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December 14, 2013


Advent (Sunday nearest November 30 through December 24)
Celebrated in: Germany

Halcyon Days (December 14-28)

Old Saybrook Torchlight Parade and Muster (Second Saturday night in December)
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DAMASCUS, Syria, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- The United Nations' humanitarian chief briefly visited Syria Saturday, where she discussed with officials ways of improving winter conditions for millions of people displaced by the country's civil war as a harsh snow storm struck the region, AP reported.
GAZA, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes in northern Gaza and at least one person killed in what the United Nations called "a disaster area".
NAIROBI, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- A suspected grenade attack on a minibus in Kenya's capital on Saturday killed at least four people near a Somali-dominated area of the city, police said, an incident that mirrors explosions last year that were blamed on Somali militants, Reuters reported.
LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- A Danish chemical expert says Danish and Norwegian ships can safely ferry up to 500 tons of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, AP reported.
PARIS, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- Domestic support for a French peacekeeping operation in Central African Republic has fallen quickly since the deaths of two young soldiers, a poll showed on Saturday, according to Reuters.
Berlin, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- Members of Germany's Social Democratic Party on Saturday agreed to a coalition government with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, dpa reported.
Kiev, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators took part in rival protests for and against the Ukrainian government Saturday as four top officials were accused of being responsible for the use of police force to break up a pro-EU rally two weeks ago, dpa reported.
JOHANNESBURG, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- Another controversy hit South Africa's long goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Saturday when his fellow anti-apartheid foe Desmond Tutu said he had not been accredited as a clergyman at the funeral by the government so would not attend.
BANGKOK, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- Thailand's armed forces took center stage Saturday in the country's ongoing political drama, showing off its gentler side in hosting a forum to allow the leader of a protest movement to present his demand for an immediate change of government, AP reported.
ISTANBUL, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- Test flows in Iraqi Kurdistan's new crude oil pipeline via Turkey started on Friday, but no exports have yet been scheduled, Reuters cited energy sources close to the matter as saying on Saturday.
LONDON, Safar 11, 1435, Dec 14, 2013, SPA -- The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing - considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games.