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Hong Kong Christmas Eve Clashes See About Two Dozen Injured

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at crowds in popular shopping districts on Christmas Eve in confrontations that left about two dozen people injured as protesters took to streets and malls to demand greater democracy.Officers used the gas to disperse demonstrators in Mong Kok and outside the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. They also clashed with protesters inside shopping malls, where they used pepper spray and made multiple arrests. Hundreds of demonstrators, many wearing m...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Hsbc, Mong Kok, Peninsula Hotel, Radio Television Hong Kong, John Liu, Alfred Liu, Jon HerskovitzFor, Bloomberg Hong Kong, Civil Human Rights Front, Justin Chin, Fion Li


Philippines typhoon brings Christmas Day misery

People stranded in evacuation centres and at ports as Typhoon Phanfone passes over string of islandsTyphoon Phanfone has pummelled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet and miserable holiday season to millions. Thousands were stranded at shuttered ports or evacuation centres while others sheltered in rain-soaked homes as Phanfone crossed from one island to another for the second day.The typhoon toppled houses and trees and blacked out cities in the Philippines’ most storm-pron...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Phanfone


Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of 'unconditional love'

Pope Francis ushered in Christmas on Wednesday for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying "God continues to love us all, even the worst of us". "You may have mistaken ideas, you may have made a complete mess of things, but the Lord continues to love you," the pontiff told crowds gathered at the Vatican for his Christmas Eve midnight mass. The Argentinian also emphasized "unconditional" love, in a year that has seen the Pope move to combat silence surroun...
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Rudy Giuliani's anti-Soros tirade

Monday evening, as American Jews gathered to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah, news broke of Rudy Giuliani's anti-Semitic tirade against billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
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Typhoon misery for Philippines on Christmas Day

Typhoon Phanfone pummelled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet and miserable holiday season to millions in the mainly Catholic nation. Thousands were stranded at shuttered ports or evacuation centres at the height of the festive season on Wednesday, and residents cowered in rain-soaked homes as Phanfone leapt from one small island to another for the second day. The typhoon toppled houses and trees and blacked out cities in the Philippines' most storm-prone region, but no d...
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House lawyers leave door open to new articles of impeachment

In a federal appeals court filing, House lawyers said testimony from Don McGahn could provide new evidence President Trump committed additional impeachable offenses.
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India's protesters: a cross-section of society

Tens of thousands of Indians have taken to the streets in recent days to voice their anger over a new citizenship law that they say discriminates against the minority Muslim community. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, facing its biggest test since sweeping to power in 2014 -- with at least 25 people killed in almost two weeks of protests -- insists the law is not discriminatory. AFP spoke to five protesters who took part in a demonstration in New Delhi on Tuesday.
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Trump site aims to help people argue with "snowflake" relatives

"We're not helping snowflakes avoid arguments. We're helping Trump supporters win them!"
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What's open Christmas Day? The list includes CVS, Starbucks and 7-Eleven — but not Walmart

Is Walmart open Christmas 2019? No, but CVS, Walgreens and convenience stores are. For restaurants, select Starbucks and Dunkin' are open Wednesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Walmart, Starbucks, Usa Today, Dunkin, CVS Walgreens, CVS Starbucks


Pirates Have Attacked 5 Ships in 4 Days in the Singapore Strait

Pirates attacked five ships over four days in one of the world’s busiest shipping channels, including two separate attempts on Monday, the Straits Times reported. Just after midnight on Monday, pirates attacked a crude oil tanker in the Singapore Strait. Within two hours of that, there was another attack on a dry bulk carrier. They tied up crew members in both incidents but failed to rob the ships as alarms were triggered on both occasions, the newspaper reported late on Monday. The ships in que...
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Meet the Orthodox Jewish Santa Claus spreading Christmas cheer

Rick Rosenthal, also known as "Santa Rick," is an Orthodox Jewish man who not only brings joy to children as Santa Claus but also trains others how to spread Christmas cheer. CNN affiliate WGCL has the story.
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Meet the Santa who doesn't celebrate Christmas

Rick Rosenthal, also known as "Santa Rick," is an Orthodox Jewish man who not only brings joy to children as Santa Claus but also trains others how to spread Christmas cheer. CNN affiliate WGCL has the story.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Santa Claus, Santa, WGCL, Rick Rosenthal, Santa Rick


Putin Says Russia Has Surpassed the U.S. in Hypersonic Weapons

(MOSCOW) — President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons. Speaking at a meeting with top military brass, Putin said that for the first time in history Russia is now leading the world in developing an entire new class of weapons unlike in the past when it was catching up with the United States. The Russian leader noted that during Cold War times, the Soviet Uni...
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How Alen Smailagic, Warriors affected Cavs-Jazz Jordan Clarkson trade

On the surface, Tuesday's trade between the Jazz and Cavs doesn't matter much to the Warriors and their fans. In the finalized deal that was announced Tuesday, Cleveland sent guard Jordan Clarkson to Utah for 2014 No. 5 overall draft pick Dante Exum, a 2022 second-round draft pick and a 2023 second-round draft pick. It's that 2023 draft pick that we will focus on here.
Tags: Utah, News, Cleveland, Golden State Warriors, Cavs, Jordan Clarkson, Dante Exum, Alen Smailagic Warriors, Cavs Jazz Jordan Clarkson


