Pope Francis, leading the world's Roman Catholics into Christmas, said on Friday that people who are indifferent to the poor offend God, urging all to "look beyond all the lights and decorations" and remember the neediest. Francis, u..
Commercial airlines around the world canceled more than 4,500 flights over the Christmas weekend, as a mounting wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant created greater uncertainty and misery for holiday travelers. Airline carrier..
Caden Khayo stands outside a bar on Cape Town's Long Street, desperate to make the most of this Christmas after months of restrictions and worries about COVID-19. Many had feared a repeat of last year's holiday shutdown after South Africa ..
The incident happened early in the morning near Jhakakathi, 250 kilometres south of Bangladesh capital Dhaka. At least 37 people died when an overcrowded night ferry caught fire in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, as terrified passengers leaped ..
The 358 Omicron Covid variant cases have been detected across 17 states and union territories so far, Health Ministry data showed. India recorded 122 cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, the highest so far, pushing its t..
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has pardoned former President Park Geun-hye, who was serving a 22-year prison term for a vast corruption scandal. The 69-year-old was convicted of abuse of power and coercion in 2018 after she was impeached the p..
The Chinese city of Xian has imposed tight curbs on outbound travel and commuting within the city, putting its 13 million residents in a lockdown as a new COVID-19 outbreak sees community cases tick higher. The daily count of domestically transmit..
China has expressed its deep concern and opposition to Japan's unilateral decision to discharge water that is contaminated with nuclear materials into the sea and is proceeding with the preparatory work. In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministr..
The world's first SMS has been sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) for $149,729 (132,680 euros) at auction in Paris, according to the auctioneer Aguttes. Reading "Merry Christmas," the message was sent by British progra..
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