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Armed man surrenders following 10-hour siege after negotiator sings White Christmas to him

Armed man surrenders following 10-hour siege after negotiator sings White Christmas to himA man with a rifle who held off a team of armed police in a 10-hour siege gave himself up after an officer sang a Christmas carol to him. Nathaniel Lewis, 34, allegedly started shooting at the specialised police who rushed to his home in Pennsylvania, US, when a relative reported him acting erratically on Christmas evening. The shots hit a police vehicle, a house and another vehicle, and the Swat (Special Weapons and Tactics) team returned fire.



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Viral flight attendant story: Father opens up about his epic Christmas trip

Viral flight attendant story: Father opens up about his epic Christmas tripThe idea for the father-daughter trip that went viral this week was hatched a few days before Christmas at a neighborhood party in Mississippi.



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German police probe curious case of 9-year-old's unwelcome Christmas gifts

German police probe curious case of 9-year-old's unwelcome Christmas giftsMany children know the heart-sinking moment when they tear off the bright wrapping of their coveted Christmas gift to reveal the wrong colour trainers or an ill-favoured toy. “The officers arrived and found a very angry little boy,” said a spokesman from the local police in Zetel, in northwestern Germany, according to the Nordwest Zeitung newspaper.



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Shout out to this dad who flew with his daughter while she worked Christmas

Shout out to this dad who flew with his daughter while she worked ChristmasIn a now viral Facebook post, Delta passenger Mike Levy shared a picture of himself sitting beside fellow traveler Hal Vaughan, who were both on their way to Detroit, according to NBC Chicago. “Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her.



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German police probe curious case of 9-year-old's unwelcome Christmas gifts

German police probe curious case of 9-year-old's unwelcome Christmas giftsMany children know the heart-sinking moment when they tear off the bright wrapping of their coveted Christmas gift to reveal the wrong colour trainers or an ill-favoured toy. Having dialed the emergency services hotline on Tuesday, the child explained to police that he had not received any of the gifts he had requested for Christmas. “The officers arrived and found a very angry little boy,” said a spokesman from the local police in Zetel, in northwestern Germany, according to the Nordwest Zeitung newspaper.



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In tsunami-ravaged parts of Indonesia, a somber Christmas

In tsunami-ravaged parts of Indonesia, a somber ChristmasCommunities in Indonesia still reeling from a tsunami that killed 429 people and swept away homes and businesses marked a bleak Christmas on Tuesday.



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Christmas revived in a village devastated by Islamic State

Christmas revived in a village devastated by Islamic StateTel Nasri was one of dozens of Assyrian Christian villages in northern Syria targeted by the jihadist group when it was near the peak of its power. Kurdish forces and local fighters seized the village a few months later, in May 2015, but nobody has returned. “I was born and raised in Tel Nasri, I’m still here and I’m staying,” said Sargon Slio, 51, a farmer who stayed on with only his brother and two cousins.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of playing politics with Christmas after drawing comparison between Jesus and refugees

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of playing politics with Christmas after drawing comparison between Jesus and refugeesThe incoming Democratic congresswoman tweets out a series of jabs at what she calls 'anti-immigrant pundits'; reaction from Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas.



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Daughters hide precious voicemail in Christmas teddy bear for their dad

Daughters hide precious voicemail in Christmas teddy bear for their dadSome Christmas gifts will bring you to tears. North Carolina-based Twitter user Melia, who goes by @meliatinnin, said her dad had kept the treasured voicemail on his phone, but his daughters found a different way to preserve it. “My dad refuses to get an iphone because a voicemail from his mom that passed away won’t transfer from an android,” she tweeted, “so me and my sister put it in a bear.



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'All I Want for Christmas is You' breaks global single-day Spotify record

'All I Want for Christmas is You' breaks global single-day Spotify recordMariah Carey’s holiday smash hit “All I Want for Christmas is You” broke a global Spotify record for most streams in a single day this Christmas Eve. The 1994 song, which has remained popular since its release and plays a leading role in the holiday favorite film “Love Actually,” earned 10,818,009 streams on December 24, no doubt as a frequent fixture on Christmas Eve and holiday playlists around the world.



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