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2 Degrees In Paris: The Global Warming Set To Dominate Climate Conversation

As world leaders gather in Paris to talk about climate change, one phrase that will dominate conversations is "two degrees." Global leaders will discuss how to prevent global temperatures from warming by more than two degrees since the industrial revolution.

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Syrian War Unsettles Fault Line Between Russia And Turkey

Al Jazeera Arabic's Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara breaks down the latest news in rising tensions between Turkey and Russia and what it means for the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Amid A Violent Religious Rift, Pope Preaches Harmony In CAR

Pope Francis is calling for communal and religious harmony during a visit to the Central African Republic, the final stop of his first African tour. The country has been racked by a deadly conflict driven by Christian and Muslim militias.

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Young American Muslims Face Pressure, Are Optimistic Of Increasing Tolerance

Many Muslims feel pressure – sometimes a responsibility — to defend their faith when there's an attack carried out in the name of Islam. Young American Muslims share how they handle the scrutiny.

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Cultural Exploration Via Cruise Ships Starts On Board

Cruise liners aren't just about buffets and nightclub acts. There is a growing number of passengers who want to explore the local cultures, especially the music.

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Positive Bumper Stickers Light Up Worst Traffic City

Stuck in traffic? In Kabul? Afghanistan's capital has some of the worst traffic jams in the world. But humorous bumper stickers, plastered all over cars, makes driving a little more bearable.

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Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

Treating The Poor In India Made Him A Better Cancer Doc In The U.S.

Journalist Ankita Rao asked her father, a doctor, to spend time with her in India, volunteering at a medical clinic. Then she interviewed him about the experience.

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'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

Relatives Of Drowned Syrian Boy Will Move To Canada

After immigration officials reverse their decision, five cousins of Alan Kurdi and their parents are planning to move to be with their aunt near Vancouver.

Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks

November 30, 2015
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres, center left, Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, center right, and French Foreign Affairs Minister and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius, center, pose for photographers during a press visit to the COP21, Paris Climate Conference, site, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

World leaders converge in Paris for the big climate talks. We’ll look at what it will take to get a global climate agreement.

Checking In On Greece’s Debt Crisis

November 27, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the media at the end of an Eurozone Summit over the Greek debt crisis in Brussels on July 13, 2015. Juncker said there was no longer any risk of Greece crashing out of the euro after Athens agreed a bailout deal with eurozone partners. (Theirry Charlier/Getty Images)

There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

November 27, 2015
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before a House Committee in March 2015. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

Climate Change Winners And Losers

November 27, 2015
Polar bear (Anita Ritenour/Flickr)

The man who coined the term “biological diversity” back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.

What To Expect At The Paris Climate Summit

November 27, 2015
Workers install a wind turbine on the Champs-Elysees avenue on November 26, 2015 in Paris, ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

November 26, 2015
Why are turkeys called turkeys? (Pixabay)

There’s a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

November 25, 2015
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 25, 2015. Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on November 24, sending tensions spiraling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its "stab in the back" would have serious consequences. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions are still running high and questions remain about what the fallout might look like, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

After Paris Attacks, Protests At Upcoming Climate Talks Curtailed

November 25, 2015
French gendarmes stand guard as dozens of people begin to gather for a demonstration in support of migrants at Place de la Republique (Republic Square) in Paris amid a ban on public gatherings on November 22, 2015. Paris has extended a ban on public gatherings introduced after the terror attacks in the French capital until November 30, the start of UN climate talks, the city's police headquarters said on November 21. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

The negotiations will go on as planned, but authorities have banned public demonstrations in hard-to-secure outdoor spaces.

A Muslim Parliamentarian’s View On Fighting Terrorists

November 25, 2015
MEP Syed Kamall speaks at a plenary debate this week on terrorism and the Paris attacks. (© European Union 2015 - European Parliament via Flickr)

Syed Kamall, a member of the European Parliament, discusses what should be done following the Paris attacks.

Watch: President Obama Gives Statement On National Security

November 25, 2015

President Obama delivered a statement following a meeting with his national security team.

Marilynne Robinson On Hope In A Time Of Fear

November 25, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

State Department Official Explains Aspects Of Refugee Resettlement Process

November 25, 2015

Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the State Department’s population, refugees and migration bureau, says “we have the tightest system” for refugee resettlement acceptance into the U.S.

How One Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agency’s Work Has Changed After Paris Attacks

November 25, 2015
In Worcester, Ascentria Care Alliance offers new arrivals to the state guidance on how to navigate resources around their new home. The agency's workers are now also educating others about the process of refugee resettlement in the wake of the Paris attacks. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Ascentria Care Alliance in Worcester — one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the state — has taken on the new role of educating communities about the vetting process for refugees, an official said.

Why Oil Prices Rose After Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

November 24, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America explains why oil prices rose on the news of the fighter jet being shot down by Turkey.

French President Hollande Meets With Obama

November 24, 2015
President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Hollande's visit to Washington is part of a diplomatic offensive to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State militants. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

The two leaders held a joint press conference, just over a week after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

Belgium’s Counterterrorism Weaknesses

November 24, 2015
Armed policemen patrol along Rue Du Marche Aux Poulets on November 24, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. At a press conference last night the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced that the city would remain at terror alert level four which is the countries highest threat level. The Prime Minister also announced that the public transport system and schools would re-open Wednesday. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Politico’s Ryan Heath discusses the security challenges Belgium is facing and how Brussels became a breeding ground for terrorists.

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