Dec 17 2017
Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up after being born in Bethlehem, has canceled its official Christmas celebrations this year because of U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The decision [by Donald Trump about Jerusalem] has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will thus cancel the festivities this year".
Nazareth, a Muslim-majority city in Israel, stages a Christmas celebration each year with performances, a holiday market, tree lighting and parade. The residents of Nazareth are primarily Arab citizens of Israel.
Nazareth's imposing Basilica of the Annunciation is built on a site that many Christian faithful believe was the childhood home of Jesus' mother, Mary.
The Palestinian towns of Bethlehem - the biblical birthplace of Jesus - and Ramallah briefly turned off their Christmas lights within an hour of the Nazareth announcement, Reuters said, adding that there's no word if Bethlehem also is considering scaling back its celebrations.
Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon
Vice President Mike Pence has spearheaded the administration's space policy and was on hand for the signing of the directive.
Appeals Court Denies New Trial For 'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey
Wood wrote: "Without this involuntary and highly unreliable confession, the case against Dassey was nearly nonexistent". Brendan Dassey , now 28, is serving a lifetime prison sentence for the 2005 murder of a photographer in Wisconsin.
Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch Revealed at The Game Awards 2017
Incredible news for fans of stylish fighters from Platinum Games, Bayonetta 3 has been announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch . This Special Edition comes complete with steelbook, 22 art cards and three sticker sheets.
Approximately 69 percent of the Arab town's 76,000 inhabitants are Muslims and 30 percent are Christians. ISIS threatened war on us soil in response to the decision, and a group of Muslim leaders in 57 countries denounced Trump's move.
Following the 1967 Middle East war, Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, according to express.co.uk, but the claim is not recognised by the global community or Palestinians.
When Trump announced the decision he reiterated his commitment to peace in the Middle East, noting the previous policy of not recognizing "the reality" that Jerusalem is Israel's capital brought us "no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians". But the claim is not recognised by the global community or Palestinians. "This shows the world that Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not up for negotiation, and America is and shall always remain a loyal ally of Israel".
"There are major moments in the history of Zionism: the Balfour Declaration, the founding of the state, the liberation of Jerusalem and Trump's announcement yesterday", he said in a video posted to social media.
Dec 17 2017
Ex-wife of former National Basketball Association player charged in his 2010 killing
A release from the Shelby County District Attorney's office says Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright . That's when his body was found in a field by Callis Cutoff Road near Hacks Cross and Winchester in southeast Memphis.
Dec 17 2017
McGrgor Wants MMA Fight Next, Despite Manny Pacquiao Rumours
Showtime added that global revenues, including ticket sales , sponsorship and worldwide distribution, exceeded $600m (£450.42m). When pressed to elaborate, he responded, "MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout.
Dec 16 2017
Video shows moment of attempted terror attack in NY
In September, an attack on a London train injured 29 (paywall) when a bomb concealed in a bucket exploded during rush hour. Authorities are investigating how it was made, but think the suspect may have made the bomb at work, CNN reported .
Dec 14 2017
Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer
Last year's most searched terms included Prince, Powerball and Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Each year, we're always intrigued and excited to see whether everyone's top Google search terms align with our own.
Dec 14 2017
Rohit Sharma's 208*: A look at the record knock in numbers
Still only 30, this was Rohit's 16th ODI century, taking him past Sehwag to fourth place in India's all-time centurion list. For India , Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed three wickets while commencing 60 runs, whereas paceman Jasprit Bumrah picked up two.
Dec 12 2017
BBC to announce victor of African Footballer of the Year today (Monday)
Salah, the current Premier League top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country. After receiving the award, Salah said: "I'm very happy to win this award, it's a special feeling for me".
Dec 12 2017
Accused in Dangal Actress Molestation Case Arrested by Mumbai Police
We have directed the Mumbai Police to look into the matter immediately. "We want justice", the businessman's wife told ANI. During the evening of 10th December, police arrested an Indian man after Vistara staff reportedly helped to identify him.
Dec 11 2017
NZ Sevens claim Cape Town crown
Fiji received a penalty try in the fifth minute after a high tackle from speedster Seabelo Senatla which led to a yellow card. Reflecting on the team's performance, England Sevens head coach Amor praised his side's effort and attitude.
Dec 09 2017
See the Battle Angel Alita trailer with your own normal-sized eyes
Christoph Waltz plays a kind scientist-doctor who stumbles upon cyborg Alita ( Rosa Salazar ), stranded in Iron City's scrapyard. The likes of Michelle Rodriguez , Jackie Earle Haley , Casper Van Dien and Jeff Fahey round out the cast.
Dec 08 2017
Bluehole offers a look at PUBG's new desert map: Miramar
The area of Pecado is home to a casino, while El Pozo promises a luchador arena and a motorcycle death bowl among its landmarks. Both sides of the town have overlooks, socareful players should scout first, before charging into town.
Dec 16 2017More winter weather on the way
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Dec 15 2017Facebook to cease channeling ad revenue via Ireland following tax outcry
Dec 13 2017Snow and ice look set to continue as winter sweeps in
Dec 13 2017Trump attacks Gillibrand after resignation call
Dec 12 2017Apple TV app for Europe
Dec 12 2017Ready Player One Sequel Being Developed By Author
Dec 10 2017Sensex Jumps 242 Points to 33191, Nifty at 10243
Dec 09 2017Apple is buying Shazam at a big discount
Dec 08 2017Priyanka Chopra beats Deepika Padukone to become Asia's sexiest woman
Dec 16 2017Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel
Dec 15 2017Honoring fallen veterans with 'Wreaths Across America'
Dec 14 2017Trump Says He'll End US Visa Lottery and 'Chain Migration'
Dec 14 2017Real Madrid's Gareth Bale hails 'great' victor , slams VAR
Dec 13 2017Trump Wants Weigel Fired Over Inaccurate Tweet
Dec 12 2017Allardyce: Klopp can moan all he wants, it was a penalty
Dec 12 2017Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield
Dec 12 2017Doklam diplomacy shows relation with India is good, says China
Dec 11 2017Boult four-for helps New Zealand extend advantage
Dec 08 2017Pope Urges Trump Not To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Capital
Dec 08 2017Nassar Faces Federal Child Porn Sentencing
Dec 08 2017Flu season soars in the United States, especially in the South