Russia says downing of its jet won't deflect it from Syria mission

ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande meets with Obama

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Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suit

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