Wednesday, 23rd December 2015

World News

Father killed retrieving Christmas gifts from broken-down car (CBS News)

U.S. blocks Muslim family from flying to Disney (CBS News)

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star released from prison (CBS News)

Rape conviction overturned, man freed after 28 years (CBS News)

70-year-old woman, two kids killed when train slams into car (CBS News)

Phila. psychiatrist found strangled in hotel room (CBS News)

Tornadoes threaten countrys mid-section; 1 person killed by falling tree (CBS News)

US family wants travel ban answers (BBC)

Christmas jokes at presidential candidates (CNN)

This Family Fled ISIS in Iraq. Here's How They Made It to Germany. (Time Magazine)

Venezuela's lame duck congress approves high court judges (Washington Post - Paywall)

UK Muslim family 'denied boarding to LA' on dream vacation (CNN)

Family need an explanation (CNN)

Burning Man Brought In $32 Million in 2014 (Time Magazine)

President Obama Asks for Tolerance for Persecuted Christians at Christmas (Time Magazine)

A Muslim family was denied of boarding a plane to the US (Daily Express)

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Global outrage as polar bear 'fed with explosives for fun' in shock video (Daily Star)

Meet the Man Putting Rainbow Festivus Poles Across America (Time Magazine)

Man sentenced for reversing crash death (BBC)

Venezuela's outgoing Congress names 13 Supreme Court justices (Reuters)

Planned Parenthood Shooter Wants To Represent Himself in Court (Time Magazine)

CBSN business headlines for Dec. 23, 2015 (CBS News)

2 die in Jerusalem stab attack (CNN)

Maddie's parents do not lose hope as ninth Christmas without their daughter approaches (Daily Express)

Venezuela's lame duck congress approves appointment of 13 Supreme Court justices (Fox News)

A Last-Minute Video Game Gift Guide (Newsweek Magazine)

Christmas is a time for hope and joy to triumph over adversity, say churches (Guardian)

Sombre Christmas for Iraq's Christians under threat from Islamic State (Reuters)

'Jihadi' accused of beheading boss in ISIS inspired attack hangs himself (Daily Star)

Nurses' Christmas Presents Stolen From St George's Hospital Hospital In London (Huffington Post)

Kosovo court rules some parts of EU-brokered deal are illegal (Reuters)

Dating app used to catch man accused of phone theft (CBS News)

Four-year-old's 999 call after pregnant mother fell down the stairs video (Guardian)

'Affluenza' Teen Still On the Run, Victim's Family 'Furious' (NBC News)

2 Palestinians killed after stabbing attack in Jerusalem (CBS News)

Is a Christmas Eve Asteroid Really Threatening Earth? (NBC News)

Some Countries See Migrants as an Economic Boon, Not a Burden (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Two Israeli Jews Stabbed, One Fatally, by Two Palestinians in Jerusalem (New York Times - Paywall)

Christmas celebrations banned in Somalia, Tajikistan and Brunei (Guardian)

Driver charged with murder in deadly Las Vegas crash appears in court (Guardian)

Saudi king says security, economy top priorities next year (Washington Post - Paywall)

Christians in China feel full force of authorities' repression (Washington Post - Paywall)

Kosovo Constitutional Court approves Serbia deal, urges government to complete legal context (Fox News)

Two Israelis, two Palestinian attackers killed in Jerusalem (Reuters)

China Landslide: Man Pulled Alive From Shenzhen Debris After 67 Hours (New York Times - Paywall)

Florida man shoots, kills self during gun cleaning demo (CBS News)

Driver Who Plowed Into Las Vegas Crowd Appears in Court (Newsweek Magazine)

The Year in iOS Apps (Newsweek Magazine)

US blocks UK Muslim family from boarding plane to Disneyland (Washington Post - Paywall)

Two Israelis killed and two injured in Jerusalem stabbing attack (Guardian)

Festive end for the Express Christmas Tree that grew 12ft tall (Daily Express)

Cold kebabs, oversleeping and sandwiches: Cops reveal most ridiculous 999 calls this year (Daily Star)

Medium found body of barmaid after being stabbed to death by jealous husband (Daily Star)

Justin Trudeau urges warm welcome to Syrian refugees in Christmas address (Guardian)

Survivor pulled from rubble 67 hours after devastating China landslide (Los Angeles Times)

This Morning from CBS News, Dec. 23, 2015 (CBS News)

Brother lauds Air Force officer killed in Afghanistan attack (CBS News)

The Tide of Change: Trans Voices Getting Louder in 2015 (Huffington Post)

The Guardian view on our Christmas refugees appeal: readers offer a better conversation | Editorial (Guardian)

Suspected bomb kills one at Istanbul airport, investigation launched (Reuters)

EU court frowns on minimum alcohol pricing (Financial Times - Paywall)

Open Source: Father of Drowned Syrian Boy to Deliver Christmas Message to Britons (New York Times - Paywall)

Russia Lays Off One In Every 10 Civil Servants in 2016 (Newsweek Magazine)

BAD SANTA: Hunt for robber dressed as Father Christmas while holding up KFC (Daily Star)

Poland's post-communist hero warns against 'undemocratic' curbs on court (Guardian)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl: The pope's man in Washington (Washington Post - Paywall)

Man arrested after hacking celebrities to steal scripts and sex tapes officials (Guardian)

