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  • Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Prosecutor: Pistorius is Untruthful, an Egotist

    PRETORIA, South Africa— The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Thursday accused the Olympic athlete of egotistical behavior in his relationship... Read more

  • FILE - In this April 3, 2014 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, right, chats with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at Perth International Airport as Razak prepares to depart Australia after his visit during the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Perth, Australia. The leaders of Malaysia and Australia have used warm and glowing terms to assure the world that their partnership in the desperate hunt for the missing airliner is built on a firm and abiding friendship. But it’s also an odd-couple relationship that has proved brittle in the past and has been blighted by hostility, rivalries and cultural misunderstandings. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, File)

    2 Nations Leading Jet Search Have Turbulent Past

    CANBERRA, Australia— The leaders of Malaysia and Australia have used warm and glowing terms to assure the world that their partnership in the desperate hunt... Read more

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Sakina Vajihi, 21, Journalism and Public Relations Student: In my opinion keeping up to date with the news is regarded as a necessity of modern life. It keeps us in touch with the current affairs of the world. Being a student, I sense the need to constantly educate myself with the latest news in order to understand the way society works. The news not only informs me, but helps me brush up on my vocabulary and grammar, which is very useful when it comes to communicating with people. I feel that if you are aware about many things, people take you more seriously, and it’s easier to be heard and understood on a professional level.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you keep up with the news?’

    In general, people like to stay informed about current affairs worldwide and find that some coverage can contribute towards their professional and family life. This... Read more

  • John Manconi (L), general manager of the City of Ottawa’s Transit Services Department; Pat Scrimgeour, manager of the city’s Transit Service Planning and Reporting Branch; and Geoffrey Millen, MMM Group’s General Manager, Transportation, were presenters on April 9, 2014 at Ottawa City Hall at a technical briefing on OC Transpo operations at railway crossings. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    No New Requirement for Ottawa Buses to Stop at Rail Crossings

    OTTAWA—OC Transpo will not introduce a requirement for city buses to stop at all railway crossings when warning signals are not active, announced John Manconi,... Read more

  • Bell Canada CEO George Cope watches a presentation as he attends the company's AGM in Toronto on May 9, 2013. Consumer groups want funding to take on big corporations like Bell Canada, which reported over $20 billion in operating revenue last year. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Consumer Groups Call for Funding to Take on Mega Corps

    The president of one of Canada’s leading consumer groups says the government isn’t doing enough to ensure groups like his can make sure big companies... Read more

  • Jeff Ducharme prepares a state-of-the-art DJI Vision 2 drone for flight during a class at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, N.L. (Courtesy Stephen Winsor)

    Drone Journalism Moving Ahead in Canada

    The use of drones in journalism is only in the beginning stages in Canada, but it is expected to surge ahead as the technology becomes... Read more

  • Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre responds to a question in the House of Commons on April 4, 2014. Poilievre's accusation that Mayrand is after more power and a bigger budget drew howls of protest April 8 in the House and during a Senate committee hearing. Mayrand fears Poilievre's Bill C-23 will disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Poilievre Attacks Integrity, Motives of Elections Watchdog

    OTTAWA—Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre is fending off near-universal condemnation of his controversial elections overhaul by attacking the integrity, impartiality, and motives of the chief... Read more

  • ‘Sneaky’ Premier Wall Takes Shot at Marois After Quebec Vote

    REGINA —Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who last month was called sneaky by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, is saying goodbye to all his “friends” in the... Read more

  • Tax Agency Cuts Off Electronic Services Over Security Worries

    OTTAWA—A major international security concern has forced the shutdown of electronic filing services at the Canada Revenue Agency, and there are concerns the problem could... Read more

  • Large numbers of bee deaths could occur during the upcoming spring planting season despite efforts to reduce dust from seeds treated with the pesticide neonocotinoid, the Senate’s agriculture committee hears. (Photos.com)

    More Bee Deaths Could Occur This Spring, Senate Committee Hears

    The Senate’s agriculture committee has been told the recently updated regulations for reducing seed dust are not sufficient to prevent large numbers of bee deaths... Read more

  • This star-studded photo taken at the Oscars by Ellen DeGeneres sparked an ongoing protest by Inuit against the celebrity after she gave money raised from the image to Humane Society International, which fights seal hunting. The group says it doesn't oppose Inuit subsistence sealing. (The Canadian Press/AP/Ellen DeGeneres)

    No Opposition to Inuit Sealing, says Humane Society International

    MONTREAL—A spokeswoman for the Canadian arm of Humane Society International is clarifying the group’s position on the Inuit seal hunt, as a protest against TV... Read more

  • Chuang ‘Ray’ Li ID’d as Suspect in Stabbing at Ceridian in Toronto

    Chuang Li has been named as the stabbing suspect at Ceridian on Yongo Street in Toronto. The stabbings left four people injured, two in critical... Read more

  • In this April 5, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, Commander James Lybrand, right, watches from the bridge with Captain Nick Woods, Master of the ship, left, as they tow a pinger locator behind the Royal Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean. Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, is investigating a sound it picked up. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Bradley Darvill)

    Malaysia Airlines Found? More ‘Pings’ Raise Hopes Flight 370

    PERTH, Australia— After a navy ship heard more signals from deep in the Indian Ocean, the head of the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner... Read more

  • NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Wednesday April 9, 2014, as he talks about his mission to formulate a plan to help protect and reassure NATO members nearest Russia. NATO’s top military commander in Europe, Breedlove is tasked with drafting countermoves to the perceived Russian military threat against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Putin Threatens to Make Ukraine Pay Ahead for Gas

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Wednesday to start charging Ukraine in advance for vital gas supplies — a move that could sharply hurt... Read more

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    Oarfish Mexico: Rare Sea Creature Caught on Camera (+Video)

    A rare sea creature, the oarfish, was caught on camera off of a beach in Mexico. Employees with the SHedd Aquarium in Chicago were on... Read more

  • Somali Member of Parliament Muse Sheikh Omar, center, carries a young Somali girl deportee as he helps Somalis who had been deported from Kenya to Somalia from their aircraft after it landed at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Kenya's security minister said Wednesday that 82 Somali nationals have been deported in an ongoing security crackdown following recent terror attacks in Kenya's capital and the port city of Mombasa. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Kenya Deports 82 Somalis in Response to Terror Attacks

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya deported more than 80 Somali nationals Wednesday as part of an ongoing security crackdown by Kenyan authorities following recent terror attacks, Kenya’s internal... Read more

  • In this April 9, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft's black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane's wreckage will soon be found.   (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, LSIS Bradley Darvill) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Missing Plane Found? Not Yet, Pinger Locator Best Option in Hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Searchers looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have discovered new signals consistent with those emitted by so-called black boxes in the Indian... Read more

