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Live from NPR News. In Washington , I’m nor Rahm disaster officials in Vietnam are preparing to move more than a million people to get them out of the way of Typhoon tendon it struck the Philippines as a tropical storm yesterday at least one hundred 64 people died in floods and landslides scores are still missing . 10s of thousands of villagers are spending Christmas in emergency shelters . The storm strengthened into a typhoon before leaving the Philippines and moving into the South China Sea is expected to reach Vietnam later today . In Kabul , the militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 6 people . The attack took place near the Afghan intelligence agency NPR’s Dia had Dede reports from Islamabad .
The militant detonated his explosives near the main entrance of the agency compound early on Monday morning just as people were in traffic heading to work , according to the news agency AFP. The victims were passing by in a car Isis claimed responsibility for the attack . Through its news agency Aramark . It follows an attack conducted by the group last week when it stormed another security compound in Kabul where recruits were being trained crisis emerged in Afghanistan 2 years ago . Since then it has targeted security forces a rolling their already low morale . The group is heavily targeted by US airstrikes and by Afghan forces . The attacks in Kabul , seem to be a way to show that they’re still powerful do you headed NPR News Islamabad .
Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message and blessing from a balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square. He said the winds of war blowing in the world . Francis prayed for an end to confrontation on the Korean peninsula . He also called for peace in the Middle East , urging that a negotiated solution be reached to allow the peaceful coexistence of 2 states in Bethlehem Christmas Day prayers are being held at the Church of the Nativity which marks the spot where Christian tradition says Jesus was born rainy weather dampen Christmas celebrations in the city this year . So did Palestinian protests for president Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem NPR’s Daniel Lester and has more .
Bells rang out this morning in Bethlehem Palestinian Christian families attended holiday services and gathered for a festive Christmas Day meal Bruce Mills , an American retiree from a Baptist Church in Jerusalem says he came to spread the good news about Jesus.
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Catholic and Protestant denominations celebrate Christmas today Eastern Orthodox congregations will celebrate Christmas here in early January. Daniel Lester and NPR News Bethlehem .
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Vice media has apologized in fire 3 workers after learning of a New York Times report outlining widespread sexual misconduct at the media company NPR’s Amy held reports the investigation uncovered 4 settlements involving sexual harassment or defamation accusations against Vice employees.
One settlement struck last year involved , the company’s president who reportedly paid more than $100,000 to a former employee who said she was fired after rejecting his advances. Some 30 women told the Times they experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct at work including propositions and groping in a statement . Faces co-founder is admitted to failures from the top down to create a safe and inclusive workplace and vowed to change Vice began as a small counterculture Canadian magazine and has grown into a multibillion-dollar global company . It’s unconventional content is geared toward a millennial audience and as the Times reports . Many of the accused young men themselves Amy held NPR News .
This is shaping up to be a good holiday season for the nation’s retailers , analysts say. Shoppers are spending more this year for electronics clothing and toys , consumer confidence is strong and the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 17 years , but many stores are struggling . About 50 retailers have filed for bankruptcy protection this year shares were mixed in light trading in Asian markets today . Japan’s Nikkei Average gained 2 tenths of one percent stock prices also rose in Thailand but fell in China and Taiwan . I’m Rahm , NPR News in Washington .
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