Thu 25 Dec 2008 | 23:49 EST
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Six killed as Santa-clad gunman opens fire at L.A. party 7:30pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least six people were killed when a man dressed as Santa Claus entered his former in-laws suburban Los Angeles house and opened fire on guests at a Christmas Eve party before setting the home on fire, police said on Thursday.  Full Article

 
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Olmert issues "last-minute" warning to Hamas 2:27pm EST 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday issued a "last-minute" appeal to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to reject their Hamas rulers and stop rocket fire at Israel, warning them he would not hesitate to use force.  Full Article 

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Canadian economy shrinks, on track for recession Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's economy shrank in October on declines in wholesale trade and manufacturing, paving the way for a recession that has been widely predicted by analysts and government officials.  Full Article 

Canadian 7-year-old killed by younger brother Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A five-year-old boy in the Western Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta, stabbed his seven-year-old brother to death in a family squabble earlier this week but will not face charges, media reports said.  Full Article