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In just over two weeks, he'll be delivering presents - but people are already in the festive spirit.
Paris has been particularly badly hit, with cars burned, shops looted and major tourist sites closed.
Video shows a California high school teacher forcibly cutting a student's hair while singing loudly.
Afghan Football Federation president Keramuddin Keram is suspended while allegations of sexual abuse of members of the women's national team are investigated.
Crown Princess Masako, who is recovering from a stress-related disorder, will become empress next year.
Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.
Thirty-six years after surviving a massacre, Ramiro Osorio Cristales testified last month against one of the killers - the man who raised him.
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?
Protesters have taken to the streets of Paris for another weekend of demonstrations. Some clashed with police.
Protesters from all sides of the French political spectrum have found a home in the "yellow vest" movement.
The region runs the risk of complacency over a tsunami threat, which experts warn is a real possibility.
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.
Hundreds of Taiwanese taxpayers' dollars have been spent on an investigation into the theft of a yoghurt drink.