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PARIS - World leaders left negotiators in Paris to overcome disagreements and hash out an ambitious deal to combat climate change.

U.S. deploying special force to boost fight against Islamic State 11:15am EST

WASHINGTON The United States is deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to help Iraq put additional pressure on Islamic State and be positioned to conduct unilateral operations into Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.

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 

Chicago officer charged with murder out on bail (graphic images)

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)A police officer in Chicago charged with fatally shooting a black teenager last year has posted bail. Julie Noce reports.

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