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National-International News tops for Monday

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Here's what's happening on the national-international scene on this Monday morning:

Obama seeks public support on gun proposals...Turkish police continue to investigate US woman's death

In Washington, President Barack Obama takes his anti-gun violence campaign outside Washington for the first time today. Obama will appear in Minnesota to appeal to the public and law enforcement to support efforts like a ban on military style assault rifles and background checks for all gun sales.

In Ankara, Turkey's state-run news agency says police are still scouring an area near the remnants of ancient city walls in Istanbul where the body of missing American woman Sarai Sierra was found Saturday. The Anadolu Agency also says DNA evidence from an autopsy has been submitted to a crime lab. Police say Sierra died from a blow to the head.

In Chicago, the first long-term scientific evidence on bullying of gay, lesbian and bisexual teens suggests things improve over time for all groups, though it continues to be worse for young gay men than their lesbian peers. The results of the 7-year study in England are in the journal Pediatrics.

In London, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says security in southern Helmand province was better before the arrival of British troops. Karzai is in London today for meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss prospects for peace talks with the Taliban. He says he expects fighting to diminish once NATO forces withdraw.

In Baghdad - A suicide attack against anti-al-Qaida fighters has killed 18 of them as they gathered to collect their pay north of Baghdad. Two police officers say the suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt among a group of pro-government militiamen.

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