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US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:02pm

US President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform during a meeting with young immigrants, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 4, 2015A US appeals court dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejected a request from the Obama administration that it lift an injunction barring it from carrying out a measure that would have protected some four million undocumented foreigners from deportation. Obama had used an executive order in November to drive through the measure, but in February, just before it was due to go into effect, a Texas judge issued an emergency injunction until a trial on its legality could be held.


Security forces battle militants in Kabul diplomatic quarter

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:00pm

Afghan security forces rush towards the site of the attack in Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul on May 26, 2015Gunfire and explosions rang out Wednesday in a diplomatic district of Kabul as security forces battled militants who tried to storm a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family, police said, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes as the Taliban intensify their annual spring offensive despite Kabul's repeated overtures to reopen peace talks. Sporadic blasts could still be heard hours after the assault began late Tuesday in the upmarket neighbourhood of Wazir Akbar Khan, home to foreign embassies and diplomatic enclaves which are a prime target for attacks.


FBI, police checking threat to EVA Air plane at LA airport

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:59pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and airport police were investigating a threat to a flight from Taiwan that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.

LEADING OFF: Lester vs Scherzer in high-priced matchup

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:56pm

Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:


12 detained after fire kills 38 at seniors' home in China

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:56pm

This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows a fire-gutted rest home in Pingdingshan, central China's Henan Province Tuesday, May 26, 2015. A fire swept through the rest home in central China, killing more than 35 people and injuring several, Chinese authorities said Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday night in an apartment building being used as a privately run rest home in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan province, according to a statement from the province's work safety administration. (Zhao Peng/Xinhua via AP) NO SALESBEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday.


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