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Climate change factbox: All you wanted to know in 7 points

Hosts France proposed a slimmer draft text at global climate change talks on Wednesday that leaves major issues unresolved, including finance for developing nations.

‘The Great’ Muhammad Ali appears to takes jab at Donald Trump over Muslim comments

Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known U.S. Muslims, appeared on Wednesday to join the chorus condemning the proposal by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to tempor

Dad of Paris attacker would have killed son if he knew of plot

The father of the third gunman in the attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris said Wednesday he would "have killed" his son had he known what he was planning...

Climate change: Negotiators release new, shorter draft of accord, eye landmark deal

Raising hopes of a landmark climate deal, negotiators today unveiled a new shorter draft incorporating major progress as well as the differences, two days ahead of the deadline for the UN accord to cu

Christmas delivery: 1st shipment in months at space station

The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents and much-needed groceries for the resident astronauts.

Paris attack: IS text to mom announcing death reveals 3rd Bataclan attacker

The third gunman who terrorized Paris' Bataclan concert hall before being killed last month in the attack was identified Wednesday as a Frenchman who left for Syria in 2013.

Wealthy environmentalist Douglas Tompkins dies in Chile accident

Douglas Tompkins, the U.S. co-founder of The North Face and Esprit clothing companies has died from severe hypothermia in a kayaking accident in Chile, authorities say.

California shooting shows difficulty ID’ing attackers

By the time the married couple who carried out the deadly San Bernardino attack came to the attention of police, it was far too late.

Over 100,000 Britons petition to ban Donald Trump from UK

More than 100,000 Britons have signed an online petition to ban US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from the country following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United Sta

Donald Trump on Muslims row: Voldemort nowhere as bad as Trump, says J K Rowling

The controversy surrounding Donald Trump has just turned worse for the US presidential hopeful with author J K Rowling wading into it and saying the businessman is worse than Lord Voldemort from her "

Earthquake of 6.9-magnitude jolts Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia on Wednesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.

Australian identified as possible Bitcoin founder: reports

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has been identified by tech publications as possibly the mysterious founder of online cryptocurrency Bitcoin, shortly before his Sydney home was reportedly raided

Now, Pentagon blasts Donald Trump’s ban on entry of Muslims in US remark

The Pentagon have denounced Republican presidential aspirant Donal Trump's call for a ban on the entry of Muslims into the US, saying the anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines America's national security.

Tibor Rubin, US Medal of Honor recipient, dies in California

Tibor Rubin, a Hungarian-born concentration camp survivor who joined the U.S. Army out of gratitude for his liberators, fought heroically in Korea and received the Medal of Honor 55 years later, has d

The Lennon gun: Could it happen the same way now?

On a cold night 35 years ago, Mark David Chapman waited for John Lennon outside the New York City apartment building where the former Beatle lived with his wife, Yoko Ono, and his son

WAS THERE: John Lennon was shot 35 years ago

The death of John Lennon still reverberates as a defining moment for a generation and for the music world.

American Indian activist, poet John Trudell dies at 69

John Trudell, who was a spokesman for American Indian protesters during their 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island and later headed the American Indian Movement, died Tuesday. He was 69.

Q&A: Clues on devout Malik’s turn to California violence

Tashfeen Malik entered the U.S. last year after telling authorities she was coming to marry Syed Farook and clearing government background checks.

Donald Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a ''total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,'' an idea that prompted one of his rivals to call him ''unhinged

California shooting: Gurdwara vandalized in LA with anti-Islamic State graffiti

A gurdwara has been vandalized in Los Angeles suburbs with hateful graffiti addressed towards ISIS, Sikh community leaders have said, fearing this "hate crime" is a repercussion of the California shoo

Oscar Pistorius granted bail following murder conviction

A judge on Tuesday let Oscar Pistorius remain under house arrest at his uncle's mansion and set an April sentencing date, five days after an appeals court convicted the double-amputee Olympian of murd

California shootings: Gun-range teacher says Syed Farook practiced there

The latest on California shootings in San Bernardino, California:

Lawmakers want social media companies to report extremists

Lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation to require social media companies to report any online extremist activity they become aware of to law enforcement.

Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims draws fire on social media

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. stop allowing Muslims into the United States lit up social media on Tuesday, as critics of the proposal around the world took to T

California shooting: America’s Muslims object to Barack Obama’s push for more self-surveillance

U.S. President Barack Obama's request to American Muslims that they must help "root out" extremists in their midst received an angry response inside mosques in a part of California where four men were

Donald Trump denies AP report he will visit Jordan this month

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denied a report by the Associated Press earlier on Tuesday that he would visit the majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan at the end of December.

US House passes bill to tighten visa waiver program

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining

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