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George Michael’s sister Melanie died on Christmas Day, family says

12 December, 2019 11:25 am 11:25 am

LONDON (Reuters) – George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou died on Christmas Day, the third anniversary of the pop singer’s death, her family said. “We can confirm that very tragically Melanie has passed away suddenly. We would simply ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this very sad time,” the family said in a statement … Read More


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Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

12 December, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

MANILA (Reuters) – The death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and residents tried to repair damaged homes. Typhoon Phanfone hit late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph … Read More


Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in Philippines

12 December, 2019 11:23 am 11:23 am

MANILA (Reuters) – A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday. Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of 150 kph, heavy rain and flooding. More than 58,000 people were … Read More


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Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

12 December, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs. “Hong Kongers are more united this Christmas (than) in previous years,” said Glory, the 31-year-old owner of Kwong Wing Catering, … Read More


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Christian community celebrating Christmas with zeal and fervor

12 December, 2019 11:14 am 11:14 am

ISLAMABAD ( 92 News ) Christian community is celebrating Christmas across Pakistan like elsewhere in the world today. The celebrations began with the special midnight services at Christmas eve while the Christmas day services started on Wednesday morning led by the bishops and the hierarchy of the Christian clergy at their respective churches. Groups of … Read More


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Asia stocks digest meaty gains, sterling starved for love

12 December, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares snoozed near 18-month highs on Friday as trade thinned in the run-up to Christmas and investors seemed content to digest the chunky gains already made so far this month. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was a fraction firmer in early trade, having gained 1.2% for the … Read More


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Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to get Brexit done

12 December, 2019 7:29 pm 7:29 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will “get Brexit done” by Jan. 31 and then agree a new trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday, vowing to deliver on the government’s top priority. Johnson and his team were triumphant last week … Read More


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French union calls for break in transport strikes over Christmas

12 December, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does not drop a pension reform proposal that would encourage more years of work, its leader said on Sunday. In a major overhaul of its pension scheme, the French … Read More


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Johnson pitches ‘Christmas present’ Brexit push in manifesto

11 November, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise to bring his Brexit deal back to parliament before Christmas when he launches his manifesto on Sunday, the cornerstone of his pitch to voters to “get Brexit done”. Voters face a stark choice at the country’s Dec. 12 election: opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist vision, … Read More


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Britain heads toward Christmas election in bid to break Brexit deadlock

10 October, 2019 8:42 pm 8:42 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was heading toward its first December election in almost a century after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bet on breaking the Brexit deadlock with an early ballot gained support from opposition parties on Tuesday. As the European Union agreed a third delay to the divorce that was originally supposed to take place … Read More


Rock and sausage roll – blogger dad’s novelty song is UK Christ...

12 December, 2018 1:21 pm 1:21 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Perennial chart-topper Ariana Grande has lost the race to top the British singles chart at Christmas – to a blogger who posts about fatherhood and sings about sausage rolls. LadBaby, whose real name is Mark Hoyle, recorded his version of Starship’s 1985 hit “We Built This City” with his wife and two … Read More


Liverpool seal Christmas top spot as Salah and Van Dijk sink Wolves

12 December, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

WOLVERHAMPTON (Reuters) – Liverpool will spend Christmas on top of the Premier League after goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk earned them a 2-0 win at Wolves , opening up a four-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. City can reduce the gap back to a point with a win over Crystal Palace at the … Read More


Christmas being celebrated across the world today

12 December, 2016 9:04 am 9:04 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Christian community is celebrating Christmas across the world today to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (AS). The Christians in Pakistan will also celebrate their religious festival with traditional enthusiasm. Special services will be held in churches across the country and prayers will be offered for the progress and … Read More


No loadshedding to take place on Christmas: PM Nawaz

12 December, 2016 3:11 pm 3:11 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the Ministry of Water and Power to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply across the country during the Christmas festivities. The Ministry has been instructed to observe zero loadshedding till tomorrow. Strict security arrangements have also been made for the occasion. Section 144 has been imposed … Read More