Star Wars fan dresses as Jedi in court to admit threatening to decapitate boys with shovel (Daily Express)

Serial bride hunted by police after marrying men and running off with wedding gifts (Daily Star)

2015 Was the Year of Trump in the GOP Presidential Horse Race Polls (Newsweek Magazine)

People we lost in 2015 (CNN)

'Call The Midwife' Star Jack Ashton Reveals Vicar Tom Hereward's Future Undecided In New Series (Huffington Post)

Report: U.S. bars British Muslim family from plane to Disneyland (CBS News)

Police Chase Deaths Reach Highest Level Since 2007, Report Says (Time Magazine)

SHOCK CHRISTMAS WEATHER WARNING: Storm Eva to bring floods, 80mph gales and SNOW to UK (Daily Express)

Iranian Hackers Claim Responsbility for Cyber Attack on New York Dam (Time Magazine)

People Are Sharing Photos Of The Hilarious Kid Beds They Sleep In When They Go Home For Christmas (Huffington Post)

Star Wars Cast Sings Stayin' Alive' (Newsweek Magazine)

Beheading Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail: Police (NBC News)

Kvitova's 2015 of highs and lows (BBC)

Ethiopia opposition: 80 killed in protests against land plan (Washington Post - Paywall)

Nigeria soldiers killed hundreds of Shiites in raid: report (Washington Post - Paywall)

Afghan troops rushed to area under Taliban attack (Washington Post - Paywall)

Robot reindeer wish you season's greetings video (Guardian)

Twelve Numbers: The Highs and Lows of 2015 (Newsweek Magazine)

Saudi court commutes death sentence for Sri Lankan maid (Washington Post - Paywall)

Somalia banned Christmas and New Year's even though it celebrates neither. Here's why. (Washington Post - Paywall)

Saudi court reduces Sri Lankan woman's stoning sentence (Guardian)

British holidaymakers in Tunisia warned Christmas terror attacks are 'highly likely' (Daily Express)

Christmas in Bethlehem is a Palestinian Message of Hope (Newsweek Magazine)

Christmas Number One 2015: Justin Bieber Urges Fans To Buy NHS Choir's 'A Bridge Over You', As Charity Single Closes Gap On 'Love Yourself' In Chart Race (Huffington Post)

Google's Robotic Christmas Reindeer Are Actually Kind of Terrifying (Time Magazine)

J.J. Abrams Loves the Next Star Wars Script So Much He Wishes He Were Directing It (Time Magazine)

British Backpackers Murder Suspects 'Confident' Over Court Verdict In Thailand (Huffington Post)

More Afghan troops rushed to key area under Taliban attack (CBS News)

A Merry Christmas Will Be Had by All (Huffington Post)

Trailblazing USAF Major Among 6 Killed in Blast (NBC News)

One of Putin's Siberian Tigers Settles Down With a Mate (Newsweek Magazine)

Cliff Richard thanks fans for 'believing' in him despite police sex probe (Daily Star)

2 Palestinians killed following stabbing attack in Jerusalem (Washington Post - Paywall)

U.K. Will Investigate If Muslim Family Was Barred From Disneyland Trip (Time Magazine)

Real Housewives Star Teresa Giudice Released From Prison (Time Magazine)

ISIS Caliphate Shrinks 14 Percent in 2015 as Syrian Kurds Gain (Newsweek Magazine)

The Beatles Release a Stream of Christmas Cheer (Newsweek Magazine)

Muslim Christmas cards: Kind-hearted cabbies challenge ISIS stereotypes (Daily Star)

France says factory beheading suspect has killed himself (Washington Post - Paywall)

Iranian Hackers Claim Cyber Attack on NY Dam (NBC News)

Man held in murder probe after prostitute found dead in street (Daily Star)

Bosnia court indicts wartime commander for crimes by Islamic fighters (Reuters)

Turkey's southeast hit by more clashes, militants launch bomb attack (Reuters)

British Muslim children heartbroken by US flight ban, says father video (Guardian)

Ethiopian opposition say 80 killed in protests against new land plan for capital city (Fox News)

Saudi court commutes death sentence given Sri Lankan maid convicted of adultery (Fox News)

Barring of British Muslim Family Flying to Disneyland Touches Nerve (New York Times - Paywall)

This Woman Has Inadvertently Pleased Star Trek Fans With Her Style (Huffington Post)

2015 celebrity baby announcements (CNN)

Istanbul Journal: Syrian Migrants in Istanbul Confront Choice: Stay or Move On (New York Times - Paywall)

Stunning travel photos of the year (CNN)

Reports: 1 killed in blast at Istanbul airport (CBS News)

Extremist Somalia bans CHRISTMAS because it is 'un-Islamic' and could upset Al Shabaab (Daily Express)

The year celebs transformed themselves (CNN)

The greatest political GIFs of 2015 (CNN)

There's a New Way to Track Santa This Christmas (Time Magazine)

This Christmas Let's Ensure No-One Is Feeling Isolated and Alone (Huffington Post)

Star Wars Actor John Boyega Was a Witness to a Notorious London Murder (Time Magazine)

How Christmas During Wartime Brought a Return to Simple Joys (Time Magazine)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: My Very Muslim Christmas (Time Magazine)

Austrian radio station punishes DJ who played Last Christmas 24 times in a row (Guardian)

White Christmas off and UK ice rinks melt in mild December weather (Guardian)

