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US President Barack Obama tells reporters on December 1, 2015 the global threat of climate change "an economic and security imperative that we have to tackle now"US President Barack Obama said Tuesday global warming posed economic and security risks that had to be tackled immediately, but insisted the climate problem could be solved. If global warming continues, "then before long we are going to have to devote more and more of our economic and military resources not to growing opportunity for our people but to adapting to the various consequences of a changing planet," Obama said. "Climate change is a massive problem, it's a generational problem," Obama said on the sidelines of the November 30-December 11 UN conference being held north of Paris.

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File photo of an Airbus investigator walking near part of the tail of the AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane in Kumai Port, near Pangkalan BunIndonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said a major factor was a fault with a system that helps control the rudder's movement.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy appear at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago, announcing first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the Oct. 20, 2014, death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The city then released the dash-cam video of the shooting to media outlets after the news conference. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of a police accountability task force following days of unrest over the alleged murder of a black teenager by a white policeman. The announcement came a week after the officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. "The shooting of Laquan McDonald requires more than just words," Emanuel said in a statement.

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