* Netanyahu Warns Hamas Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delieverd a threatening message to Hamas and probably to Iran, too.
* China marks Mao Zedong's 120th birthday anniversary Top leaders including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang visited the Mao mausoleum in Beijing to pay their respects.
* North Korea Rushing Imminent War Preparations North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un further escalated tensions of war on Wednesday, putting his army on notice for imminent combat.
* Steinitz: Sunni-Shi'ite nuke race will result if Iranian program isn't stopped If Iran remains a nuclear threshold state, there will be a Sunni-Shi'ite nuclear arms race.
* Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts 'A Disgrace' The treatment of important historic artifacts found on the Temple Mount is "a disgrace," the Knesset's Internal Affairs and Environment Committee head said.
* Paratroopers hone camouflage skills as IDF prepares for unstable borders The IDF's Paratroopers have launched a brigade-wide program to hone soldiers' camouflage skills.
* Arafat died of natural causes, Russian experts say Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes and was not poisoned by polonium.
* South Sudan crisis: Kenya and Ethiopia leaders in Juba for talks More than a thousand people are feared dead in violence that began 11 days ago and has raised fears of a civil war.
* Biblical films' Hollywood comeback The saint-like image of a hooded woman looms out from the movie poster, her arms outstretched as a divine light bursts from the sky.
* Atheists, Work With Us for Peace, Pope Says on Christmas Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions.