TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks 23-Nov-14, 4:20 AM | Simon Sturdee, Siavosh Ghazi, Agence France-Presse

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report 22-Nov-14, 3:25 AM | David Brunnstrom, Reuters

5.9 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan 23-Nov-14, 1:49 AM | Agence France-Presse

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses 23-Nov-14, 1:05 AM | Agence France-Presse

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50 12:03 am | Agence France-Presse Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

UN Ebola victim leaves France after recovery 10:55 pm | Agence France-Presse A UN employee flown to France for treatment after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone has…

Pope canonizes two Indians Pope canonizes two Indians 10:07 pm | Agence France-Presse Pope Francis on Sunday named six new saints, including two from India, in a mass…

Two senior Thai policemen charged with royal defamation Two senior Thai policemen charged with royal defamation 8:28 pm | Agence France-Presse Two high-ranking Thai police officers have been arrested for royal defamation, an official said Sunday,…

Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies 7:02 pm | Reuters Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack…

BUSINESS NEWS

Rolling stock of Philippines\ Rolling stock of Philippines' only train system up for repair The PNR is spending P2.2 billion for the repairs.

AirAsia Zest mounting Singapore flights out of Cebu and Boracay AirAsia Zest mounting Singapore flights out of Cebu and Boracay The move is meant to tap underserved markets.

President Aquino orders rebidding of Cavite-Laguna Expressway project President Aquino orders rebidding of Cavite-Laguna Expressway project The President's decision favors San Miguel Corp, which had been disqualified from the auction.

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Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria 6:37 pm | Agence France-Presse Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast NigeriaBoko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday.

N.Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling 4:00 pm | Agence France-Presse N.Korea warns of \North Korea's top military body Sunday warned of 'catastrophic consequences' for supporters of the latest United Nations censure on its human rights record, as state media reported leader Kim Jong Un presided over fresh military drills.

After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal 12:54 pm | Mathilde Richter, Agence France-Presse After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coalAfter deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media 12:26 pm | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse Facebook \Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.

Tunisians elect president for first time 10:57 am | Agence France-Presse Tunisians elect president for first timeTunisians vote Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy.

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state 8:30 am | Agence France-Presse Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York stateRecord-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people, posed a major flooding threat Saturday with temperatures forecast to rise.

Armed Islamist in IS video grew up in small French village: mayor 8:05 am | Agence France-Presse Armed Islamist in IS video grew up in small French village: mayorOne of three Kalashnikov-wielding Islamists seen burning their French passports in an Islamic State propaganda video this week grew up in a small village in southern France, the mayor said Saturday.

Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya 7:45 am | Agence France-Presse Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, LibyaA total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy's shores.

City of Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision 6:10 am | Jennie Matthew, Agence France-Presse The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions Saturday ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict the white officer responsible.

Serbia 'outrage' after basketball fan killed in Istanbul 5:36 am | Agence France-Presse Serbia expressed "outrage" Saturday after a Red Star Belgrade basketball fan was stabbed to death in Istanbul.

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks 4:20 am | Simon Sturdee, Siavosh Ghazi, Agence France-Presse \Iran and world powers appeared late Saturday still a long way from a nuclear deal, with US Secretary of State John Kerry and officials on both sides warning of major gaps two days before a deadline.

FARC to free Colombian general, others next week 3:01 am | Agence France-Presse FARC to free Colombian general, others next weekFARC guerrillas who captured a Colombian general and four others will release them next week, president Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday, paving the way for a return to peace talks.