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18 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Better to Give: WSJ.'s Holiday Gift Guide

From an Herms bicycle to golden accents for your table setting, our 2014 holiday gift guide is sure to please.

19 minutes ago // Mercury News

world Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

Facing significant differences still between the United States and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months.

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hagel Resigns as Defense Chief

President Barack Obama announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagels resignation in a statement from the White House, amid questions over military strategy against militants in Iraq and Afghanistan.

21 minutes ago // UPI

world Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art collection

Gabrielle LevyBERN, Switzerland, Nov. 24 UPI -- A Swiss museum has agreed to accept part of a massive trove of art that belonged to the son of a Nazi art dealer.

27 minutes ago // NPR

world Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

31 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Abuse risk' for 132 city children

At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.

32 minutes ago // NPR

world Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world DUP remarks 'appalling': McGuinness

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has said it was "absolutely appalling " to hear Gregory Campbell's remarks about Irish language at the DUP conference.

37 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hagel Resigns as Defense Chief

President Barack Obama announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagels resignation in a statement from the White House Monday morning.

37 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Man's 20-year fake identity

The former head of the Somerset Racial Equality Council is convicted of fraud after stealing another man's identity, as Duncan Kennedy reports.

38 minutes ago // Newsvine

world ITALY: Italy regional elections deliver warning to Renzi

Regional elections in Italy delivered warning signs for Matteo Renzi, the country’s reform-minded prime minister, even as candidates from his centre-left Democratic party comfortably won contests. There was a sharp decrease in voter turnout, signalling growing apat …

41 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

KIEV Reuters - Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance.

44 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

President Barack Obama announces resignation of Pentagon chief who is said to have quit under pressure.

45 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Congo: Amnesty says Belgian firm evicted hundreds

KINSHASA, Congo A Belgian company destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.The demolitions began in 2009 near a copper and cobalt mine in Katanga province and were carried out by Enterprise General Malta Forrest, a subsidiary of the Belgian firm Groupe Forrest International, said the report, which draws on satellite imagery, video footage a

48 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Iran nuclear talks extended for 7 months amid impasse ahead of deadline

VIENNA Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to yield a comprehensive accord but appeared to make critical headway, diplomats said Monday. The new target of June 30 set just hours before a Monday midnight deadline came after negotiators from Iran and a six-nation group agreed to move toward a general framework on an accord.

48 minutes ago // BBC

world US defence secretary to step down

Chuck Hagel resigns as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Defense Secretary Hagel leaves under pressure after less than 2 years

President Obama called Chuck Hagel no ordinary secretary of Defense as he announced Hagels resignation Monday, opening the way for a new Pentagon leader to confront evolving national security challenges in the final two years of Obamas presidency.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Watchful waiting marks the return of the grand jury in the Ferguson case

A grand jury was preparing on Monday to resume its painstaking job of sorting through evidence and testimony in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed young black man, by white Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, and a decision could be announced any time.

52 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Unidentified jet strikes Libya airport

Witnesses and local media report at least one air strike on Mitiga airport in Tripoli but scale of damage is unclear.

52 minutes ago // UPI

world Fire sends people fleeing at Charing Cross train station

Aileen GraefLONDON, Nov. 24 UPI -- A fire at Charing Cross train station in London caused an emergency evacuation Sunday morning with many fleeing passengers thinking it was a bomb.

53 minutes ago // ABC

world In Iran, Muslim Clerics Vow to Combat Extremists

Muslim clerics meeting in Iran vow to combat extremists like Islamic State group in mosques

54 minutes ago // The Independent

world Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak gets mega-valuation and raises more money, but threats and bullying claims hang over success

Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak has raised was valued at over $100m in its latest round of funding riding the wave of anonymous that has brought with it investors cash but also worries about bullying and threats.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world Three guilty of estate axe killing

Three teenagers who killed a 46-year-old with an axe and a knife when he confronted them on a west London estate are convicted.

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Who's in the frame to replace Chuck Hagel as the US secretary of defense?

Michele Flournoy, a former Pentagon policy chief, could become the first woman to serve in the role as Senate Democrat Jack Reed says he does not want the job Continue reading...

56 minutes ago // Reuters

world Putin strengthens ties with Georgia breakaway region; Tbilisi protests

SOCHI, Russia Reuters - President Vladimir Putin signed a "strategic partnership" agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory.

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iran nuclear talks extended to 2015 after failure at Vienna negotiations

Deadline for deal moved to 30 June but British foreign secretary says aim is to reach broad accord within three months Continue reading...

57 minutes ago // The Independent

world Watch a cyclist's near-miss with a car in Australia

New video from Australia shows yet another example of the dangers of cycling and the everyday near-misses that happen far too regularly.

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: Upland's Josh Woods is emerging as MVP candidate

Add the name of Upland senior linebacker-running back Josh Woods to the candidates for MVP in Southern California football.

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 2 men dead, police dog seriously wounded in West Covina shootings

Two men were killed and a police dog was seriously wounded in a pair of related shootings overnight in West Covina.

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world West Covina shootings leave 2 men dead, police dog seriously wounded

Two men were killed and a police dog was seriously wounded in a pair of related shootings overnight in West Covina.

59 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ugandan Rebels Kill Up to 100 in Congo

Suspected Ugandan rebels have killed up to 100 people in a spate of attacks in eastern Congo, a sign of how armed groups continue to pose a security threat to the country.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Forced Out: Chuck Hagel Resigns as Defense Secretary

According to one senior official, He wasnt up to the job.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Claressa Shields, Marlen Esparza bring home gold for U.S. women

The U.S. was hoping for big-time performances from its two best boxers at the women's world championships.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Women not equal to men, says Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Afghans Mourn for Bombing Victims

Afghans Monday mourned the death of dozens of civilians in a bombing in eastern Paktika province on Sunday, as Taliban sympathizers claimed credit for an attack they say was meant to target local police.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art trove

Museum trustees have pledged to work with German authorities to ensure all looted art is returned to rightful owners.