Declaring a new start, EU and Turkey set to sign migration deal

BRUSSELS Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed.

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From penguins to Pope's shoes, climate rallies pressure U.N. summit

PARIS Tens of thousands of people from Sydney to London joined one of the biggest days of climate change activism on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming. | Video

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Trial of Baltimore police officer charged in man's death to start

Trial begins on Monday for a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man from an injury he suffered while in police custody that triggered rioting and protests and fueled a U.S. debate on police brutality.

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VW knew fuel usage in some cars was too high a year ago: report

FRANKFURT Volkswagen's top executives knew a year ago that some of the company's cars were markedly less fuel efficient than had been officially stated, Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag reported, without specifying its sources.

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Thousands gather for funeral of top Kurdish lawyer

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Thousands gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down on Saturday in a southern eastern city at the center of months of violence.

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Under tight security, pope urges peace in central Africa

BANGUI Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic, a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims and Christians.

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Germany outlines plan to support fight against Islamic State: media

FRANKFURT Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group.