Friday, 25th December 2015

World News

Snow flurries make for a white Christmas in Las Vegas (CBS News)

Airstrike kills top rebel commander in Syria (CBS News)

How one homeless family beat the odds this holiday season (CBS News)

UPDATE 2- ?Tens ? killed in Nigeria Christmas Eve gas plant explosion - presidency (Washington Post - Paywall)

Powerful Syrian Rebel Leader Reported Killed in Airstrike (New York Times - Paywall)

Iraqi forces consolidate position ahead of final push against Ramadi (Reuters)

Erdogan 'talks man out of suicide' (BBC)

Steve Harvey Embraces Miss Universe Flub With Christmas Post (Time Magazine)

Mother and baby son reported missing on Christmas Eve found 'safe and well' (Guardian)

Queen Elizabeths Christmas message offers hope in "moments of darkness" (CBS News)

Christmas around the world (CBS News)

Turkey's President Stops Man From Jumping Off Bridge, Office Says (Time Magazine)

Leader of powerful Syrian rebel group killed in airstrike (Guardian)

One Kenyan police officer dead after Somali Islamist twin attacks (Reuters)

Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike in Damascus suburb (Reuters)

Syrian rebel leader reported killed in air strike (CNN)

Boxing Day bonanza: Sales war madness as stores braced to handle 25m bargain hunters (Daily Star)

Firefighters rescue Christmas dinner (BBC)

Arson at Bill Clinton's first home (CNN)

Major fears over missing mum and 10-month-old son since Christmas Eve (Daily Star)

Missing mum and 10-month-old son since Christmas Eve have been found safe and well (Daily Star)

Fears over missing mum and her baby son who vanished on Christmas Eve shopping trip (Daily Express)

NBA stars' PSA against gun violence a first-of-its-kind power move (Guardian)

Pope Calls for Mercy in Christmas Day Prayer (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

First visit in a decade (CNN)

FedEx misses Christmas Eve deliveries, blames weather (CBS News)

'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas Special: Harry Judd Crowned Winner, As Abbey Clancy And Tom Chambers Also Return To Ballroom (Huffington Post)

Pope urges Christmas prayers for Syria, Libya peace (Los Angeles Times)

Jailed Washington Post correspondent has Christmas meal with family (Washington Post - Paywall)

NHS Choir score Christmas number one (BBC)

Southern states rocked by deadly Christmas weather (CBS News)

Turkish president 'talks man out of jumping off bridge' in Istanbul (Guardian)

You better Belieb it: NHS Choir beat Justin to Christmas No 1 spot (Daily Star)

Top Syrian rebel killed in airstrike near Damascus (Washington Post - Paywall)

Erdogan's office says he stopped man from jumping off bridge (Washington Post - Paywall)

Israeli police say they killed Palestinian attempting ramming attack (Reuters)

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan: US troops celebrate at Bagram Air Field (Fox News)

Russia's Christmas Celebrations are Yet to Come (Newsweek Magazine)

Unusually Warm Christmas Sets Records on East Coast (Time Magazine)

Top commander of Syrian rebel forces group killed in Russian airstrike (Daily Express)

Queens Christmas message notes "moments of darkness" (CBS News)

Brits' happy booze year Minimum price for alcohol 'illegal' (Daily Star)

Syrian rebel commander reportedly killed in Russian airstrike (Washington Post - Paywall)

Syrian Rebel Leader Killed in Airstrike (Time Magazine)

FedEx Is Delivering Packages on Christmas to Make Up for Delays (Time Magazine)

Man dies after being arrested in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (Guardian)

Bishop T.D. Jakes on Christmas and the power of belief (CBS News)

This Morning from CBS News, Dec. 25, 2015 (CBS News)

Survivors of violent storms across the south thankful to see another Christmas (Guardian)

Warmest Christmas on record for parts of U.S. (CBS News)

Turkish president talked man out of jumping off bridge, officials say (Fox News)

Top stories: Pope Francis holiday greeting, tornado aftermath (CBS News)

Suspected Arson Fire Damages Bill Clinton's Childhood Home (Time Magazine)

U.S. Officials Say ISIS Sanctions Organ Harvesting from Live Captives (Newsweek Magazine)

Pope notes world torn by "murderous evil," war, poverty (CBS News)

How brave Betty is beating all the odds after being heartlessly abandoned at Christmas (Daily Express)

Girl Who Lost Family in Fire Receives 1 Million Christmas Cards (Time Magazine)

Is ISIS losing in Iraq? (CNN)

