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Activists hail slavery pledge inclusion in new U.N. development goals

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The decision to include a pledge to eradicate slavery at the heart of a new global development pact is a major victory but there is a long way to go, campaigners against trafficking and slavery said on Monday.

World, United Nations 1:20pm EDT

Brazil police arrest Lula minister in bribery scandal


CURITIBA, Brazil - Brazilian federal police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

U.S., allies stage 29 air strikes against Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State conducted 29 air strikes against the militant group in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the task force leading the operation said in a statement.

12:36pm EDT

Calais crisis hardens tone of Britain's immigration, EU debate


LONDON - Dramatic images of migrants storming the Channel Tunnel from France have prompted Prime Minister David Cameron's government to ramp up anti-immigration rhetoric and spurred Eurosceptics to amplify calls for Britain to quit the European Union.

World, France 12:17pm EDT

Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts


SYDNEY - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. | Video

We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry


DOHA - Iran's nuclear deal should bring stability and "good neighborliness" rather than interference, Gulf Arab states told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday as they began talks on the merits of its historic accord with world powers.

Politics, World 11:49am EDT

India signs peace accord with militant tribal separatists

NEW DELHI - India signed a peace agreement on Monday with a leading tribal separatist group in the country's remote northeast that had waged guerrilla war for six decades against central rule from New Delhi.

11:43am EDT

Sudan says willing to suspend verdicts against rebels who join talks

KHARTOUM - Sudan said on Monday it could freeze court verdicts against armed rebels if they agree to join national reconciliation talks, a renewed attempt by the government to end fighting that has long mired the country.

11:22am EDT

Kerry: US, Gulf states plan to counter destabilizing acts in region

DOHA - The United States and Gulf Arab allies are cooperating to check detribalization in the region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, in apparent recognition of their worries that Iran's nuclear deal will deepen its influence among Arabs.

World, Politics 11:19am EDT

Qatar says Gulf Arabs confident region safer with Iran deal

DOHA - Qatari foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah said on Monday Gulf Arab states were confident that a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers made the Gulf region safer.

Politics, World 11:19am EDT

What the government cut from Hillary’s email

As expected, Friday's public release of thousands more emails Hillary Clinton sent or received while U.S. secretary of state is streaked with white bars marking where the government has redacted information not fit for public consumption.