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Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
  • 20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack

    At least 20 Islamist State (IS) group members were killed in the second failed jihadist bid in a month to take over an air base in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday.
  • Iraqi Kurds say Mount Sinjar siege broken

    Iraqi Kurds claimed Thursday to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped as the US said air strikes killed several Islamic State leaders in recent weeks.
  • Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates

    Following the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits.

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Africa

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests Sierra Leone to search for Ebola cases in capital Miss South Africa crowned Miss World Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru Nigeria's opposition leader slams Boko Haram 'reign of terror' Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Middle East

20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack Iraqi Kurds say Mount Sinjar siege broken Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal Palestinians to push UN vote despite US veto warning Two car bombs explode in central Yemen killing 25 Iraq jihadists release pictures of mass execution

Europe

Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates IMF withholds bailout money for Cyprus EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia Opponent calls for Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis US soldier jailed after joining French Foreign Legion Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Asia - Pacific

Eight children found dead at Australian property Hostages held in Sydney cafe, forced to hold Islamic flag in window Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wins election Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru Japan holds vote expected to back Abe's policies UN climate talks deadlocked over scope of pledges

US & Canada

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years US soldier jailed after joining French Foreign Legion Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

Latin America & Caribbean

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years Haiti's PM Laurent Lamothe resigns Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

South Asia

Pakistan to appeal bail for Mumbai attacker Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre Taliban storms Pakistan school, killing scores of children

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IMF withholds bailout money for Cyprus

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it won't release $108 million (88 million euros) in rescue money for bailed-out Cyprus after the country's parliament voted to hold a key foreclosure law from taking effect at the end of December. Eight children found dead at Australian property EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia Pakistan to appeal bail for Mumbai attacker U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again

Senator Ron Wyden has a petition up at MoveOn.org that reads "Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama's executive order. It's time for ...

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