In Thailand, the Bangkok criminal court sentences a former civil servant to more than 43 years in prison for insulting the king, lawyers said.
Bethlehem, Palestine ▷▷▷
Travelers from around the world gather in the biblical city of Bethlehem to celebrate Chrismas. Christians believe the town is the birth place of Jesus.
Ebola, Zaire ▷▷▷
Ebola is caused by six species of virus with four known to cause sickness in humans and each is named after the _____ of their outbreaks. The first known species was Zaire Ebola virus discovered in 1976 near Zaire's Ebola river.
Estonia's president has asked opposition leader Kaja Kallas of the center-right Reform Party to form the next government. The move follows the resignation of the prime minister, who is facing a criminal investigation.
Amhar, Oromo, Amharic, Addis Ababa, Awash, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ogadan, Somali, barley, teff, Tana
Iranian media says Iranian forces have seized a South Korean-registered oil ship in the Straight of Hormuz. The country also said it would begin producing highly enriched uranium.
Imari Bay, Japan
armada, Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, defiant, Marco Polo, baron, Kyushu, brace, Imari
In Iraq thousands rally in Baghdad after a religious leader called for protests against the presence of US troops.
And, Japan says it does not understand why it has been removed from South Korea's list of trusted trade partners.
The _____ Purchase was basically a real estate deal. In 1803 the U.S. bought about 2 million square kilometers of land called "_____ Territory" from France.
Bamako, Hoggar Mountains, Timbuktu, coup, encompass, Niger, Malian, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Gao, Saharan, Savannah, Senegal, Algeria, Bambara, Touareq, Guinea
In Brazil, COVID-19 vaccinations begin in the northern city of Manaus where coronavirus infections and hospitalizations have increased.
In the American state of Mississippi, immigration officials release some of the over 600 undocumented migrants it arrested on Wednesday.
Mogadishu, Somalia ▷▷▷
Somalia's government says the mayor of Mogadishu died from wounds in last week's Al-Shabab extremist attack on his office.
New Delhi ▷▷▷
India's Supreme Court rejects the final appeal of a death sentence for the 2012 sexual attack and killing of a woman in New Delhi.
New Delhi ▷▷▷
In India, thousands of farmers marched Tuesday in the capital New Delhi to protest agricultural reforms. They attacked barriers and clashed with police.
lifeblood, sliver, tributary, contention
Palestinians reject US President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan released on Tuesday. The Isreali president calls the plan "a reason for hope".
Isreali forces kill two Palestinians in clashes in the West Bank and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at police, hours after Isreali soldiers were wounded in a car attack in Jerusalem.
In Peru, police guard an area around the national legislature. On Monday President Martin Vizcarra dismissed Congress and called for new elections.
North Korea holds a military parade in Pyongyang that shows missiles designed to be launched from a submarine.
Santiago, Chile ▷▷▷
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Santiago, Chile Sunday as a vote nears on whether to change the country's constitution.
autonomous, precinct, turmoil, confrontation, allegation, resignation, assault, Jenny Durkan, extortion, co-op, standoff, Kayleigh McEnany
Somalia says it is cutting diplomatic ties with Kenya, accusing the neighboring country of interfering in its political affairs.
In Thailand, pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok called for the end of Thailand's severe laws against criticizing the royal family.
Western Sahara ▷▷▷
The United States on Sunday started the process of establishing diplomatic offices in Western Sahara after recognizing Morocco's control of the devided country.
In Yemen, Prime Minister Maeen Abdumalik Saeed blames Shiite rebels and Iran for Wednesday's attack at the Aden airport which killed at least 25 people.