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Peace talks with Congo rebels expected to begin this week

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Peace talks are set to begin this week between the Congolese government and eastern rebels in Kampala, Uganda, Chicago Tribune reports.

The peace talks will begin after the rebels, known as March 23 or M23, withdrew from Goma, a principle city of the Democratic Republic of Congo that the rebels had captured this month.

The eight-month-long battle between the rebels and the government is the worst conflict the government have faced in years and officials fear the conflict developing into a war.

More than 100,000 people have been displaced by the recent fighting, urging officials to patrol the streets and ports to unsure a safe influx of humanitarian aid.

2012 among world's hottest years

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This year is being ranked in the top nine of the world's hottest year by U.N. meteorologist, LA Times reports.

In a statement from international climate talks in Qatar, the World Meteorological Organization said global warming is causing the Arctic to melt at an "alarming rate."

Delegates from all over the world attended the conference to discuss ways of slowing the climate change, including cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Climate change is appearing right before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," head of the World Meteorological Organization said in a prepared statement.

Above-average temperatures experienced caused record-high temperatures all over the world, including areas like Greenland and Siberia, the World Meteorologist Organization reported.

Severe droughts have been experienced in the United States, parts of Europe, western Russia and southern China, while parts of the West and Sub-Saharan Africa experienced severe flooding.

2012 among world's hottest years

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This year is being ranked in the top nine of the world's hottest year by U.N. meteorologist, LA Times reports.

In a statement from international climate talks in Qatar, the World Meteorological Organization said global warming is causing the Arctic to melt at an "alarming rate."

Delegates from all over the world attended the conference to discuss ways of slowing the climate change, including cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Climate change is appearing right before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," head of the World Meteorological Organization said in a prepared statement.

Above-average temperatures experienced caused record-high temperatures all over the world, including areas like Greenland and Siberia, the World Meteorologist Organization reported.

Severe droughts have been experienced in the United States, parts of Europe, western Russia and southern China, while parts of the West and Sub-Saharan Africa experienced severe flooding.

2012 among world's hottest years

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This year is being ranked in the top nine of the world's hottest year by U.N. meteorologist, LA Times reports.

In a statement from international climate talks in Qatar, the World Meteorological Organization said global warming is causing the Arctic to melt at an "alarming rate."

Delegates from all over the world attended the conference to discuss ways of slowing the climate change, including cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Climate change is appearing right before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," head of the World Meteorological Organization said in a prepared statement.

Above-average temperatures experienced caused record-high temperatures all over the world, including areas like Greenland and Siberia, the World Meteorologist Organization reported.

Severe droughts have been experienced in the United States, parts of Europe, western Russia and southern China, while parts of the West and Sub-Saharan Africa experienced severe flooding.

2012 among world's hottest years

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This year is being ranked in the top nine of the world's hottest year by U.N. meteorologist, LA Times reports.

In a statement from international climate talks in Qatar, the World Meteorological Organization said global warming is causing the Arctic to melt at an "alarming rate."

Delegates from all over the world attended the conference to discuss ways of slowing the climate change, including cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Climate change is appearing right before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," head of the World Meteorological Organization said in a prepared statement.

Above-average temperatures experienced caused record-high temperatures all over the world, including areas like Greenland and Siberia, the World Meteorologist Organization reported.

Severe droughts have been experienced in the United States, parts of Europe, western Russia and southern China, while parts of the West and Sub-Saharan Africa experienced severe flooding.

2012 among world's hottest years

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This year is being ranked in the top nine of the world's hottest year by U.N. meteorologist, LA Times reports.

In a statement from international climate talks in Qatar, the World Meteorological Organization said global warming is causing the Arctic to melt at an "alarming rate."

Delegates from all over the world attended the conference to discuss ways of slowing the climate change, including cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases.

"Climate change is appearing right before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," head of the World Meteorological Organization said in a prepared statement.

Above-average temperatures experienced caused record-high temperatures all over the world, including areas like Greenland and Siberia, the World Meteorologist Organization reported.

Severe droughts have been experienced in the United States, parts of Europe, western Russia and southern China, while parts of the West and Sub-Saharan Africa experienced severe flooding.

Egypt's new Coptic pope enthroned

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The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Church was enthroned Sunday, The Seattle Times reports.

The Coptic cathedral in Cairo was packed on Sunday as Pope Tawadros II, 60, was enthroned during a ceremony that lasted more than four hours.

Tawadros II replaced Shenouda II, who passed away in March of last year after leading the church for 40 years.

The cathedral burst into applause as the papal crown was placed on Tawadros II head before he sat on the throne of St. Mark, the church's founding saint.

Egyptians fight back against harassment

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Citizen's groups in Cairo fight back against harassment during the Muslim Id al-Adha holiday on Monday, New York Times reports.

Young activists took to the streets around Tahrir Square in Cairo during the celebration to take a stand against the harassment of women in public.

Harassment is at its worst since 2011. Women have been openly heckled, grabbed, threatened, and violated while policelook the other way.

The activists decided to fight the harassers themselves by marking known harassers with spray paint and creating a human-fence around women traveling alone.

Nihal Saad Zaghloul blogged about her harassment, which took place in June, and is now part of the street patrols protecting women against the harassment.

"The more of us there are the more scared the harassers are to fight," said Zaghloul.

New H.I.V. vulnerability could lead to vaccine

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This month, South African researchers announced they may be on the way to finding a vaccine to end the spread of H.I.V., The New York Times reports.

The research, published on Oct. 20, found a weak link in the virus's outer shell that might present a target for a vaccine. The South African researchers also discovered what stage the weak link develops during infection.

The researchers found two woman who had the vulnerability, and it was not the same virus that had infected them, but a mutant that developed later.

The study was conducted by Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and lead by Dr. Salim Abdool Karim.

New H.I.V. vulnerability could lead to vaccine

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This month, South African researchers announced they may be on the way to finding a vaccine to end the spread of H.I.V., The New York Times reports.

The research, published on Oct. 20, found a weak link in the virus's outer shell that might present a target for a vaccine. The South African researchers also discovered what stage the weak link develops during infection.

The researchers found two woman who had the vulnerability, and it was not the same virus that had infected them, but a mutant that developed later.

The study was conducted by Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and lead by Dr. Salim Abdool Karim.

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