Christmas train to spread tolerance in Pakistan

Christmas train to spread tolerance in Pakistan

A Christmas-themed train on Thursday set out on a journey to criss-cross Pakistan in an effort to promote tolerance in the overwhelmingly Muslim country.

Christmas bomb plot foiled in Indonesia, three killed

Christmas bomb plot foiled in Indonesia, three killed

Indonesian police have foiled plans for a Christmas suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants on Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said.

At least 31 killed in Mexico fireworks market blast

At least 31 killed in Mexico fireworks market blast

A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said.

Sidelined Philippine priest 'sorry' after hoverboard Mass stunt

Sidelined Philippine priest 'sorry' after hoverboard Mass stunt

The Philippine Catholic Church has apologised after a priest was filmed riding a hoverboard in church while celebrating Christmas Eve Mass.

'Star Wars' crosses $1bn globally at record pace

'Star Wars' crosses $1bn globally at record pace

Star Wars: The Force Awakens showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barrelling past the $1bn mark globally at a faster clip than any film in history.