News Headlines - 25 December 2013

Queen tells how Prince George has brought joy in Christmas message | The Guardian

The Queen used her Christmas broadcast to speak about her great-grandson and future king, Prince George, describing how a new baby brings "happiness and hope".

Photo: Royals at Christmas

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2013 in King’s Lynn, England.

Severe flooding forces hundreds out of their homes on Christmas Day - Telegraph

Christmas was cancelled in tens of thousands of homes on Wednesday as severe wind and rain brought power cuts and flooding to swathes of Britain. Hundreds of homes were evacuated due to flooding in Kent and Surrey, while 50,000 homes across the country were left without power on Christmas Day.

BBC News - Bethlehem: Christmas crowds gather in town

Large crowds gathered in the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations. Tourists packed Manger Square in a party atmosphere, a BBC correspondent says. The nearby Church of the Nativity sits on the spot where Jesus is said to have been born.

UPS backlog means missing Christmas gifts; Amazon responds - CNN.com

Santa wasn't the only one racing against the clock to get packages to homes Tuesday night. UPS was too. But the company's backlog left some Americans with gifts missing from under the Christmas tree Wednesday morning.








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