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Amazon pulls Nazi ads over New York backlash

Based on the novel by Philip Dick, it portrays an America in which slavery is legal and Jews hide under assumed names.

Erdogan, Obama agree on need to reduce tensions: Ankara

The statement said that Obama had emphasised in the telephone talks that Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty was "supported by the United States and NATO".

Hilton hotels hit by cyber attack

The hackers did not get people's addresses or personal identification numbers.

Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe

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

French warplanes hit IS command center near Mosul: Official

The aerial assault, which took place around 1830 GMT, was conducted jointly with the US Air Force and last about five hours, the French defense ministry said in a statement.

Two guards, three staff among Mali hotel siege dead: CEO

In addition to the five victims who were working in the hotel, a Mali police officer also died.

Israel extends military exemption for ultra-Orthodox Jews

The 2014 law was seen by many Israelis as amending the historic injustice of an exemption handed to the ultra- Orthodox in 1948, when Israel was created.

Italy to boost security spending by a billion euros: PM

The measures will be funded in part by postponing by one year a planned reduction in corporate taxes.

Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

Canada's commitment reflects the change in government after last month's election.

Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit

While in Paris, the president also will meet with the leaders of island nations facing some of the harshest effects of global warming.

One of Russian pilots shot down by Turkey is dead: Military

The general said the Su-24 "fell in Syrian territory, four kilometres from the border".

Turkey has right to defend its airspace: Obama

Obama said this points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations in the sense that they are operating very close to a Turkish border and they are going after moderate opposition that are supported by not only Turkey but a wide range of countries.

Bomb attack on Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 12

The bombing, which has still not been claimed, took place as this year's 26th Carthage Film Festival was in full swing.

'Holding Paris climate talks is best response to attacks'

In a speech to the French community during a visit to Washington, Hollande said the November attacks claimed by the Islamic State group were "the most important event of recent years."

'Russia welcome in anti-IS coalition it changes Syria stand'

We agree that Russia could play a more constructive role if it were to shift the focus of its strike to defeating ISIL," Obama said.

Assad must go as soon as possible: Hollande
Assad must go as soon as possible: Hollande

France and the US held the meeting to strengthen the coalition against the Islamic State in the wake of the horrific Paris terrorist attack by the dreaded terror group.

Turkey downs Russian jet it says violated its territory

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on all parties to be prudent and to contribute to reducing tensions.

Paris ringleader planned suicide attack in business district

The prosecutor also revealed that telephone analysis showed that Abaaoud returned to the scene of the attacks while the siege at the Bataclan concert venue was still under way.

Russian soldier killed in search for pilots of downed plane

During the operation, a soldier was killed.

Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against ISIS
Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against ISIS

Hollande's trip to Washington was part of a diplomatic push to get the US and other nations to bolster efforts to destroy the militant group that has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

NATO head urges calm, de-escalation after Russian plane downed

Russia insisted its aircraft was in Syrian airspace.

UN chief urges de-escalation after Russian jet downed

Russian warplanes have been pounding Syrian rebels and Islamic State fighters, backing government forces at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria's Assad should leave 'as soon as possible': Hollande

French President Francois Hollande wants Syrian President Assad to step down.

China proposes firm to fund projects in Europe

Li dangled the offer of cheap Chinese funds from both the government and commercial banks to the area, which has lagged behind more prosperous nations in the western part of the continent.

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group
Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

A proposal circulated via email at the company laid out a vision for a group that would "quickly establish itself as the place the media goes to for comment on any obesity issue."

Five shot in US rally over death of black man

It will be the first time a Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty fatality in more than 30 years.

Islamic State frees 10 kidnapped Syrian Christians: Monitors

The Islamic State group has released 10 Assyrian Christians nine months after kidnapping them in northeastern Syria, two monitoring groups said on Tuesday.

US-led campaign not affected by downing of Russian plane: Pentagon

a Russian Su-24 crashed in Syria "allegedly because of gunfire from the ground," said the Russian defence ministry.

Warrant for new suspect seen driving Paris attacks car

Belgium on Tuesday issued an international arrest warrant for a "dangerous" man who was seen driving a car with key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam two days before the atrocities.

Bomb attack on Tunisia presidential guard bus kills 14

A bomb exploded on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on Tuesday killed at least 14 people and wounding 11, the Interior Ministry said.