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Armed Conflict

Putin calls downing of Russian jet a 'stab in the back'

ImageThe shooting down of Russian fighter plane will have "serious consequences" for ties between Ankara and Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov canceled a trip to Turkey.

'Islamic State'

In US, Hollande excludes French ground intervention in Syria

ImageThe US and France must destroy the "Islamic State" together, President Barack Obama said at a press conference with visiting French President Francois Hollande. Both urged Russia and Turkey to talk, and to stay calm.


Alleged Paris plotter returned to scene of attacks, planned another suicide bombing

ImageAuthorities say the alleged ringleader of the terror attacks in Paris was planning to carry out another attack the following week. Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in a shootout with police days after the carnage.


Hostage situation in Roubaix, France, drawing to a close

A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix is drawing to a close as the hostages were reported to be safe. Police said the event was apparently not linked to the Paris attacks earlier in November.


Live: Bayern Munich vs. Olympiacos FC

Bayern Munich have had little trouble with visiting Olympicos, beating the Greek side 4-0, having taken a 3-0 advantage after just 20 minutes. Bayern will finish top of Group F as they advance to the round of 16.


Migrants die in fire sparked by electrical fault at Algerian camp

A deadly blaze broke out when a heater exploded in Ouargla refugee camp in southeastern Algeria. The oil-rich country is one of the main destinations for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.


Many clothes find their way into the trash in Germany

The average German owns a lot of clothes. In fact, so many that a lot of clothing lands in trash cans. But buying cheap and fashionable apparel is very bad for the environment.


24.11.1859: Theory of Evolution was Published


1864: Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec

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