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Turkey preparing to hand over body of pilot to Russia: PM

ANKARA The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

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Israeli officers shoot dead Palestinian attacker: police

JERUSALEM Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an officer in Jerusalem on Sunday, a police spokesman said, the latest attack in a two-month wave of violence. | Video

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U.N. climate deal 'quite close': Latvian president

RIGA World leaders are "quite close" to reaching a deal to fight climate change when they meet in Paris from Monday, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Europe's first Green party head of state, said, adding any deal should be legally binding.

Burkina Faso votes to choose first new leader in decades

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in an election to choose the country's first new president in decades, a year after longtime leader Blaise Compaore was toppled in a popular uprising in which demonstrators faced down the security forces.

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Kuwait names new acting oil minister; policy change not expected

RIYADH Kuwait on Sunday appointed Anas al-Saleh as acting oil minister in addition to his roles as finance minister and deputy prime minister, state news agency KUNA reported.

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Three-way tie seen in Spain's vote as Ciudadanos gains ground

MADRID Newcomer Ciudadanos has caught up with Spain's long-established political parties and will tie three ways with them in the Dec 20 national election, a poll published on Sunday showed.

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