Man held over 'Islamist terror links' (BBC)

2 Palestinians Killed After Stabbing Attack (Time Magazine)

Man pulled alive from China landslide rubble (CBS News)

You Will Be Able to Stream the Beatles for the First Time on Christmas Eve (Time Magazine)

'Real Housewives' Star Is Released From Prison (NBC News)

Thai high court upholds conviction of webmaster for postings (Washington Post - Paywall)

The Telegraph Accuses Jeremy Corbyn Of Cancelling Christmas - He Hasn't (Huffington Post)

Obi Mark Kenobi: Star Wars vigilante nut threatened to decapitate kids with shovel (Daily Star)

Big Tobacco faces blow as top court adviser backs EU law (Reuters)

Christmas Motorists Warned To 'Expect Heavy Traffic' Despite Hundreds Of Miles Of Roadworks Being Removed (Huffington Post)

Airports Packed During Christmas Travel Crush (NBC News)

Turkey Airport Blast Kills One (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

China Landslide: Man Rescued Alive In Shenzhen After 67 Hours Beneath Rubble (Huffington Post)

Germany arrests man suspected in drowning of 5 migrants (Washington Post - Paywall)

Sinosphere: Stephon Marbury Gains Museum, and Green Card, in China (New York Times - Paywall)

Paris attacks haunt Christmas markets (Financial Times - Paywall)

China Landfill Operator Was Warned About Safety Risks (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

'Christmas come early' Judge frees clubber who launched revenge arson attack on nightclub (Daily Star)

UK police arrest man linked to Islamist extremism (Washington Post - Paywall)

Teen pulled out alive from the rubble 60 hours after landslide in China (Washington Post - Paywall)

Four Young Women Reveal What It's Like To Have An Eating Disorder At Christmas Time (Huffington Post)

ISS crew receives Christmas delivery (BBC)

Door panel saves man buried 67 hours in China landslide (Washington Post - Paywall)

Airplane cleaner killed in blast at Istanbul airport (Washington Post - Paywall)

Afghanistan rushes troops to Sangin as Taliban advance in Helmand video (Guardian)

BREAKING NEWS: Man arrested on suspicion of plotting acts of terrorism (Daily Express)

Man arrested in south London on suspicion of terrorism offences (Guardian)

Tanzanian police seize tusks from about 45 elephants, arrest two suspects (Reuters)

How we cloned our dead boxer dog Dylan video (Guardian)

South Korean court refuses to review WWII treaty with Japan (Washington Post - Paywall)

Police: 3 Israelis wounded in stabbing attack in Jerusalem; 1 assailant killed (Fox News)

UK police arrest man in London in relation to Islamist extremism (Fox News)

Vitriol over refugees and Russia's troll army: below the line in 2015 (Guardian)

'Strictly Come Dancing': Aliona Vilani 'Quit The BBC Series To Start A Family With Husband Vincent Kavanagh', After Winning With Jay McGuiness (Huffington Post)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens tipped to break records in China (Guardian)

Spain: Police search Barcelona home of suspected extremist detained in Switzerland (Fox News)

13 Migrants Drown Off Turkish Coast (New York Times - Paywall)

Despite arrests, Indonesia says terror attack threat remains (Washington Post - Paywall)

Germany cracks down on Balkan migrants (Financial Times - Paywall)

Thai Supreme Court upholds webmaster's conviction for not quickly removing offensive postings (Fox News)

MP demands answers over Muslim family denied entry to USA (Channel4)

Tajikistan bans Christmas and new year celebrations (Guardian)

Man found alive after China landslide (BBC)

Man who beheaded his boss kills himself in French jail (Reuters)

Eyewitness: Magnum photographers' personal best of 2015 (Guardian)

Istanbul airport passenger describes explosions video (Guardian)

Door panel saves man buried 60-plus hours under China landslide; dozens of people missing (Fox News)

EU court deals blow to Scottish move to tackle heavy drinking with minimum alcohol price (Fox News)

Suspect in French factory beheading killed himself (Fox News)

Police Christmas card to criminals borrows from M&S adverts (Guardian)

VIDEO: ISS crew await Christmas delivery (BBC)

Colombian beauty queen philosophical after Miss Universe mishap video (Guardian)

Christmas ruined as storm Eva unleashes THUNDERSNOW on Britain (Daily Star)

Braunstone Town Family Found Living In Garage With No Heating Are Moved To New Home For Christmas (Huffington Post)

Bulgarian Border Police Accused of Abusing Refugees (New York Times - Paywall)

Best travel photo of 2015 is... (CNN)

Germany arrests Syrian man suspected of organizing boat crossing in which 5 migrants drowned (Fox News)

Despite arrests, Indonesia says holiday season terror attack threat remains high (Fox News)

Magnum photographers' best shots of 2015 - in pictures (Guardian)

This takes Christmas wrapping to a whole new level (Daily Star)

Shenzhen landslide survivor dug out after 67 hours under rubble video (Guardian)

Australia deports French man who was found with extremist propaganda (Fox News)

Frenchman who beheaded boss found dead (BBC)

French Police Make 2,700 Raids in Month, Raising Tension With Muslims (New York Times - Paywall)

Russian court orders arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky over contract killing (Reuters)

No Sick Days or Strikes: China Bets on a Robot Revolution (NBC News)

