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Erdogan questions Kobane's importance as Kurds pledge unity

Erdogan questions Kobane

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he doesnt understand why Kobane is so important, but he nonetheless "personally made the offer" of sending peshmerga forces to the border city

UK man sentenced to jail for sending 'hate' tweet

UK man sentenced to jail for sending

A man was jailed Monday to four weeks in jail for sending an anti-Semitic tweet to lawmaker Luciana Berger.

EU confirms Juncker's new Commission executive

EU confirms Juncker

The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday

Afghan president's first trip abroad will be to China

Afghan president

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will be the leader's first foreign trip since being sworn in in September after a protracted election stalemate

Canada PM vows crackdown after shocking fatal attacks

Canada PM vows crackdown after shocking fatal attacks

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city

UKIP on course to win second parliamentary seat-poll

UKIP on course to win second parliamentary seat-poll

The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants Britain to pull out of the European Union, is on course to win its second parliamentary seat as voters desert Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to the latest opinion poll

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier killed

Canada

Canada's capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking

Russia detains four more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

Russia detains four more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

Russian prosecutors have detained four more Moscow airport workers over a plane crash which killed the CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, the country's Investigative Committee said on Thursday

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear plans

Turkey opposition slams Kobani corridor as 'policy U-turn'

Turkey opposition slams Kobani corridor as

The main opposition party in Turkey has criticized the government for allowing the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces a safe passage into the besieged Syrian town of Kobani