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Updated at 12:13 PM

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. wants to destroy the Islamic State "rapidly" and is accelerating military, counterterrorism and diplomatic efforts to defeat the extremists.

Updated at 12:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

Updated at 12:04 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " Brussels is more accustomed to the toing and froing of European diplomats than to truckloads of soldiers patrolling the streets. Its stores and markets should be bustling in the runup to Christmas.

Updated at 11:51 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " Belgian police launched more raids in Brussels and beyond early Monday, detaining five more people as they continued their hunt for a fugitive suspect in the Paris attacks.

Updated at 11:35 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Police have been trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a crowded New Orleans park that left 16 people wounded and the mayor is calling on witnesses to come forward.

Updated at 11:32 AM

LONDON (AP) " A prosecutor says the Easter weekend heist in London's Hatton Garden diamond district was the largest burglary in English legal history.

Updated at 11:24 AM

PARIS (AP) " The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe (All times local):

Updated at 10:56 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Russia's President Vladimir Putin was in Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian leaders expected to focus on the Syrian crisis and an international peace plan intended to end the conflict.

Updated at 10:55 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " The latest on the mass movement of asylum seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe:

Updated at 10:55 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) " Officials say five girl suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people in Nigeria and Cameroon in weekend attacks. The bombers also died.

Updated at 10:49 AM

LONDON (AP) " British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.

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