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Vladimir Putin

Turkey rejects Russia’s demand for apology over downed jet

Putin says Turkish leaders violated international laws.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Vatican sues journalists who leaked Catholic Church’s confidential information

The Vatican is a sovereign state with its own judicial system and should the accused not appear in court, the trial will go ahead in their absence.

Egypt Air Consortium

US tells EgyptAir not to carry packages on passenger aircraft

Freight packages will only be transported on separate cargo aircraft

Russia confirms plane that crashed over Sinai was shot down

The crash killed all 224 people on board.

Vladimir Putin

Islamic State funding comes from 40 countries, including G20 – President Putin

The Russian President says the fight against Islamic State is a greater priority than political reform in Syria.

EXCLUSIVE: Many more people killed in Nigeria despite unprecedented N1.48trillion arms spending

The number of deaths caused by insurgency and violence increased as more money was spent on armament.

Britain foiled seven planned attacks in six months – Cameron

Cameron says British government would review its security following Paris attacks

Paris Attacks: G20 leaders vow action, warns against associating terrorism with religion

The G20 is predominantly an economic forum, set up in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Islamic State funding comes from 40 countries, including G20 – President Putin

The Russian President says the fight against Islamic State is a greater priority than political reform in Syria.

Attacks on Paris ‘despicable’ – UN Scribe, Ban

Mr. Ban wants perpetrators brought to justice.

Paris terror attack an act of war by ISIS – French President Hollande

The Islamic state has also released a video saying France would not have peace as long as the bombing of its territories continues.

Scores killed in Paris in co-ordinated gun, bomb attacks across city

President Francois Hollande says the attackers would be fought “without mercy”.

US reasonably certain drone strike killed Jihadi John

American officials say they still await confirmation, though.

Journalist shot dead in Brazil

CPJ has documented a sharp increase in lethal, anti-press violence in Brazil in recent years.

Seven dead, 10 missing in mudslide in southern Brazil

Report says the incident saw more than 50 residents injured.

Russian airline rules out technical fault, pilot’s error in Egypt crash

The company blames “external influence”.

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8,500 refugees arrive in Slovenia

Refugees were transferred to reception centres before moving to main point of entry into Austria.

First made-in-China passenger jet leaves production line

China says is has already received 517 orders for the new plane.

Egypt debunks claim ISIS downed crashed Russian airplane

Three airlines have decided not to fly over the Sinai Peninsula until more information is available.

Russian airliner with 224 people on board crashes in Egypt

A centre to help relatives of the passengers has been set up at Pulkovo airport in Russia

Pakistan indicts 20 Christians for lynching muslims after church bombing

A mob of enraged Christians lynched two Muslims after two Taliban suicide bombers blew themselves up outside two churches in Lahore in March

China to abolish one-child policy

The restrictive policy had limited most urban families to one child for decades

UN General Assembly elects 18 members into Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council was created by the Assembly in May 2006 as the principal UN body dealing with human rights.

Nigeria to challenge UK on plans to deport 29,000 Nigerians

Nigeria says it is insisting that due process must be followed before Nigerians are removed from the UK to Nigeria

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Pope has no brain tumour – Vatican

A Bologna-based newspaper Il Resto del Carlino reported that the 78-year-old discovered a dark spot on his head several months ago