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Leaders of Warming Earth Meet in Paris to Cut Emissions

By Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton | Nov 30
Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday.

Philippine Court to Give Verdict in US Marine's Murder Case

By Jim Gomez | Nov 30
A Philippine court plans to deliver its verdict in the emotion-charged case of a U.S. Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel.

German Man Stays In Burning Sex Shop To Finish Watching Porn

Nov 29
A man in Germany was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after he refused to vacate a burning Hamburg sex shop until he finished watching a porn.

Gay Rights Activists March in New Delhi Parade

Nov 29
Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday.

'Traditional' Marriage: Number of Child Brides to Soar in Africa, Say Rights Groups

By Lynsey Chutel | Nov 28
An estimated 125 million African girls are child brides, with that number expected to rise to 310 million by 2050, creating a legacy of "lost childhoods and shattered futures."

Gambia Leader Denounces Female Genital Mutilation

By Abdoulie John | Nov 27
Gambia's president advocated banning female genital mutilation, giving hope to human rights activists who are urging Gambia to adopt a law against the practice.

UNICEF: AIDS Leading Cause of Death for African Teenagers

Nov 27
The United Nations' agency for children says AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe.

End Times Preacher Links Paris Attacks to Same-Sex Marriage

Nov 25
A messianic Jewish Rabbi is warning that the terrorist attacks in Paris are a prelude of what God will do to the United States over the legalization of same-sex marriage.

UN Weather Agency: It's Record Hot Out There This Year

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 25
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Russian Crackdown on Muslims Fuels Exodus to Islamic State

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Nov 25
Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.

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