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Top News: World

Syrian fighter jet shot down after entering Israeli airspace

Officials with the Israeli Deference Forces (IDF) say they have shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it entered Israeli air space over the Golan Heights.

France vows not to give in to blackmail over Algeria hostage

Paris - President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday not to give in to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, as troops raced against time to find him.

White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

New Delhi - A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.

Israel kills 2 Palestinians suspected of teens' murders

Hebron - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians in the West Bank suspected of the murders of three Jewish teenagers in June, which sparked events leading to the devastating war in Gaza.

World urged to change course at UN climate summit

New York - World leaders at a UN summit billed as the largest-ever gathering on climate change faced calls Tuesday to take bold action to reverse global warming.

France will not give in to hostage blackmail: Hollande

New York - Paris will not make any concessions to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

James Blunt & Sofia Wellesley wed, cause ruckus over Ibiza beach

Santa Eulalia - James Blunt recently wed Sofia Wellesley, granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington, and it happened twice apparently. Once in London at the beginning of September, and the second time in Mallorca, Spain on Friday. Then the trouble happened in Ibiza.

Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person

Shanghai - The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China's richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world's second largest economy showed Tuesday.

US, Arab allies launch air strikes on IS jihadists in Syria

Damascus - The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the brutal jihadist group.

Op-Ed: Scottish National Party now UK’s third biggest political force

Edinburgh - An upsurge in membership numbers since last Thursday’s Scotland’s Independence Referendum has made the Scottish National Party (SNP) the third biggest UK political party, nudging the UK-wide Liberal Democrats into fourth place.

Update: Missing Afghans stopped at Canadian border

Three Afghan military officers who went missing over the weekend from an international training program on Cape Cod were detained Monday morning by Canadian border officials at the Rainbow Bridge crossing in Buffalo, NY.

British, Iranian leaders to discuss IS at first talks since 1979

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron is to hold talks with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani over unrest in Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday, the first meeting between the country's leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Big ammo stash found in White House intruder's car

Washington - A homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard on Monday.

Living on Ukraine frontline, trying to make sense of war

Mariupol - From the balcony of his apartment in Mariupol, a strategic city in the conflict between the Ukraine army and pro-Russian separatists, Piotr Galanji can see the frontline.

US warns Ebola could infect 1.4 million by 2015

Washington - The number of Ebola infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to a worst-case scenario released by US health authorities Tuesday.

World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

New York - The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.

Suicide attack kills four in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A car bomb suicide attack by the Taliban that targeted a senior military officer rocked Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 24, officials said.

Russia agrees to separate warring factions in Ukraine

Minsk - Russian Federation negotiators have agreed to a deal to keep Ukraine's armed forces from attacking anti-government separatists believed to be supported by Moscow.

Scuffles as Hong Kong students escalate democracy strike

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students mobbed the city's leader Tuesday in angry scenes as they took their anti-Beijing strike to government headquarters, where more than 1,000 protested against China's refusal to grant full democracy.
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