Iraq's Christians observe somber Christmas

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Iraq Christians say Christmas no longer feels the same and pray for peace in a country embroiled in a devastating conflict that has driven many from home.

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Christmas Eve pilgrims gather in Bethlehem

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Christmas Eve pilgrims gather in Bethlehem

Christians from across the world have gathered in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to mark Christmas Eve in the place they believe Jesus was born.

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Christians celebrate Christmas across Vietnam

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Christians celebrate Christmas across Vietnam

Christians across predominantly Buddhist Vietnam are marking their most hallowed, with Church services beginning at midnight on December 24 and running through to December 25, the day recognised by all Christian faiths as marking the birth more than 2,000 years ago of Jesus Christ, the purported son of God, around whom the Christian religion grew.

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Sierra Leone declares five-day Ebola lockdown in north

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Sierra Leone's government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas.

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Christmas Eve in the Holy Land

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Christians in Israel and the West Bank celebrate Christmas Eve in the Holy Land.

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Christmas Eve mass in Beijing

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Thousands of Chinese Christians gather to attend a Christmas Eve mass in Beijing.

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Pope urges 'tenderness' as millions fete Christmas

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Pope urges 'tenderness' as millions fete Christmas

The Argentine pontiff's brief homily was replete with Gospel references in his Christmas Eve mass, broadcast live in 3D for the first time.

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A grim Christmas for displaced Iraqis

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Many Iraqi Christians displaced by the advancement of Islamic State say they have no means or desire to celebrate Christmas and new year this year.

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Pakistani minister warns of more attacks

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Christians hold prayer services for the victims of a Taliban massacre at a school that left 132 children dead, as Pakistan's interior minister warns of further militant attacks.

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South Korea cancels planned border 'Christmas tree'

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South Korea cancels planned border 'Christmas tree'

The Christian Council of Korea (CCK) had intended to install the structure in a military-controlled border area and light it up on Dec 23, in a move certain to infuriate Pyongyang.

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Ebola: Sierra Leone begins house-to-house searches

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Ebola: Sierra Leone begins house-to-house searches

Sierra Leone has begun house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola.

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Christmas decorating services bloom in Vietnam

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Christmas decorating services bloom in Vietnam

Decorators for the Christian festival Christmas are going up all over Hanoi, with the services of professional decorators in high demand throughout the capital.

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Pope in Turkey to meet with Muslim leaders

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Pope Francis arrives in Turkey, where he is expected to denounce violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

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Iraq minorities face extinction from Islamic State onslaught - report

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Iraq minorities face extinction from Islamic State onslaught - report

More than 12,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq so far this year, mainly by Islamic State (IS), and minorities facing ethnic cleansing are the principal victims, according to a report published on Thursday.

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.

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