Saturday, 18 January 2020

Tag Archives: Christmas

After Christmas, holiday shopping season continues

BAY AREA: Christmas may be over, but the holiday retail season isn’t. After a brief respite on Christmas day, retailers swung open their doors once again Tuesday – some with extended opening hours – hoping to lure shoppers with steep post-holiday discounts, or to accommodate a busy day of people ...

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Woman shocked to see online electric bill of $284 billion

NEW YORK: A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was shocked at the amount – more than $284 billion. Mary Horomanski said her eyes “just about popped out” of her head when she saw the number. The 58-year-old suspected that her family had put ...

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Stockton man Mazhar Ali dies after stabbing in Middlesbrough restaurant

YORKSHIRE: A man has died after being stabbed while in a Middlesbrough restaurant. The victim, Mazhar Ali, was stabbed inside Manjaros restaurant in Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough on Christmas Eve. Cleveland Police said the 41-year-old, from Stockton, was taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from a stab wound and was ...

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Meghan joins royals for Christmas service

LONDON: Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle has joined the Royal Family for the Christmas Day service at the Queen’s Norfolk estate. The couple arrived at a carol service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen returned after missing last year’s ...

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London Euston welcomes homeless for Christmas meal

LONDON Euston station has hosted 200 homeless people for a Christmas meal. Volunteers transformed the station with decorations and tables set out for guests. On the menu was a four-course lunch including a roast dinner, smoked salmon, soup and a Christmas pudding. A piano played festive classics on the concourse, ...

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Queen reflects on year’s tragedies, pays tribute to terror victims

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to London and Manchester in her annual Christmas message for how they handled terror attacks this year. She recalled the year’s terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, which had claimed the lives of 71 people, and devastating tropical hurricanes. “This Christmas, I think of ...

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A sense of perspective brings 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 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

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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