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 urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia 7:34am EST

PARIS U.S. President Barack Obama urged Turkey on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia that are hampering efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Syria and stressed that U.S. support for its NATO ally's security remained steadfast.

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 

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves a courthouse in New York November 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Legislator Silver convicted in bribery case

NEW YORK - Sheldon Silver, one of New York state's most powerful politicians for two decades, was convicted of abusing his office to collect as much as $4 million in illegal bribes and kickbacks.  Full Article 

A pro-life activist holds a doll and banner while advocating his stance on abortion near the site of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-abortion groups oppose IUD use

NEW YORK - A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion.  Full Article 

Challenging AIDS stereotypes in China

HIV/AIDS is on the rise among young people in China. Many sufferers feel shut out of society, but as Anita Li reports, groups of volunteers are standing up for education in a country where sexually transmitted diseases and homosexuality are associated with immorality.

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