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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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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.

Lie detectors, solitary: How South Korea screens refugees

SEOUL South Korea has spent decades screening refugees from a hostile neighbor but some enemy agents manage to get through, underlining the challenges Western nations face in dealing with a far larger influx of people escaping the war in Syria.

South Korea 28 Nov 2015

Austria's Faymann sees compromise in EU-Turkey talks: Kurier

VIENNA Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann expects the European Union and Turkey to strike a deal on how to stem a tide of refugees into the continent in return for financial aid and closer ties, he told the Kurier paper.

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Burkina Faso votes to choose first new leader in decades

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in an election which will choose the first new president in decades after long time leader Blaise Compaore was overthrown a year ago in an uprising backed by the army.

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Japan's tiny refugee community urges Tokyo to open doors wider

YOKOHAMA, Japan Hitoshi Kino, a bespectacled clerical employee at a university near Tokyo, doesn't stand out.

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