Marcel Hirscher World Cup Skiing Drone Crash Video Is The Most Insane Thing You'll See Today (Huffington Post)

Taliban besiege town, police out of ammo (CNN)

Alan Kurdi's Father Asks World to Open its Doors to Syrians' in Christmas Message (Newsweek Magazine)

Panda Hiding Amongst Snowmen Is A fiendishly Difficult Christmas Challenge (Huffington Post)

If you're angry with clowns selling balloons, don't call 999, say police (Guardian)

Yet another tragic year of guns (CNN)

Watch Nearly 60 Years Of Space Junk Appear Around Earth In Just One Minute (Huffington Post)

Man pulled out alive from China mudslide after three days (Reuters)

2016: The Year of Mental Health (Huffington Post)

Prince Harry uses Battle of Britain snap for Christmas card (Daily Star)

French police arrest 2 in terror plot (CNN)

Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message To Feature Father of Drowned Refugee Boy Alan Kurdi (Huffington Post)

Man found alive after more than 60 hours in China landslide rubble (Fox News)

Domestic Abuse At Christmas: How To Seek Help Or Reach Out To A Loved One In Need (Huffington Post)

Afghan minister: Reinforcements rushed to southern district under Taliban attack (Fox News)

VIDEO: Veterans ready for Christmas in DIY SOS homes (BBC)

Man Who Fantasised About Killing Prince Charles Detained (Newsweek Magazine)

The New Christmas Tradition That No-One Expected in 2015 (Huffington Post)

Police hunt for "Grinch of Chattanooga" (CBS News)

Jewish far-right leader says there's no place for Christmas in Israel (Fox News)

Police called on couple chanting "ISIS" during sex (CBS News)

At least 13 migrants dead as boat sinks off Greek island (Washington Post - Paywall)

Butterfly is critics' top album of 2015 (BBC)

Kim Dotcom reacts to court extradition ruling: 'this is not the last word on the matter' video (Guardian)

VIDEO: Christmas centres for homeless open (BBC)

Queensland health minister calls paramedics to first Christmas road fatality (Guardian)

The people sharing their homes with asylum seekers this Christmas (Guardian)

BREAKING: Anti-terror cops storm airport after blast leaves one dead and others injured (Daily Express)

BREAKING: Explosion at airport believed to be terrorist attack (Daily Star)

Jenson Button And Jessica Michibata Split: Formula One Star And Underwear Model Wife Go Their Separate Ways After One Year of Marriage (Huffington Post)

Matthew Bourne: Not just for Christmas (BBC)

Ten migrants drown off Greek island, coastguard rescues 13 (Reuters)

Calls for Cameron to step in after US bars British Muslim family from Disneyland trip (Guardian)

How footballers celebrate Christmas (BBC)

Poland Passes a Controversial Law That Could Limit the Influence of One of Its Highest Courts (Time Magazine)

Boat carrying migrants to Greece sinks off Aegean island, drowning 10; rescuers seek 2 missing (Fox News)

Violence makes for a somber Christmas in Bethlehem this year (Washington Post - Paywall)

Satellite Eye on Earth: November 2015 - in pictures (Guardian)

Rights activists: Nigerian soldiers killed children in Shiite raids that left hundreds dead (Fox News)

The Lost Boys Star Brooke McCarter Dies at 52 (Time Magazine)

Police ID "Grinch of Chattanooga" package theft suspect (CBS News)

Amnesty: Hundreds of civilians killed by Russian strikes in Syria (CNN)

Iraqi forces attack key ISIS city (CNN)

More nuclear waste hot spots found in Missouri town (CBS News)

Remembering the American service members killed in Afghan bombing (CBS News)

South Korean court refuses to review treaty with Japan that settled WWII compensation matters (Fox News)

Family, Football and Quiet Pride Defined Service Members Killed in Afghanistan (New York Times - Paywall)

Outcry in UK after Muslim family claims US officials stopped them from boarding flight to Los Angeles (Fox News)

America mourns service members killed in Afghanistan (CBS News)

Almost 100,000 migrants stopped at UK border THIS YEAR as shock figures DOUBLE (Daily Express)

Australia Police Arrest Two More Over Terror Plot (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Britain on ALERT for Christmas battering: Forecasters warn THUNDERSNOW is on the way (Daily Express)

Identities revealed for all six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan attack (Reuters)

China says in advanced talks with U.S. on five graft suspects (Reuters)

Man arrested over threat to shoot friend who revealed Star Wars spoiler (Guardian)

Hong Kong police charge five over legislature blast (Reuters)

Alive! Man Rescued After 60 Hours in China Landslide (NBC News)

New Mexicos gov. seems drunk in new police audio (CBS News)

East Coast expecting warm, not White Christmas (CBS News)

Drake and Josh star arrested for 'driving under the influence' (Daily Star)

Venezuela's lame duck congress backs supreme court appointments, defying opposition (Fox News)

Australia deports French man found with extremist material (Washington Post - Paywall)

Dying Pakistani student's family granted visas to visit, after immigration U-turn (Guardian)

Man walks 40km for help after group stranded in NT floodwaters (Guardian)

Grinches on bikes swipe items from Christmas display (CBS News)

Fury as ANOTHER Christmas advert gets banned from cinemas for featuring Nativity scene (Daily Express)

Man Who Loaned Gun to Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Time Already Served (Time Magazine)

