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COVID-19, gloomy weather dampens Christmas joy in biblical Bethlehem
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COVID-19, gloomy weather dampens Christmas joy in biblical Bethlehem

The biblical town of Bethlehem marked its second straight Christmas Eve under the shadow of the coronavirus - with small crowds and gray weather dampening celebrations in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

Christmas 2021: How pandemic has affected celebrations in Bethlehem
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Christmas 2021: How pandemic has affected celebrations in Bethlehem

The COVID-19 pandemic has made Christmas a solemn affair in the biblical city

Biblical Bethlehem gets ready for Christmas, but few tourists may visit this year
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Biblical Bethlehem gets ready for Christmas, but few tourists may visit this year

Christmas is normally peak season for tourism in Jesus' traditional birthplace, located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

From Donald Trump risking blowing Christmas magic for a child to Pope urging peace, here's how the world celebrated birth of Christ
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From Donald Trump risking blowing Christmas magic for a child to Pope urging peace, here's how the world celebrated birth of Christ

Pope Francis called for peace and "fraternity" and Queen Elizabeth II warned against "tribalism", as many millions across the world celebrated Christmas on Tuesday, and US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by asking a child whether he still believed in Santa Claus.

Christmas Day celebrations: Pope urges Christians to be more generous; pilgrims gather at Bethlehem to celebrate Christ's birth
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Christmas Day celebrations: Pope urges Christians to be more generous; pilgrims gather at Bethlehem to celebrate Christ's birth

Pope Francis assailed the "insatiable greed" of today's consumerism at the Vatican and pilgrims crowded into the church at the traditional site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem on Tuesday as Christmas celebrations began worldwide

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to inaugurate India's longest rail-road bridge in Assam, KCR vouches for federal front; top stories for today
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to inaugurate India's longest rail-road bridge in Assam, KCR vouches for federal front; top stories for today

After meeting Mamata, K Chandrasekhar Rao to camp in Delhi to push for federal front, Delhi air quality improves slightly amid ban on industrial work, Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in years; top stories for today

India urges nations to hike contributions to UN agency to prevent humanitarian crisis looming on Palestinian refugees
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India urges nations to hike contributions to UN agency to prevent humanitarian crisis looming on Palestinian refugees

India voiced concern over the financial crunch at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and appealed to nations to enhance contributions to it.

Christmas 2017: Hundreds celebrate birth of Jesus Christ around the World
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Christmas 2017: Hundreds celebrate birth of Jesus Christ around the World

Pope Francis celebrated the fifth Christmas Midnight Mass of his pontificate where he highlighted the Biblical story of Joseph and Mary, the parents of Jesus Christ at the Saint Peters's Basilica in Vatican City

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wishes country on Christmas, offers to be personal tour guide to Christian pilgrims
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wishes country on Christmas, offers to be personal tour guide to Christian pilgrims

Benjamin Netanyahu has promised Christians around the world that he would be their guide next Christmas and give them a tour of the country's holy sites.

Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas mass, asks followers to not ignore plight of those 'driven from their land'
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Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas mass, asks followers to not ignore plight of those 'driven from their land'

Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass urged the world's 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood"

Tensions over US recognition of Jerusalem cast shadow over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem
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Tensions over US recognition of Jerusalem cast shadow over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem

Preparations were under way in Bethlehem on Sunday for Christmas, with tensions still simmering in the city and the region following Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Four dead, dozens injured as protests break about in Palestine, Beirut over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision
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Four dead, dozens injured as protests break about in Palestine, Beirut over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

Palestinians staged three "days of rage" after US president Donald Trump's dramatic announcement recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces over Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement, more unrest feared
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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces over Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement, more unrest feared

Thousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank over the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Donald Trump meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to discuss Israel-Palestine ties
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Donald Trump meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to discuss Israel-Palestine ties

US President Donald Trump arrived for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday as they seek ways to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

Donald Trump arrives for talks with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem
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Donald Trump arrives for talks with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem

Bethlehem: US president Donald Trump arrived for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank as they seek ways to renewIsraeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

'Tis the season! Christmas celebrated across the world
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'Tis the season! Christmas celebrated across the world

Each year more and more Christians are coming out and brazing the security threats to celebrate Christmas and an increasing number of Iraq's Muslims join the revelry in solidarity with them

In Bethlehem, craftsmen take on Chinese knockoffs of Christmas souvenirs
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In Bethlehem, craftsmen take on Chinese knockoffs of Christmas souvenirs

Christmas is approaching and pilgrims and tourists have begun to arrive, crowding the souvenir shops that line the narrow streets and alleys of Bethlehem, the biblical town revered as Jesus' birthplace.

Hidden angel mosaic at Bethlehem shrine sees the light
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Hidden angel mosaic at Bethlehem shrine sees the light

It was hidden at the church on the site where Jesus Christ is believed to have been born until conservationists uncovered an ancient mosaic of an angel

For this Bethlehem tattoo artist, religion is more than skin deep
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For this Bethlehem tattoo artist, religion is more than skin deep

Pilgrims to Bethlehem often return home with candles or rosaries, but for those who see religion as more than skin-deep, Walid Ayash is there to help

For Bethlehem tattoo artist Walid Ayash, religion is more than skin deep
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For Bethlehem tattoo artist Walid Ayash, religion is more than skin deep

Walid Ayash, a 39-year-old Palestinian tattoo artist in Bethlehem, inks pilgrims with elaborate crosses to images of Jesus Christ or a veiled Virgin Mary.