Pamper your peepers with this water-powered eye massager

Sleep masks work wonders on the sleepless. A hot towel on the face is one of the best sensations of a spa treatment. So we're not sure why eye massagers aren't more of a thing - even though just talking about how this latest model works relaxes us. It's called the Aurai Eye Massager, and let's get one thing straight: It's far more than a simple sleep mask. The massager itself resembles a set of VR goggles, though it's a bit lighter. The strap fits comfortably around the head, and the rig is a...
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USDA Receives Twitter Backlash For Joke About Issuing Santa Permit To Enter US

Many said the joke was tone-deaf, given the migrant children detained at the U.S. southern border.
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Justin Welby to speak of London Bridge attack in Christmas sermon

The Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his Christmas Day address "darkness is a monster that lies".
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Welby to speak of London Bridge attack in Christmas sermon

The Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his Christmas Day address "darkness is a monster that lies".
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Microchip Pioneer Chuck Peddle, Lead Designer of the Historic 650x Microprocessors, Dies (slashdot)

Long-time Slashdot reader kackle writes: If you cut your teeth on 8-bit computers during their explosion into the mainstream beginning in the 1970s, you were likely aware of and/or influenced by the work of electrical engineer Charles "Chuck" Peddle, who died this week. The general public may not know his name today, but his efforts had a big impact on the cost and availability of computing to the average person at the beginning of the personal computer era. "More than any other person, Chuc...
Tags: Motorola, Chuck, News, Bbc, Atari, Slashdot, University of Maine, David Gray, EditorDavid, Acorn Computers, Charles Chuck Peddle, Chuck Peddle


Prince William's kiss for Prince Louis in new photo by Duchess of Cambridge

An intimate photograph taken by the Duchess of Cambridge of her family is released for Christmas.
Tags: UK, News, Cambridge, William, Prince Louis


Rumor: Nets star Kyrie Irving could miss 2-3 more weeks

Kyrie Irving has missed the Nets' last 18 games – including a return to Boston – with what they've called a “right shoulder impingement. Brooklyn hasn't provided many details on Irving's injury. Instead, every few games, the Nets just keep listing him as out.
Tags: News, Boston, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Kyrie Irving


ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34

Edward Aschoff, a college football reporter for ESPN, died Tuesday on his 34th birthday, according to ESPN.
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ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff dies at age 34

Edward Aschoff, a college football reporter for ESPN, died Tuesday on his 34th birthday, according to ESPN.
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Nissan stock falls after top executive resigns

Shares of Nissan fell in Tokyo on Wednesday after several news outlets reported that top executive Jun Seki would abruptly leave the Japanese automaker for another company, Nidec.
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ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff, 34, dies on birthday

Edward Aschoff began his career at ESPN as an SEC reporter for ESPN.com in 2011, before taking on a more expanded role for the network in 2017.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, SEC, Espn, Usa Today, Edward Aschoff


New Zealand make two changes for Boxing Day Test

New Zealand made two changes Wednesday for the Boxing Day Test against Australia with fast bowler Trent Boult back from injury and Tom Blundell replacing Jeet Ravel at the top of the order. The dangerous Boult missed the first Test in Perth, where his team crashed by 296 runs, with a rib injury that also kept him out of their final clash against England. But he has worked his way back to fitness, desperate to play in the Black Caps first Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground since 1987...
Tags: England, News, Australia, Cricket, New Zealand, Melbourne, Perth, Trent Boult, Boult, Tom Blundell, Jeet Ravel


Old Sac Store’s Unique Offerings Makes It Competitive With Online Merchants

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The competition is fierce and almost every store during the holiday season is fighting to make the most sales and keep up with the convenience of online shopping. It’s a battle worth fighting for, for mom and pop shops like Stage Nine in Old Sacramento. Owner Troy Carlson knows the rivalry is tough but he’s all for it and says the key to winning are one-of-a-kind finds and A unique experience. “You have to have a great shopping experience, knowledgeable staff and you have to...
Tags: Business, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Old Sacramento, Knick, Sacramento News, Stage Nine, Troy Carlson, Yiana


Holiday Shoppers Scramble For Last-Minute Gifts

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Last-minute shoppers invaded Arden Fair Mall, Christmas Eve. “No more Christmas shopping for me and my mom,” said Ezra Porter. Many shoppers were still looking for the perfect gifts for loved ones. “Only about three, three last minute that I just have to pick up and go hopefully,” said Laura Byrd. The crowds were so large, Candance Ferrick had to go to the mall two days in a row. The first time she gave up and says she didn’t even make it into the parking lot. “We waited on ...
Tags: Business, News, Shopping, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Consumer News, Arden Fair Mall, Laura, Porter, FERRICK, Sacramento News, Lisa Porter, Ezra Porter, Candance Ferrick


A thief tried to steal an SUV from a Domino's. Two kids inside fought back and he bailed

A 9-year-old boy hit a car thief over the head with an iPad and his 16-year-old sister choked the thief and called 911 until he bailed out of the stolen SUV, police told CNN affiliate WGN.
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A thief tried to steal an SUV from a Chicago Domino's. Two kids inside fought back and he bailed

A 9-year-old boy hit a car thief over the head with an iPad and his 16-year-old sister choked the thief and called 911 until he bailed out of the stolen SUV, police told CNN affiliate WGN.
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