Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey in retaliation to jet downing

Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey in retaliation to jet downing

The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday follows the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

'Enough is enough', says Barack Obama after latest Colorado shooting
'Enough is enough', says Barack Obama after latest Colorado shooting

Obama said it was particularly sad that one day after a holiday -- Thanksgiving -- Americans have to comfort families who suddenly lost loves ones to gun violence.

Nearly 1,000 people denied entry to France since Paris attacks: Interior minister
Nearly 1,000 people denied entry to France since Paris attacks: Interior minister

Under the three-month state of emergency, public demonstrations have been banned, police have greater powers of search and surveillance while border checks have been boosted.

Colorado shooting: Three killed, including one policeman; gunman arrested
Colorado shooting: Three killed, including one policeman; gunman arrested

The Colorado Springs clinic has been the target of repeated protests, and in recent years moved to its current location, which has been derided as a "fortress" by abortion foes.

In Uganda, Pope Francis honors Christian martyrs, meets youth

Pope Francis will pray today at shrines dedicated to the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1885 and 1887.

Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels

Brussels shut down its subways and schools while the govt asked people to stay away from public places as there might be Paris-style attack again.

Angry Cubans protest Ecuador visa restrictions, demand passage or money back

Police watched on as about 500 people yesterday demanded they be refunded the money they had forked out for the air tickets.

80 killed, 100 missing in landslide in northern Myanmar

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80 killed, 100 missing in landslide in northern Myanmar

Philippines gets first fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud with China

"We're glad we're finally back to supersonic age," Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said.

French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees

"I'll say it again, Europe cannot accept all the refugees coming from Syria. That's why we need a diplomatic, military and political solution in Syria," Valls said last evening.

Drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi's aunt says family will settle in Canada

Tima Kurdi said Friday that Canada has approved her application to bring her brother Mohammed and his family to Canada, but that security checks are still underway.

EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes

At a high-profile summit in Brussels Sunday, Europe's leaders will offer Turkey 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion), an easing of visa restrictions and the fast-tracking of its EU membership process.

Turkey-Russia spat over downed warplane heats up, neither willing to compromise

A Russian airman who survived the shoot-down and was later rescued by the Syrian and Russian commando, denied veering into Turkey's airspace "even for a single second." Turkey insists the plane was in its airspace for 17 seconds.

Will destroy army of fanatics responsible for Paris attacks: France PM

France's military provided the only images of Friday's ceremony, and no one without an invitation was permitted inside.

A look at some key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh

The attacks, claimed by radical Islamist groups, have alarmed the international community and raised concerns that religious extremism is taking hold in the traditionally moderate country.

Eight Islamic State supporters killed in Philippine clash

The bandits were from Ansar al-Khalifa, a small group that declared its support for Islamic State in a video circulated on the Internet last year.

Two arrested over attack on luxury hotel in Mali

Two gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives stormed the hotel before 7 am on November 20, striking just as security guards were about to change shifts.

Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin join hands, agree to 'coordinate' strikes against IS

Hollande was in Moscow for the last leg of a diplomatic mission to rally support for a wider coalition against IS.

Cops rush to stop domestic violence, find dead spider instead

Neighbours reported a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead! Die, Die" and sounds of furniture being tossed around.

Pope talks climate in Africa, says 'catastrophic' if discussions derailed

Francis said the Paris negotiations mark a crucial step in developing a new energy system.

China launches remote sensing satellite with focus on disaster relief, land survey

The satellite named Yaogan-29 was carried by a Long March-4C rocket after it was launched from Taiyuan in the country's northern Shanxi province.

France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition

The French president met Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Paris early and will later head to Moscow.

Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

The voice is heard saying: "This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately.''

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

He said interfaith dialogue isn't a luxury or optional, but is simply "essential."

Brussels schools reopen, authorities still fear imminent attack

Brussels residents were relieved that classes were back in session, even though the kids had to take their bikes since the subway was still not running in her neighborhood.

Asif Ali Zardari's close aide charged with terror financing in Pak

It comes just a day before the end of a 90-day physical remand of Hussain in Rangers custody on charges of terror financing.

Palestinian killed by Israel army fire in West Bank: health ministry

The violence has also left 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean dead.

Japan to deploy troops near disputed East China Sea islands

Officials say Vice Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya was in Ishigaki on Thursday to explain to mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama a plan to deploy about 500 ground troops on the island beginning in 2019.

Perpetrators of terror attacks must be brought to justice: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

The masterminds of the 26/11 attacks are yet to face justice with the case in a Pakistani court dragging on.

