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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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Pipe bomb explodes on overpass near Istanbul metro, five hurt: local mayor

ISTANBUL Five people were injured when a pipe bomb exploded on an overpass near an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday, the district mayor said, halting some train operations and heightening security fears in Europe's biggest city. | Video

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Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia

PARIS U.S. President Barack Obama urged Turkey on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Moscow after the downing of a Russian warplane and to seal its border with Syria to choke off the supply of money and fighters to Islamic State militants. | Video

Russia, Turkey, Syria 11:42am EST

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

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