At Paris talks, leaders move beyond the environment

PARIS - For world leaders attending a climate summit in Paris just weeks after 130 people were killed by Islamic State militants in the French capital, addressing the coincidental convergence of global warming and terrorism was unavoidable.

Obama: climate change an economic, security imperative 9:24am EST

PARIS U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the world needs an enduring framework for addressing climate change and that he would seek an agreement that would boost economies as well as help the planet's environment.

Activists burn an image of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, after he was found guilty by a trial court of killing Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, during a rally for Laude outside the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

U.S. Marine jailed for killing transgender woman

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines - A U.S. Marine got six to 12 years for killing a transgender woman in a case that has reignited debate over the American military presence in its former colony.  Full Article 

Unidentified wooden boat which was found in the sea off Noto Peninsula, is seen in Wajima, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Kyodo

North Korean ghost boats wash up in Japan

SEOUL/TOKYO - Fishing boats carrying decomposed corpses have washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks, leading to speculation they are rickety North Korean vessels that have strayed far from port.  Full Article 

Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of CBS Corp. and Viacom, arrives at the premiere of "The Guilt Trip" starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen in Los Angeles December 11, 2012.REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Viacom head's competence suit moves forward

LOS ANGELES - A California court rejected a request from the former girlfriend of Sumner Redstone for the 92-year-old chairman of Viacom to undergo an immediate medical evaluation, but the judge allowed the case to proceed.  Full Article 

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Time for a safe-sex emoji?

In the run-up to World AIDS Day, condom maker Durex launched a social media campaign last month "to create the first official safe-sex emoji," asking users to use #condomemoji.  Full Article 

Japan resumes whale hunts in the name of science

Japanese whaling ships set out to hunt some 300 whales in the name of science after reworking its programme in accordance with an international treaty on scientific whaling. Julie Noce reports.

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