Monday, November 30, 2015

World News Briefs -- November 30, 2015 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

In a series of opening addresses to the U.N. talks, heads of state and government exhorted each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels. French President Francois Hollande said the world was at a "breaking point".


France carries out strikes on IS in Iraq after Paris attacks.

U.S., allies conduct 15 air strikes against Islamic State: statement.

Deadly Kurd-Islamist clashes in northern Syria.

Israel's Netanyahu stresses importance of Israel-Russia military cooperation at meeting with Putin.

At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet. Turkey will not apologise for shooting down Russian jet.

U.S. backs Turkey's explanation of Russian air incursion.

Turkey's Prime Minister criticizes Putin's sanctions.

Turkish group says Russians targeted bakery in Syria.

Mourners at funeral of Kurdish lawyer cast doubt over justice. Turkish opposition says police bullet may have killed Kurdish lawyer.

Iraqis find 3 more mass graves in formerly IS-held Sinjar.

Iraqi army warns of imminent assault on IS-held Ramadi.

Iranian general Soleimani denies rumors of his death.

Iran demands closure of UN nuclear watchdog probe.

Ayatollah dashes Obama moderation hopes, reaffirms commitment to Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Yemen shells kill 3 more in Saudi border zone.

Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians.


Philippines official confident in South China Sea arbitration case.

Afghanistan, Pakistan leaders to hold icebreaking talks in Paris.

US warns of 'imminent attack' in Kabul. U.S. Embassy warns of imminent attack in Kabul.

Thai junta briefly detains opposition leaders ahead of anti-graft inspection.

China deploys mass surveillance to secure streets around ancient Tibetan temple.

China raises alert level as thick smog engulfs Beijing.

Japanese military scrambles F-15 jets after Chinese planes fly near Okinawa.

Japanese whaling fleet to set sail for Antarctic.

India's economic growth picks up to 7.4%.

India's Modi says developing nations need space to grow.

Nepal unrest leaves millions of children facing food, medicine shortages: U.N..


War-weary Syrians find unlikely shelter in Sudan capital.

Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base.

Mali attack: Rocket kills three at UN base at Kidal.

DR Congo raid by Ugandan Islamist rebel group 'kills 24'. Seven hacked to death in Congo hospital, dozens killed in clashes with Ugandan rebels.

South Sudan rebels sending advance team to Juba.

Pope Francis visits besieged mosque in Central African Republic.

Counting under way in Burkina Faso elections.

UNICEF: AIDS now top killer of Africa’s teens.

African leaders urge world to save drought-hit Lake Chad.


British leader sets Syria airstrikes debate for Wednesday.

UK's Labour to let its lawmakers vote with their consciences on Syria strikes.

Greek PM goads Turkish PM on Twitter over downing of Russian jet.

Russia's Putin, China's Xi meet on sidelines of Paris summit.

Poroshenko calls for visa-free regime with EU and extension of sanctions against Russia.

Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal.

Europe split over refugee deal as Germany leads breakaway coalition.

Hundreds involved in mass brawl at Berlin refugee shelter.

Ukraine says can restore some power to Crimea when activists ready.


Venezuela arrests three for killing of opposition candidate.

Venezuela seeks to downplay security fears around vote.

White House to update governors on refugees in their states.

Obama urges climate deal as U.N. summit opens in tense Paris.

Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine at summit: White House.

Colombia tries to end five decades of war with rebels. Colombian FARC rebels demand UN monitors for ceasefire.

US lawmakers brace for end-of-year battles.

Guatemala prison fight turns deadly.

Brazil to sue Samarco mining firm for $5.2bn over dam burst.

Gun threat prompts University of Chicago to cancel Monday classes.


Russia says top Russian and U.S. military officials discuss fight against IS.

Paris terror attack suspect believed to be in Syria.

Islamic State defections mount as death toll rises, U.S. official says.

Isis mocked with rubber ducks as internet fights terror with humour.


Gates, Zuckerberg and other billionaires to back clean energy.

World Bank, six nations call for a price on carbon.

IMF gives China's currency prized reserve asset status.

Iran seeks $30bn of new oil contracts.

Clicks defeat bricks during U.S. retailers' Black Friday weekend.

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