British WW2 hero tells of the day he took to the skys and bombed Hitler's home (Daily Express)

West Bank: Israeli Police Say They Killed Palestinian Car Attacker (Newsweek Magazine)

Shameless benefits mum-of-eight lands a whopping Christmas present new four-bed home (Daily Star)

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Roadkill expert tucks into dead DOLPHIN for Christmas dinner (Daily Star)

CHRISTMAS MURDER PROBE: Man stabbed to death in home after row (Daily Star)

Air Strike Kills Top Syrian Rebel Leader (Newsweek Magazine)

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Will Be Used to Build Homes (Time Magazine)

Rockefeller Christmas tree's lumber slated for Habitat for Humanity homes (Guardian)

WATCH: Russian fighter jets smash ISIS oil tankers after spotting 12,000 at Turkish border (Daily Express)

Experience: I spent Christmas on hunger strike in a Tunisian prison (Guardian)

VIDEO: Moment choir beat Bieber to number one (BBC)

Syrian rebel commander battling Assad regime killed in airstrike (Fox News)

Photo highlights of the day: Festive fun and celebration around the world (Guardian)

A look back at Pope Francis remarkable year (CBS News)

Christmas miracle as family beats cancer twice in one year (Daily Express)

India's Modi Makes First Visit to Pakistan, Meets With Sharif (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Pope's Christmas Day homily condemns 'monstrous evil' fuelling refugee crisis (Guardian)

Deadpool Gives Fans 2 New Trailers for Christmas (Time Magazine)

India's Modi arrives in Pakistan on first visit as premier (Washington Post - Paywall)

Christmas celebrated around the world (CNN)

Did WWI Christmas football truce happen? (CNN)

Shirtless Santas, sunbathers and surfers: Christmas on Bondi Beach (Daily Express)

Radiohead Releases Unused James Bond Theme Song for Christmas (Time Magazine)

Top Syrian rebel commander killed in airstrike near the capital Damascus (Fox News)

Twitter reacts to 'Star Wars reference' in Queen's Christmas message (Daily Star)

'Tens' killed in Nigeria Christmas Eve gas plant explosion: presidency (Reuters)

Queen's Christmas message: light will overcome darkness (Guardian)

VIDEO: The Queen's Christmas message (BBC)

Queen's Speech 2015 Queen remembers ISIS victims and celebrates her growing family (Daily Express)

Tornadoes cast pall over Christmas in South (CBS News)

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast in Full (Huffington Post)

In Christmas Message, Pope Francis Urges the World to Unite to End ISIS Atrocities (Newsweek Magazine)

Gas tanker truck fire kills more than 100 people in Nigeria (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. reports 31 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Reuters)

Deadly Christmas Eve Gas Explosion Rocks Nigeria (Newsweek Magazine)

Vile Christmas card sent to girl, 11, posted online by 'sickened' mum (Daily Express)

Reforming Pope urges tradition (CNN)

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard spotted Christmas shopping in POUNDLAND (Daily Star)

ISIS Boast of Counterattacks as Coalition Airstrikes Hit Ramadi (Newsweek Magazine)

U.S. Troops Celebrate Christmas Around the World (NBC News)

ISIS releases 25 Christian hostages in Syria, activists say (Fox News)

Royals attend Christmas church service (BBC)

Boxing Day sales: What time do Westfield, Bluewater and Trafford Centre open? (Daily Star)

NHS Choir Beats Justin Bieber To Christmas Number One With Coldplay/Simon And Garfunkel Mash 'A Bridge Over You' (Huffington Post)

Boxing Day shoppers at risk of Paris style terror attack, ISIS expert warns (Daily Star)

Accusations fly over Saudi hospital fire that killed 24 (Reuters)

Archbishop calls ISIS 'the King Herod of today' during scathing Christmas Day service (Daily Express)

Bomb attack on Bangladesh mosque kills one, wounds dozen (Reuters)

Australians flee bushfires as homes burn on Christmas Day (Reuters)

VIDEO: NHS song secures number one spot (BBC)

Britain braced for MORE Christmas rain after Storm Eva causes havoc (Daily Star)

Pope backs peace efforts in message (BBC)

Lust over the most indulgent items in the world (CNN)

As ISIS grows in Afghanistan, Russia seeks help from Taliban (CNN)

Nigeria gas blast kills people lining up to refill cylinders for Christmas (Guardian)

VIDEO: Pope speaks out against terrorism (BBC)

Pope Calls in Christmas Message for Unity Against Militant Atrocities (New York Times - Paywall)

