Friday, December 24, 2010


* 'Christmas is evil': Muslim group launches poster campaign against festive period Fanatics from a banned Islamic hate group have launched a nationwide poster campaign denouncing Christmas as evil.

* Hitler's Christmas party: Rare photographs capture leading Nazis celebrating in 1941 This is Hitler and his henchmen celebrating Christmas in 1941 – not that you’d know it from their glum expressions.

* Russian parliament tentatively approves arms pact Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty.

* Pilgrims, clergy come to Bethlehem for Christmas Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and clergy converged on Bethlehem on Friday as the town of Jesus' birth prepared to celebrate Christmas Eve.

* Hamas strongman says group against escalation in Gaza A Hamas strongman in Gaza, on Friday, said the group does not want an escalation in fighting with Israel.

* WikiLeaks: Israel bombed Syrian nuclear facility Israel destroyed a nuclear reactor in Syria, apparently built with North Korea's help, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.

* North Korea nuclear test "possible" in new year North Korea could carry out a third nuclear test next year to strengthen the credentials of its young leader-in-waiting.

* Jordan bans textbook on Holocaust A private school in Jordan stirred the anger of many in the Hashemite Kingdom.

* Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 centrifuges at Natanz Malicious computer virus accelerated, wrecked motors and may have decommissioned uranium enrichment centrifuges, think tank concludes.

* And the most popular religion in the US is... What is the most popular religion in the US?

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