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With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video

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Six boys killed in dormitory blaze in Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Six children died in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault engulfed the dormitory of their religious school, emergency workers said.

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China's Xi arrives in Zimbabwe, expected to sign major deals

HARARE Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, the first visit by a Chinese leader since 1996, amid expectations this would lead to the signing of infrastructure funding and investment agreements.

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Jazeera TV shows Lebanese soldiers in Nusra Front captivity

BEIRUT Al Jazeera TV interviewed Lebanese security personnel while they were apparently held by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on Tuesday, ahead of completion of a deal expected to secure their release.

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Saudi invites 65 Syrian opposition figures to Riyadh ahead of peace talks: paper

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has issued invitations to 65 Syrian opposition figures to attend a conference in Riyadh to try unify their positions ahead of proposed Syrian peace talks, Saudi newspapers reported on Tuesday.

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Palestinian assailant shot dead in West Bank stabbing attempt: Israeli police

JERUSALEM Israeli security forces shot dead a suspected Palestinian assailant who tried to stab a man at a busy intersection near a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, police said, a location that has seen several incidents during two months of violence.

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