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Pope says forget greed and gluttony at Christmas, go for simple love

Vatican City: Pope Francis has urged Christians to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity and love. During his homily at Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Monday, Francis lamented that many people find their life’s meaning …

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A child calling Santa reached the military instead. Christmas Eve was never the same

“When that phone rang, it was a big deal,” said Shoup’s daughter Terri Van Keuren, 69, a retiree in Castle Rock, Colorado. “It was the middle of the Cold War and that phone meant bad news.” Loading Shoup was a commander of the Continental Air Defence Command, CONAD, the early …

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Nearly 30 people killed in brazen attack in Kabul

Police cordoned of the area as they tried to secure the building, but Danish said the operation was painstakingly slow as officers moved carefully from room to room and floor to floor. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said authorities received at least one telephone call from inside the building, but …

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Kilmore cemetery thieves return dozens of stolen plaques

The culprits behind the cruel pre-Christmas theft of over 60 memorial plaques in central Victoria have seemingly had a change of heart. Sixty-six brass and bronze plates, which had been set in a memorial wall that holds cremated remains, were prised off a wall at the Kilmore Public Cemetery, off …

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Why every family can relate to the Kardashians at Christmas

While the card is missing some family members, notably Kendall Jenner, Kanye West and all of the other husbands/boyfriends/baby-daddies, it does feature all nine Kardashian-Jenner babies, no small feat when they are all smiling/not crying/not needing a feed or nappy change at the exact moment of said photo being taken. As …

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LeBron James apologises for ‘Jewish money’ post

“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” he told ESPN. “That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was …

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Couple dies crossing the road in Christmas Eve crash at Townsville

An couple in their 70s died on Christmas Eve after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in Townsville. The pedestrians, a man and a woman aged in their 70s, were crossing Ross River Road, at the intersection of Bowen Road, at Hermit Park about 7.20pm Monday …

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Netanyahu calls an early election with corruption scandals swirling

Loading “We will ask the voters for a clear mandate to continue leading the state of Israel our way,” he said to applause from party members. Netanyahu, who also served a term in the late 1990s, has been prime minister for the past decade. His supporters point to a humming, …

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Christmas stubby drink-driver caught in Carrum Downs

Loading In a separate road incident yesterday, a woman died and two men were injured at Mount Lonarch, north-west of Ballarat. The cause of the crash, which happened on Ampitheatre Road about 7pm, is yet to be determined. December has been the worst month for road trauma across the country since …

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Too soon: Mooy ruled out of Australia’s Asian Cup defence

“It is disappointing to lose Aaron for the tournament however it was important that we left no stone unturned in exploring every option to get Aaron on the pitch for Australia in the UAE,” Arnold said in a statement. “We will remain in close contact with Aaron and Huddersfield Town …

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