French man accused of having extremist material detained in Australia days after Paris attacks (Fox News)

A Man Has Been Found Alive After 60 Hours Buried in China Landslide (Time Magazine)

Pictures Of The Day: The Best Images From Around The World On Wednesday 23rd December 2015 (Huffington Post)

Poland's government carries through on threat to constitutional court (Guardian)

Shenzhen landslide: survivor found after 67 hours buried under rubble (Guardian)

EU gets 1 million migrants in 2015, smugglers seen making $1 billion (Reuters)

Two arrested in Sydney raids linked to alleged plot to attack naval base (Guardian)

China: Man Pulled Alive from Landslide in Shenzhen (Newsweek Magazine)

The 10 stories that defined our year (CNN)

Iraqi forces pursue attack on Ramadi (BBC)

Christmas Around the World (New York Times - Paywall)

Man Held Decades in Colorado for Rape He Denies Walks Free (NBC News)

Victoria police seek victims of sexual assault at St Patrick's cathedral (Guardian)

Ten of the best drone photos of 2015 (BBC)

Man Held for Decades for Rape He Denies Goes Free (Time Magazine)

'I was there': Your stories of 2015 (BBC)

How to spot dementia in a loved one (BBC)

10 Rules for a safe cyber Christmas (BBC)

Decades-old Christmas pud 'amazing' (BBC)

VIDEO: Mog's Christmas Comeback (BBC)

Why is one county handing down one in six US death sentences? (BBC)

Christmas cancelled: Teacher's outrage as school officials TAKE DOWN festive tree (Daily Express)

Traffic chaos as Brits head off to see friends and family for Christmas (Daily Star)

WATCH: Sexy porn star jailed after 136mph car chase while high on meth (Daily Star)

Greedy landlord caught renting unheated GARAGE to family with six-year-old child for £400 (Daily Express)

Russia: Police Raid Offices of Putin Critic Khodorkovsky (Newsweek Magazine)

Glasgow unites to remember victims of the bin lorry tragedy one year on (Daily Express)

Alan Kurdi's father to give Channel 4 Christmas Day message (Guardian)

Tumour boy is given hope of having family in revolutionary treatment (Daily Express)

Sprout the runaway turkey lives to see another Christmas after poultry farm jailbreak (Daily Express)

Gay man avoids extradition to UAE because of their 'unfair justice system' (Daily Express)

Jenson Button and model Jessica Michibata split less than a year after getting married (Daily Express)

MP calls on Cameron to challenge US after officials refused Muslim family entry (Daily Express)

SAVED FOR CHRISTMAS: Puppies rescued from squalid conditions as police raid 'puppy farm' (Daily Express)

Police arrest woman who 'tried to use FAKE pregnancy belly to carry out suicide attack' (Daily Express)

Christmas shoppers stuck for up to six hours in Bluewater car park queues (Guardian)

7 more nuclear waste "hot spots" found in St. Louis suburb (CBS News)

Bahamas Man Accused of Hacking Celebs to Steal Scripts and Naked Photos (Newsweek Magazine)

French police foil attack in Orleans - interior minister (Reuters)

Greek Parliament legalizes same-sex civil partnerships after European Court condemnation (Fox News)

Europe: Smugglers Made $1 Billion Off Migrants in 2015 (Newsweek Magazine)

Australian police arrest two more men over alleged attack plot (Reuters)

Muslims shield Christians in bus attack (CNN)

Polish parliament passes contentious amendment to top court law (Reuters)

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland (Guardian)

Man 'shoplifted sex toys because he was too embarrassed to buy them' (Daily Star)

Polish lawmakers pass contested law on constitutional court (Washington Post - Paywall)

The year in pictures 2015 (CBS News)

Stella Creasy Claims British Muslim Family Was Barred From Flying To US With No Explanation Or Refund (Huffington Post)

5 burning Star Wars questions (spoiler!) (CNN)

Polish parliament passes contested legislation on constitutional court (Washington Post - Paywall)

Latest details on six Americans killed in Afghan suicide bombing (CBS News)

Vile thug launched savage attack on double amputee OAP with shopping basket (Daily Star)

Dear Single Mum This Christmas (Huffington Post)

Gay Briton Michael Halliday Wins Court Fight To Avoid Extradition To Dubai On Theft Charge (Huffington Post)

Some police still dismissive of online abuse, says watchdog (Guardian)

How to Enjoy Christmas Without Becoming a Crazed Food Monster (Huffington Post)

Election Results in Spain Are a Stinging End to Europe's Year (New York Times - Paywall)

When Cancer Meets Christmas (Huffington Post)

France says it foiled jihadi attack near Orleans (Washington Post - Paywall)

What makes a good Christmas song? (CNN)

There Were More Than a Million Tweets About the Musical Hamilton' This Year (Newsweek Magazine)

Arsenal Being Title Favourites in December Is Ruining Christmas (Huffington Post)

Bagram suicide attack: trailblazer for gay US service members among six killed (Guardian)

UK man who wrote of killing prince detained indefinitely (Washington Post - Paywall)

Muslims shield Christian passengers in militant attack on Kenyan bus (Washington Post - Paywall)

France tightens church security for Christmas (CBS News)

German man 'must destroy naked images' (BBC)

Immigration department refuses visas for family of dying Pakistani student (Guardian)

Man who lent gun to Boston Marathon bomber to be freed from prison (Guardian)

