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Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

BRUSSELS Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors.

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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.

Mourners at funeral of Kurdish lawyer cast doubt over justice

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Mourners at the funeral on Sunday of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down a day earlier in Turkey's volatile southeast, said they were skeptical that those responsible for his killing would be brought to justice.

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France calls for 'enlightened Islam' against jihadist ideology

PARIS Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged French Muslim leaders on Sunday to develop an "enlightened Islam" to confront what he called the obscurantist views of Islamic State that lead young Muslims into violence.

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Indonesia ferry hits trouble on way to Singapore, 97 rescued

SINGAPORE Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing toward Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said.

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Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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