Archive | November, 2015

Turkey ‘shot down plane for IS oil’


Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State – a trade Turkey has always denied.

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Two guilty of Palestinian’s murder


Two 17-year-old Israelis are convicted of the murder of Palestinian youth Mohammad Abu Khdair, who was abducted and burned to death in Jerusalem in 2014.

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Pope reaches hardest day of Africa trip


Pope Francis is due to visit a mosque in the capital of the Central African Republic in what is being seen as the most difficult part of his Africa tour.

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Poor ‘left behind’ at climate talks


A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris with 147 world leaders in attendance.

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Global rallies demand climate action


Demonstrations take place worldwide to demand action to stop climate change, but a protest in Paris is hit by violence, with tear gas fired and more than 200 arrested.

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Pope seeks change in conflict zone CAR


Pope Francis makes his first visit to a conflict zone, saying he hopes next month’s polls in the Central African Republic will open a “new chapter”.

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Paris climate deal ‘more likely’


Global leaders are to gather for a UN global warming summit in Paris, with the shadow cast by the recent attacks expected to boost chances of a deal.

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Turkish PM vows to find lawyer’s killers


Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledges to bring to justice the killers of pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, as unrest breaks out in Istanbul.

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Russia announces Turkey sanctions


Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.

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Erdogan ‘saddened’ by Russia plane loss


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he was “saddened” by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces and wished it had not happened.

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