Southwest Airlines cancels over 2,500 more flights — around 90 percent of all cancelled flights in the country — while death toll from "blizzard of the century" climbs to at least 56.
Number of deaths attributed to massive winter storm — most of them in road accidents — keeps rising as officials confirm another fatality in western New York's Erie County, the epicentre of the crisis.
The service prayed for unity, solidarity and world peace. Hymns and prayers were recited in Syriac and Turkish.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy slams Moscow after shelling leaves 10 dead and 55 wounded in Kherson city, urging his compatriots to persevere as they observe a Christmas defined by conflict — now in its 304th day.
Revered in Christian tradition as birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem city welcomes thousands of pilgrims and tourists for Christmas every year, a windfall that dried up over the past two years due to pandemic and travel restrictions.
Erdogan expressed hope that Christmas will be “instrumental in the development of the climate of solidarity.”
Over 200 million people are under weather warning as storm envelops much of America, causing highway closures and thousands of flight cancelations days before Christmas. Storm expected to affect about two-thirds of all Canadians.
"My hope this Christmas season is that we take a few moments of quiet reflection, find that stillness... at the heart of Christmas and really look at each other," US President Joe Biden said in his Christmas address.
Many states have been under weather alerts ahead of what could possibly be the coldest Christmas days on record.
Members of Australia's Retail and Fast Food Workers Union have asked the iPhone maker for fixed rosters, pre-determined work hours, weekends of two consecutive days and an agreed annual wage rise.
"It's special to give the message of love and peace from Jerusalem," says Issa Kassissieh, who says he's the city's only accredited Santa.
The report said that the total number of employees laid off could change, but if confirmed, it would be the largest round of firings in the history of the 28-year-old company founded by Jeff Bezos.
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