Christians around the world celebrate Eastern Orthodox Christmas

Christians around the world celebrate Eastern Orthodox Christmas

Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas on 7 January. Russian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Serbian and Jerusalem churches celebrate Christmas 13 days after Roman Catholic Christmas.This shift was caused in the early 20th century, when the Russian Orthodox Church decided to stay on the Julian calendar instead of moving to the Gregorian calendar, like most other Christians.Russian Orthodox Christians mark the beginning of Christmas festivities with a special midnight mass. President Vladimir Putin attended a service in a monastery in Novgorod. Jan 7, 2017
Fort Lauderdale shooting: Suspect in custody for killing 5, wounding 8

Fort Lauderdale shooting: Suspect in custody for killing 5, wounding 8

Police officials in Florida, US, are questioning the suspect, thought to be a mentally disturbed man, after he fired shots at a baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale international airport. The attacker, Esteban Santiago, will make his first appearance in court on 9 January and is expected to face federal charges for the crime committed. Jan 7, 2017