Man jumps into zoo's tiger den (CNN)

France says it foiled jihadi attack near city of Orleans, has arrested 2 suspects (Fox News)

No Merry Christmas in Bethlehem (CNN)

Tel Aviv's bus depot now a hub for Christmas trees and Santa suits (Washington Post - Paywall)

Footie star Joey Barton shoots down ex-teammate Jamie Tandy after woman attack (Daily Star)

Campaign Ad Spending Tops $111 Million in 2015 (NBC News)

British man who fantasized about killing Prince Charles detained indefinitely (Fox News)

U.S. says China laws would harm, not help, fight against terrorism (Reuters)

Woman Killed on Vegas Strip Was Devoted Mom of Three (NBC News)

Migrants Find an Edge in Germany's Economy Through Language (New York Times - Paywall)

Groundbreaking lesbian Air Force officer killed in Afghanistan (Reuters)

Depp 'most overpaid actor' of 2015 (BBC)

Family of U.S. aid worker killed in Afghanistan speaks out (CBS News)

Planned terror attack targeting French police foiled, official says (Fox News)

Two Florida Teenagers Found Dead in Garage: Cops (NBC News)

Journalist Says China May Expel Her for Article on Uighurs (New York Times - Paywall)

Morrissey's Christmas Album Is Here (Huffington Post)

Staying Safe Online at Christmas (And Beyond) (Huffington Post)

Swedish court gives life sentence to Eritrean asylum-seeker for stabbing 2 people to death (Fox News)

Report: More than 1 million migrants arrive in Europe in 2015 (CBS News)

Prince Ali Courts China in FIFA President Bid (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Al-Shabaab bus attack (Channel4)

Man accused of Kung Fu Panda fraud (BBC)

How a Record Number of Migrants Made Their Way to Europe (New York Times - Paywall)

More than 1 million migrants crossed into Europe in 2015, migration organization says (Los Angeles Times)

SpaceX rocket nails landing - video (Channel4)

NYPD detective among 6 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan (CBS News)

Covering the tough stories in 2015 (CBS News)

Oil slides to 11-year low, SpaceX soars and the Death Star dismissed (Financial Times - Paywall)

Famed human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang sentenced in China (Los Angeles Times)

China human rights lawyer convicted (Financial Times - Paywall)

Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 (BBC)

Christmas dinner 'to cost less in 2015' (BBC)

6 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack were Americans (Los Angeles Times)

2015: The year in pictures (CBS News)

Retired French policeman detained after fake bomb found on Air France flight (Los Angeles Times)

Indian court rejects more jail time for man convicted as a minor in 2012 gang rape (Los Angeles Times)

China seeks to turn entertainers into moral models (Los Angeles Times)

Dozens missing as buildings collapse in southern China landslide (Los Angeles Times)

Quiz of the Year: 52 weeks 52 questions, part one (BBC)

Katie Steckles reveals the science behind wrapping Christmas presents (Daily Mail)

X Factor's Louisa Johnson watches NHS Choir and Justin Bieber battle for Christmas No1 (Daily Mail)

PIPPA MIDDLETON's top 50 tips for a Happy Christmas revealed (Daily Mail)

Advertising chiefs ban Christmas Starts with Christ advert from cinemas (Daily Mail)

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco release their first family Christmas card (Daily Mail)

Awkward Family Photos reveal some of the WORST Christmas pictures (Daily Mail)

Watch kids cry in Santa's lap as parents try to capture a Christmas family photo (Daily Mail)

Healthy Christmas drinking tips say Champagne IS best and avoid beer (Daily Mail)

Migrant wins £300k jackpot in Spain's 'Fat One' Christmas lottery (Daily Mail)

Schoolgirl Amelia Collier gives away her toys to the Salvation Army for Christmas (Daily Mail)

Prince Harry releases Christmas card showing his meeting with WW2 veteran (Daily Mail)

Commuters on the 8.08am to Cardiff throw Christmas party on their way to work (Daily Mail)

Jewish extremist calls for Israel to ban Christmas following Sultan of Brunei's decision to jail Muslims who celebrate the festivities (Daily Mail)

Bluewater Christmas shoppers endure a SIX HOUR wait to get out of the shopping centre (Daily Mail)

Transport networks braced for Christmas as millions hit the roads (Daily Mail)

CCTV video shows burglars swipe gifts from under Christmas tree (Daily Mail)

Fitness First tells you what it takes to burn off those Christmas treats (Daily Mail)

Cornwall pensioner Peter Campbell treated 50 strangers to £2k Christmas dinner (Daily Mail)

Hungarian artist Gergely Dud s's Christmas puzzle sweeps Facebook (Daily Mail)

Marriage Foundation's SIR PAUL COLERIDGE on the impact divorce has on children at Christmas (Daily Mail)

Royal Mail reveal some of the letters sent by children to Father Christmas (Daily Mail)

Aylan Kurdi's father Abdullah to deliver Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 (Daily Mail)

David Cameron, SamCam and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini attend Steve Hilton's Christmas party (Daily Mail)

McKenzie Doig poses for Christmas photo on the SAME Santa's lap for 19 years (Daily Mail)

Search for NHS patient who sent heartfelt Christmas message to staff (Daily Mail)

UK weather to see storms on Christmas Eve as more floods hit Cumbria (Daily Mail)

