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.
Kenyan police say they plan to deport as many as 225 illegal immigrants, including 214 Somalis.
Putin, a former spy during Soviet rule, raised a laugh among the studio audience when he said: "You are an ex-agent. I used to have ties to intelligence."
A water station was also completely burned down after local residents set fire to oil patches in the river, according to eyewitnesses.
Russian President said it was U.S. hypocrisy that had brought relations to their worst level since the Cold War
The Nigerian army announced the release of nearly 121 schoolgirls earlier abducted by Boko Haram, but Borno state officials denied the statement
Having worked as a telecommunications spy for Israel for 25 years, General Barokh Mezraahi had served along the borders of Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.
The F5 fighter plane had crashed during a training mission in the eastern part of the kingdom.
Jewish Passover celebrations began in Israel on Tuesday and will last for seven days.
"We believe that this approach allows for the most useful process with the Russian Federation and other third parties," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said
Putin criticised the government in Kiev for what he said was a mishandling of the situation in eastern Ukraine that is "dragging the country into an abyss."
The media storm over the purported killings in Kramatorsk petered out, and Russian forces on the border have so far stayed put.
Nine people were found dead and 179 had been rescued, according to the South Korean government, leaving 287 unaccounted for and possibly still trapped in the vessel.
Media reports said he was facing the possibility of charges of negligence leading to death and also for violating a law that stipulates the conduct of shipping crew.
A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the visit had been postponed for scheduling reasons.
Some 17 other soldiers were injured in the attack, which the source blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group.
A number of activists have launched online and social media campaigns to raise awareness about the cause.