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Charges filed after mummy of spiritual leader found in home

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged seven people after the mummified body of the leader of a spiritual group called Love Has Won was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appear...

DIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmates

AVLONA, Greece (AP) — Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do — especially without prior technical knowledge and for use inside a ...

Florida suspect kills Wisconsin siblings in wrong-way crash

Two Wisconsin siblings returning from a Christmas lights display were killed Tuesday night when a suspected carjacker fleeing from police drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 in central Florida and co...

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A stream of marching bands joyously paraded through Bethlehem on Thursday, but few people were there to greet them as the coronavirus pandemic and a strict lockdown dampene...

Venezuelan village mourns 23 drownings, seeks those missing

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Twinkling Christmas lights have been turned off in the remote fishing village of Güiria in Venezuela as hundreds mourn and gather on its shores to await word of loved ones wh...

On London street, virus forces small shops to adapt or close

LONDON (AP) — In late October, Matthew Jones was enjoying a rare “bit of normality” at his London barber shop in a year that has been short on that. He was cutting hair and laughing with colleagues — ...

Taiwan’s Pingtung to begin Christmas festival on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Pingtung Christmas Festival, which features decorative polar lights, will open at Pingtung Park at 6:00 p.m. to the public on Friday (Nov. 27). The polar light...

Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore unveils enchanting Singapoliday staycation packages to rediscover Orchard Road

With an exclusively chartered open-top coach for guests to immerse in the festive mood SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 November 2020 - The festive season will soon be here and while we cannot travel r...

English retailers fret over Christmas as lockdown 2.0 looms

LONDON (AP) — This year, the annual illumination of the Christmas lights on London's famous Oxford Street was very much a bittersweet moment. The lights, which were turned on this we...

AP Photos: Argentines have balcony parties amid quarantine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A few days of the silence and solitude of quarantine was all that Marcela Álvarez could stand. She went to the balcony of her house in Buenos Aires' Vi...

Gridlock gone, sports car collectors take over Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Lin cruised his white sports car down Broadway, the bright lights of Times Square gleaming off his sharply detailed Audi R8. He looped through the tourist hotspot again and again...

Enjoyable at a distance, holiday lights brighten dark times

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — At a time of great uncertainty, even the seasons seem scrambled. Christmas lights in springtime? Wrapped around a tree trunk in Colorado, fashioned into a heart...

Venezuela's Christmas lights glow after a dark year

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After a tumultuous year in Venezuela with unprecedented blackouts, the country's government has put up brilliant displays of Christmas lights, trying to spread a little holid...

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace...

Christmas lights in S. Taiwan charm thousands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The "Pingtung Christmas" celebrations got underway in Pingtung Park on Friday (Nov. 30) evening, attracting thousands of visitors. Pingtung government officia...