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  • Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

    LAS VEGAS, Nov 22 - US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents. The controversial... Read more

  • UN blasts Thai junta for ‘Hunger Games’ detentions

    BANGKOK, November 21- The United Nations criticised Thailand's junta Friday for detaining people caught throwing a three fingered protest salute inspired by "The Hunger Games" movies, as the prime minister warned that people using the defiant gesture could "jeopardise their... Read more

  • Dutch teen in court after mum ‘rescues’ her from Islamic State

    MAASTRICHT, November 21-  blonde, blue eyed Dutch teenager from a Catholic family who was rescued by her mother after marrying an Islamic State fighter in Syria is to appear in court Friday on terror charges. Nineteen year old Aicha arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday... Read more

  • Spain wakes up to ‘homegrown’ extremist threat

    Spain, Nov 21 - Spain is fighting a new wave of "homegrown" Islamic extremism, raiding cells and hunting radicals on the internet as scores of Spaniards join Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq. Ten years after Al-Qaeda-inspired bombings on Madrid commuter trains killed... Read more

  • Kerry seeks breakthrough in troubled Iran nuclear talks

    VIENNA, November 21- Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline. Meeting in Vienna in a final round of talks between Iran and six world... Read more