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Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels....

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump:...

Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal....

Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click
HAUGESUND, Norway (AP) -- Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her first name as Anna, but under sex it says "M."...

Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stability
BEIJING (AP) -- China said Tuesday it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, responding to implications from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn't putting enough pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program....

Failure to get Syria cease-fire stole spotlight at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The failed attempt by the U.S. and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders but every other global hotspot had its moment - and there were some chuckles as well including a message to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be ready to receive his gift of a "white bull" from South Sudan....

Former President Aristide leaps from behind scenes in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has leaped from behind the scenes to take a major role in campaigning for next month's presidential election, leading many to believe the most polarizing figure in the tumultuous world of Haitian politics is poised to regain influence if his party wins....

Syrian state TV: government forces advance in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces are advancing in the old quarter of the northern city of Aleppo and have captured several buildings....

Court convicts Muslim radical in destruction of mausoleums
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An international court has found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu....

Kerry meets Venezuelan president amid escalating tensions
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he is "deeply concerned" about escalating political tensions in Venezuela as he held his first official meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....

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