Pope issues Christmas indulgence to spread message of mercy (Washington Post - Paywall)

Teenager killed in Christmas Eve crash (BBC)

See the stunning Full Cold Moon TONIGHT after it lights sky for rare Christmas spectacle (Daily Express)

Indian PM Modi In First Visit To Pakistan For Over A Decade (Newsweek Magazine)

Christmas Day hit-and-run leaves one man seriously injured (Guardian)

11 People Who Got Completely Screwed Over On Christmas Morning (Huffington Post)

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas Sermon (Huffington Post)

Blast in Bangladesh mosque kills suspected bomber; 3 wounded (Washington Post - Paywall)

Boxing Day sales: What time do John Lewis, Currys PC World, M&S and Debenhams open? (Daily Star)

Stories of 2015: Man who identified Cecil the lion's killer vows death will not be in vain (Guardian)

Royals arrive at church for Christmas service as crowds gather (Daily Express)

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn Campaign Is Helping Alleviate Loneliness This Christmas (Huffington Post)

Pope Contrasts Jesus' Birth, Excess in Christmas Eve Homily (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

VIDEO: Working with the animals over Christmas (BBC)

Pope encourages UN-backed peace deals for Syria, Libya, praises those who welcome migrants (Fox News)

Modi heads to Pakistan in first visit by Indian PM in over decade (Reuters)

The highs and lows of being a Christmas Day worker (BBC)

Why does the world really need a 1-km tower? (CNN)

Christmas Day online shop set for record (BBC)

Katie Hopkins Tweeted Something Positive - And Twitter Responded With Christmas Joy (Huffington Post)

How Kournikova seduced the world (CNN)

Explosion in Bangladesh mosque kills suspected bomber, wounds 3; minority sect targeted (Fox News)

So bad they're good: Ten of the WEIRDEST Christmas adverts (Daily Star)

Pope Chides Intoxication with Consumerism' in Christmas Eve Homily (Time Magazine)

Christmas with The Krays: Secret letters reveal how twins sent festive cards from prison (Daily Star)

Christmas Day flood warnings prompt meeting of emergency Cobra committee (Guardian)

Syrians spending first Christmas in UK (BBC)

UK plans rare Christmas emergency session due to flooding (Washington Post - Paywall)

The Queen Set To Inspire With Christmas Message About 'Love And Happiness' Winning Over 'Darkness' (Huffington Post)

Seven killed in Turkish military clash with Kurdish militants - army (Reuters)

Syrian minister says world powers must stop fighters entering from Turkey and Jordan (Reuters)

Christmas Pranks To Liven Up Your Festive Season (Huffington Post)

Is the Earth flat? Thousands believe madcap theory world is REALLY a dome-topped disc (Daily Express)

Nigerians killed in huge gas plant blast (BBC)

Congo: Cargo plane overshoots runway, kills 7 (Washington Post - Paywall)

10 Things Your Baby Will Play With More Than Her Christmas Presents (Huffington Post)

Christmas marked around the world (BBC)

18 Things It's Only Acceptable To Do On Christmas Day (Huffington Post)

19 Things That Inevitably Happen On Christmas Day When You Have Kids (Huffington Post)

Here's What It's Like To Be Young And Homeless At Christmas (Huffington Post)

Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message to the world: Light can triumph over darkness (Fox News)

Christmas as a Refugee: Personal Stories from the UK, Calais and Lesvos (Huffington Post)

The Christmas Message WE Would Like to See (Huffington Post)

Palestinian police arrest 2 suspected Islamic radicals in Christmas tree arson in West Bank (Fox News)

UK's emergency ministers will hold rare Christmas Day session to address flooding (Fox News)

Christmas in Calais means dinner cooked by Jamie Oliver chef and 10 TONNES of presents (Daily Express)

Calais Refugee Camp Christmas Wishlist Is For Simple Things And You Can Help (Huffington Post)

Violence Overshadows Christmas in Bethlehem (NBC News)

Christmas MIRACLE for neglected pony who finds happy ending in new home (Daily Express)

Did WWI Christmas truce soccer game happen? (CNN)

British couple survive shipwreck and travel barefoot for 3 days to get home for Christmas (Daily Express)

Fourteen killed in heavy US storms (BBC)

BRITAIN'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE: Mum lost limbs as flu turned into organ failure BUT SURVIVED (Daily Express)

DraftKings files lawsuit against Illinois attorney general (CBS News)

Downton goes up against EastEnders (BBC)

