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Russia says checking claim its plane violated Turkey's airspace for second time

MOSCOW - The Russian government is looking into an allegation that one of its jets operating in Syria violated Turkish airspace for a second time, the Russian embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday, according to the TASS news agency.

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Nearly 100 migrants reported dead off Libya: IOM

GENEVA - Nearly 100 migrants are reported to have died in the Mediterranean off Libya since Sunday, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday, citing unconfirmed reports from the Libyan Red Crescent.

Migrant Crisis, Libya 5:26am EDT

Israel razes homes of Palestinian militants in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian militants and sealed off part of a third in Jerusalem on Tuesday, in a crackdown launched by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after four Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks.

Israel, 5:08am EDT

U.S. government probes alleged U.N. bribery scheme: WSJ

- U.S. law enforcement authorities are investigating an alleged bribery scheme involving payments to officials at the United Nations to gain support for real estate developments in Macau, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

United Nations 6:15am EDT

Boko Haram militants kill 11 Chad troops: military source

N'DJAMENA - Suspected militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group killed 11 soldiers from neighboring Chad in a overnight attack in a border region, a Chadian military source said.

Africa 6:03am EDT

Hong Kong students and staff march to defend academic freedom

HONG KONG - About 1,000 students and staff at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) held a silent protest on Tuesday against what they say is Beijing's interference in academic freedom.

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