Turkey refuses to apologise

Turkey refused to apologise for downing a Russian fighter near the Syrian border and Russia unveiled sanctions in retaliation as recriminations between Moscow and Ankara reached fever pitch.

North, South Korea hold rare talks

North and South Korean officials sat down yesterday for rare talks aimed at setting up a sustainable high-level

3 Palestinians shot dead in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians engaged in clashes or attempted attacks in the occupied West Bank yesterday, the latest deaths in a nearly two-month wave of deadly violence.

Pope visits Kenya

Pope Francis warned poverty fuelled "conflict and terrorism" as he kicked off a landmark first trip to Africa yesterday in

Global land mine casualties increase

Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the

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