2 Palestinians arrested in West Bank Christmas tree arson (Fox News)

Gas Tanker Truck Fire Kills More Than 100 People in Nigeria (Time Magazine)

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at Vatican (CBS News)

REVEALED: The worst places to be Christian this Christmas (Daily Express)

Bristol Palin welcomes baby girl just in time for Christmas (CBS News)

Tanker-Truck Fire Kills More Than 100 (NBC News)

The NBA takes aim against gun violence (CBS News)

Nigerian Gas Truck Fire Kills More Than 100 (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Silent Night: Despite violence, Christmas in Bethlehem goes on (Fox News)

Special Forces reportedly recover ISIS fatwa supporting organ harvesting (Fox News)

At least 100 killed in Nigeria gas tanker truck fire (Fox News)

Gas tanker truck fire kills more than 100 people in Nigeria on Christmas Eve (Washington Post - Paywall)

2015: The Year of Tech Industry Job Perks (NBC News)

Malcolm Turnbull gets a warm welcome at Wayside Chapel Christmas party (Guardian)

Mike Bowers: spills, bills and Choppergate. Australia's political year in pictures (Guardian)

Christmas Day in the NBA: 5 Games to Look For (NBC News)

Classic toys still a must-have at Christmas time (CBS News)

200 Al-Shabab Fighters Pledge Allegiance to ISIS (Time Magazine)

World Briefing: Spain: A Change in Fortunes for African Migrants (New York Times - Paywall)

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man at Charlotte Mall (NBC News)

World Briefing: Indonesia: Boat Disaster's Toll Rises (New York Times - Paywall)

You just can't miss these Christmas lights (CNN)

World Briefing: Japan: Court Paves Way for Utility to Restart 2 More Nuclear Reactors (New York Times - Paywall)

Janet Jackson Postpones World Tour to Have Surgery (Time Magazine)

Queen Elizabeth's Christmas Message: Light Can Triumph Over Darkness (Time Magazine)

World Briefing: Germany: After a Tearful Moment, a Girl's Permit to Stay Is Extended (New York Times - Paywall)

Pope celebrates midnight Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican (CBS News)

World Briefing: Cyprus: A Holiday Wish for Peace in 2 Languages (New York Times - Paywall)

One Killed in North Carolina Mall Shooting (Time Magazine)

World Briefing: Arab League Condemns Abduction of Qataris by Armed Group in Iraq (New York Times - Paywall)

Fire sweeps through Saudi hospital, at least 24 dead (Reuters)

NBA players take a stand against gun violence in powerful ad (CBS News)

Rabbits, GWAR, 'Nosferatu': The Year in Weird, Wacky News (NBC News)

Australia's north braces for Christmas cyclone as bushfires threaten south (Guardian)

One dead after Christmas Eve shootout at packed North Carolina shopping mall (Guardian)

Hear Green Day's New Christmas Song, Xmas Time of Year' (Time Magazine)

Reports: Gunman shot and killed in North Carolina mall (CBS News)

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Clouds Christmas in Bethlehem (Time Magazine)

World intoxicated by consumerism - Pope (BBC)

Pope Francis Celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at Vatican (NBC News)

A Christmas of despair for Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon (Washington Post - Paywall)

Pope Francis attacks consumerist society in midnight mass at Vatican (Guardian)

Official: 200 militants split from al-Shabab, pledge allegiance to ISIS (CBS News)

Christians face elimination by Isis in Middle East, says archbishop (Guardian)

WWI Christmas Day truce of 1914 was iconic - but what happened a year later? (Daily Express)

Queen's Speech 2015: 'The world has had to confront moments of darkness this year' (Daily Express)

UK cities at risk of BOXING DAY terror attack - and what to do if ISIS strikes (Daily Express)

Has ISIS shot themselves in the foot? Jihadis have 'brought Russia and West CLOSER' (Daily Express)

A look back at the Royal Family's most memorable moments of 2015 (Daily Express)

Controversial tweets that caused a Twitter storm in 2015 (Daily Express)

Security Experts and Officials Diverge on ISIS as Hacking Threat (New York Times - Paywall)

Dad Kills Two Daughters, Turns Gun on Himself: Sheriff (NBC News)

Taliban fighters and commander killed (CNN)

Oh little town of Bethlehem: Faithful mark Christmas eve (CBS News)

Christmas Feels Like July in the Northeast (Time Magazine)

How Indians are celebrating Christmas (BBC)

Photos: Christmas Celebrations Around the Globe (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

