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After leaders' rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on deal

PARIS With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris sought on Tuesday to turn that rhetoric of unity into the text of a global deal to slow climate change. | Video

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Al Qaeda Syria wing frees Lebanese in return for jailed Islamists

BEIRUT Al Qaeda's Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen on Tuesday in exchange for the release of jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. | Video

United Nations, Syria 8:06pm EST

U.S. to reduce non-emergency embassy staff in Mali

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had authorized the voluntary departure from Mali of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, following an attack on a hotel in the capital last month.

Yemen PM rejects cabinet reshuffle ordered by president: government source

DUBAI Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah rejected a cabinet reshuffle ordered on Tuesday by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a senior government official said, another sign of the deepening rift between the two leaders.

Yemen, United Nations 7:19pm EST

British parliament set to vote for Syria air strikes

LONDON Britain's parliament is set to vote on Wednesday to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after months of wrangling over whether enough opposition Labour lawmakers would back military action.

Syria 7:44pm EST

Five Syrians caught in Honduras heading for U.S. freed from jail

TEGUCIGALPA Five Syrian men caught in Honduras trying to reach the United States last month on fake Greek passports were freed from jail on Tuesday, after they agreed to pay a fine in exchange for the charges against them being dropped, a court spokeswoman said.

Greece, Syria 6:24pm EST

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