

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother meet EAM Sushma Swaraj The meeting comes a day after Jadhav's mother and wife met Jadhav for about 40 minutes - through a glass panel - at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan but no private discussions were allowed. Pakistan did not even fail to once remind the press about the confessional statement. The spokesperson for the FO Dr Mohammad Faisal also clarified that Pakistan has not given any consular access... [Full Article...]

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif book for using derogatory remarks against Scheduled Caste

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif book for using derogatory remarks against Scheduled Caste On the other hand Raj Bansal the distributor of Yash Raj Films in Jaipur said, " Salman Khan had used the word in an interview some four years ago and many of his movies got released during this period; then why this protest now?" First Information Report (FIR) is registered with Andheri Police station of Mumbai Police on the complaint of Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India. [Full Article...]

Interfaith Voices: Seven reflections on the Christmas story

Interfaith Voices: Seven reflections on the Christmas story She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living-space. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. Her great love turned her suffering ultimately into rejoicing, but her sufferings were such as none of us can begin to conceive. Joseph is described in the Gospels as a tekton, a word that opens a tantalizing wind... [Full Article...]

New BJP government in Gujarat to take oath today

New BJP government in Gujarat to take oath today Governor Om Prakash Kohli administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to all the ministers, including Mr Rupani and his deputy Mr Patel. JD (U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also present at the oath taking ceremony of the new government in Gujarat. [Full Article...]

Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill

Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill It was only after Horomanski's online statement was fixed that it reflected the due amount as $284.46. "I told him I want a heart monitor", Horomanski said jokingly, referring to the Christmas present she demanded from her son for this year. [Full Article...]

Palestinians call Guatemala's Jerusalem embassy decision 'shameful'

Palestinians call Guatemala's Jerusalem embassy decision 'shameful' Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has told a radio station that 10 more countries are considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital following the earlier declaration by Guatemala. "Other countries will recognize Jerusalem and announce the relocation of their embassies. A second country did it and I repeat it: there will be others". [Full Article...]

Top leadership out at Miss America after controversial emails published

Top leadership out at Miss America after controversial emails published The messages showed offensive language Haskell used to describe 2013 Miss America Mallory Hagan - describing her as "fat and gross" in one note. But he nonetheless apologized to her on Saturday, saying the comment does not reflect his values or those of the organization. [Full Article...]

Nation gets into celebratory mood with Christmas festivities

Nation gets into celebratory mood with Christmas festivities Father Roy added that he was happy to see that members of other faiths wish them on the occasion. In her message, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that the holy occasion would be an omen of communal harmony, love for humanity and compassion for all across the world. [Full Article...]


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