• Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

    By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors. …

  • Vatican leaks trial postponed until Dec. 7 after defendant changes lawyer

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A high profile Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until Dec. 7 after one of the five defendants changed their lawyers, a court official said. The trial of a senior Spanish priest, his aide, an Italian consultant and two…

  • Kenyan police say gunshots in Kenyan campus a mock exercise

    Police in Kenya conducted a mock security exercise at a campus in Kenya's capital on Monday that sparked panic over a feared attack. "It was a mock exercise," Japheth Koome, the police commander in the capital told Reuters.

  • 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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  • Dutch policeman held for online sale of MH17 'souvenirs'

    Dutch police have suspended an officer who tried to sell online souvenirs said to have come from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over war-torn Ukraine last year. The man is under arrest for embezzlement and an investigation has been launched and the man is under arrest for…

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  • BHP shares sink on Brazil's plan to sue over mine disaster

    SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - BHP Billiton shares dropped more than 5 percent to a seven-year low on Monday after Brazil announced plans to sue the mining company and its partners for 20 billion reais ($5.2 billion) over the bursting of a dam. Brazil's federal and state governments on Friday announced…

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  • Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying the verdict for the third and chief suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea.

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  • Turkey sends body of shot down pilot back to Russia: reports

    Turkey on Monday sent back to Russia the body of a pilot killed when his plane was shot down by the Turkish air force for allegedly violating its air space on the Syrian border, reports said. A Russian plane carrying the body of Oleg Peshkov left Ankara's Esenboga International Airport airport for…

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  • Tiny Cape Verde picks big fight with drug gangs

    By David Lewis and Julio Rodrigues PRAIA (Reuters) - When Cape Verde police dismantled a drugs network preparing to smuggle tens of millions of dollars of cocaine to Europe in 2011, the operation was hailed as a rare victory against international crime by one of Africa's smallest states. Then, in…

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  • Fights against climate change, terrorism linked: France's Hollande

    The fights against terrorism and global warming are closely linked, French President Francois Hollande said on Monday as world leaders met in Paris for climate change talks two weeks after deadly Islamist militant attacks in France's capital. More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations…

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  • Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 20 years in a Lakers uniform and a lifetime in basketball, Kobe Bryant determined that his aching body and his passion for the game had both grown weaker than his excitement about the future.

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  • More than 20 missing after boat capsizes on Congo's Lake Kivu

    More than 20 people are missing after a government-operated speed boat capsized on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, the provincial governor said. Paluku said the boat left from Goma at the northern tip of Lake Kivu at about 7:30 a.m. for Bukavu at its southern edge. …

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  • Mixed verdict by Israeli court in burning alive of Palestinian teen

    A Jerusalem court found two Israelis guilty Monday of the burning alive of a Palestinian teen in the run-up to last year's Gaza war, but held off on convicting the alleged ringleader, raising the risk of fresh tensions. The ruling comes amid two months of Palestinian attacks, and the court's…

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  • Vatican leaks trial delayed for a week at defense request

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican judge on Monday granted more time for the defense to prepare for a trial over the leak of confidential documents that has put a Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others in the dock.

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