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Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay less attention to its wide-ranging crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism throughout the year.
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Federal prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old Harvard University student with making bomb threats that led to evacuation of four campus buildings and cancellation of some final exams Monday.
A mother captures her baby with Santa Claus during a photo session on December 16, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
A suburban Albuquerque teacher who told a black student that Santa Claus is white has been placed on paid administrative leave.
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1871 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Aida" has its world premiere in Cairo, Egypt, to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal.
It's a frosty December afternoon. A light snow falls. Settling on the old powder with the softest of sighs, it makes all sparkle anew.
The Santa known by Americans for his rosy cheeks and love of children is one of many characters connected with Christmas stories around the world.
The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global whereabouts.
The director made the announcement Monday in the capital Wellington with producer Jon Landau and Prime Minister John Key.
The season of good cheer gave President Obama a chance to kid actor Hugh Jackman, who plays the mutant hero Wolverine and also hosted the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert on Sunday night.
Authorities say a 9-year-old Ohio girl has been found dead in a trash bin near her home hours after she was reported missing.
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If you are one of the sane members of American society, you hate Christmas music.
"Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" is not destined to be a Christmas classic, but it is respectful of the holiday.
Bar-goers dressed in Christmas-themed costumes descended upon hundreds of cities worldwide Saturday for the annual bar crawl known as Santacon.