Ankara (AFP) - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, causing international powers to plead for calm as tensions soared between the two rival players in the Syria war.

Lima (AFP) - A large magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Peru, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the very deep temblor, the US Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

Police in Hungary have detained six people after a bomb-making laboratory was discovered during a house search and automatic weapons were found in a car.

Lisbon (AFP) - Socialist leader Antonio Costa was on Tuesday named Portugal's prime minister and tasked with forming a government, more than seven weeks after an inconclusive general election plunged …

Air New Zealand has unveiled a new service that tracks children travelling on their own, informing their guardians of their whereabouts.

Paris (AFP) - The medics treating the scores of victims in the Paris terror attacks came back without their belts -- so great was the need in the field for tourniquets, medical personnel said Tuesday.

Nicosia (AFP) - Cyprus deported Tuesday six French citizens who had been detained at the island's main airport on suspicion of extremist links but were later said not to be a danger, authorities said.

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