Roquetas de Mar scoop £300,000 each in the Spanish Christmas lottery (Daily Mail)

Islamic nation of Somalia follows Sultan of Brunei and bans Christmas (Daily Mail)

Imgur user poses as a WHOLE family for Christmas card to mark year alone (Daily Mail)

Little Christmas cheer for George Osborne as Britain's economy grows slower than expected (Daily Mail)

Redditch's Christmas market may be the worst in the UK with just 3 stalls (Daily Mail)

Rare Full Cold Moon will brighten the sky on Christmas day: Lunar event is the first in 38 years - and it won't happen again until 2034 (Daily Mail)

UK high streets ready for busiest day of the year as shoppers buy Christmas provisions (Daily Mail)

Video sees families at London Heathrow reuniting in Love Actually Christmas scenes (Daily Mail)

Have blow-up bed, will sleep ANYWHERE! Families reveal creative ways they make extra room for guests at Christmas (and some very retro duvet covers) (Daily Mail)

Megan Clara becomes a porn star to buy her son Christmas gifts (Daily Mail)

FEMAIL compares Waitrose, Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons and Sainsbury's' Christmas turkeys (Daily Mail)

Good Christmas party? Hilarious video of drunk man emerging from pub cellar at 5am dazed and confused (Daily Mail)

Squirrels gets in the Christmas spirit by handing a pinecone to its friend (Daily Mail)

Terminally ill Sophie Jackson who celebrated Christmas Day early has died (Daily Mail)

Father can't cook son Christmas dinner as B&Q left him with no kitchen (Daily Mail)

Papiss Cisse spreads Christmas cheer by opening up his home and handing out presents to young Newcastle United fans (Daily Mail)

911 call of girl who thought she ruined Christmas by touching elf on the shelf (Daily Mail)

Boston Dynamics Christmas video shows military robots as reindeers (Daily Mail)

Justin Bieber and the NHS Choir are almost neck-and-neck in the race for the Christmas Number One with just 662 sales separating them (Daily Mail)

Royal Navy warship returns to Portsmouth from Gulf mission for Christmas (Daily Mail)

Chocolate to Switzerland, potatoes to Slovakia and sprouts to Brussels: How our Christmas dinner is sold around the globe (Daily Mail)

Sweden's blooming Princess Sofia shows off a new shorter hairstyle - and a growing bump - as she enjoys a Christmas concert in Stockholm (Daily Mail)

London's roads are empty during rush hour as millions of Britons embark on the great Christmas getaway (Daily Mail)

Scrooge? Jeremy Corbyn cancels the traditional Christmas Eve message to Britain and plans to mark new year instead (Daily Mail)

Grimsby man forced to wear Christmas jumper to court to avoid being jailed (Daily Mail)

Photographer Bernard Russo reveals what Christmas is like in Iran (Daily Mail)

Families fight so much at Christmas due to 'hypercopresence' (Daily Mail)

All they wanted for Christmas was a pair of feet... and their wish came true! Brothers born with no toes get their first prosthetics - and can now play football pain-free (Daily Mail)

Mexican gang humiliate a homeless man by forcing him to strip on video (Daily Mail)

Jeremy Vine reported to BBC for equality breach after saying he had MAN FLU (Daily Mail)

NatWest repays Grantham man who was conned out of £23k by cash machine thieves (Daily Mail)

Reading man seen walking through industrial estate completely naked (Daily Mail)

Bahamas man accused of hacking celebs' emails and stealing movie and TV scripts and sex tapes (Daily Mail)

Laura Pesterfield killed after Norfolk crash with two nephews fighting for life (Daily Mail)

Tian Zeming pulled from Chinese mudslide in Shenzhen feared to have killed 76 (Daily Mail)

Yassin Salhi who killed Herve Cornara in 'jihadist attack' hanged himself in French prison (Daily Mail)

Turkish worker killed in explosion at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport (Daily Mail)

Amnesty International claims Russia has killed at least 200 civilians in Syria (Daily Mail)

Audi driver Matthew Scrimshaw who killed Iris Higginson is jailed for 12 years (Daily Mail)

National Geographic Magazine's annual 'Photo of the Day' 2015 roundup (Daily Mail)

One MILLION migrants have now entered Europe in 2015 (Daily Mail)

Luke Cameron spent 2015 helping 45 charities across the UK (Daily Mail)

Magnum's best photos of 2015 including Cuban street vendors and bikini-clad grannies (Daily Mail)

ISIS mortar attack on all-girls school in Syria kills nine children (Daily Mail)

Anonymous launches cyber attack on Turkey and accuses it of ISIS support (Daily Mail)

'Muslims protected Christians' during attack on Kenyan bus by Al-Shabaab (Daily Mail)

Avocado sales soar to £142m in past year which is £9m more than oranges (Daily Mail)

Ex- Somerset Teacher of the Year Pepe Hart resigns amid bullying claims (Daily Mail)

2015 Travel Photographer of the Year awards' winner is Marsel van Oosten (Daily Mail)

Jenson Button and wife Jessica split up after one year of marriage (Daily Mail)

JP Morgan and Bank of America among banks that paid no UK corporation tax last year (Daily Mail)

How David and Victoria Beckham made £65MILLION last year through fashion sales and image rights (Daily Mail)

Mum-of-three who wore a charity shop outfit EVERY day this year raises £40,000 (Daily Mail)

