News / 

Minister: Climate deal legally binding...No one hurt in mosque fire...Taliban attack in Kabul

Save Story

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Indications are the new draft climate deal managed to eliminate competing options and the French foreign minister says it would be legally binding. A French official says the accord to be presented to negotiators at U.N. talks is about "20 pages." That's about seven pages shorter than a previous draft, suggesting competing options have been deleted.

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say an arson fire at a Southern California mosque was confined to the small building's front lobby and no one was injured. Flames were reported just after noon Friday at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs. People at the mosque described hearing a "loud boom" and seeing flames.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed at least six people near the Spanish embassy. An Afghan official says four Afghan police officers and two others, including a foreigner, were killed. However, the Spanish Interior Ministry announced that two Spanish police officers had been killed in the attack. The discrepancy could not be immediately reconciled.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There are calls in New York State for tougher ethics rules after a former top New York politician was convicted on federal corruption charges. Former Senate Leader Dean Skelos is the second official convicted of wrongdoing in as many weeks. He was convicted, along with his son. Skelos had been accused of using his position to extort payments and no-show jobs for his 33-year-old son.

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced it's relaxing its stringent rules on urban residency to allow more people to enjoy public services such as housing, education and health care beginning next year. Chinese citizens have for decades been limited in public services they can access by their household registration, known as a hukou (hoo-koh). The problem is especially acute for the millions of migrant workers who are often forced to either leave their children in the countryside or place them in unregistered and often sub-standard schools in the city.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent News stories

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast