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Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris

PARIS/NEW YORK — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian returned to New York “badly shaken” on Monday after being robbed at gunpoint in her Paris residence by masked men who stole some $10 million worth of jewelry from her.

Thousands of Poles protest against planned abortion ban

WARSAW — Thousands of Poles dressed in black marched through city streets in Poland on Monday, closing down government offices, restaurants and other businesses in protest against a petition for a total ban on abortion.

U.S. helped clinch Iraq oil deal to keep Mosul battle on track

BAGHDAD/LONDON — Shuttle diplomacy by the United States' envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists, diplomats, officials and oil men say.

Airlines report 17 percent rise in unruly passengers

MONTREAL — Reports of air rage rose worldwide in 2015, with instances of verbally abusive airline passengers and travelers who refused to listen to cabin crew increasing by almost 17 percent, the international trade association for airlines said on Wednesday.

Study finds Zika infects cells related to skull formation

LONDON — The Zika virus causing an epidemic in Brazil and spreading through the Americas can infect and alter cells in the human nervous system that are crucial for formation of bones and cartilage in the skull, a study found on Thursday.

Climate deal comes one step closer to effect

UNITED NATIONS — An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Syria states ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo is reported

BEIRUT — Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and air raids were reported in Aleppo, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend the truce.

Thousands protest against Atlantic free trade deals

BERLIN — Tens of thousands of people protested in European cities on Saturday against planned free trade deals with the United States and Canada they say would undermine democracy and lower food safety, environmental and labor standards.

Record U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed today

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington's closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said.

Syria truce largely holds, aid preparations underway

BEIRUT/GENEVA — A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said on Tuesday, and efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got underway cautiously.

Britain’s ex-leader Cameron resigns as lawmaker

LONDON — Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron said on Monday he was resigning from his seat in parliament to avoid becoming a distraction for his successor, ending his political career just weeks after he lost a referendum to stay in the European Union.

Ex-Auschwitz paramedic accused of accessory to mass murder

BERLIN — A 95-year-old former paramedic at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz was charged in a German court on Monday with being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people in a trial that is likely to be one of Germany’s last linked to the Holocaust.

Canada to press U.S. on ‘ludicrous’ pot border policy

OTTAWA, Canada — Canada will push the United States to change a border policy that has banned Canadians who admit to having used marijuana from travel to the United States, given Canada's plans to legalize pot, a government spokesman said on Friday.