  • “Illumination” by Xiaoping Shen is one of the works on display in the upcoming Zhen, Shan, Ren art exhibition at Ottawa City Hall. A woman studies the teachings of Falun Gong, denoting spiritual illumination, while the sleeping child signifies the harmonious balance that can be found between a rigorous spiritual life and regular family life. (The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition)

    Ottawa to Host Unique Art Exhibition

    OTTAWA—The thought-provoking collection of works that comprise the Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition will be on display at Ottawa City... Read more

  • State prosecutor Gerrie Nel looks on while cross-examining South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on April 9, 2014. (Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP/Getty Images)

    Prosecutor in Pistorius Murder Trial: ‘You Killed Her. Say It’ (Video)

    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel demanded that Oscar Pistorius should “take responsibility” for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his murder trial. Devon Maylie describes the... Read more

  • Russia Raises Gas Price for Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Russia on Tuesday sharply hiked the price for natural gas to Ukraine and threatened to reclaim billions previous discounts, raising the heat on its cash-strapped... Read more

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (C) temperature is taken by a Chinese soldier (L) before the opening of a new Ebola virus clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Liberia got another 100 treatment beds in the fight against Ebola on Tuesday, as yet another Sierra Leonean doctor became infected with the disease sweeping West Africa. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf toured the Ebola treatment center built by China, calling it “first-class.” (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Ebola Worst Could Be Over, Sierra Leone Official Says

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge... Read more

  • Egyptian border policemen shout at the closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza strip to protest the abduction of their colleagues last Thursday, in Rafah, Sinai, Egypt, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Rafah, the main crossing point into the Gaza Strip, was closed by policemen Friday, barring people from going in or out of the Palestinian territory. Scores of  protesting Egyptian police have also shut down the Awja commercial border crossing with Israel Sunday. Arabic reads, "This is a strike and not a protest. Where is Morsi, Kandil and our brothers?" (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT

    Egypt Opens Crossing to Gaza for 1st Time in Month

    AL-ARISH, Egypt— Egyptian authorities have temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians stranded outside the territory to return home. The... Read more

  • Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, center, speaks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Mahlab said his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik starting March 13 to support the country's economy. Investment Minister Ashraf Soliman, left, and Finance Minister Hani Qadri flank the prime minister. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    IMF Says Egypt’s Economy Starting to Recover

    CAIRO— An International Monetary Fund official says that Egypt’s economy has begun to recover after four years of slow activity. The statement from Chris Jarvis... Read more

  • Salva Kiir President of the Republic of South Sudan speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27, 2014, in New York City. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

    South Sudan Warns UN Against Imposing Sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS—South Sudan warned Tuesday that imposing sanctions will only make it harder to find an elusive peace in a yearlong conflict that has ripped... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July , 2014 file photo, People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, at the central market, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in a crowded market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijabs entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli, the Borno state coordinator of the Civilian Joint Task Force. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola File)

    Teen Female Suicide Bombers Kill 30 in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria—Two teenage female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people,... Read more

  • Another Sierra Leonean Doctor Infected With Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— An official in the Health Ministry says another Sierra Leonean doctor has been infected with Ebola, yet another blow to his country’s... Read more

  • Presidential candidate and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki addresses media after he casts his vote, during the first round of the Tunisian presidential election, in Sousse, Tunisia, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/Ali Louati)

    Tunisian President to be Picked in Runoff Race

    TUNIS, Tunisia— Tunisia’s independent election commission says election results show that a figure from the old regime will face off against a symbol of the... Read more

  • This image taken with a mobile phone shows residents of Guelmim, south western Morocco, crossing a bridge over floodwaters, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Morocco’s government reports that heavy flooding in the south has killed at least 17 people with another 18 missing after heavy rains over the weekend. In the southern city of Guelmim alone, 13 people were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry river bed, reported the Interior Ministry in a statement carried by the national news agency late Sunday. (AP Photo)

    Southern Morocco Floods Kill At Least 32

    RABAT, Morocco—Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco’s south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Near the southern... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo taken on a government organized media tour, a woman rides a donkey past a convoy of government troops in Tabit village in the North Darfur region of Sudan, where allegations surfaced of rape of women by government allied troops. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

    UN Darfur Mission Asked to Leave Sudan

    CAIRO—The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the... Read more

  • Tunisians queue outside a polling station in La Marsa, Tunisia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up early Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

    Tunisians Hold First Fair Presidential Election

    TUNIS, Tunisia— Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping... Read more

  • Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian leader of the main anti-Islamist party Nidaa Tounes and presidential candidate, gives a speech during a campaign meeting on November 15, 2014 in the capital Tunis. A total of 27 candidates are set to compete for the role of president, with former prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi, 87, widely tipped as one of the frontrunners. (Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

    Can Nidaa Tounes Party Lead Tunisia?

    Tunisia will hold its first presidential elections on Sunday, Nov. 23. Main candidates include former Interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes... Read more

  • A woman walks past an Ebola healthcare center, rear, to be used for screening for Ebola virus patients at the border village of Kouremale, Mali, between Mali and Guinea, on Nov. 17, 2014. On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

    Ebola in Mali: New Case Confirmed, 2 More Suspected

    BAMAKO, Mali—Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread... Read more

  • Relative Ziporah Mora (R) holds her child whom she declined to name, as she waits for news of the return of the bodies of those killed in the Mandera attack, with other relatives at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Saturday dawn attack on a bus in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, near the Somali border, in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Somalia’s Al-Shabab Kills 28 Non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya—One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and... Read more

  • Sap drains into a cup on the Firestone rubber tree plantation on Aug. 24, 2014, in Dolo Town, Liberia. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Firestone and the Warlord

    HARBEL, Liberia—The killers launched from the plantation under a waning moon one night in October 1992. They surged past tin-roofed villages and jungle hideouts, down... Read more

  • Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste stands inside the defendants' cage in a courtroom during a trial on terror charges, along with several other defendants, in Cairo Egypt, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Egypt Lawyers Union: Judge Terrorizing Attorneys

    CAIRO— Egypt’s lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for “disparaging” and “terrorizing” the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011... Read more

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus at dawn near Mandera in Kenya's north near the border with Somalia, and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

    Somalia’s Al-Shabab Says it Killed 28 in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya— Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and... Read more

  • In this picture taken Thursday Nov. 20, 2014,  an MSF Ebola heath worker is sprayed as he leaves the contaminated zone at the Ebola treatment centre in  Gueckedou, Guinea. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Bandits in Guinea Steal Suspected Ebola Blood

    CONAKRY, Guinea—It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to... Read more

  • A Mali soldier (C) controls a crowd of people during a visit by their president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, at the border village of Kouremale, Mali, between Mali and Guinea, on Nov. 17, 2014. On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

    Amid Ebola Cases, Mali Braces Borders and Beyond

    KOUREMALE, Mali—On Mali’s dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer... Read more

