• Obama visits Paris attack site, pays tribute to victims

    PARIS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks on Monday shortly after arriving in the city, visiting the Bataclan, the concert hall where the deadliest attacks took place during the onslaught.  Obama, who is in town for international talks to curb climate…

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  • Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet

    By Dasha Afanasieva and Lidia Kelly ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved…

  • Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

    By Barbara Lewis and Bate Felix PARIS (Reuters) - Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, the world's biggest polluter, landed in Paris. The United Nations conference begins at summit level on…

  • In Arkansas, a growing population of 'climate change refugees'

    Valentino Keimbar, a native of the Marshall Islands, moved 6,000 miles away from his home in the Pacific Ocean last year to Springdale, Arkansas because of climate change. Located between Hawaii and Australia, the Marshall Islands are made up of 29 atolls and five islands with a population of…

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  • Japan's Antarctic whale hunt reignites war of words

    Before the end of the year, Japanese whalers are scheduled to set out for Antarctic waters despite protests from the United Nations, International Whaling Commission member countries, and animal advocates. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission instated a moratorium on commercial whaling…

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  • Colorado shootings point to abortion debate dominated by extremes

    The anger generated by the recent release of an undercover video in which a Planned Parenthood official discusses the sale of fetal tissue has created an environment that "breeds acts of violence," added the president, Vicki Cowart. According to numerous media reports, the suspect mentioned "no…

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  • Few signs of reconciliation as Russia enacts sanctions against Turkey

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey offered a small but notable olive branch to Russia on Saturday, saying he is “deeply saddened” by its downing of a Russian fighter jet last week, but the gesture has fallen short of reconciliation. Hours after Mr. Erdoğan's remarks, Russian President…

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  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

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  • The Latest: Investigator: Noise heard in cockpit recording

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

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  • US aid worker made little effort to hide work in Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American aid worker who spent five years in prison in Cuba said he had no trouble bringing sophisticated communications gear into the country and made little attempt to disguise his work to set up Internet connections.

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  • Injured Starc unsure when he'll bowl again for Australia

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The morning after he hobbled through for the winning runs in Australia's nervous three-wicket win over New Zealand in the first ever day-night cricket test, Mitchell Starc wasn't sure when he'd be able to bowl again for his country.

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  • Japan industrial output, retail spending lag expectations

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before.

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  • Obama, Hollande pay respects to Paris attack victims: AFP

    US President Barack Obama joined French leader Francois Hollande to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall early Monday, hours before the official opening of a UN climate conference. The two leaders, along with the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, laid flowers at…

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  • Malaysian pleads guilty to indecent assault in New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand after earlier leaving the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity has pleaded guilty to indecent assault.

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  • The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack

    PARIS (AP) — The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:

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  • Governments, investors partner to break through clean technology barriers

    By Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gates and some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies. The…

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  • Indonesia ferry hits trouble on way to Singapore, 97 rescued

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing toward Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said. Ferry operator Batamfast called out two other ferries that rescued all 90…

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  • Top Asian News 11:52 p.m. GMT

    NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is…

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  • Authorities search for 2 Australians missing in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Friends of two Australian tourists missing for more than a week in Mexico are looking to work with authorities in determining what happened to the men following a report that their burned van may have been found with two bodies inside in the drug gang-plagued state of Sinaloa,…

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