U.S. Plans Raids in New Year to Fight Surge in Border Crossings (New York Times - Paywall)

This Gorilla Celebrated the Holidays by Eating a Christmas Tree (Time Magazine)

At least four killed at gas plant explosion in Nigeria (Reuters)

One Dead After Shooting in Charlotte, N.C. Mall (Newsweek Magazine)

Pope contrasts Jesus' birth, excess in Christmas Eve homily (Washington Post - Paywall)

African migrants hit it big in Spain's Christmas lottery (Washington Post - Paywall)

Text of Pope Francis' homily during Christmas Eve Mass (Washington Post - Paywall)

Smoggy Christmas eve in Italy prompts emergency measures (Reuters)

Westerners in China are warned of Christmas terror attack as security is stepped up (Daily Express)

FBI: Man robbed bank, bought Xmas tree he used to hide (CBS News)

International Space Station To Make Low Pass Over Britain's Rooftops On Christmas Day (Huffington Post)

NYC man charged in Toronto machete attack (Washington Post - Paywall)

Hotels going all-out for Christmas (CNN)

15 places you should be in on Christmas day (CNN)

Spain: King Felipe decries Paris attacks in Christmas speech (Washington Post - Paywall)

Text of Pope Francis' homily during Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica (Fox News)

One dead in shopping mall gunfight as people flee for their lives (Daily Star)

Shots Fired at North Carolina Mall, at Least One Killed: Local Media (Newsweek Magazine)

Terrified Christmas shoppers flee as gunman is shot dead in busy mall (Daily Express)

ISIS Claims Major Counterattacks as Iraqi Forces Lay Siege to Ramadi (New York Times - Paywall)

Ecuadorian couple set to become first transgender parents in South America (Guardian)

Live: Pope Francis Leads Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at the Vatican (Time Magazine)

Pope Francis recalls Jesus' birth with Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica (Fox News)

How Santa was first tracked (CNN)

Man killed for 'eating beef', 15 charged (CNN)

Deadly fire began on maternity floor (CNN)

Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy (Washington Post - Paywall)

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 570K SUVs Over Fire Risk (NBC News)

Fire in Saudi Hospital's Maternity Ward and I.C.U. Kills 25 (New York Times - Paywall)

Christmas table talk: How to be clever (BBC)

Taylor Swift Shows Off Elf-Themed Christmas Outfit (Time Magazine)

First Christmas full moon in almost 40 years tonight (CNN)

U.S. Ramps Up Airstrikes on ISIS in Ramadi (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Here's What Made Obama's Christmas Spotify Playlist (NBC News)

Christmas Eve Asteroid Will Not Destroy Us All, NASA Says (Time Magazine)

Benghazi attacks: US judge refuses to dismiss charges against Libyan suspect (Guardian)

Christmas bonanza: 35 African migrants win nearly £300k EACH in national lottery (Daily Star)

Fire kills 25 in Saudi hospital's maternity ward and intensive care unit (Guardian)

Christmas Eve journeys hit by rail disruption across UK (Guardian)

Rail Chaos Caused By Bad Weather And Signal Problems Delays Thousands Of Christmas Travellers (Huffington Post)

Choking on smog, Rome and Milan issue no-car day edicts (Washington Post - Paywall)

This Christmas Brings a Full Moon for First Time Since 1977 (Newsweek Magazine)

Rare Christmas Security Warnings For Westerners in Beijing (Newsweek Magazine)

ISIS Threatens To Kidnap Iraq's Beauty Queen Shayma Qasim (Newsweek Magazine)

Clashes persist in Turkey's southeast; PKK militants killed in attack on police (Reuters)

Festive family bust-ups: How to avoid a Xmas barney this year (Daily Star)

Adele Could Spend Christmas Breaking Another Record (Newsweek Magazine)

Four Palestinians killed in West Bank clashes (Guardian)

What Christmas looks like in Baghdad this year (Washington Post - Paywall)

African migrants hit it big in $2.43 billion Spanish Christmas lottery (CBS News)

Senegalese Migrant Wins Big in Spanish Christmas Lottery (Newsweek Magazine)

Greenpeace Pictures Reveal An Incredible Year For Environmental Campaigning (Huffington Post)

Donald Trump's Christmas card REVEALED and it's not what you might expect (Daily Star)

Hales set for debut in first Test (BBC)

Pictures Of The Week: These Are The Best Images From Around The World Dec. 19th - Dec 24th (Huffington Post)

Christmas Full Moon Will Be the First Since 1977 (NBC News)

