BBC News with Steward Macintosh.
Celebrating Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Francis has emphasized the plight of migrants, he urged the world's relevant Catholics not to turn their backs on those forced to leave their homeland. He drew comparisons for the biblical story of Mary and Joseph who found no place to stay in Bethlehem.
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up close to the entrance of the national directorate for security complex in the capital Kabul. Six people were killed. The area's been cordoned off by the security forces. The blast happened in the morning rush hour.
The President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales says he's ordered his country's embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem. Guatemala was one of a handful of countries had backed President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Fewer pilgrims than usual have attended Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Correspondents say the events have been overshadowed by increased tensions between Palestinians and the Israeli army over the status of Jerusalem.
The President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has pardoned the former President Alberto Fujimori on health grounds, he was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations and corruption. He's currently in hospital and in intensive care.
The King of Spain has urged the people of Catalonia to choose co-existence over confrontation amid continuing fallout from the region's independence referendum. In a Christmas message broadcast just days after separatist parties won a slim majority in the regional parliament, King Felipe called for a return to stability.
Police in the Philippines say 19 people have been killed when their small bus collided with an oncoming bus, near the town of Agoo, north of the capital Manila. More than 20 people were injured. Those killed were on their way to a dawn service in the famous our lady of the rosary church in the town of Manaoag.