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  • Abdel Rodriguez holds a Cuban flag as he stands outside the Little Havana restaurant Versailles, as people absorb the news that Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison and that U.S. President Barack Obama wants to change the United States Cuba policy on December 17, 2014 in Miami, United States. Alan Gross, the American contractor had spent five years in Cuban jail.

    Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the United States to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 18, 2014, 1:15 AM EST
  • Mohammed Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan speaks during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Presidential Arg Palace, December 6, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    President Ashraf Ghani said the C.I.A.'s interrogation program "violated all accepted norms of human rights in the world," and vowed to investigate how many Afghans suffered abuse at U.S. detention centers.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2014, 7:35 AM EST
  •  Police officers arrest a demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown at City Hall November 26, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson Police officer on August 9, 2014.

    The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet after two nights of racially charged unrest following a grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 27, 2014, 1:30 AM EST
  • 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.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 21, 2014, 7:44 AM EST