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NATO condemns 'extreme danger' of Russia's Turkish air incursions

Brussels - NATO on Monday condemned Russian incursions into Turkish airspace as an "extreme danger" and demanded that Moscow halt all attacks against the Syrian opposition and civilians.

Russian air force says hit '10 Islamic State targets' in Syria

Moscow - Russian military jets carried out 15 new sorties Monday, targeting 10 Islamic State targets, the defence ministry said.

US defence chief warns Russia has 'losing strategy' in Syria

Damascus - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday that Moscow is pursuing a "losing strategy" in Syria amid rising tensions after a Russian fighter jet violated Turkey's air space.

El Faro cargo ship sank, one confirmed dead: US Coast Guard

Miami - The US Coast Guard said Monday it has discovered a body from the lost El Faro cargo ship, which is believed to have sunk in the Atlantic with 33 people aboard.

Russia's Orthodox church backs 'holy war' against ISIS

Russia's Orthodox Church voiced support for Putin's decision to carry out air strikes in Syria against ISIS, calling it a "holy battle" for protecting the Christians in the region.

Eurozone ministers urge Greece to deliver on reforms

Luxembourg - Eurozone finance ministers urged Greece on Monday to swiftly implement the tough reforms at the heart of its huge bailout as newly re-elected premier Alexis Tsipras presents to the Greek parliament the challenges ahead.

Bodies of two children wash up on Greek island of Kos

The bodies of two children washed ashore on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Sunday, even as Libya's Red Crescent said they had recovered 95 bodies washed up near the capital, Tripoli this past week.

Ukraine insists Russia must cede border by end of year

Kiev - President Petro Poroshenko has stressed that Ukraine must regain control of its eastern border by the end of December even if full implementation of a February peace deal with Russia is delayed until 2016.

Roma evictions triple in Italy capital for Pope's 'year of mercy'

Rome - Forced evictions of ethnic Roma in the Italian capital have more than tripled since Pope Francis announced a special "year of mercy" which sent the city on a clean-up spree, campaigners said Monday.

U.S. blocks UN probe into civilian deaths in Saudi Yemen bombings

Sanaa - The Saudi-led bombing of Yemen that began last March has not only created a great deal of property damage and displaced thousands of people — it has also resulted in many civilian casualties.

BP to pay record $20.8 bln over Gulf of Mexico oil spill: U.S.

Chicago - British energy giant BP will pay a record $20.8 billion to settle civil claims for damages stemming from the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US Attorney General General Loretta Lynch said Monday.

Israeli soldiers shoot dead teen as new clashes erupt

Ramallah - New clashes erupted Monday in the West Bank and east Jerusalem while Israel's military shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged a crackdown following attacks that killed four Israelis.

Guatemala bribe scandal fugitive surrenders

Guatemala City - The alleged mastermind of a bribery scheme that forced the resignation last month of Guatemala's president turned himself into authorities Monday after nearly six months on the run, the public prosecutor's office said.

Turkey warns Russia over airspace violations from Syria

Birut - Turkey warned Russia on Monday against violating its airspace during raids in Syria, as NATO condemned the "extreme danger" of such intrusions and urged Moscow to stop targeting civilians.

Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate

General Santos - Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lacklustre stint as a congressman.

Chile rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake, no injuries reported

Santiago - An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale shook central Chile Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the country's National Emergency Office said.

First global Catholic LGBT network hopes to build bridges

Rome - The first global Catholic LGBT network attempted Monday to reach out to bishops meeting to debate the Church's approach to the family, as liberals hope for an opening up towards sexual minorities."Dear sisters and brothers at the synod...

Bogota slams Managua's 'insatiable appetite' in seas row

Den Haag - Colombia on Monday urged international justices to halt Nicaragua's "insatiable appetite" for expanding its maritime zones, arguing it was time to end a long-running border dispute.

Islamic State militants blow up Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

Palmyra - Islamic State group jihadists have blown up the Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra, the country's antiquities chief said Monday, stepping up their campaign of destruction at the world heritage site.
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