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Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:46:52 GMT 
    Faulty equipment and the crew's response were among factors that caused an AirAsia plane to crash last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.

US tells Turkey and Russia to end row 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:21:12 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.

US 'to deploy special force' to Iraq 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:18:49 GMT 
    The US is to deploy a specialised force to Iraq to build pressure on Islamic State militants, says US defence secretary Ashton Carter.

Blast reported at Istanbul metro 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:17:56 GMT 
    An explosion is heard at Istanbul's Bayrampasa metro station, with reports of injuries but no word on the cause of the blast.

Qatar 'shame' over labour reform 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:12:51 GMT 
    Amnesty International says Qatar has done 'almost nothing effective' to end labour exploitation since winning the 2022 World Cup bid five years ago.

German cabinet approves IS mission 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:04:00 GMT 
    The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.

COP21: Coal plans to derail 2 degrees 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:41:58 GMT 
    Attempts to keep global warming to 2 degrees will be wildly off course if all planned coal fire plants around the world are built.

Kenya warning after 'terror drill' death 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:08:11 GMT 
    Kenya's police chief warns universities not to carry out security drills without his approval after a woman died in an exercise which went wrong.

French PM warns of far-right 'trickery' 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:16:37 GMT 
    France's Manuel Valls urges voters not to fall for the "trickery" of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, ahead of key regional polls on Sunday.

Nigeria ex-security adviser 'arrested' 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:10:04 GMT 
    Nigeria's ex-national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn meant to fight Boko Haram, his representatives say.

Penguin zoo death baffles German police 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:07:00 GMT 
    Police in the German city of Dortmund investigate the death of one penguin and the disappearance of two others from the local zoo.

VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution' 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:37:06 GMT 
    Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.

VIDEO: People of Kiribati 'may have to relocate' 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:08:43 GMT 
    Kiribati President Anote Tong says that any possible climate deal is already too late for his country which is planning migration with ''dignity''.

VIDEO: Colorado abortion clinic 'gunman' in court 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:17:05 GMT 
    The gunman who allegedly killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has appeared in court and will be charged with first-degree murder.

VIDEO: Yacht owner's expensive mistake 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:15:22 GMT 
    A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall.
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