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Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki casts his vote at a polling station during Tunisia's presidential election in Sousse on Sunday.
Reuters Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki casts his vote at a polling station during Tunisia's presidential election in Sousse on Sunday.

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. »
File photo of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, was to conclude at the end of this year. »

China flags train to Madrid to revive Silk Route

An 82-wagon cargo train has left for Madrid from the Chinese city of Yiwu, signaling the feverish efforts by China and Russia, to revive the ancient Silk Route, and shift the balance of power in Eu... »
Islamabad, November 23, 2014

Pakistan’s PM to attend SAARC summit, meet leaders

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead a delegation to participate in the 18th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Kathmandu this week. The invitation to attend the summit, to be... »
SYDNEY, November 23, 2014

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain

Police in Australia were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found on Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.The baby, who is only a few days old, was in a ser... »
Police warn protesters to stay out of the street or face arrest during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department on Sunday, in Ferguson.
FERGUSON, U.S., November 23, 2014

No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Barricades surrounded the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, though the decision seemed u... »
TUNIS, November 23, 2014

Tunisians go to polls for presidential election

Tunisians go to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president in just the third free election since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Nearly... »
LONDON, November 22, 2014

Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests.The London Fire... »
BEIJING, November 22, 2014

One killed as strong quake hits Sichuan province

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said. <... »
In this November 19, 2014 photo, a resident of the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson, who lived right above the spot where Michael Brown was killed, move out in advance of a St. Louis county grand jury decision. The woman and her niece both declined to be interviewed, but the niece answered a question about whether her aunt was moving because of the upcoming news.
FERGUSON, U.S., November 22, 2014

FBI arrests two for suspected Ferguson bomb plot

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with fe... »
Washington, November 21, 2014

‘Horses and rhinos originated in India’

Horses and rhinos likely originated in the Indian subcontinent, over 54 million years ago, according to a new study. Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, researchers at the Johns... »
In this file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the doorstep of the White House. Photo: Special Arrangement
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014

Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations

In a major sign of the deepening ties between India and the US, Prime Minister Modi has invited President Obama to be the chief guest at the Republic Day ceremony next year. Sources told The Hindu... »
Mark Reckless, UKIP's second member of parliament, is followed out of St. Stephen's entrance of the Houses of Parliament by UKIP's first MP Douglas Carswell in Westminster, London, on Friday.
London, November 21, 2014

UKIP wins crucial by-election

The victory of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) candidate, the former Conservative Member of Parliament Mark Reckless in the election for the Rochester and Strood parliamentary seat is... »

Cuban doctor with Ebola arrives in Switzerland

45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

250,000 Indians to benefit from Obama immigration plan

Modi visit to Nepal’s Janakpur temple cancelled

CO2 emissions must be nil by 2070 to prevent disaster: U.N.

South Korea court jails ferry operator head for 10 years

Thai students detained at ‘Hunger Games’ opening

US lawmaker seeks expedition of visas for Indian, Pakistani doctors

Meet Frida, San Francisco’s newest Mayor

Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sr. Euphrasia Eluvanthinkal
Vatican City, November 23, 2014

Pope declares as Saints two Blessed from Kerala

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluventhinkal from India as Saints at Vatican.With their Canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn proce... »
BAGHDAD, November 23, 2014

Iraq premier orders aid for Islamic State fight

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as clashes rage over the provincial capita... »
Rescue workers are seen between collapsed houses after an earthquake in Hakuba town, Nagano Prefecture in central Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo news agency on Sunday.
TOKYO, November 23, 2014

Dozens injured, homes collapse in cental Japan quake

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At... »
BEIJING, November 23, 2014

Magnitude-5.9 quake kills two, injured 54 in western China

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said on Sunday. The U.S... »
Members of the Iraq Special Operations Forces conduct a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State in a neighbourhood in Ramadi. File photo
BAGHDAD, November 22, 2014

Iraqi forces launch major operation in Ramadi

Iraqi officials say the country’s military has launched a major operation to retake a section of the city of Ramadi after Islamic State group militants seized it. An official with the Anbar... »
In this file photo, armed members of the militant group al-Shabab attend a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. police officials say the militants have hijacked a bus on Saturday in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.
NAIROBI, November 22, 2014

Al-Shabab militants kill 28 after kidnapping bus in Kenya

Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. The two police officers said on Saturday that the bus trav... »
In this September 30, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama escorts Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Accepting Mr. Modi’s invitation, Mr. Obama will be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day celebrations.
Washington, November 22, 2014

Obama’s Republic Day visit great chance for bolstering ties: US officials

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed visit to India in January 2015 is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and exp... »
JINAN, November 21, 2014

Hospital gives men a taste of pain of childbirth

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. Free s... »
London, November 21, 2014

'Chance to stop Ebola from becoming nightmare lost in March'

The decision by the Indian Ministry of Health to keep under quarantine a 26-year-old Indian man, who travelled to Delhi from Liberia, was a valid precautionary measure, said David L. Heymann, Prof... »
CONAKRY (Guinea), November 21, 2014

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Officials in Guinea say bandits during a roadside robbery stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola. National health officials said on Friday the vehicle wa... »

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

U.S. networks give Obama speech the cold shoulder

Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election

US court seeks State Department response on Modi immunity

Swedish court rejects Assange appeal to revoke arrest warrant

Rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Modi among Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ contenders

French-speaking ISIS fighters ask Muslims to terrorise France