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world After Obama's immigration announcement, Dems challenge GOP to respond

"Can they govern?" Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, asked of Republicans on "Face the Nation"; GOP says stopping Obama's moves is top priority

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world In China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive

Despite billions of dollars in investment, Jixi ranks among Chinas slowest-growing cities. Its struggle illustrates the challenge Beijing faces in trying to squeeze growth from resource-dependent areas that were hit hard by the slowdown.

26 minutes ago // Newsvine

world 'Nonstop Gay Festival' to be held in Tel Aviv this winter

‘There is no question that Tel Aviv is a gay paradise,’ says community activist ahead of the Dec. 24-Jan. 7 festival. In keeping with Tel Aviv’s reputation as the best gay travel destination in the world – with its neighborhood of Gan Ha …

26 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Tunisian Presidential Vote Rekindles Fears

The frontrunner in Tunisias presidential election is viewed with suspicion in some parts of the country, seen as a relic of the old autocratic regimes.

26 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State

BAGHDAD Reuters - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Farc warning on release of general

Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Girls' basketball: Palisades tournament begins on Monday

The Palisades tournament begins on Monday, and there figures to be some early clashes among top girls' basketball teams.

33 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

VIENNA Reuters - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations.

34 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Former Portuguese Leader Is Questioned in Probe

A judge in Portugal questioned former Prime Minister Jos Scrates on Sunday to determine whether to charge him with tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering in a probe that could hurt his Socialist Party ahead of next years elections.

35 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Amanda Knox exposed in recently translated conviction report - Las Vegas Crime Examiner.com

Chelsea Hoffman has written an excellent article about the translation of the Nencini report. The report explains why Amanda Knox's conviction for murder was upheld.

39 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: UK men join Syria fight against IS

A former British soldier and another British man are fighting with Kurdish troops in Syria against Islamic State IS militants, it has emerged.

42 minutes ago // MSNBC

world One Killed, 30 Injured in California Bus Crash

A 33-year-old man was killed when a bus ran off the road in Northern California.

42 minutes ago // VOA

world Iranian-British Woman Volleyball Protester Released on Bail

Iranian authorities have granted bail to a British-Iranian woman jailed earlier this month for trying to attend a men's volleyball match despite laws banning women from men's sporting events. Family members of 25-year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami say she was released on bail Sunday ahead of an appeal. Ghavami was detained in June after trying to attend a men's volleyball match between Iran and Italy. On November 2, a Tehran court sentenced her to one year in jail for propagating against the ruling

44 minutes ago // New York Times

world Op-Ed Contributor: Good News on Energy

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is simply another step in the transition to cleaner energy.

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Landmark Tunisian presidential election seen heading for run-off

TUNIS Reuters - Tunisians voted on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president, with the two major parties expecting a run-off as the final step in the North African state's transition to full democracy following a 2011 revolution that ousted long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Mother of baby left in drain charged

Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.

46 minutes ago // CBS

world Obama: Voters will want "new car smell" in 2016 presidential race

President talks up Hillary Clinton, says he'll probably keep a low profile in 2016, but he's "very interested" in making sure a Democrat succeeds him

52 minutes ago // UPI

world Officials: Man blown up trying to lay explosives on Egyptian railway

Fred LambertCAIRO, Nov. 23 UPI -- Egyptian officials who discovered a charred body on a railway say the deceased was a man who accidentally blew himself up while laying a bomb.

55 minutes ago // CBS

world Cleveland boy, 12, shot and killed by police over fake gun

Police say kid was on playground with Airsoft replica gun that had orange safety indicator removed; officers placed on leave

56 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world No Iran Deal Seen by Monday Deadline

The U.S. and other world powers said it will be virtually impossible to reach a comprehensive deal to curb Irans nuclear activities by the Monday night deadline.

59 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Spells Out Grounds for Action Against Taliban

The White House has authorized U.S. military forces to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan if they pose a direct threat to the U.S. or its military forces or provide support to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Burbank fights 'dirty' in battle to conserve water

Thanks to Californias persistent drought, the city of Burbank is resorting to "dirty" tactics in the fight to conserve water.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Iran nuclear talks: Philip Hammond promises last big push in Vienna

Comprehensive accord appears unlikely, but hopes raised of framework agreement with technical details to be resolved later Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan kills scores watching a volleyball game

KABUL A suicide bomber set off his explosives vest Sunday in a large crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 40 people and injuring scores in one of the nations deadliest assaults this year, Afghan officials said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Cyclists find baby in Sydney drain

A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Portugal ex-PM Socrates still in custody, more questioning Monday

LISBON Reuters - Police transferred Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates back to his cell at a police station late on Sunday where he will spend a third night in a row after his shocking arrest and questioning in a corruption investigation.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Newborn baby found in Sydney drain video

A woman has been charged with attempted murder following the discovery of a newborn baby boy in a drain in Sydney's west. The baby was rescued, wrapped in a hospital blanket, from the bottom of a drain after a cyclist heard him crying while passing by in Quakers Hill. Bystanders helped to lift the concrete slab covering the drain to allow police to go down to rescue the baby. He was taken to Westmead Children's hospital in a serious but stable condition.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Dhaka's Unruly Campus Partisans

Surely there is a way to respect, celebrate and maintain the spirit of the past.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Powers ponder Iran talks extension

World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Full Episode: This Week 11/23: An Exclusive Interview With President Obama

Guests: Dan Abrams, Benjamin Crump, Matthew Dowd, Ben Carson, Katrina vanden Heuvel, James Carville, Benjamin Netanyahu

1 hour ago // ABC

world Sydney Mom Charged With Attempted Murder of Baby

Sydney mother charged with attempted murder of newborn baby allegedly left in drain for 5 days

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Russian Craft Sends New Crew Members to Space Station

A Russian Soyuz craft is sending astronauts from the United States, Russia and Italy on a quick trip to the International Space Station.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesnt aim to hold his post for life but doesnt rule out seeking another term in 2018.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Crew blasts off for International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.The Soyuz capsule roared into the pre-dawn darkness just after 3 a.m. Monday 2100 GMT Sunday from the Russian manned space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.Aboard the capsule are Russian Anton Shkaplerov, NASA's Terry Virts and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Boko Haram militants use knives, drowning to kill 48 Nigerian fishermen

Fred LambertDORON BAGA, Nigeria, Nov. 23 UPI -- Boko Haram militants are said to have executed 48 Nigerian fishermen, some with knives, near the border with Chad Thursday.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Former Portuguese Leader Is Questioned in Probe

A judge in Portugal questioned former Prime Minister Jos Scrates on Sunday to determine whether to charge him with tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering in a probe that could hurt his Socialist Party ahead of next years elections.