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What happend on December 25th 2015

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Russia and India hail partnership

Friday 25th of December 2015, 0:17
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

Russian and Indian leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi stress the partnership between their two countries as they sign a series of deals.
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Spanish king calls for national unity

Friday 25th of December 2015, 3:00
related countries: Spain Spain

King Felipe VI of Spain appeals for unity and dialogue in his Christmas eve message after elections at the weekend produced no conclusive result.
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Japan mulls 'comfort women' move

Friday 25th of December 2015, 5:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

Japan is reported to have proposed a government fund to resolve a long standing row with South Korea about sex slaves during World War Two.
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Fourteen killed in heavy US storms

Friday 25th of December 2015, 7:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

A storm hits the south and mid-west of the US, killing at least six people and injuring scores ahead of the Christmas break.
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Christmas marked around the world

Friday 25th of December 2015, 8:43
related countries: Israel Israel

Across the world, billions of Christians have been marking Christmas, the traditional birthday of Jesus Christ.
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NBA stars campaign against gun violence

Friday 25th of December 2015, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

In an unusual move US basketball players appear in advertisements speaking out against gun violence, aired from Christmas Day.
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VIDEO: Wildfires destroy homes in Australia

Friday 25th of December 2015, 10:45
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Australia Australia
related places: Victoria

Wildfires in the state of Victoria have destroyed houses and caused residents to flee.
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Peake calls wrong number from space

Friday 25th of December 2015, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK astronaut Tim Peake tweets a light-hearted apology after calling a wrong number from the International Space Station and asking "is this planet Earth?".
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'Tens' dead in Nigeria gas plant blast

Friday 25th of December 2015, 13:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A huge explosion at a butane gas depot in south-eastern Nigeria has left "tens" of people dead, Nigeria's president says.
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Jackson postpones tour for surgery

Friday 25th of December 2015, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

US singer Janet Jackson announces that her doctors have said she needs surgery - forcing her to postpone a string of concert dates until spring.
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VIDEO: Children and war - in 60 seconds

Friday 25th of December 2015, 15:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Children bear much of the brunt of global conflict, particularly in places like Syria. BBC News explains the extent of the problem, in 60 seconds.
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Syrian rebel leaders 'die in air strike'

Friday 25th of December 2015, 16:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Leaders of major Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam killed in air strike in Damascus suburb, reports say
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India PM in surprise Pakistan visit

Friday 25th of December 2015, 16:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after landing in Lahore on a surprise visit.
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VIDEO: Who is Sun King in lavish French TV drama?

Friday 25th of December 2015, 17:01
related countries: France France

France has aired its most expensive television period drama ever, about the life of its most famous monarch, Louis XIV.
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VIDEO: Fire after Nigeria blast 'raged for hours'

Friday 25th of December 2015, 17:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A huge explosion on Thursday at a butane gas depot in south-eastern Nigeria left "tens" of people dead, Nigeria's president says.
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Erdogan 'talks man out of suicide'

Friday 25th of December 2015, 22:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish President Erdogan intervened when a depressed man apparently threatened to throw himself off the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, his office says.
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Northern Afghanistan hit by earthquake

Friday 25th of December 2015, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, India India

A powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan and is felt as far away as India, with damage reported in northern Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Turkish president 'prevents suicide attempt'

Friday 25th of December 2015, 22:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks a man out of jumping off a bridge in Istanbul, his office says.
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South America floods displace 150,000

Friday 25th of December 2015, 23:32
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Some of the worst flooding in the region in decades drives more than 150,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
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Muslim prayer hall attacked in Corsica

Friday 25th of December 2015, 23:57
related countries: France France

A crowd vandalises a Muslim prayer hall in Corsica, following an attack on firefighters on the French Mediterranean island, officials say.
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