Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | December 24, 2012
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Mandela could spend the holidays in hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AP):Former South African leader Nelson Mandela will probably spend Christmas Day in a hospital because his doctors want to be satisfied his health has improved satisfactorily before sending him home, a South African media outlet reported...

When Christmas could cost you your life
BEIRUT (AP):With less than 24 hours before Christmas, 40-year-old Mira begged her parents to flee their hometown of Aleppo, which has become a major battleground in Syria's civil war.Her parents refused to join her in Lebanon, but they are taking one...

Duty-free sale at the Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP):Anyone left on your Christmas list just aching for a 65-inch Samsung 3D flat-screen television? Just your luck.The Vatican's duty-free department store has one on sale for 2,899 ($3,840), a nifty...

Blaze razes hope
NEW YORK (AP):A 19th-century Brooklyn church that was a hub for Superstorm Sandy volunteer efforts has been damaged in a fire days before Christmas.More than 100 firefighters were dispatched to the blaze around 4 a.m.

Nation readies for 'Copahue'
SANTIAGO, (AP):Chile is issuing a red alert for a volcano on the border with Argentina that has become increasingly active.The Copahue volcano straddling Argentina's Neuquen province started spewing ash and gas Saturday.

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