Christmas Day News
Journalist mistakenly announces Pope Francis' death on Christmas in live TV show, watch video here
ITV news presenter and journalist Kylie Pentelow accidentally announced the death of the religious leader when he was urging people to get vaccinated
COVID-19 pandemic puts a damper on Christmas again around the world
Around the world, people weary from nearly two years of lockdowns and other restrictions searched for ways to safely enjoy holiday rituals.
Christmas 2021: Wishes, greetings and messages to share with your loved ones on this merry occasion
To make this year's Christmas merrier and help you connect with your loved ones during the pandemic, we bring to you some heartfelt wishes you can share
Christmas 2021: A look at history, significance and tradition of day celebrating birth of Jesus Christ
In the fourth century, church officials decided to institute the birth of Jesus as a holiday. However, the Bible does not mention the date for his birth. According to some historians, Jesus may have been born in the spring. Pope Julius I chose 25 December
Christmas 2020: Small gatherings, prayers with masks; COVID-19 pandemic shadows celebrations
Christmas festivities began Friday, with hundreds of millions across the world under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings
Christmas 2019: Pope Francis leads mass at Vatican's St Peter's Basilica; festivities kick off around the world
The last event to interrupt Christmas Mass at Notre Dame was the French Revolution, according to Karine Dalle, a spokeswoman for the Diocese of Paris.
Severe pollution in Delhi forces residents to celebrate Christmas indoors; air quality remains at 'severe to emergency' levels
On Christmas Day, the air quality index of Delhi averaged 420, slightly better than 449-450 the previous two days, which was the worst this year.
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
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
NORAD tracks Santa despite US govt shutdown; military took on job after daily accidentally routed children's calls to defence base
The US government shutdown may have temporarily dimmed Washington's National Christmas Tree but never fear, Santa Claus is still comin' to town -- and the military is tracking his path.
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
Man dies at Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on Christmas Day, family cries foul
The family of a 58-year-old man, who was taken to Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on Christmas Day, has alleged that he died due to the hospital's negligence, a charge the upscale facility has denied
Premier League: Jose Mourinho takes dig at Manchester City for extra day, claims schedule gives table toppers unfair advantage
"I'm not just saying about the privileged teams with six days to recover and to enjoy and to prepare for the next one, but also the ones with a little bit more (time) than us," said Mourinho.
Australian police claim to have foiled New Year's Eve terror plot, arrest Islamic State sympathiser
An Islamic State sympathiser planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year's Eve in Melbourne's popular Federation Square, police said on Tuesday after foiling the plot
NBA preview: Cleveland Cavaliers renew rivalry with Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day
On Christmas Day, Cleveland and Golden State clash for the first time since the Cavaliers' epic seven-game triumph over the Warriors in last season's NBA Finals.
Thousands flee Christmas Day typhoon Nock-Ten in Philippines
Babies, toddlers and old people were loaded onto military trucks in the Philippines on Sunday as thousands fled from the path of a powerful typhoon barrelling towards the disaster-prone archipelago.
PM Narendra Modi greets Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on 66th birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his 66th birthday.
PM Narendra Modi invites suggestions for Mann ki Baat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited suggestions on topics and themes from public for his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address.
Rechristening Christmas: BJP tweaks 'good governance day' for North East, says change not mandatory
The BJP, tweaking its political strategy for the North East, has reversed its decision to observe 25 December as Good Governance Day
Army comes to the rescue as floods submerge parts of UK
Parts of northwest England already hit hard by flooding in recent weeks were under severe flood warnings Saturday because of forecasts for more heavy rain, with some areas being evacuated.