Let's All Shut Up About Christmas Proposals (Huffington Post)

Your Kindness This Christmas Has a Real Impact on Those Amongst Us Struggling the Most (Huffington Post)

What the Premier League Teams Want for Christmas (Newsweek Magazine)

Donald Trump Plans To Win The White House, But He Has To Land The Republican Nomination First (Huffington Post)

Westerners in Beijing warned of Christmas terrorism threat; parts of city locked down (Los Angeles Times)

Tornadoes Kill 11 in Southern and Midwestern States Before Christmas (Newsweek Magazine)

National Geographic: The Best Travel Pictures Of 2015 (Huffington Post)

Indonesias Rumble in the Jungle Against ISIS (Newsweek Magazine)

Will China Join the Fight Against ISIS? (Newsweek Magazine)

In Ramadi, U.S.-Led Coalition Planes Attack ISIS (Newsweek Magazine)

Hospital fire in Saudi Arabia kills 31, injures over 100 (Los Angeles Times)

Christmas Makeup Tutorial: YouTube Vlogger Belle Jorden Slays With Holiday Glam Video (Huffington Post)

NYC man from faces 4 charges after machete attack in downtown Toronto (Fox News)

Iran calls China to join the fight against the Islamic State (Reuters)

Beijing tightens security amid warnings of threats against Westerners (CBS News)

Fire in Saudi Hospital's Maternity Ward and I.C.U. Kills Dozens (New York Times - Paywall)

VIDEO: How to spend a year with Vladimir Putin (BBC)

UK troops send Christmas messages home (BBC)

Palestinian refugee who wept at blunt remark from Merkel wins permission to stay another year (Fox News)

Armenian genocide: one hundred years of exile (Channel4)

Justin Bieber Backs NHS Choir for Christmas Number One (Newsweek Magazine)

Saudi Arabia Hospital Fire Kills 31 (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Modern day mission to find the Magi's gifts (BBC)

Tlalpujahua Journal: A Christmas Economy Thrives All Year in the Mountains of Mexico (New York Times - Paywall)

Saudi hospital blaze kills 25 and injures 107 (Newsweek Magazine)

Sultan of Brunei banning all public Christmas celebrations (CBS News)

2015 Travel Photographer of the Year winners (CBS News)

Your pictures: Best of 2015 (BBC)

The stories of Syrian children that went viral in 2015 (BBC)

Christmas in Bethlehem: Hopes and fears for the future (BBC)

How to celebrate a digital Christmas (BBC)

New York's record-breaking warm Christmas (BBC)

Paris attacks haunt Christmas markets (Financial Times - Paywall)

VIDEO: Victoria Derbyshire: 2015 Highlights (BBC)

VIDEO: Review 2015: The year in politics (BBC)

VIDEO: Review 2015: The year in science (BBC)

Afghans reinforce Sangin against Taliban (Financial Times - Paywall)

Ten of the best drone photos of 2015 (BBC)

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

Pope Francis gives another lump of coal to Vatican prelates, calling them out for 'scandals' (Los Angeles Times)

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

Sepp Blatter pledges to appeal against football ban (Channel4)

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

'Is that planet Earth?' Astro Tim apologises to woman for a prank call after dialling the wrong number from the International Space Station with a Christmas greeting (Daily Mail)

Pope Francis puts children at the heart of his Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican (Daily Mail)

North Carolina mall shooting in Christmas Eve horror that left one dead (Daily Mail)

UK weather sees wet rather than white Christmas with Boxing Day warnings (Daily Mail)

Prince Harry and William take part in annual Sandringham Christmas Eve football match (Daily Mail)

Inside the world of Britain's most eccentric Christmas decorators (Daily Mail)

David Cameron gets a festive mauling Christmas 2015 from Twitter users (Daily Mail)

Why you can't get Christmas songs out of your head thanks to earworms (Daily Mail)

Miracle baby born 15 weeks premature is allowed home in time for Christmas (Daily Mail)

Track Santa live: NORAD begins its annual mission to follow Father Christmas and his reindeer around the world (Daily Mail)

How to HALVE your Christmas dinner calorie content with food swaps (Daily Mail)

Horrified Americans sample Norwegian Christmas food in funny video (Daily Mail)

CCTV catches thief making off with pub's 6ft Christmas tree (Daily Mail)

Michael Farquhar charged after claiming Christmas presents were stolen (Daily Mail)

Nutritionist reveals 17 ways to ENJOY a low-sugar Christmas (Daily Mail)

Baby with heart defects needs surgery or this Christmas could be her last (Daily Mail)