  • A member  of the Zambian Defence forces salutes at the funeral of the  late Zambian President Michael Sata   in Lusaka, Tuesday, Nov, 11, 2014.   Sata's funeral was held in a  stadium in the country's capital Lusaka  which was filled to capacity with hundreds more waiting outside the  gates. Sata, 77, served as president of the Southern African country since 2011. He died in a London hospital on Oct. 28 after a long illness.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Zambia to Elect New President on Jan. 20

    LUSAKA, Zambia— Zambia’s interim president has announced elections will be held on Jan. 20 to choose a successor to President Michael Sata who died last... Read more

  • Officials: 10 Killed in Exchange of Fire in Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt—Seven civilians and three militants have been killed in an exchange of fire between militants and the army in the restive North Sinai, Egyptian... Read more

  • James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Ferguson Protests: Houston, Baltimore, Philly, Olympia, Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, DC, Grand Jury Decision Sparks Protests Across Continent (Live Blog)

    The Ferguson Grand Jury’s failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown has protesters gathering in major cities throughout the... Read more

  • A woman holds up a sign that reads in Spanish "We Want Peace," during a massive march in Mexico City,Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Protesters marched to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, trying to step up pressure on the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of the 1910-17 Revolution. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Angry Mexicans Protest Over 43 Missing Students

    MEXICO CITY—A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked... Read more

  • A portrait of slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, lays next to flowers and her Miss Honduras sash on her coffin during a wake held outside the family home in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister Sofia, after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Murder of Miss Honduras Part of Her Nation’s Narco Culture

    SANTA BARBARA, Honduras—Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted... Read more

  • A protester cries as she's rounded up by police and human rights observers try to reach her, left, during a march near the airport in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Protesters marched to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, trying to step up pressure on the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of the 1910-17 Revolution. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Protesters, Police Clash in Mexico Before Marches

    MEXICO CITY—Protesters marched in the capital Thursday to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration... Read more

  • In this July 2012 photo provided by Roy Wood and explore.org, a bear is seen eating a fish at Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The stars of a widely popular Internet series are ready for their second season. The stars in this show are the grizzly bears of Katmai National Park, and they will be coming to a small screen near you with more cameras and different angles as they fight to get a bounty of salmon before winter sets in. (AP Photo/Roy Wood and explore.org)

    Grizzly Bear Attack: Canada Hunter, Relative Forced to Shoot and Kill Rampaging Bear

    A Canadian hunter recently spoke about getting attacked by a grizzly bear in British Columbia, Canada. Wilf Lloyd spoke with the CBC about the incident,... Read more

  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during an event announcing World Bank support for Mexico's Prospera social net program at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Mexico's first lady said late Tuesday that she will sell her interest in a personal home built and still owned by a company that has gained millions in contracts under the president, an apparent effort to quell a conflict-of-interest scandal that has surrounded the couple. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Mexico’s President to Reveal Details of His Wealth

    MEXICO CITY—President Enrique Peña Nieto said Wednesday he will reveal the details of all of his assets following the controversy over what many Mexicans see... Read more

  • Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez gives a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Feb. 26, 2013. Lopez says he will skip his own trial to draw attention to a United Nations request for his freedom. He has been jailed since February for his role in the street demonstrations that shook the socialist country earlier this year. He faces charges of inciting violence. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez to Skip Court in Protest

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez says he will skip his own trial to draw attention to a United Nations request for his freedom... Read more

  • This recent undated file photo shows Maria Jose Alvarado, Miss Honduras World 2014, who is believed to have been killed along with her sister Sofia. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Plutarco Ruiz and Aris Maldonado on Suspicion of Killing Maria Jose Alvarado and Sister Sofia (+Photos)

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras—Two bodies believed to belong to Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, the Honduras National Police director... Read more

  • Former billionaire Eike Batista, a Brazilian tycoon once named No. 7 on Forbes' list of the world's richest people, attends a hearing at a federal criminal court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Batista went on trial Tuesday in an insider trading case that could make him the first person in the country to go to prison on such charges. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazilian Ex-Billionaire Eike Batista on Trial for Insider Trading

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Eike Batista, the flamboyant Brazilian tycoon once named No. 7 on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, went on trial Tuesday in... Read more

  • Frogs are crowded into a fishbowl at a juice stand in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that is revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis and sluggishness. While the juice is popular, there's no scientific evidence that confirms the frog juice benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Medicinal Peruvian Smoothie’s Secret Ingredient? Whole Frogs in a Blender!

    LIMA, Peru—Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there... Read more

  • People take part in a protest in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico, on Nov. 14, 2014, to demand the safe return of 43 students who went missing in southern Mexico after an attack by gang-linked police last Sept. 26. Rocked by the massacre of 43 students who disappeared in late Sept., Mexico has appointed a new head of human rights to the lead the violence-plagued country's abuse-investigating body. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

    Business as Usual in Mexico Despite 43 Murdered Students

    The killing of 43 student teachers in Mexico has alerted the world to the country’s deteriorating human rights record. While the US and EU governments... Read more

  • Clemente Rodriguez holds a photo of his missing son Christian Rodriguez Telumbre during an interview in his home in Tixtla, Mexico, on Nov. 9, 2014. The 19-year-old son of Rodriguez is one of the 43 Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa students who were last seen in the custody of police in the city of Iguala, allegedly at the behest of the mayor. Rodriguez and his wife hold fast to the belief that their son who loved folk dancing is alive. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexico Couple’s Desperate Search for Missing Son

    TIXTLA, Mexico—Maria Telumbre knows fire. She spends her days making tortillas over hot coals, and experience tells her a small goat takes at least four hours... Read more

  • Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, being escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan, on Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Sinaloa Cartel Boss’ Son, Ismael ‘El Mayito Gordo’ Zambada, Arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY—A son of alleged Sinaloa drug cartel boss Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada has been captured in northwestern Mexico, a federal official said Thursday. Ismael... Read more

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol drone flight trailer, where pilots operate drone aircraft, is shown Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 at Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Drones Patrol Half of Mexico Border

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.— The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches... Read more

  • Study: Brazilian Police Kill About 6 People a Day

    SAO PAULO—A study by a public safety NGO says that Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of... Read more

  • Demonstrators holding posters of Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and Attorney General, Jesus Murillo Karam, left, march in protest for the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. The posters read in Spanish "It was the state." Federal police detained yesterday Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students that left six dead and 43 still missing.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico Protesters Take ‘Enough, I’m Tired’ as Rallying Cry

    MEXICO CITY—An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been... Read more

  • Demonstrators march with crosses with writing that reads in Spanish "Narco Cops" in protest for the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Federal police detained yesterday Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students that left six dead and 43 still missing.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Protesters Demand Mexico Find 43 Missing Students

    MEXICO CITY— Tens of thousands of people marched down Mexico City’s main boulevard Wednesday evening to protest the disappearance of 43 young people in the... Read more

