The faithful gathered at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, waiting for clergymen to emerge with the Holy Fire from the Edicule, a chamber built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was buried and rose from the dead after being crucified.
Inter-ethnic violence in Metekel predates a brutal three-month-old conflict further north that is pitting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against the former ruling party of Tigray.
The blast in the southern US city left buildings and the road surface charred, as well as glass, tree branches and bricks strewn across the street in an area filled with businesses, restaurants and bars.
Despite saying their goodbyes several times, Ali Sakallioglu's family never lost hope and insisted doctors not pull the plug on their grandfather.
Christmas festivities have begun, with hundreds of millions across the world celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings.
Several tourism spots around the world have been rendered 'ghost towns' as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to curtail travel and ravaged the tourism sector.
The global coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 59 million people and killed neary 1.4 million. Here are the updates for November 23:
Successive delays of the film industry's would-be blockbusters has only made the dire circumstances of movie theatres more acute.
Six German tourists were killed on Sunday after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a group of people in a town in northern Italy, police said.
The opera, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world, said that the dispute is now the costliest in its history, with 63 ballet and opera performances cancelled since dancers walked out on December 5.
Police arrest about a dozen protesters and use pepper spray to break up a protest in Sheung Shui shopping mall aimed at disrupting retail businesses near border with mainland China.
Most of the deaths caused by Typhoon Phanfone were reported in remote villages and popular tourist areas of central Philippines on Christmas day, officials said.
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