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Almost 200 countries agree climate deal 'to keep temperature rise below 2C'

Almost 200 countries have agreed to the terms of a new international deal to tackle climate change following United Nations talks in Paris.

Cheers and applause broke out as the agreement - which includes a pledge to keep temperature rises "well below" 2C - was officially passed.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal had "secured our planet for many, many generations to come."

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Hollande to join climate talks after draft deal reached

French President Francois Hollande Credit: Reuters

French President Francois Hollande will join the Paris climate talks as world leaders are due to be presented with a final draft text of a historic agreement among all countries to fight global warming together.

The deal is expected to include references to making efforts to keep temperature rises to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial level.

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