  • Police stand guard at the Mexican Attorney General's organized crime unit headquarters where the former mayor of Iguala and his wife are being held after their arrests in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Federal police detained Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students that left six dead and 43 still missing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexican Mayor, Wife Detained in Case of 43 Missing

    MEXICO CITY—Federal police early Tuesday detained the former mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers’ college students... Read more

  • Children place candles next to six mock coffins, representing those who died in a police attack in Guerrero state, placed outside the National Palace by protesters in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Relatives of the missing have grown increasingly frustrated at the pace of the investigation of the Sept. 26 police attack in the city of Iguala, that left six dead and 43 missing students. The missing were apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexico Mayor, Wife Detained In Case Of 43 Missing

    MEXICO CITY— Federal police early Tuesday detained the former mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala, who officials say ordered the Sept. 26 attacks... Read more

  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales visit the Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) on October 31, 2014 in Cartagena, Colombia. The Royal Couple are on a four day visit to Colombia as part of a Royal tour to Colombia and Mexico. After fifty years of armed conflict in Colombia the theme for the visit is Peace and Reconciliation. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - Pool /Getty Images)

    Prince Charles Slammed for Plaque Commemorating ‘English Pirates’ at Cartagena

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  • FILE - In this July 27, 2013 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to war veterans during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. From "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 11, 2014 spoofs to the wild theories of journalists across the globe trying to parse his five-week absence from the public eye, the 30-something leader of North Korea has captured as many headlines as he did when he threatened to nuke his enemies last year. This bewildering ability to command attention by doing nothing says a lot about the North’s total mastery of a propaganda apparatus that puts Kim at the center of everything. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    Kim Jong Un Aunt Killed Herself Last Year, Says Report

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  • Eastern Indonesia Shaken by Powerful Earthquake

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami... Read more

  • In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 photo, Mai Yamaguchi, a 29-year-old trading company employee heading into the gaudy Shibuya shopping area for an outing with her 4-month-old son and two other young moms and babies, poses for a portrait at a scramble crossing in Shibuya in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s choice last week to postpone a sales tax hike to help fend off recession comes less as a relief than as cause for greater concern over how the country will cope with its ballooning national debt. Yamaguchi was unimpressed by Abe’s decision. “I’m grateful to Mr. Abe for his policies to improve childcare, but putting off the tax increase, well, they say the pension system is on the verge of bankruptcy. I think it would have been better to go ahead and raise the tax as planned,” said Yamaguchi. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Unexpected Recession Worries Young Japanese

    TOKYO—When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan’s surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many... Read more

  • A Thai man holds a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Thai king and Queen Sirikit left the hospital after medical checkups and returned to their seaside palace. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thai Editor Sentenced to Jail for Defaming King

    BANGKOK— A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago... Read more

  • This aerial photo shows collapsed houses after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying more than half a dozen homes in the ski resort town. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Japan Earthquake Caused More Damage Than Initially Thought

    TOKYO—The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought... Read more

  • This aerial photo shows collapsed houses after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying more than half a dozen homes in the ski resort town. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Earthquake in Japan Magnitude 6.7: Homes Destroyed, Dozens Injured (+Video)

      TOKYO—Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted... Read more

  • The Australian Transport Safety Burea says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, as the search for the plane resumed this week. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Conspiracy? Official Says Gov’t Holding Information

    An executive with Emriates Airlines, has claimed the Malaysian government knows much more about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 than it is letting on. The... Read more

  • Pakistani soldiers ride trucks near the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar on Nov. 21, 2014. A bomb planted on a motorbike killed a soldier and wounded another in Pakistan's restive northwest on Nov. 20, officials said. (A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Analyzing Pakistan’s Fight Against Jihadists

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  • A taxi stops by a crack on the road that leads to Hakuba from Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, after a strong earthquake hit central Japan, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck in the mountainous area of central Japan Saturday night. No tsunami warning was issued. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Japan Earthquake Today: Homes Collapsed, Injuries, Fukushima Plant is Fine

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes... Read more

  • Japan Meteorological Agency official Yohei Hasegawa speaks about a strong earthquake that struck a mountainous area of central Japan Saturday night, at the agency in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 quake hit near Nagano city at 10:08 p.m. (13:08 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). No tsunami warning was issued. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Earthquake Today in Japan: 6.8 Quake Collapses Homes, Causes Injuries

    TOKYO—A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a... Read more

  • In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train heads for Tokyo Station on the Tokaido Main Line in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Strong Quake Strikes Central Japan’s Nagano City

    TOKYO— A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.  The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is followed by his uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from left, and Yang Hyong Sop, left, vice president of the Presidium of North Korea's parliament, as he tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. Images of Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle Jang have been removed from a rebroadcast of an official TV documentary that was shown on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, adding credence to South Korea’s belief that he may have been purged by his nephew. Seoul’s spy agency told lawmakers that Jang is believed to have been sacked after two of his key associates were executed over corruption charges in November 2013. Some worry that, if true, the purge of such a powerful figure could lead to dangerous instability. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    Kim Jong Un, North Korea May be Planning 4th Nuclear Test: Report

    North Korea could be preparing to carry out another nuclear test in response to a resolution from the United Nations to call for dictator Kim... Read more

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes North Korea's special envoy Choe Ryong Hae during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Choe earlier, with the special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a letter from Kim. No further details were given. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russia: North Korea Ready to Resume Nuclear Talks

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  • Supporters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hold posters and celebrate following a call for presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Rajapaksa has called an early election to seek a third term in office two years before his current term expires. He was first elected in 2005 and overwhelmingly won another six-year term in 2010, riding on his popularity for defeating Tamil Tiger rebels in a civil war that ended in 2009. He used his party's parliamentary victory in 2010 to scrap a two-term limit in office. Placard center reads "Our President," and posters are felicitations on his birthday which was marked on Nov. 18.  (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lankan Leader Calls Early Presidential Polls

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called an early election Thursday to seek a third term in office amid growing criticism of his... Read more

  • A moderate-strength earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan on Thursday. (JMA screenshot)

    Japan Earthquake Today: Quake Hits Off Fukushima

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  • This map shows the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 search area. Over 6,900 square kilometres of the seafloor have been searched so far. (atsb.gov.au)

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Update: Missing Plane Search Could Take ‘Years,’ Expert Claims

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  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on Nov. 18, 2014. Abe said November 18 he was delaying an expected sales tax rise and dissolving the lower house of parliament after figures showed Japan was in a recession. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Abe Takes a High-Stakes Gamble in Calling an Early Election in Japan

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  • North Korea Faces Key Vote in UN on Human Rights

    UNITED NATIONS—An attempt to weaken a United Nations move to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity failed Tuesday... Read more

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Abe called a snap election for December and put off a sales tax hike planned for next year until 2017, vowing to step down if his strategy falls flat. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan’s Abe Calls Snap Election, Puts Off Tax Hike

    TOKYO— Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election for December and put off a sales tax hike planned for next year, seeking a... Read more

