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Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

PARIS Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, the world's biggest polluter, landed in Paris.

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Burkina Faso to announce provisional election results

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso should announce provisional results on Monday from an election to choose the West African country's first new leader in decades, the head of the electoral commission said.

Africa 4:13am EST

Aung San Suu Kyi to meet president, military chief on Wednesday

YANGON Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet President Thein Sein and military chief Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday, their first meeting since she won an historic election earlier this month, a senior government official told Reuters.

Myanmar 1:27am EST

Fighting in Congo between army and rebels kills at least 30

KINSHASA At least 30 people including a U.N. peacekeeper were killed in clashes pitting the army and U.N. troops against Ugandan rebels in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said on Monday.

Africa, Congo 4:28am EST

Israel convicts two Jewish defendants in Palestinian teen's murder

JERUSALEM An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a third man pending a psychological review, Israeli broadcasters said.

3:20am EST

Thai junta detains opposition leaders ahead of anti-graft inspection

BANGKOK Thailand's army detained two leaders of an opposition group on Monday who were planning to visit a public park dedicated to the monarchy that has been at the center of a corruption scandal involving the military government.

Thailand 3:37am EST

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