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Iranian armed forces members march in a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, outside Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Gunmen attacked the military parade, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iranian general kills himself accidentally

Associated Press

A Revolutionary Guard general who fought in Syria and Iraq has accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. A Sunday report on the Guard’s website said Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri earlier today accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his pistol.

Pedestrians walk past a Huawei retail shop in Beijing Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei

- Associated Press

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

Participants leave before the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Nations at U.N. climate talks back universal emissions rules

- Associated Press

After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Fierce disagreements on two other climate issues were kicked down the road for a year to help bridge a chasm of opinions on the best solutions.

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In this Jan. 4, 2011 file photo, U.S Army Capt. Mathew Golsteyn, right, is congratulated by fellow soldiers following the Valor Awards ceremony for 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C. Golsteyn, who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan, is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though the military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer. The Fort Bragg panel reached the finding late Sunday, June 28, 2015. (James Robinson/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Trump to review murder case against ex-Army commando

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President Donald Trump says that "at the request of many," he'll be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder in a case alleging he hunted down and killed a suspected bombmaker in Afghanistan.

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

- Associated Press

At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.

Smoke billows from a chimney of the Solvay factory for production and processing of plastic materials, in Ospiate, near Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, is closing today in Katowice, Poland. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

- Associated Press

Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them.

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

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A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people and wounded two dozen Sunday, activists and local security said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has troops.