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Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday.

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Protesters delay German minister on train to Paris climate talks

FRANKFURT Protesters chained themselves to the railway tracks at Frankfurt station on Saturday to hold up a train carrying Germany's environment minister who was traveling to Paris for a global climate conference, a police spokesman said.

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Boko Haram claims responsibility for Kano suicide bomb: SITE

LAGOS Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a procession of Shi'ite Muslims that killed at least 21 people in northern Nigeria's Kano state, the SITE monitoring service reported on Saturday.

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Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

NAMUGONGO, Uganda Pope Francis traveled to Uganda's holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king. | Video

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Nearly 1000 people denied entry to France since attacks: minister

STRASBOURG, France Nearly 1,000 people have been denied entry to France since the government tightened border controls under a state of emergency following the Nov. 13 attacks, the interior minister said on Saturday.

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Elite Kosovo police arrest opposition leader over tear gas

PRISTINA Masked police armed with rifles arrested a prominent opposition lawmaker in Kosovo on Saturday on charges of releasing tear gas in parliament to protest a European Union-brokered accord between Kosovo and its former master, Serbia.

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