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Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

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. | Video

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Suu Kyi says Myanmar cabinet to include ethnic groups, other parties

YANGON Myanmar's new cabinet will include members of other political parties and representatives of ethnic minorities, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday, stressing the need for national reconciliation.

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Ten people, including Rosneft workers, killed in helicopter crash in Siberia

MOSCOW Ten people on board a Mi-8 helicopter, including employees of Russia's state oil company Rosneft, died when the aircraft crashed in the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia on Thursday, regional transport prosecutors said.

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North, South Korea meet in fresh bid to improve ties after standoff

SEOUL North and South Korean officials met for talks on Thursday to further ease tensions after they ended an armed standoff in August, their latest attempt to revive dialogue stalled for five years.

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Morocco arrests three suspected Islamic State militants

RABAT Moroccan police have arrested three people suspected of belonging to a militant cell with ties to the Islamic State group, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

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Runway protesters cause traffic chaos at London's Heathrow airport

LONDON Activists opposed to the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel on Thursday by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, bringing traffic chaos to Europe's busiest airport.

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