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Obama warns climate change will create refugees

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with heads of state from small island nations most at risk from the harmful effects of climate change, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LE BOURGET, France (AP) – The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: 1:30 p.m. President Barack Obama says without ambitious action on climate change, people may be forced to flee island nations and will become refugees. Obama is meeting …

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Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque

Pope Francis waves to the crowd on the occasion of his visit at the Central Mosque in Bangui's Muslim enclave of PK5, Central African Republic, Monday Nov. 30, 2015. The Pope was welcomed by a crowd of people and prayed inside the Central Mosque. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) – Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic’s capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias. Moments after …

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Syria’s al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers

Families of soldiers and policemen who were kidnapped by militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, cheer after following news that their sons were being released, in front of tents set up for a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A group of Lebanese soldiers held captive since August 2014 were being released Tuesday as part of a swap deal. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT (AP) – Syria’s al-Qaida branch on Tuesday released a group of Lebanese troops held captive for over a year as part of a Qatar-brokered swap that involved Lebanon setting free at least 11 prisoners wanted by the militants, including a former wife of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr …

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