Migrants in Calais are determined to reach Britain in the New Year (Daily Mail)

Jenson Button and Jessica Michibata split up after one year of marriage (Daily Mail)

One in four e-cigs will be banned in Britain next year after being branded too strong in European Court ruling (Daily Mail)

2 unidentified traces of DNA found in al-Hilli family car in France (Daily Mail)

Santa tells 3 boys that they are officially adopted by their new family (Daily Mail)

Danish royal family DENIES Australian lifeguard saved Prince Christian's life (Daily Mail)

Aliona Vilani quit Strictly Come Dancing 'to start family with husband Vincent Kavanagh' (Daily Mail)

Why do millennials prefer Ikea to family heirlooms? MARK PALMER asks (Daily Mail)

David Cameron to look into Muslim family banned from visiting Disneyland in California (Daily Mail)

Schoolboy, 9, with inoperable brain tumour has tissue frozen so one day he can become a dad: Nathan becomes first person in Britain to have experimental treatment (Daily Mail)

National Literacy Trust finds one in eight children have never been given a book (Daily Mail)

Sex slave Alicia reveals she gave birth at 13 and the father was one of 80 men (Daily Mail)

Burglar in Chen Village, south China is tied to a tree and publicly shamed (Daily Mail)

Triassic-age fossils used to make cheap building bricks in China (Daily Mail)

Cristiano Ronaldo the host... Real Madrid star gives guided tour of £4.8m mansion (Daily Mail)

YouTube star Raphael Gomes's Uber driver watched videos while driving (Daily Mail)

Rugby star Brett Ferres's ex Amanda Box gets her revenge on Twitter (Daily Mail)

Silver Star Yachting reveal the most outrageous requests from their clients (Daily Mail)

Czech porn star Sona Muellerova jailed after driving while high on meth (Daily Mail)

US military could soon IMPLANT memories into other people in Star Trek-style 'mind melds' (Daily Mail)

Damilola Taylor was friends with Star Wars actor John Boyega (Daily Mail)

North Wales baker creates model of Star Wars Jedi master Yoda (Daily Mail)

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano says Star Wars 7 fails spectacularly' (Daily Mail)

Please just die': New York film critic receives abuse after his negative review of Star Wars brings out the dark side in fans (Daily Mail)

Phillip Nicholson's death investigated by Police Complaints Commission (Daily Mail)

Met Police release list of year's worst time-wasting 999 calls (Daily Mail)

Gwent Police hunt for fugitive Lewis Thompson hit by Facebook comments about his big head (Daily Mail)

His career just went up in flames! Police officers forced to run for their lives when pile of fireworks they had confiscated sets alight (Daily Mail)

Briton Andrew Johnson ordered to court in France after attacker claims he was hurt (Daily Mail)

Minimum alcohol pricing is 'ILLEGAL': Scottish drinks industry claims victory after European Court blow to the SNP (Daily Mail)

Madonna goes to court to force ex-husband Guy Ritchie to return son Rocco, 15, to New York after teen says he wants to stay with Dad in England' (Daily Mail)

Sheet music written by Beethoven found in Connecticut home nets $100K (Daily Mail)

KFC popcorn chicken meal hides a MAGGOT found by mum in Durham (Daily Mail)

Beauty queen Natalie Gentle who fell into prostitution has been found dead (Daily Mail)

China's Jade Rabbit rover finds new type of rock found on the moon (Daily Mail)

Ewen Reynolds found guilty of hacking Zac Evans to death with a machete outside a pub (Daily Mail)

Woman whose suicidal depression couldn't be cured by drugs is found to have a BRAIN TUMOUR (Daily Mail)

Body of a barmaid 'stabbed to death by her jealous husband was found dumped in woodland by a medium' (Daily Mail)

'Extinct' short nose and leaf scaled sea snake found off the Western Australian coast (Daily Mail)

The weather's turtley tropical! Three-foot loggerhead turtle normally found in the Caribbean washes up on British beach (Daily Mail)

Man loses his balance after friend ripped his trousers off for a prank video (Daily Mail)

Tennessee boy refuses to give baby brother back to his mom on Facebook video (Daily Mail)

Prisoners who made rap video on phone have sentences extended (Daily Mail)

Yodel delivery drivers caught on video throwing parcels into the back of van (Daily Mail)

Woman's racist rant against KFC staff in Ashton-under-Lyne caught on video (Daily Mail)

Clever crow video reveals the birds making 'hunting hooks' in the wild (Daily Mail)

Dashcam owners video shows moment Australia child is hit by a car (Daily Mail)

Life of Pi animal trainer is caught on video 'savagely beating a Siberian tiger' (Daily Mail)

William GJ Gerard proposes in scene from Love Actually in this video (Daily Mail)

Vine video shows a kitten bite a woman's lip as they play together (Daily Mail)

Qantas video reveals what it's like to land a Boeing 747 (Daily Mail)

Nasa video shows how muscle and tissue behave in extreme conditions (Daily Mail)

YouTube video shows 'fleet of UFOs' flying above Santiago, Chile (Daily Mail)

As 1m migrants enter the EU this year, number trying to enter the UK doubles (Daily Mail)

Calais lorry drivers threatened by migrants with guns, knives and hammers (Daily Mail)

Afghan migrants set up homeless camp at the site of Paris attacks memorial (Daily Mail)