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Why criticise Modi's trip to Pakistan? It was just a Hindu and a Muslim having lunch on Christmas

Dec 27, 2015

Why criticise Modi's trip to Pakistan? It was just a Hindu and a Muslim having lunch on Christmas

The attitude of the Opposition parties in India to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's spontaneous visit to Pakistan is uncharitable. If more leaders made such gestures, global peace might even have a chance to make a comeback. #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #Benazir Bhutto #InMyOpinion #Paris #Nawaz Sharif #Lahore #Christmas #Shimla
More than 100 homes lost in Australia's Christmas Day bushfires | Reuters

Dec 27, 2015

More than 100 homes lost in Australia's Christmas Day bushfires | Reuters

MELBOURNE More than 100 homes burned down in a leading Australian tourist area in bushfires on Christmas Day and the situation remained dangerous on Saturday, as officials predicted more blazes to come later in the hot southern summer. #United States #Business #Environment #markets #Christmas #author #Green
California wildfire burns over 1,000 acres, forces evacuations | Reuters

Dec 26, 2015

California wildfire burns over 1,000 acres, forces evacuations | Reuters

A wildfire in Southern California burned over 1,000 acres of land, forced the closure of parts of two major highways and led to evacuations on Saturday, fire officials said. More than 500 firefighters were at the scene or en route to battle the blaze in the Solimar Beach area of Ventura County, and parts of the 101 and Pacific Coast highways have been closed, according to the county fire department's Facebook page. Ventura is about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles #India #Business #Environment #markets #California #United Kingdom #Christmas
Pope's Christmas message: Backs UN peace process in Syria, Libya; calls terrorism victims 'martyrs'

Dec 26, 2015

Pope's Christmas message: Backs UN peace process in Syria, Libya; calls terrorism victims 'martyrs'

Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent UN-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people. He denounced the "monstrous evil" and atrocities they have endured and praised the countries that have taken in their refugees. #Syria #Egypt #Libya #NewsTracker #Vatican City #UN Security Council #Christmas #St Peter's Basilica #Pope Francis #islamic-state #Paris attacks #Mali attacks #Beirut bombing
Warm Christmas weather brings surfers to New York waters

Dec 26, 2015

Warm Christmas weather brings surfers to New York waters

Unseasonably warm weather drew two dozen surfers to New York City's popular Rockaway Beach early Christmas morning. #NewsTracker #New York #Christmas #Surfing #NYC
Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities | Reuters

Dec 25, 2015

Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities | Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were causing immense suffering in many countries. Security was tight at the Vatican as Francis, marking the third Christmas since his election in 2013, read his traditional Christmas Day "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) address from the central balcony of St. #United States #Japan #Africa #Italy #United Kingdom #Christmas #author
Full text: Pope Francis calls for 'empathy, compassion and mercy' in Christmas Eve Mass homily

Dec 25, 2015

Full text: Pope Francis calls for 'empathy, compassion and mercy' in Christmas Eve Mass homily

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica as Catholic faithful joyfully recall the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. #NewsTracker #Christmas #Christmas Day #Christmas Eve #St Peter's Basilica #St. Peter's Square #Pope Francis #Christmas Eve Mass Vatican
New York City sees record 21 degrees Celsius warmth on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, 2015

New York City sees record 21 degrees Celsius warmth on Christmas Eve

New Yorkers doing some last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve left their winter coats at home Thursday as temperatures soared to record highs. #NewsTracker #Weather #Christmas #NYC
Little Christmas joy for Brazil's jailed high and mighty | Reuters

Dec 25, 2015

Little Christmas joy for Brazil's jailed high and mighty | Reuters

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The former chief executive officer of Latin America's largest engineering group will be allowed panettone in his jail cell this Christmas. He may even get turkey, as long as it is boneless. For the first sitting Brazilian senator to be jailed in modern times, the season will be equally gloomy. #Politics #Corruption #Brazil #Europe #Christmas