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LE BOURGET, France (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (bahn kee-moon) says an agreement approved today in Paris caps a seven-year effort to get the world to act on climate change. And he calls it "a monumental success for the planet and its people." The pact calls on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. It still must be ratified by individual governments.

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say two Syrians arrested in a vehicle containing traces of explosives haven't been linked to four men being believed to be plotting an attack in Geneva. The two Syrians were arrested in the Geneva area yesterday came as police searched for at least four suspects allegedly linked to the Islamic State group.

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Riverside County, California, say a person of interest has been questioned in the investigation of a suspected arson fire at a mosque. No arrests have been announced. Yesterday's fire at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs was contained to the front lobby and no one was injured.

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities want to force 10 detainees on a hunger strike in Florida to submit to medical examinations. A petition for an emergency court order filed in Miami federal court says the men from Bangladesh have been drinking only water since Dec. 2, and yesterday refused to allow necessary medical tests. The petition says the men were arrested in Texas in 2014 and 2015 while attempting to enter the U.S. and are unhappy with the outcomes of their immigration cases.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' five-day trip to Mexico in February will include a prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe, a visit to the nation's poor south and an open-air Mass near the U.S. border that is expected to attract the faithful from both countries. The Vatican announced the itinerary today, on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint.

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