Paris holds victim service
Today, Paris attack survivors attended a memorial service, which was held for its victims.
President Francois Hollande said France will use songs, concerts and shows to combat the “army of fanatics” responsible for the carnage.
The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, occurred on Friday, November 13, 2015, the worst ever terror attack on French soil, with 130 dead and 350 injured.
Japan plan to whale again just after Christmas
Japanese media said whalers were expected to depart for the ocean possibly by the end of December.
Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, said Japan had previously said it would abide by the ruling by the International Court of Justice that whaling should stop.
Princess Mary will have an Aussie Christmas
Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary her husband Crown Prince Frederik and their four children Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine will spend Christmas down under with members of their extended Aussie family.
Tasmanian commoner Mary Donaldson famously met Prince Frederik in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Sydney Olympics and married him in a fairytale wedding.