Woman dreads Christmas Day because of her crippling fear of CARDBOARD (Daily Mail)

CCTV catches Scrooge Italian pickpocket use giant tweezers to steal Christmas cash (Daily Mail)

Mother gives birth to her baby daughter a month early - under her Christmas tree (Daily Mail)

The way Christmas adverts USED to be (Daily Mail)

Disabled pensioner Alan Barnes captured the country's heart after being brutally beaten by a drug addict outside his home but he will spend Christmas alone enjoying a chocolate cherry liqueur for lunch (Daily Mail)

Buck's Fizz, eggnog, snowballs and Baileys are shaken up for Christmas 2015 (Daily Mail)

Rare Full Cold Moon brightens the sky on Christmas Day: Lunar event stuns crowds in the Middle East, Europe and America... and it won't happen again until 2034 (Daily Mail)

'It was Christmas Eve, babe ': It's no fairytale for The Pogues' Shane MacGowan as he struggles to lunch on crutches, while his old mate Bono hits the streets of Dublin for a busking session (Daily Mail)

Hilarious video shows the moment an adorable little girl screams with happiness when she opens her Frozen Christmas present (Daily Mail)

Sun rises on warmest Christmas Day in years (Daily Mail)

Happy and glorious! The Queen beams as she wraps up in a warm winter coat for traditional Christmas Day service at Sandringham (Daily Mail)

Up to 100 people killed after Nigerian gas plant exploded in huge inferno' as people queued for fuel on Christmas Eve (Daily Mail)

Forget the Boxing Day sales, Brits are set to splash out £700million TODAY in a record-breaking Christmas Day online shopping bonanza (Daily Mail)

Empty perfume bottles, Spiderman costumes missing their masks and a 'Grow a Boyfriend' kit: Australians share the worst Christmas presents they got this year (Daily Mail)

Arthur Boyt tucks into a dead DOLPHIN he found on beach for his Christmas treat (Daily Mail)

How to drop those extra Christmas pounds by New Year (Daily Mail)

'Go to another school b***h': Girl, 11, receives Christmas card that is so vile her mother posts it on Facebook (Daily Mail)

Madonna's son Rocco Ritchie 'refused to join her for Christmas in New York' (Daily Mail)

Queen has quick change between Christmas Day services from fur coat to red outfit (Daily Mail)

NHS Choir WIN the Christmas No1 battle as out-selling Justin Bieber (Daily Mail)

Cumbria girl is killed and 2 men are injured in Christmas Eve car crash (Daily Mail)

Whisper app users reveal what REALLY annoys them about Christmas (Daily Mail)

X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson lands in 12th place on Christmas charts (Daily Mail)

Heartwarming Aer Lingus video shows airline flying five people from US to Ireland to be with their families for Christmas (Daily Mail)

Migrant children living in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais at Christmas pictured (Daily Mail)

Natasha Corrett, Chloe Madeley, Tess Ward and Russell Bateman reveal Christmas plans (Daily Mail)

Ugne Henriko photographs Christmas gifts handed down from grandmothers (Daily Mail)

Slough man stabbed to death in Christmas Eve bloodbath by friend' (Daily Mail)

Marie Buchan who gets £26k benefits a year enjoys Christmas in new home (Daily Mail)

Mark Zuckerberg posts photo of festive Christmas gingerbread house celebrating birth of his daughter (Daily Mail)

Search launched for Samantha Thomas and her son who went missing on Christmas Eve (Daily Mail)

Andy Murray shows off his funny side in Christmas outfits with Jamie (Daily Mail)

Beyonce sends gift to burns victim Safyre Terry who asked for Christmas cards (Daily Mail)

Call The Midwife vs Downton Abbey in Christmas Day TV battle (Daily Mail)

Nick Gordon superimposes photo of late Bobbi Kristina Brown in Christmas card (Daily Mail)

'I'm absolutely gutted': Sir Bruce Forsyth sends festive greetings as he's forced to pull out of Strictly's Christmas special following life-saving operation (Daily Mail)

Furry Christmas! Storm the Golden Retriever loves to play with wrapping paper on Christmas morning (Daily Mail)

'We're counting on you being strong': Parents of Syrian hostage Austin Tice share a heartbreaking christmas message to him over three years after he was seized (Daily Mail)

Home insurers rush to ban 'dangerous' drones from policies as the flying machines become surprise Christmas hit (Daily Mail)

