Wednesday November 26, 2014, Chicago, Illinois
US President Barack Obama is concerned and disappointed at the violence that broke out after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, a White House aide said on Tuesday.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, United Nations
A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday expressed concern at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance, interception and collection of online data are "highly intrusive acts" that violate the right to privacy.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, Washington, United States
Michele Flournoy, a former top US Defence Department official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, Foreign Policy Magazine reported on Tuesday.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts
Moves by some US states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, Sanaa, Yemen
Yemeni security forces freed eight hostages including six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, in a raid in which seven al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country's supreme security committee said.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, Ferguson, Missouri
Aiming to head off more looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday in running clashes after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades following clearance of part of a protest hotspot.
Macy's Inc, which traditionally kicks off the US holiday shopping season with a nationally televised parade in Manhattan, also will join a handful of other companies this year parading their ads on Facebook's fledgeling video feeds.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere in the United States to refrain from violence and called on law enforcement to protect the rights of people to demonstrate peacefully.