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UN Ebola Response Team Establishing Office in Mali
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is establishing an office in Mali to help support the West African country’s ongoing efforts to combat and contain the Ebola virus, according to Ari Gaitanis, head of the public information unit at the U.N. Officials say when established, the U.N. Office will reinforce Mali’s operational response by strengthening the West African nation’s level of preparedness and assisting with cross-border coordination of Ebola efforts... (Full Story)

Iran Nuclear Deadline Approaches
Sunday, November 23, 2014
A Monday deadline to reach a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program appears to be very unlikely. The Iranian Students News Agency quotes an unidentified member of Iran's negotiating team Sunday in Vienna as saying a new pact will not be possible with the short time left until the deadline and the number of issues yet to be resolved. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday "serious gaps" remain in the negotiations. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter... (Full Story)

Afghanistan Approves Plan to Increase US, NATO Military Action
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Afghanistan's lower house of parliament has approved agreements with the United States and NATO allowing international forces to remain in the country past the end of this year, amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. Sunday's approval came after U.S. officials said President Barack Obama had issued new guidelines expanding the U.S. military's ability to respond to militants. Speaking under condition of anonymity, officials told news outlets the decision allows U.S.... (Full Story)

Tunisia Votes For President
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Tunisians are voting Sunday for their first directly elected president since the 2011 revolution that led to the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings in other regional countries. Sunday’s vote marks the long-awaited completion of a transition to democracy after Tunisians sparked protests across the region by overthrowing dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali three years ago. Among the more than two dozen candidates, 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, a political veteran, has emerged as the... (Full Story)

4 Killed in China Earthquake
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Chinese officials say an earthquake has hit a thinly populated area of western China, leaving at least four people dead and more than 50 injured. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 5.9 at a depth of 14 kilometers and said it struck late Saturday afternoon about 30 kilometers from the county of Kangding in Sichuan province. Some homes collapsed and many others were damaged. The official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday that 42 students were injured in a... (Full Story)

39 Injured in Japan Quake
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Cleanup has begun in the mountainous area of central Japan where a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday night, injuring at least 39 and causing several homes to collapse. The quake was centered near Nagano and was felt as far away as Tokyo. Since the quake hit inland, no tsunami warnings were issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers. The quake also temporarily halted high speed train service, caused several major roads... (Full Story)

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Unlikely Before Monday
Sunday, November 23, 2014
A grand jury decision is not expected until at least Monday in the case of the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white police officer in the central U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri. Though a decision and announcement had been widely expected by Sunday, various media are reporting that "sources" have told them the grand jury will not reconvene until Monday, leaving an announcement unlikely before then. Ferguson is a suburb of St. Louis, where the business... (Full Story)

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Dies
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Marion Barry, Jr., a sharecroppers’s son and a civil rights activist who became a maddening and beloved mayor of Washington, DC, has died. Barry was 78 years old when he died early Sunday morning in a Washington hospital, just hours after being discharged from another hospital. Barry was a few credits short of his doctorate degree in chemistry in the early 1960s when he decided to work full time in the civil rights movement. He was first elected Washington's mayor in 1978.... (Full Story)

Attack in Northeastern Nigeria Kills 25
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Witnesses and authorities in Nigeria say suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 25 people in the country's northeast. They said the victims were mostly fishermen in the remote community of Doron Baga, north of Maiduguri in Borno state. Some witnesses put the death toll at higher than 40. A suspected Boko Haram attack in Borno last week killed at least 45 people. Reports said militants stormed Azaya Kura village in the Mafa area Wednesday and attacked residents and destroyed... (Full Story)

Saudi Arabia: Assault on Online Expression
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Email Saudi authorities are ramping up their crackdown on people who peacefully criticize the government on the Internet. The government should end the crackdown and live up to its obligations to respect free speech. (Beirut) – Saudi authorities are ramping up their crackdown on people who peacefully criticize the government on the Internet. The government should end the crackdown and live up to its obligations to respect free speech. read more (Full Story)

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