  • Chinese students leave their flags [one upside down] on the fence while they sit in the shade some distance away, on Saturday Nov. 15, 2014. After a large number of students tried to cover the Falun Gong banners and practitioners with the red flags the police instructed the Chinese students and their flags to move to the opposite side of the road. (Courtesy of Bethany Liu)

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    BRISBANE—While some have criticized Queensland police for an excessive show of strength over the G20 weekend, innovations in community engagement received high praise. According to... Read more

  • A single Holopedium.  (Michael Arts, Ryerson University)

    ‘Jellification’ Affecting Biology of Canadian Lakes, Study Shows

    Prolonged periods of acid rain and timber harvesting is altering the balance of aquatic organisms in many Canadian lakes, leading to the growth of nutrient-poor... Read more

  • The publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party triggers a tidal wave of Chinese people quitting the Chinese Communist Party. Currently more than 100 thousand people quit the CCP every day. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Canadian MPs: Regime Change Ahead as Chinese Renounce Communist Party Membership

    OTTAWA, Canada—Some Canadian parliamentarians believe a regime change in China is on the horizon with so many people having quit the Chinese Communist Party. One... Read more

  • Al-Jazeera news channel's Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy listens to the verdict inside the defendants' cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lawyers for Imprisoned Al-Jazeera Reporter Urge His Release

    CAIRO—The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist called Monday for his release, saying he should benefit from a recently passed law in Egypt that... Read more

  • Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of onlookers along the six kilometre route. (DQC Photo/dqcphotography.com)

    Toronto’s Santa Clause Parade (Photo Gallery)

    Toronto held its 110th annual Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The grey day offered flurries, wind, and 30 floats for thousands of... Read more

  • Supt. Shirley Cuillierrier speaks with Sen. Vern White prior to her testimony at the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Security and Defence on Nov. 17, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Extremist Attacks Have Spurred Communities to Come Forward, Says RCMP

    OTTAWA—Canada was shaken last month by the killing of two soldiers, one in Ottawa and one in Quebec. But in the weeks that have followed,... Read more

  • Brain Stimulation Therapy Can Help Major Depression, Say Doctors

    TORONTO—Doctors are increasingly turning to brain stimulation therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy, to treat severe depression that doesn’t respond to standard antidepressant... Read more

  • Former Conservative party staffer Michael Sona leaves court in Guelph on Oct. 17, 2014. Sona was sentenced on Nov. 19, 2014, to nine months in jail for his role in the successful plot to misdirect voters in the 2011 Robocalls scandal. (The Canadian Press/Hannah Yoon)

    Robocalls Case: Sona Gets Nine Months for ‘Affront to the Electoral Process’

    GUELPH, Ont.—Interfering with a citizen’s right to vote merits real jail time, an Ontario judge declared Wednesday as he made Michael Sona the first person... Read more

  • A protester with a flower clenched in his teeth is seized by riot police during protests at the G8 and G20 Summits in Toronto on June 27, 2010. A disciplinary hearing has begun for Supt. Mark Fenton, the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Misconduct Hearing Begins for Senior Officer Over G20 Mass Arrests

    TORONTO—A disciplinary hearing is now underway for the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the G20 summit in Toronto... Read more

  • Up to Alleged Victims to Decide to Come Forward and Complain, Mulcair Says

    OTTAWA—Two female New Democrat MPs alleging misconduct at the hands of two of their Liberal counterparts shouldn’t be pushed to lodge formal complaints, no matter... Read more

  • NDP MP Charlie Angus asks a question in the House of Commons on Nov. 3, 2014. The New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give information commissioner Suzanne Legault the money she needs to do her job as the first step in fixing the 32-year-old access Access to Information system. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    NDP Decries Conservative Secrecy, ‘Broken’ Access to Information System

    OTTAWA—The New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give the federal information czar the money she needs to do her job as the first... Read more

  • Giant Hamburgers, Elvis Statues, Spaceships Among TV, Film Props up for Auction

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  • Cups of coffee sit on a counter in a Tim Hortons in Oakville, Ontario. The price of coffee will go up Nov. 26 by 10 cents on average. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Pit Stops at Tim’s to Cost More

    TORONTO—Your morning stop at Tim Hortons is about to get a bit more expensive. The restaurant chain says it plans to raise prices for both... Read more

  • A new study shows that 45 percent of Canadians feel they have been bullied in the workplace, with bosses being the most frequent culprit. (KatarinaGondova/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Half of Canadian Employees Feel Bullied at Work, Survey Finds

    Close to half of Canadians feel they have been bullied at work, with bosses most commonly identified as the culprit, according to a new survey... Read more

  • South Sudanese women attend an English language class at an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Khartoum, June 16, 2014. A new report shows that worldwide, English proficiency among adults is rising, with Denmark having the highest proficiency, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Austria. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

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  • Two kids playing hockey fall to the ice in a novice-level game. Children playing hockey need to have greater respect for their fellow players as a preventative measure against concussions. (The Canadian Press/Doug Ives)

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  • Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.,  a member of the committee, speak to reporters about the new urgency to get congressional approval for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, called for a vote on approving the pipeline. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project that is opposed by environmental groups. Republicans insist that it will create jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • Screenshot of Davids and Goliath, documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

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  • As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets, and streaming video they're almost doubling the amount of time they spend online, according to a new survey. (AP photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Mobile Devices, Video Streaming Doubling Canadians’ Time Spent Online

    TORONTO—As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets, and streaming video they’re almost doubling the amount of time they spend online, according to... Read more

  • George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, after their marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

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  • Russian journalist Leonid Sviridov speaks to the press after a three-hour meeting with officials concerning an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him from the country, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Sviridov was stripped of his right to work as a journalist in Poland last month by the Foreign Ministry after Poland detained a top Polish Army official and a Polish-Russian lawyer on suspicion of spying. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with members of the All-Russia Popular Front in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

    World War 3: Report Claims Putin Has ‘Secret Plot’ to Rule Europe

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    Kate Middleton with Princes William and George in Never-seen-before Family Portrait

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  • U.S. European Command Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove speaks during a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting with the Prime Minister of Poland, Ewa Kopacz, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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  • The Vladivostok Mistral-class helicopter carrier docking at Saint-Nazaire harbor, western France, on Nov.14, 2014. France suspended the planned delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of growing speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin. The French president's office announced the suspension "until further notice" after growing pressure from allies to suspend the sale because of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The first of the two ships, the Vladivostok, is docked at the French port city of Saint Nazaire, where about 400 Russian sailors have spent months training aboard the vessel. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni)

    France Suspends Delivery of Warship to Russia

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  • Activities of Emergency for the care of people with Ebola in Lakka, Sierra Leone. (emergency.it)

