A Spy World Reshaped By Edward Snowden

World News Update, what you need to know

Leon stayed his ruling pending an expected government appeal. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee and has been a staunch Capitol Hill ally for the embattled agency, announced that she would welcome a Supreme Court review to determine whether the bulk collection is legal. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-nsa-snowden-20131222,0,7166210.story

ELSEWHERE: BEIRUT - The opposition Syrian National Coalition says it will not attend planned peace talks in Geneva if government warplanes keep up their bombing campaign on the northern city of Aleppo. JOHANNESBURG - The wing of a British Airways Boeing 747 has crashed into a Johannesburg airport building, slightly injuring four ground staff. VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has visited his predecessor Benedict XVI for an informal Christmas greeting, as the Argentine pontiff prepares to celebrate his first Christmas as leader of the world's Roman Catholics. LONDON - Prince Harry has been praised by his brave band of wounded soldiers as they received a heroes' welcome after returning from a "crazy" South Pole adventure. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/world-news-update-what-you-need-to-know-20131224-2zv2i.html

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