News from across the globe on Nov 21 (In pics)

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Bangalore, Nov 21: OneIndia brings to you photo stories from across the world.

In Afghanistan, president Hamid Karzai has told a gathering of elders that he supports signing a security deal with the United States if safety and security conditions are met. Karzai spoke at the 2,500-member national consultative council of Afghan elders known as the Loya Jirga which started in Kabul on Thursday. The four-day meeting will discuss the bilateral security pact that defines the role.

In Jakarta, Indonesian protesters burned a mock Australian flag during a demonstration outside Australian Embassy on Thursday. Indonesia has "downgraded" its relations with Australia and suspended cooperation on people smuggling following outrage over reported eavesdropping on senior Indonesian leaders' phones, officials said

A picture from Porteau Cove shows a rehabilitated harbour seal pup equipped with satellite tag on its head released into the waters of Howe Sound at Porteau Cove, B.C. by the Vancouver Aquarium on Wednesday. Five of the seven pups released pups have been equipped with satellite transmitters that will provide the aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre with information about where the seals go and how they do after returning to the wild.

In US, President Barack Obama awarded president's medal of freedom to many prominent personalities on Wednesday in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

In Kandahar, a powerful explosion killed three people at a restaurant on Wednesday. No one took immediate responsibility for the explosion and it wasn't immediately clear whether it was a suicide bomber or whether a timed devise was used.

In Nepal, supporters of the Nepali Congress party was in euphoria as leads by their candidates are displayed on a screen outside a vote counting center on Wednesday. Election officials on Wednesday began counting votes Nepal's people cast to choose a special assembly to draft a long-delayed constitution and pick a new government.

In Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the first day of the Loya Jirga in Kabul, Afghanistan

In Jakarta

Indonesian protesters burn a mock Australian flag during a demonstration outside Australian Embassy in Jakarta

In Porteau Cove

A rehabilitated harbour seal pup equipped with satellite tag on its head is released into the waters of Howe Sound at Porteau Cove, B.C. by the Vancouver Aquarium

In Washington

President Barack Obama talks with Oprah Winfrey after presenting her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

In Kandahar

Afghan policemen search the side where a powerful explosion killed three people at a restaurant in the southern city of Kandahar, Afghanistan

In Kathmandu

Supporters of the Nepali Congress party cheer as leads by their candidates are displayed on a screen outside a vote counting center in Katmandu

Oneindia News

(With agency inputs)

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