    Ebola, Italian Doctor Infected in Sierra Leone Will Be Treated in Rome

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  • Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (L) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) shake hands after signing bilateral documents during their meeting in Kiev on Nov. 24, 2014. Grybauskaite promised military assistance for Ukraine as she slammed Russia's alleged 'terrorist' interference in a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Grybauskaite, one of Ukraine's strongest backers in its bid for closer ties with the West, promised that the Baltic state would use 'all support available' to help Ukraine militarily at a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Portugal's former Prime Minister Jose Socrates, at left in the back seat of the car, leaves a court in a Portuguese police car after being questioned, in Lisbon, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  Socrates, who was Portugal's center-left Socialist Prime Minister from 2005 to 2011, was due in a Lisbon court Sunday for a closed-door interrogation, deciding whether he should answer charges of alleged corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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  • Evangelos Marinakis @flickr by Unknown

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  • Gently overthrowing an oppressive regime in 1989. (Irmojohnny, CC BY-SA)

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  • A Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation employee stands over an empty Styrofoam box used for transporting human organs as part of a media event in an operation room at the Vivantes Neukoelln clinic on Sept. 28, 2012, in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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  • Czech Minister of Finance, businessman and leader of the ANO party, Andrej Babis (R) leaves after having been appointed by President Milos Zeman (R) on January 29, 2014 at the Hradcany Castle in Prague. Tests conducted on the suspicious envelope to minister Andrej Babis detected "a deadly amount of a dangerous poison". (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and leader of Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba shake hands during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Metzel, Presidential Press Service)

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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photo during a visit to RAF Lossiemouth on their 67th wedding anniversary on November 20, 2014 in Lossiemouth, Scotland. It was the Queen's first visit to the base since 2003. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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  • Ukrainian volunteer fighters shoot in the village of Peski near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Fighting has continued in the east despite a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and the rebels signed in September, and Ukraine and the West accused Russia recently of sending in new troops and weapons.  (AP Photo/Maxim Vetrov)

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  • Prince Harry touches a dog during a visit to a child education centre on June 17, 2010 in Semonkong, Lesotho. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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  • A Ukrainian serviceman gets ready to fire at his position next to a bridge over the river Siverskiy Donets, damaged by explosion during fighting between Pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces near Trehizbenka village, Luhansk region eastern Ukraine, Sunday, November. 23, 2014. More than 4,300 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine over the past half year, according to U.N. estimates. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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  • Former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, third left, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, rear center, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, second right, wait for the start of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at a monument to Russian Czar Alexander I during an unveiling ceremony in Alexander Gardens at the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Czar Alexander I reigned as Emperor of Russia from March 23, 1801 to 1 Dec. 1,  1825. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    Putin Says He Will not be President for Life

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  • A rural artisan, Badli Bai, 50, at the 'Women of India' exhibition showcasing products and handicrafts by women from all over India at Dili Haat market in Delhi, India on Nov. 14, 2014. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Pakistan Women’s Skills Find Market in Modern India

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  • Traditional Indian medicine practitioners formed a National Coordination Committee on Nov. 7, 2014 during an Ayurveda Conference in New Delhi, India to seek recognition for their practices from the government. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Traditional Indian Doctors Seek Gov’t Recognition for Their Practices

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  • Kashmiris stand in queue to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of voting to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections at Shadipora, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Thousands lined up to cast their votes amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject India's sovereignty over the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Thousands Vote in Indian Kashmir Amid Boycott Call

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  • Controversial religious leader Sant Rampal stands by the door of a police van as he is brought to a court, surrounded by police personnel in Chandigarh, India, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Indian police arrested the 63-year-old self-styled Hindu guru at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died and hundreds were injured. He is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case, but has repeatedly ignored orders to appear in court. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)

    Police Search Indian Guru’s Ashram After Arrest

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  • Young Indian perform yoga on a ghat on the Ganges River, at sunrise on April 23, 2014 in Varanasi, India.  (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Traditional Medicine System Set for Revival in India

    NEW DELHI—The Indian government is encouraging traditional health care systems in the country, trying to popularize the medical knowledge that has been passed down for... Read more

  • Indian patient Hera Bai, 23, who suffered from complications that also killed 13 women after undergoing mass sterilization in a government-run program, looks on while recuperating at a ward at the district hospital in Bilaspur on Nov. 15, 2014. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

    Inside India’s Sterilization Camps

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  • Mritunjaya Kumar (L), Moksha Shrivastav (C), and Pranay Shrivastav (R) the core team of Wheelstreet.in, India's first bike rental portal,
outside their office in Noida City on Nov. 2, 2014. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Tech Fueling Innovation Boom of Young Indians

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  • Indian women walk past a billboard advocating sterilization hung at the entrance of the District Women’s Hospital in Varanasi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. At least a dozen women died this week following a state-run, mass sterilization program that has raised serious ethical questions about India's drive to curb a booming population by paying women to undergo tubectomies. India has one of the world's highest rates of sterilization among women, with about 37 percent undergoing such operations compared with 29 percent in China, according to 2006 statistics reported by the United Nations. About 4.6 million Indian women were sterilized in 2011 and 2012, according to the government. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

    Drug Maker Arrested in India Sterilization Deaths

    NEW DELHI— News reports say Indian police have arrested the director of a drug manufacturing firm that allegedly supplied medication to women in a mass... Read more

  • Delhi traffic police launched a Whatsapp helpline on Oct. 16, 2014, for citizens to report traffic rule violations, and one month later said the response has been good. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Delhi Police Declare Whatsapp Helpline a Success

    NEW DELHI—With an increasing number of Indians using smartphones, the Delhi police are capitalizing on the ubiquity of messaging apps to communicate with the public... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, photo, a Thai worker unloads rice from the truck of a farmer in Thailand.  (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    US, India End Impasse That Threatened WTO Pact

    NEW DELHI— The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by governments, clearing a major stumbling block... Read more

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    India vs Sri Lanka Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Date, Time for 4th ODI

    India is set to take on Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI on Thursday, November 13. The match is slated to start at 1:30 p.m... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Feb. 4, 2011, patients get registered for a free sterilization procedure at the Mohan Lal Gautam District Women's Hospital in Aligarh, India. Every day dozens of women line up at this hospital for a free sterilization procedure that will spare them the risk and cost of having another child. The hospital's three staff doctors race through seeing some 500 patients a day needing help with childbirth, pelvic inflammatory diseases, abortions and other treatments at subsidized costs. Each year, the cost of health care pushes some 39 million people into poverty, with patients shouldering up to 80 percent of India's medical costs. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

    8 Indian Women Die, 20 Ill After Sterilizations

    NEW DELHI— Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries in a free government-run program to... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung following an agreement signing in New Delhi on Oct. 28, 2014. Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sought India's support to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea in a bid to shore up regional alliances as relations have soured with China. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Fears India-Vietnam Relationships Threatens Its Dominance, Say Analysts

    NEW DELHI—The Indian government is making efforts to increase cooperation with Vietnam, a partnership that could rebalance the axis of power in Asia away from... Read more

