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LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Delegates to the climate conference in France are looking over what's being called the "final draft" of an agreement to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. Later today, they'll be asked to approve the pact, which would take effect in 2020. It would be the first agreement to ask all countries to join the fight against global warming, not just wealthy countries.

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's army says 87 people were killed in a wave of violence yesterday, when the government said an unidentified group carried out coordinated attacks on three military installations. The army says eight security forces are among the dead. At least 240 people have been killed since April in the African country and about 215,000 others have fled to neighboring countries, according to the United Nations.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Shiite militia members have gathered in a Baghdad square to demand the withdrawal of Turkish troops from northern Iraq. Crowds of young men in military fatigues chanted against Turkish "occupation," vowing they would fight the Turkish troops themselves if they do not withdraw. Turkey has had troops near Mosul since last year but the arrival of additional troops last week sparked an uproar in Baghdad.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has achieved "phenomenal successes" in the war against terrorism in the past year. The Army says 3,400 "terrorists" have been killed since Pakistan launched a major operation last year in a tribal region near Afghanistan. An Army spokesman says security forces are currently clearing out the "last pockets" of insurgents in the former militant stronghold of North Waziristan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will look for ways to gather more intelligence and strike key Islamic State targets when he visits the Pentagon next week. Obama plans to meet with top military leaders on Monday. It's the second time Obama has called a meeting of his National Security Council at the Pentagon this year to talk about operations in Iraq and Syria.

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