Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tag Archives: Christmas

A sense of perspective brings Christmas cheer

Christmas-cheer

If you were to assess the happiness of the nation based on news headlines, you’d be in for a gloomy picture. Brexit scare stories, low productivity, terrorist attacks, and continuous political upheavals have dominated the front pages this year. Looking abroad, we’ve seen natural disasters, violence, and even the threat ...

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Theresa May praises Christian heritage in Christmas address

Theresa May

Theresa May has called on people to celebrate Christian values this Christmas, and remember people around the world who have been denied religious freedom. The Prime Minister has also praised the members of the armed forces, emergency services, and volunteers doing charity work over Christmas. In her Christmas message, May ...

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Indian Christians demand increased security ahead of Christmas

Indian Christians demand increased security ahead of Christmas celebrations

NEW DELHI: The president of the Catholic Church in India has expressed concern over the rising number of attacks against Christians, and has urged the government to ensure their security. “Recent incidents in some states (in India) have created anxiety among Christians,” Cardinal Baselios Cleemis told media He and other ...

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Ex-US Marine’s planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

Ex-US Marine planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

SAN FRANSCISCO: Federal agents arrested a former US Marine on Friday for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group, according to court documents. Tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was planning to target the city’s busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according ...

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Amir Khan reply after death threats on social media

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BIRMINGHAM: After polarising the nation during his stint on I’m A Celebrity, Amir Khan is still the topic on many a lip as he returns to reality. Now, after a controversial week, the champion boxer has posted a rather cryptic tweet about words and actions. Taking to Instagram on Thursday ...

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Jacqueline Fernandez on her takeaway from 2017 and slate in 2018

Jacqueline Fernandez

BOLLYWOOD: There’s still a week for Christmas but Jacqueline Fernandez has already started decorating her tree, gifting stockings loaded with cookies and candies and making getaway plans for the New Year. “This is the first time I can remember in over three decades that my dad is taking off for ...

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Meghan Markle joins royal Christmas lunch at Buckingham palace

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for the Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017. LONDON: Actress Meghan Markle has joined her fiance Prince Harry to attend the royal family’s pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II traditionally hosts a festive lunch for the family ...

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British Police disrupt Christmas terror plot

British Police

SHEFFIELD: A Christmas terror attack has been prevented following the arrest of four suspects in dawn raids. Armed officers and the bomb squad stormed addresses in northern England yesterday, as investigators feared a gang of suspected Islamist extremists had assembled an explosive. The men, aged between 22 and 41, were ...

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ISIS claims responsibility for Quetta church blast

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At least nine people were killed and more than 50 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Quetta during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said. Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church , said provincial Home Secretary Akbar Harifal. Several of the ...

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