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    India vs Sri Lanka Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Highlights for 2nd ODI

    India is set to take on Sri Lanka on Thursday, November 6 in the 2nd ODI of a 5 ODI series. The match at Sardar... Read more

  • Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, left, listens to Klaus Martin Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, during the opening plenary of India Economic Summit in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Business leaders, government, civil society and academia representatives from more than 40 countries are participating in the three-day summit, organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), according to news reports. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Finance Minister Tells Foreign CEOs: ‘We’re Waiting For You’

    NEW DELHI—India’s finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country’s infrastructure blamed for holding back growth. “We are waiting... Read more

  • The Xiaomi Redmi 1s was found by Finnish security company F-Secure to be sending user data to a server in Beijing, prompting the Indian Air Force to issue a warning its personnel and their families on Oct. 27 not to use Xiaomi smartphones. (Ilya Plekhanov)

    Chinese Xiaomi Smartphones a Security Threat for India

    NEW DELHI—Last week, the Indian Air Force issued an advisory to its personnel and their families to not use smartphones made by Chinese company Xiaomi... Read more

  • Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar displays a tiger skin before authorities set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. A stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts were burned Sunday in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    India Destroys Stockpile of Illegal Wildlife Parts

    NEW DELHI— India has set fire to a stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks and rhino horns in an effort to discourage illegal wildlife smuggling... Read more

  • The Indian government prepared its first draft policy for Internet-of-Things, an initiative it expects to help shape its proposed 100 smart cities. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

    India’s Government Prepares for Smart Tech Boom

    NEW DELHI— India is pushing the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and hopes to make it a $15 billion industry by 2020, according... Read more

  • An American tourist with the children of an Indian host family during Diwali celebrations on Oct. 23, 2014. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Foreign Tourists Join Indian Families in Diwali Festivities

    NEW DELHI—On Thursday a group of American and European tourists joined an Indian family to experience Diwali, the festival of lights.  Diwali, also called Deepavali,... Read more

  • A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil Hindu devotee holds a tray of lamps as she attends a religious event to mark Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at a temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Hindus light up their homes and pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, during Diwali festival. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Diwali / Deepavali Quotes, SMS Text Messages, Happy Wishes on 2014 Festival of Lights

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  • Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh talks to journalists as he arrives at a hotel for a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Saudi Arabia Says Oil to Stabilize; No Need for OPEC Production Cut

    VIENNA—Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that... Read more

  • Hearth workers cover the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.  The World Health Organization said this week that the rate of infection in Liberia appears to be falling but warned that the response effort must be kept up or the trend could be reversed. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

    Go-ahead for Liberia Senate Campaign Despite Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia— With the number of reported Ebola cases in Liberia dropping, authorities have given the go-ahead for elections next month in the West African... Read more

  • Origami paper cranes hang on a board offering prayers and condolences to the Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17 victims and their families at a Chinese bereavement centre in Kuala Lumpur on September 9, 2014.  A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine will be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed the lives of 298 passengers.   AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA        (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search Slowed Down by Disagreements, Report Says

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been bogged down by disagreements among the investigators overseeing it, according to a report. These disagreements,... Read more

  • Oil personnel work at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, Iraq, on Dec. 13, 2009. OPEC's purpose is to coordinate oil output to keep prices high and stable, to maximize member countries’ revenue but make sure global demand for oil stays strong. A steep, coordinated cut in output could stop and possibly reverse what has been a 30 percent decline in price over five months. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

    As OPEC Faces Tough Test, Lower Oil Prices Loom

    NEW YORK—These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in... Read more

  • Neighbors watch rescue operation from their damage balcony in front of a building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    At Least 17 Killed in Egypt by Building Collapse

    CAIRO— A shoddy seven-story building collapsed early Tuesday morning in a populous eastern Cairo district, killing at least 17 people while several others are feared... Read more

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    Robot Submarine Looks Under Antarctic to Find Out Why Sea Ice Is Getting Thicker

    For several years now climatologists have puzzled over an apparent conundrum: why is Antarctic sea ice continuing to expand, albeit at the relatively slow rate... Read more

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    How to Combat ISIS, Starting in Your Community

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  • Police vehicles escort the ambulance carrying a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola at the Geneva Airport before it heads from the airport to the university hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday evening, Nov. 20, 2014. The medic, a member of the 165-member Cuban medical team sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, and was transferred to Geneva for treatment. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)

    Cuban Doctor Arrives in Geneva for Ebola Treatment

    BERLIN— A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 26, 2011 file photo, Austin Mitchell walks away from an oil derrick outside of Williston, N.D. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    Axes Fuel Subsidies as Oil Prices Drop

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia’s government said Friday it will completely withdraw fuel subsidies from next month following the plunge in global oil prices. Domestic Trade... Read more

  • Smoke rises from burning garbage as an Indian woman looks for recyclable material near resting greater adjutant storks at a dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Friday, Nov. 14 2014. This week's China-U.S. climate agreement between the world's top two polluters puts pressure on India, No. 3 on the list, to become more energy efficient and should encourage investment in renewable energy. China emits a quarter of the world's greenhouse gases, the United States 15 percent and India about 6 percent. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    Britain Pledges $1.1B to Climate Fund for Poor

    BERLIN— The British government has pledged 720 million pounds ($1.13 billion) toward a United Nations fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change. Britain’s... Read more

  • Lima Peru: Manuel Ruiz, 53, Businessman: I do worry about my children’s future; I wish for their well-being in life, but my country is still developing. It has a future, but our current government isn’t so great, it needs more economic reform. A few years ago, our former president did it, but now we are stumped—at a standstill. Our current president has done some improvements: built roads, schools, et cetera, even tried to fix the economy. As for changes, I would like to see more jobs and a decrease in delinquency.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you have concerns for your children’s future in your country?’

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  • People pay tribute to mountain-guide Herve Gourdel, who was beheaded by Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group in Algeria, during a gathering in Nice, southeastern France, on Sept. 27, 2014. Jund al-Khilifa, or 'Soldiers of the Caliphate,' beheaded the 55-year-old Frenchman after he was abducted on September 21 while hiking in a national park that was once a magnet for tourists but later became a sanctuary for Islamists. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN: Islamic Terrorists Ideology Must Be Undermined

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  • Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters surrounded by Climate Guardians at the independent People's Rally held during the G20 leaders meetings, Roma Street Forum, Brisbane Saturday November 15. (Shar Adams/Epoch Times)

    Australia: Peaceful G20 More Than an Exercise of Force

    BRISBANE, Queensland—As the dust settles from Brisbane’s G20 leaders’ summit, Queensland police have been credited for ensuring a smooth event, but organisers of the alternative... Read more

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    The G-20 Economies Explained in 12 Charts

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  • British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    G-20 Leaders Set Goals, but Can They Meet Them?

