U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama said hell defer deportations and open the chance of better jobs for about 5 million undocumented immigrants, ending months of build-up and initiating a showdown with congressional Republicans.

President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.

Anti-Homosexual activists march on the streets of Kampala carrying placards on August 11, 2014 to demonstrate against the recently annulled Anti-Gay law by Ugandas constitutional court. Ugandas attorney general has filed an appeal against the constitutional courts decision to overturn tough anti-gay laws, his deputy said on August 9.

Legislation will withstand any legal challenge, an official said.

FARC-EP Commander Ivan Marquez gives a press conference, on November 19, 2014 in Havana to commemorate the second anniversary of the beginning of the peace talks with the Colombian government.

Rebels, government reach deal on release of five hostages.

Customers check clothes at an apparel shop in Tokyo on November 17, 2014. Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax hike and call snap elections to reinvigorate his power against party rivals.

Gross domestic product fell at annualized 1.6% from July to September, compared to forecasts of a 2.1% rise.

Miguel Macedo.

Miguel Macedo resigned following an investigation into alleged corruption linked to residence permits.

A photograph taken from Suruc district of Sanliurfa, Turkey, shows smoke rising from the Syrian border town of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) following the US-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets on November 09, 2014.

New troops sent to Iraq could go on defensive against I.S., he says.

Martin Salia.

Martin Salia, a surgeon from Sierra Leone, died in Nebraska facility.