Indomitable: Their Christmas plans were washed away in floods that left their homes in ruins. But read how these families defiantly celebrated yesterday and marvel at their unbreakable spirit (Daily Mail)

Queen's Speech to confront 'darkness' that has hit the world in 2015 (Daily Mail)

An out of this world marriage proposal! Man asks his girlfriend to marry him by launching a ring into the edge of SPACE (Daily Mail)

Map shows people in every corner of the world are listening to streams of The Beatles (Daily Mail)

Despite the ISIS beheadings, the world is actually becoming LESS violent (Daily Mail)

Christmas Day in Lesbos: The rest of the world might be putting its feet up but people smugglers do not take day off from their evil trade and 19 more migrants lose their lives (Daily Mail)

Christmas Eve misery on rail networks as one in ten trains are running late (Daily Mail)

Boxing Day shopping stars TODAY with spending hitting £1.4bn (Daily Mail)

The best Boxing Day sales deals (Daily Mail)

Archbishop of Canterbury to warn that Isis want to bring 'end days' to Christianity (Daily Mail)

Tragic story of father killed by Americans at MSF Afghan Kunduz hospital (Daily Mail)

Woman who was mauled by bear that crashed into their home was killed by a bullet fired by her husband as he tried to save her, autopsy finds (Daily Mail)

Sick jokers cause outrage about Costa Coffee crash where a woman in her 70s was killed by out-of-control driver (Daily Mail)

Zahran Alloush from Syria rebel group Jaysh al-Islam killed in Damascas airstrike (Daily Mail)

Did Putin plant the holiday jet bomb that killed 224 Russians? It's an outrageous theory. But an ex-KGB agent claims this dossier proves the Kremlin orchestrated the atrocity to justify waging war on Syria... and decide for yourself (Daily Mail)

Toasting marshmallows in a volcano, stopping sea turtles laying eggs and riling squirrels: The tourists who've made the headlines in 2015 for all the wrong reasons (Daily Mail)

Kate Middleton and Jamie Oliver named 'health heroes' of 2015 for their work (Daily Mail)

MailOnline's five most viewed videos of 2015 (Daily Mail)

Wannabe Albanian TV reporter's VERY racy screen test, a little girl being attacked by a 'ghost' and what IS that noise in the sky? MailOnline's top five weirdest videos of 2015 (Daily Mail)

Queen Rania of Jordan shares joy of having family reunited for the New Year (Daily Mail)

House prices set to rise by up to 6% next year and even higher in some hotspots (Daily Mail)

Christmas fire that destroyed Bill Clinton's birthplace believed to be arson (Daily Mail)

Could ONE molecule prevent premature birth through controlled contractions (Daily Mail)

MailOnline looks back at Caitlyn Jenner's big reveal to Zayn Malik quitting One Direction (Daily Mail)

'Viper in the nest' fraudster is jailed for stealing £200,000 from bosses which put one firm into liquidation (Daily Mail)

At least 35 African migrants scoop shares of Spain's £1.6BILLION El Gordo lottery including one who was rescued from the sea by Spain's coast guard (Daily Mail)

How the Beeb has turned Dickens into the one soap you MUST watch: Your indispensable guide to who's who and what to watch out for in the ambitious new series that starts tonight (Daily Mail)

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is seen on screens for the first time since her fiancé died (Daily Mail)

500 million-year-old creature may be the first known doting mother (Daily Mail)

China unveils its first ROBOT weather presenter: Microsoft's Xiaoice has become an instant TV personality (Daily Mail)

Nintendo's first mobile game Miitomo will allow players to buy CLOTHES (Daily Mail)

Gloucestershire crematorium is first in Britain to get alcohol licence (Daily Mail)

Sam Huang posts pictures from first class flight from Chicago to Hong Kong (Daily Mail)

Old girls fear £34,000-a-year Roedean School is preparing to admit BOYS for the first time (Daily Mail)

Colin Shearing conviction for gross indecency against girl, five, is quashed (Daily Mail)

How swallowing a balloon will help you beat the bulge: Hi-tech inflatable that pops after four months given approval for use in the UK in the battle against obesity (Daily Mail)

British man knocked out flat by man in Thai bar after row (Daily Mail)

German court rules man has to delete all naked images of his ex-girlfriend (Daily Mail)

Dashcam video shows a white van man drive WRONG WAY down a dual carriageway (Daily Mail)

Adelaide man suffers 'exensive' burns after his car explodes twice (Daily Mail)

Turkish president Erdogan stops his motorcade to 'talk down man trying to jump off Bosphorus Bridge' (Daily Mail)