Why the killing of elephants must stop
The global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s.

Federer wins first Davis Cup title
Roger Federer's Switzerland won a first Davis Cup title on Sunday when the 17-time grand slam champion defeated France's Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2.

Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) pose with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Beylerbeyi Palace on November 22, 2014 in IstanbulUS Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The trip to Istanbul by Biden, the highest ranking US official to visit Turkey since Erdogan was elected president after over a decade as prime minister, came amid unusual tensions in the traditionally strong relationship between the two NATO allies.


Obama's immigration move a win
President Obama finally did it. Through an executive order, the President intends to grant up to 5 million undocumented immigrants relief from deportation.

U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan
In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, The New York Times reported.

Kenya: 100 killed after bus attack
Kenyan security forces have killed 100 militants, an official said Sunday, one day after a deadly attack on a bus.

Dozens Take Refuge From Japan Quake Aftershocks
Quake victims shelter from aftershocks as Japan marvels at lack of deaths amid severe damage

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry as former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton looks on ahead of key nuclear talks in Vienna, on November 20, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday "serious gaps" remained in talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna two days before a deadline to strike a nuclear deal. Kerry, who on Friday postponed a trip to Paris to remain in Vienna, was due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon, their fourth meeting in three days. At stake is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions.


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