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Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of 'serious consequences'

ANKARA/MOSCOW Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. | Video

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Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12

TUNIS At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack that one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber.

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Obama says Europe, U.S. must coordinate on Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday they agreed to increase air strikes against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq and coordinate intelligence on domestic threats following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. | Video

Kerry: Palestinian attacks are 'acts of terrorism' that must be condemned

JERUSALEM U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks as terrorism that must be condemned as he held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on how to end the violence. | Video

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Hostages in northern French town safe, no link to Paris attacks

PARIS A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix was apparently not linked to the Paris attacks earlier this month and was drawing to a close with the hostages now safe, officials said on Tuesday.

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Obama to meet China's Xi, India's Modi at Paris climate talks: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will meet China's president and India's prime minister on the first day of the Paris climate talks on Nov. 30 to give momentum to the two-week U.N. negotiations, White House officials said on Tuesday.

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