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Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet

ISTANBUL/MOSCOW Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as "emotional" and "unfitting". | Video

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Britain's Cameron says time to bomb militants in Syria

LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot "subcontract its security to other countries". | Video

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Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

VIENNA A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday.

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Opposition activist's murder shakes Venezuela before election

CARACAS Venezuela opened an investigation on Thursday into the murder of a local opposition leader days before a legislative election, stirring fears of renewed political violence in the volatile South American OPEC nation.

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Tunisia identifies bus suicide bomber as Tunisian national

TUNIS Tunisian authorities have identified as a Tunisian national the suicide bomber from Tuesday's bus attack which killed 12 presidential guards, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

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Pope, in Africa, says failure of climate summit would be catastrophic

NAIROBI World leaders must reach a historic agreement to fight climate change and poverty at upcoming Paris talks, facing the stark choice to either "improve or destroy the environment", Pope Francis said in Africa on Thursday. | Video

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