by | December 26, 2017 | 15:02

Today, while Christians throughout the region enter the holiday generally apprehensive about their place in a turbulent Middle East, the diverse Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac communities in northern Iraq have something special to celebrate.

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:49

Emmy Award victor Roseanne Barr has slammed Lorde's cancellation of her Israel concert, labelling her a "bigot" and calling for fans to boycott her. Service will continue over the Christmas/New Year period, but like most of New Zealand on a slightly more relaxed basis. Alluding to the title of Lorde's first album, Israel's culture minister Miri Regev said she should be a "pure heroine" of culture, void of any foreign political considerations.

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:42

Plummer and her relatives had told British media that she was bringing the painkillers for her Egyptian boyfriend who suffers from back pain. She said their mother Roberta Sinclair, who travelled to the country for the hearing, and Mr Caboo were denied access to the hearing as their driver was running late.

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:32

Snow moves in south of I-70 around 2pm. The week of freezing temperatures is colder than usual, but not by much. The details are still sketchy, but with cold air in place, there would be an opportunity for some snow depending on the ultimate track and evolution of this system.

by | December 26, 2017 | 14:13

A girl is treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen have killed at least 136 civilians and non-combatants since December 6, the United Nations human rights spokesman said on Tuesday.

by | December 26, 2017 | 13:35

It's just people wanting to share the love of God in their lives and their abundance. "Regardless if you live in the neighborhood, you don't have to be a member of the church, we don't ask", Kyser said. Whatever is not served at the dinner is distributed to Open Table services at local churches, or to local families in need. "It's important for the community", he said.

by | December 26, 2017 | 13:35

The snow could have an impact on Pearson International Airport and on holiday travelers. "Everyone will awaken to a fresh blanket of powdery snow this Christmas morning". Toronto and much of the GTA are now under a special weather statement as brisk winds hit the area and snow continues to amount throughout the day. Somewhat heavier snow is likely in some areas, especially in the Greater Toronto Area where a snowfall warning is in effect.

by | December 26, 2017 | 13:32

A third man, named locally as Tom McGreal (19), also from the Carrowniskey area, managed to escape the stricken SUV as it submerged and raise the alarm. The two men's funerals will be held later this week. Gardai were continuing to investigate the cause of the incident and post-mortem examinations were due to be carried out.

by | December 26, 2017 | 13:10

The reception will take place at Astor Ballroom of St. Regis Hotel in Lower Parel. The wedding reception today will commence from 8.30 PM IST. After getting married in a private destination wedding ceremony away from home on December 11, Virat and Anushka took to Twitter to issue a joint statement.

by | December 26, 2017 | 13:03

Area law enforcement agencies reported vehicles sliding off roads and into ditches. This low will produce snow heavy at times, along with gusty winds across the region today. Christmas morning. Widespread blowing snow before 10pm. Forecaster Katie Greening, of The Weather Channel , said: "A small but vigorous low pressure cell will pass eastwards on Boxing Day evening and overnight into Wednesday bringing heavy rain to central and southern parts of England and Wales".

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:44

For those who would rather recycle on their own, trees can be used to create sand and soil erosion barriers, fish habitat when sunk in a body of water, or backyard bird feeders and sanctuaries, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:40

The mother and wife of Jadhav went inside the hall along with Pakistani and Indian diplomats - Dr Fareha Bugti and Indian Deputy High Commisioner J P Singh - to meet Jadhav. While the duo were bombarded with questions about their brief meeting with Jadhav by the Indian media, their meet with the Indian minister remained under wraps.

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:41

Salman had used the word bhangi during the promotions of the film Tiger Zinda Hai while referring to his dancing skills while Shilpa used to word to describe how she looks at home. A notice was issued by the Commission after it received a complaint from an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh.

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:36

Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state assembly elections for the sixth time in a row. Earlier, Vijay Rupani and his wife Anjali visited Panchdev temple in Gandhinagar ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. " Vijay Rupani ji is becoming the chief minister of Gujarat".

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:27

Haley extended the invitation Thursday, hours after a resolution condemning Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital passed thanks to a majority of 128 in favour at the United Nations General Assembly in NY, the nrg news site reported.

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:12

The decision comes three weeks after the United States chose to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy, and four days after Guatemala was one of only nine countries in the UN to vote against a resolution slamming the U.S.

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:11

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. A week after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called out Russian Federation and China for their support of Kim Jong Un's regime, the 15-member Security Council passed its fourth resolution against Pyongyang in 13 months on Friday.

by | December 26, 2017 | 10:06

But no weather warnings or storm watches have been issued in Thailand, apart from the standard caution by the Meteorological Department for small boats to remain ashore until waves subside. Almost a million people were earlier told to prepare for evacuation and some 70,000 were moved from low-lying areas. But as far north as Vung Tau city, thousands of Vietnamese fishing boats halted their months-long fishing trips to return to shore.

by | December 26, 2017 | 06:09

Officials said the three-alarm fire started around 3:50 p.m. on 19th St. near 7th Chelsea. He says the injured firefighters, treated at hospitals, have non-life-threatening injuries. Two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation. Video showed heavy smoke engulfing the surrounding area. He added that the conditions made it "pretty hot and dangerous" for the 25 fire department units that responded to the scene.

by | December 26, 2017 | 03:19

Forecasters say rainfall accumulations of 25 to 35mm are likely today and overnight. Christmas Day in Ireland is set to be a wet and windy one - with spot flooding to be expected across the country. The alert was issued on Sunday morning and is valid from 10am on Christmas Eve until 7am on Christmas Day. Tonight there will be scattered showers in Ulster, Connacht and west Munster - some of which will be wintry.