Women in the Wattville community believe that the death of Adelaide Tambo robbed them of a sterling ambassador for the poor.
Famously generous mining mogul Clive Palmer has thrown a Christmas party Tuesday at his five-star resort at Coolum, Queensland.
Volunteers at a US Air Force base monitoring Father Christmas's progress around the world have answered a record number of Christmas calls.
An airlift from Khartoum of sick, elderly and other "extremely vulnerable" South Sudanese has re-started on Christmas Eve.
North Korea has slammed a display of Christmas lights staged by a South Korean church group near the border as an "unacceptable provocation".
Thousands of Palestinians and tourists have been flocking to Bethlehem to mark Christmas at the site Jesus Christ is believed to have been born.
South Koreans have lit a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the tense border with North Korea for the first time in two years.
Europeans are cutting down on Christmas shopping and pinching their pennies this festive season due to austerity measures.
The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree may soon become a great deal easier: just pick a nice clone.
As malls straddling religious divides turn it down, shoppers don't miss the agony that is Boney M, writes Thalia Holmes.
Figures released by Statistics South Africa this week revealed a mixed bag for the South African economy.
December 25 was also traditionally the birthday of the Persian god Mithra, known as the Sun of Righteousness and Lord of Light.
A fresh version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas has sparked a censorship row.
A bomb has exploded in a Catholic church on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, with a shortage in ambulances hampering the evacuation process.
Pope Benedict has ushered in Christmas, urging people to see through the commercialism of the season and rediscover the significance of the day.
Christians have begun flocking to Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas following a tumultuous year of political upheaval and change across the Arab world.
With hopes of qualifying for the Champions League again high, Tottenham's manager Harry Redknapp is keen to keep his players' minds on the task ahead.
There's nothing consumerist about revelling in the giving of gifts -- in fact, it's the very essence of human civilisation.