• Hours after EU deal, Turkey rounds up 1,300 migrants bound for Greece

    Turkish authorities rounded up some 1,300 migrants on Monday that they said were planning to sail to Greece from hideouts near secluded Aegean beaches and forests, hours after striking a deal with the European Union on stemming refugee flows. In the largest operation of its kind in recent months,…

  • Turkish opposition says police bullet may have killed Kurdish lawyer

    By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A prominent Kurdish lawyer gunned down in southeastern Turkey appeared to have been shot by a policeman who was firing on suspects fleeing the scene of an attack on fellow officers, a deputy from Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition said on Monday. Diyarbakir city…

  • U.S. embassy in Kabul warns of imminent attack in city

    The United States' embassy in Kabul on Monday warned of an imminent attack in the Afghan city, saying it had received credible reports of a threat within the next two days, but had no other details. "U.S. Embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul city, Kabul…

  • Why 900 women are running for office in Saudi Arabia

    In a 2011 order, the now deceased King Abdullah announced women would be permitted to nominate candidates in the next set of municipal elections. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia? This time around, more than 900 female candidates have nominated themselves for municipal posts,…

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  • What is at stake for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trial begins?

    The start on Monday of the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man while in police custody could mark a pivotal moment for a city that has been a flashpoint in the US debate on police brutality. Officer William Porter is the first of six officers slated for separate…

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  • Planned Parenthood victims spent final moments helping others

    In the days after a shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday left three people dead and nine injured, details are starting to emerge about the victims. Ke'Arre Stewart, was a veteran and father of two girls, “the most sincere person,” a lifelong friend said she had ever met. …

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  • In wake of Paris attacks, a new kind of cartoon takes center stage

    As France slowly moves out of a national mourning, just over two weeks since coordinated terrorist attacks killed 130 people in the center of Paris, images, drawings and caricatures have become the city’s unexpected uniting force. Just 10 months after the attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie…

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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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  • Obama pushes for calm in Russia-Turkey row

    US President Barack Obama pushed Monday for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official said. Obama called for an easing of inflamed Russia-Turkey tensions in a closed-door meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of…

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  • Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that striking an ambitious deal to curb global warming can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.

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  • The Latest: All but 9 released after violent Paris protests

    PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:

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  • Two French men stopped on way to Islamic State in Libya: official

    Two French nationals suspected of wanting to join Islamic State training camps in Libya before heading to Syria were arrested in Tunisia in mid-November, according to an official at the Paris prosecutor's office. It is the first case made public of potential French Islamic State recruits traveling…

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  • Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage in Baghdad on Monday, killing nine people and wounding another 21, Iraqi security officials said.

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  • Britain's Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

    Britain's Prince Charles said Monday he feared for the very existence of traditional French cheeses as he received a prize in Paris for his long-term commitment to organic farming. Having spoken earlier at the opening of the key UN climate talks outside Paris, the heir to the throne was awarded…

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  • Photographer Annie Leibovitz remakes Pirelli calendar

    LONDON (AP) — It's no more nudes for the famous Pirelli calendar — this year, at least, with photographer Annie Leibovitz at the helm.

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  • Top Asian News 4:21 p.m. GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: 5:15 p.m. Leaders of small island nations are pleading for their survival, asking bigger countries to do more to cut emissions and help threatened nations cope with rising seas and wilder…

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