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Updated at 11:58 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China's ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that limited many urban couples to only one child for more than three decades.

Updated at 11:58 AM

GENEVA (AP) " The U.N.'s weather body says unusually cold high-altitude conditions have expanded the Antarctic ozone hole to one of the largest sizes on record, though the long-term trend remains one of shrinkage.

Updated at 11:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans were poised to make Rep. Paul Ryan the new House speaker on Thursday, hoping the young but grizzled lawmaker can heal the splintered party's self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next...

Updated at 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The latest developments in the changing of the guard atop the Republican leadership team in the House, with Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin in line to succeed Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as speaker (all times local):

Updated at 11:31 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " The coach of a Washington state high school football team who prayed at games despite orders from the school district to stop has been placed on paid administrative.

Updated at 11:31 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " Apple opened its first retail stores in the Arab world on Thursday in the luxury malls of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to sell wealthy consumers on their new high-end smartwatches.

Updated at 10:59 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " After a night of intense rain storms, the joke being shared on social media Thursday assures Iraqis that they don't need to go far to catch a migrant boat to Europe.

Updated at 10:55 AM

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Updated at 10:52 AM

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) " Rebels in South Sudan say they have seized U.N. river barges suspected of transporting weapons for government troops and are holding 16 peacekeepers.

Updated at 10:45 AM

LESBOS, Greece (AP) " The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people trekking across Europe in search of a new life: All times local.

Updated at 9:59 AM

VIENNA (AP) " The latest developments in talks on ending the Syrian war (all times local).

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