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World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc....

Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias....

Israeli military shoots, kills suspected Palestinian stabber
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian who was trying to stab an Israeli pedestrian at a busy West Bank junction....

AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes....

The Latest: Vienna orchestra to buy home for 4 families
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:...

Climate talks: What's happened and what's next
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- An unprecedented number of world leaders joined together Monday to give a boost to difficult, years-long efforts to fight climate change collectively....

China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters
BEIJING (AP) -- The addition of China's yuan to the select basket of currencies used as a yardstick by the International Monetary Fund is a sign, experts say, that the yuan may one day become as recognizable as the dollar or euro....

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day....

Activists call on Gambia gov't to release environmentalists
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village....

Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement
PARIS (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation against extremism....

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