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European agency issues alert to airlines following Russian missile strikes in Syria

Russia’s long-range missile strikes against targets in Syria have prompted aviation safety authorities to issue a safety alert to airlines flying in Iraq, Iran, and over the Caspian Sea amid growing concerns about the risk to commercial flying near conflict zones.<p>Russia this week said it fired …

Pregnant mother and baby killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

The deaths come as violence between Israelis and Palestinians, which began in east Jerusalem and the West Bank several days ago, threatened to spiral out of control<p>An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian mother and daughter in Gaza on Sunday and police said a Palestinian detonated an explosive …

Migrant crisis will make Germany stronger: refugee coordinator

The ongoing refugee crisis could result in a stronger Germany, the country's new coordinator for refugees says. But he called for migrant policy to …

Kim Jong Un: North Korea ready for ‘any kind of war’ against U.S.

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that North Korea was ready to fight “any kind of war” waged by the United States, as he presided over a huge military parade in the center of Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling …

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Taliban claims responsibility for attack on foreign fighters in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has targeted a Western military convoy in Kabul, just days after the militant group overtook a key northern city . The number of …

Manhunt begins in Turkey for authors of nation's worst-ever terrorist atrocity

Turkey is reeling from its worst-ever terrorist attack, which left 95 people dead and nearly 250 injured, 48 seriously.<p>Eyewitnesses say two suicide bombers attacked a peace rally held by the progressive HDP party, which supports the Kurds, but this has not been confirmed. No-one has yet claimed …

World will pass crucial 2C global warming limit, experts warn

Carbon pledges from 147 nations to Paris climate summit ‘are not enough to stop temperature rise’, experts conclude<p>Pledges by nations to cut carbon emissions will fall far short of those needed to prevent global temperatures rising by more than the crucial 2C by the end of the century. This is the …

Donald Trump: I'd 'get along very well with' Vladimir Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are "very different" -- but the two share at least a couple of bonds.<p>Namely: They both dislike President Barack Obama. And they both drew a huge audience to a single episode of "60 Minutes."<p>The two drew 20 million viewers to a …

Islamic State figures killed in air strike; Baghdadi not believed among them

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among them, residents of the town and hospital sources said.<p>Iraq said on Sunday its air force …

Taliban car bomb targets British military convoy in Afghan capital and wounds three civilians

Three civilians including a child were injured but no British troops were hurt during the powerful explosion in Kabul<p>A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a British forces convoy in central Kabul on Sunday, triggering a powerful explosion in an attack that comes two weeks after the resurgent militant …

U.S. Will Make 'Condolence Payments' To Victims Of Kunduz Hospital Airstrike

The United States says it will offer "condolence payments" to the civilian victims and the family of those killed during a U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.<p>In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that the U.S. will "work with those …

Turkey sees Islamic State hand in bombing, vows election will go on

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is targeting Islamic State in investigations of a double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed up to 128 people, officials said on Sunday, while opponents of President Tayyip Erdogan blamed him for the worst such attack in Turkish history.<p>Government officials made clear …

Five Killed, Five Wounded in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

World<p>A British military helicopter crashed Sunday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing five people and injuring five others, the NATO-led alliance in the country said.<p>Two British Royal Air Force members were among the dead in the crash of three Puma Mk 2 helicopters Britain has deployed in the …

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Syrian troops advance on insurgents as Putin defends airstrikes

Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes advanced against insurgents in the center of the country as President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow's intervention in the conflict, saying it would aid efforts to reach a political settlement.<p>Putin said Moscow's objective was to stabilize the Syrian …

Ankara Suicide Attack Plunges Turkey Deeper Into Turmoil, Hardens Political Divide

Death toll rises to 97 in Saturday bombings<p>Weekend suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in the Turkish capital deepened turmoil and political polarization in a country that is central to both the battle against extremist group Islamic State and the migrant crisis in Europe.<p>On Sunday, …

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Obama Says U.S. Knew Russian Military Planned to Intervene in Syria

The United States had “pretty good intelligence” that Russia intended to intervene militarily in Syria before President Barack Obama met with Russian …

Three people die amid wave of violence in Israel and Palestinian territories

Pregnant woman and child killed in Gaza City airstrike while Israeli forces shoot dead 13-year-old boy as fears of wider escalation mount<p>A pregnant woman and her young daughter have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza while a 13-year-old boy was shot dead in clashes in the West Bank as a …

Iraqi military claims to have killed several senior ISIL members including leader al - Baghdadi

Iraq’s air force claims to have killed eight senior members of the the Islamic extremist group known as ISIL. Leader Abu Bakr al -Baghdadi was initially said to have been among those killed but his fate remains unknown.<p>Iraq’s military released this footage of one of the three strikes launch on …

Turkish air strikes on Kurdish PKK rebels as mourning continues

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1199000/1199605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537021437_e3883a2e9ec06688bdd87451cdecb389<p><b>The Turkish air force has pounded Kurdish militants a day after a deadly bomb attack on a rally for peace in the capital Ankara.</b><p>Planes hit Kurdistan …

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Hundreds march for Mississippi flag change

JACKSON, Miss. — Sharon Brown, who proposed the initiative that seeks to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, said she's doing it for her mother.<p>"Mother is the reason why this is taking place; she indicated that, ‘you and your sister better stand up,’ so we’re standing up for a …

Multiple stabbings in Jerusalem after weekend of deadly clashes

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The spiral of violence spurred by Israeli-Palestinian tensions showed no sign of slowing Monday as officials reported multiple knife attacks on Israelis in the flashpoint city of Jerusalem.<p>The reported stabbings are the latest in a wave of recent clashes as tensions seethe over a …

Syria tops agenda for EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg

European Union foreign ministers have gathered in Luxembourg for talks that will largely focus on the Syrian conflict. The bloc is above all divided …

Syrian troops make gains as Putin defends air strikes

Syrian troops backed by Russian air strikes have advanced against fighters in the centre of the country as Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow's intervention in the conflict, saying it would aid efforts to reach a political settlement.<p>Putin said his country's objective was to stabilise …

Turkey faces period of instability in wake of attacks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The suicide bombings that ripped through a rally promoting peace in Turkey's capital have magnified the political uncertainty …

Key allies of disgraced China security chief jailed for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese courts sentenced two key allies of disgraced former security chief Zhou Yongkang to jail on Monday, one for 16 years and the other for 13, after finding them guilty of corruption, the latest officials felled in a sweeping anti-graft campaign.<p>President Xi Jinping has …

Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran has successfully test-fired a new precision-guided, long-range missile, state-run media reported on Sunday.<p>The Emad (Pillar) surface-to-surface missile, designed and built by Iranian experts, is the country's first long-range missile that can be precision-guided until it reaches its …

Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian Convicted in Iran

World<p>Jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been convicted in Iran, according to the country's judiciary and his newspaper.<p>Rezaian, a dual American-Iranian citizen, was detained for more than 445 days — longer than the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. His family and the newspaper insist the …