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Pope Francis meets with Muslims in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis ventured into a volatile Muslim neighborhood of Central African Republic's capital on Monday to bring his message of reconciliation to the city's main mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify violence....

The Latest: Pope speaks at Central African Republic mosque
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)...

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances will turbocharge the chances of reaching an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet....

Key sticking points in UN climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
In images from across Asia last week, huge hot air balloons rose in Myanmar, tiny web-like lights lit up part of downtown Tokyo and decorated baskets were put out to float in rivers around Thailand....

After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany
ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) -- Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town....

Timeline of key events in UN effort against climate change
PARIS (AP) -- After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop global warming, leading up to the U.N. climate conference in Paris:...

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China's President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and maritime security....

The Latest: EU agency: Many exposed to harmful air pollution
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:...

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying a verdict for the third suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea....

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After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany

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Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen