Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, on Tuesday urged people to shun pride and selfishness and open up their hearts to God and their fellow man.
A federal judge ruled that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority had the right to reject a pro-Israel subway advertisement.
Casino magnate and billionaire Sheldon Adelson topped Forbes annual list of the biggest wealth gainers in 2013.
Thousands of tourists and pilgrims gathered in Bethlehem on the West Bank as midnight approached on Christmas Eve.
French police arrested six Jews they believe staged vigilante attacks against suspected anti-Semites.