Russia will not wage war on Turkey after it downed Russian jet: Foreign minister

A Turkish foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday Lavrov and his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu had agreed to meet in the coming days, a statement later denied by Moscow.

Happy Thanksgiving: Obama spares two turkeys named 'Honest' and 'Abe'

Obama pardoned "Abe," the 2015 national Thanksgiving turkey, during a ceremony yesterday in the Rose Garden.

Australia's bushfires leave trail of death and destruction

The fires, which stretch across 210 kms (130 miles), broke out on Wednesday in heatwave conditions and quickly burnt across farmlands, forcing residents to flee and others to frantically try and save their homes and livestock.

IS claims Tunisia attack, suspected bomber's body found

Tuesday's attack on a bus carrying Tunisia's presidential guards involved about 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of military explosives, the Interior Ministry said.

Egypt: Residents clash with police to protest man's death in custody

Following the incident, scores of residents rioted in el-Awameya area of Luxor.

Barack Obama, Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State

Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation escalate after Turkey, a NATO ally, said it shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border after it repeatedly violated Turkish air space.

South Korea: Volkswagen rigged emissions in 125,000 diesel vehicles

The South Korean ministry found that emissions from the Tiguan diesel using EA189 engines breached standards when the car was not under the usual test conditions.

Russian jet downing 'wrong signal to the terrorists': Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the downing of the plane as "very alarming and dangerous".

France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit in Paris

A total of 147 world leaders are due to attend the start of the UN conference, leading Paris authorities to shut down major roads into the capital on Sunday and Monday.

Turkey shoots down Russian plane alleging airspace violation, Kremlin cries foul

According to the reports, the ministry said on Tuesday that the plane was on a bombing mission in Syria and crashed after it came under an artillery attack from the ground.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after deadly bus blast

Essebsi, who cancelled a trip to Switzerland for Wednesday, declared a state of emergency throughout the country and a curfew in the capital.

VIDEO: Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

Chicago officials and community leaders have been bracing for the release of the dash-cam video, fearing the kind of unrest that occurred in cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, after young black men were slain by police or died in police custody.

Joint projects may be scrapped after Russia jet incident: Russia PM

As a result, Turkish companies could lose Russian market share, Medvedev said in a statement published on the government website.

White House says 'no specific, credible threat' to US from IS

Obama was briefed on the ways US can enhance its existing security and intelligence cooperation with partners, building on recent discussions at the G20 Summit in Antalya.

Kurdish forces uncover Islamic State tunnels under Iraqi town

The tunnels were complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags.

Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe

The prefect of the Nord region said all hostages were safe after the hours-long incident Tuesday night, during which the hostage-takers reportedly fired at police.

Most Islamic State fighters recruited by friends: Experts

He said some Islamic State recruits come from Christian families "and they happen to be the fiercest of all the fighters we find."

US issues global travel alert for its citizens in wake of 'terror threats'

"Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowed places," the US State Department said.

Over 150 people fainted after toxic gas leak in Lahore

More than 150 people fainted due to gas leakage. The Rescue service was called in which shifted the affected people to Mayo Hospital where the condition of three children is stated to be critical.

Paris attacks: Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

The discovery of the vest came as Belgium's prime minister cited a "serious and imminent" threat justifying keeping the highest alert level operational for at least another week.

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim demotes top official

Lawmaker Shin Kyung-min says the National Intelligence Service gave the information during a parliamentary committee meeting Tuesday.

Canada to announce plan to resettle 25,000 refugees on Tuesday

Details of how the refugees will be brought over and where they will be housed are expected to be announced Tuesday.

Russia removes ban on nuclear cooperation with Iran

Under a historic July deal with world powers, Iran agreed to dramatically scale back its nuclear programme, making it much more difficult for it to develop nuclear weapons.

Hate crimes against UK Muslims soar after Paris attacks
Paris Attacked

Most victims of the UK hate crimes were Muslim girls and women aged from 14 to 45 in traditional Islamic dress. The perpetrators were mainly white males aged from 15 to 35, it said.

690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

An additional 160 million kids are growing up in areas suffering severe droughts, mostly in Africa, UNICEF said in the report titled "Unless We Act Now."

Southwestern Mexico rattled by 5.5-magnitude earthquake: USGS

The earthquake struck at 14:41 pm (local time) yesterday in the state of Guerrero, 34 kilometers northwest of the town of San Luis Acatlan and 257 kilometers south of Mexico City, according to the US Geological Survey.

Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri wins Argentina's presidential election, ending 'Kirchner era'

"Today is a historic day," said Macri, addressing thousands of cheering supporters as horns were heard blaring across Buenos Aires. "It's the changing of an era."