World Bulletin / News Desk
US President Barack Obama signed the bill to prevent the country from "fiscal cliff."
The new bill preserves tax cuts implemented by the former President George W. Bush for individuals earning 400 thousand American dollars and below and for families earning 450 thousand American dollars and below annually and also extends expiring jobless benefits.
The bill was passed by the Senate on Tuesday morning and by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday evening.
Obama instructed the bill to be signed by autosignature since he was on holiday with his family.
The U.S. is supportive "of anything that improves relations between Turkey and Iraq," the State Department said.
The quake struck 103 km (64 miles) west of the city of Leshan, at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles)
Lack of care for victims and accountability for perpetrators exacerbate the problem as it comes the world's attention on the Child Abuse Prevention Day.
President Obama challenges Republicans to pass an immigration reform bill if they're not happy with his executive action.
Polling stations across Bahrain opened for parliamentary and municipal elections, although the main Shi'ite opposition group is boycotting the vote.
If the train-and-equip program is effective it can allow Syrian opposition groups to clear up and create a safe zone in Syria, says a U.S. official
Former Imam of the Grand Umayyad Mosque in Damascus called Kassig "one of our brothers who sacrificed his life for the sake of God."
Prejudice against the Muslim minority known as Rohingyas is widespread and many have no right to citizenship.
U.S. officials say more than 16,000 Cubans arrived without visas at the border with Mexico in the past year, the highest number in a decade.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year
FBI arrested two men suspected of buying explosives they intended to detonate during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement official said
Tensions have escalated in Mandera County, near the border with Ethiopia and Somalia, in the past year as clashes between clans have displaced hundreds of people.
Obama's plan eases the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million immigrants who are in the United States without legal documents.
Britain said around 1,300 of its soldiers were taking part in the bilateral UK-Polish field training exercise in southwest Poland alongside a Polish cavalry brigade and tank battalion.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and civil society groups have blamed a string of recent attacks in the east of the country on ADF
Modi used a Twitter message to announce Obama as the chief guest on Republic Day, which marks the enactment of India's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950.