    BRISBANE, Australia—Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama (R) is welcomed by Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott upon arrival for the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard)

    US, Japan, Australia Mull Closer Security Ties

    BRISBANE, Australia—Eyeing Chinese aggression, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed Sunday to deepen their military cooperation and work together... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, right, looks away as Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott, left, address a plenary session while British Prime Minister David Cameron looks on during the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith,Pool)

    G-20 Summit Opens in Australia; Growth Tops Agenda

    BRISBANE, Australia—Australia’s prime minister vowed that world leaders would deliver on an initiative to add $2 trillion to global GDP, promising freer trade and more... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, a hazardous material cleaner removes a wrapped item from the Louise Troh's apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, stayed. Troh, the fiancee of  Duncan, who died Oct. 8, 2014, hopes a book deal will propel her from homelessness and a minimum-wage job to home ownership and closure. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    WHO Sees Few Promising Ebola Drugs in Pipeline

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  • Brisbane's South Bank area         on Nov. 9, 2014. World economic leaders will travel to Brisbane for the G20 Leadership Summit Nov. 15-16. (Epoch Times)

    G20: Multinational Profit Shifting

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  • Health workers walk around medical tents that form part of a new American clinic to be used for the treatment of people suffering from the Ebola virus in the outskirts of the city of Monrovia, Liberia, on Nov. 5, 2014. As the Ebola epidemic flares in new hot spots and dims in others, the response to its shifts must catch up, experts say, and that’s a challenge because it is a slow process for governments to authorize aid, to gather it together and then deliver it. And to build treatment units, even rudimentary ones, takes even more time. By the time it’s built, the outbreak may have moved elsewhere. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Response to Ebola Needs Flexibility, Experts Say

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander)

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  • A student holds a banner with Arabic that reads, "we want ink and pens not bullets and rifles," to protest against the Shiite insurgency during a rally at the University of Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Rebels Attack on House of Yemen Leader, Kill 7

    SANAA, Yemen—Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, following clashes that killed six of... Read more

  • A student holds a banner with Arabic that reads, "we want ink and pens not bullets and rifles," to protest against the Shiite insurgency during a rally at the University of Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    6 Killed in Rebel Attack on House of Yemen Leader

    SANAA, Yemen— Yemen security officials say Shiite Houthi rebels have attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital, killing... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander)

    ‘Jewish State’ Bill Tests Israeli Democracy

    JERUSALEM—In the face of a rising wave of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a plan to formalize by law Israel’s status... Read more

  • This May 29, 2013 photo, shows Israeli singer-songwriter Amir Benayoun during a concert at the port city of Ashdod, Israel. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin canceled the appearance of Benayoun at a high-profile public event following the star's release of a new song focusing on a fictional Arab who gets his kicks by stabbing Jews, it was announced Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israel Police Chief Says Jewish Activists Should Ease Up on Temple Mount

    JERUSALEM—Jewish activists bent on gaining greater access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site should not visit there, Israel’s police chief said Tuesday. The sacred shrine... Read more

  • Former European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, right, address the media after closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.  Facing still significant differences between the U.S. 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. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Iran Nuclear Talks Face Obstacles Even After Extension

    VIENNA—The United States and Iran hope a new deadline in nuclear talks will allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran’s apparent reluctance to... Read more

  • In this picture dated Thursday, May 3, 2012, A justice symbol monument is seen in front of a mosque in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. At least eight people _ including a member of Ras al-Khaimah's ruling family _ have been detained this year for suspected links to the group al-Islah, or Reform. Five others have been reported missing by rights groups that claim undercover security agents took them into custody. Members of the Islamist group describe their goals in purely populist terms, saying they only want to open up political participation in a country whose seven emirates are governed by various tribal dynasties. UAE authorities view them as a dangerous undercurrent inspired by the Arab Spring gains of Islamist movements elsewhere, such as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, and a potential threat to the UAE's Western-friendly tolerance. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Emirates Jails Man Over Social Media Posts

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates’ state news agency says the son of a jailed activist has himself been sentenced to prison after... Read more

  • Yemen Army Frees 8 Hostages, Including Foreigner

    SANAA, Yemen— Yemen’s army freed seven soldiers and a foreigner Tuesday in a raid backed by U.S. forces on an al-Qaida militant hideout near the... Read more

  • Delegations of US Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, , left side from left, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, and former EU foreign pilicy chief Catherine Ashton, center,sit around the negotiations table during their talks on Iran, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Klamar, Pool)

    Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Until July

    VIENNA—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... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)

    Israel PM Vows to Pass Nationality Law

    JERUSALEM—Israel’s prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but is leaving the door open to negotiations to soften the language. Benjamin Netanyahu... Read more

  • File - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photos Israeli police stand guard outside the home of cousins Ghassan and Oday Abu Jamal in east Jerusalem. The Abu Jamal cousins stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers killing four people and a policeman. The family received a notice from the Israeli authorities that their house will be razed. Israel says it is resuming demolitions because it needs more tools to stop a recent wave of Palestinian attacks on Jews. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

    In Razing Homes, Israel Revives Tough Punishment

    JERUSALEM— In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive. Israel... Read more

  • Israeli Justice Minister, Tzipi Livni, smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Israel Minister: New Law Could Break Up Government

    JERUSALEM— Israel’s justice minister says that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean... Read more

  • Cameras stand in front of Palais Coburg as the media wait outside the location of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran are taking place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Diplomats Speak of Progress, Next Round December

    VIENNA— The U.S. and Iran are making last-minute progress at nuclear talks but will need to extend negotiations to next month, Western diplomats said Monday... Read more

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, ftom left, stand together prior to closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov.23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    US Tells Iran to Consider Nuclear Talks Extension

    VIENNA—The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it’s time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)

    Israeli Cabinet Moves to Define Israel as Jewish

    JERUSALEM—In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel’s Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabineton Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The decision, which set... Read more

  • Iran Releases British-Iranian Woman on Bail

    TEHRAN, Iran— Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says that authorities have released a British-Iranian woman on bail. The Sunday report quotes Sousan Moshtaghian, mother of... Read more

  • A member of the Afghan National Army stands guard as new members attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. 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. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the U.S. and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to support local forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    At Least 45 in Afghanistan Killed by Suicide Bomber

    KABUL, Afghanistan—A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when... Read more

  • An Islamic State group fighter loads a mortar shell during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Iraq Premier al-Abadi Seeks More Aid to Fight Islamic State

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans... Read more

  • New members of the Afghan National Army attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. 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. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the U.S. and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to support local forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan Parliament Approves US, NATO Agreements

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghanistan’s parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year... Read more

  • Palestinians inspect the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem, on NOv. 19, 2014, as a punitive measure after al-Shaludi's deadly attack with his car on a Jerusalem train station in October, which left five people dead. Israeli police on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, including two assailants who killed five people at a synagogue attack earlier this week, according to relatives and Palestinian officials. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israel Mulls Hard-Line Legislation After Attacks

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