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Israel to build tougher fence near West Bank flashpoint city 3 Palestinians die in violence

JERUSALEM — Three Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.

In the first incident, the Israeli military said a clash erupted after troops raided the village of Qattana overnight to search for ammunition and arrest suspected assailants. The Palestinians hurled firebombs and stones at troops, according to the army. READ

UK's Cameron: Britain must expand anti-IS airstrikes to Syria to deny group safe haven

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act. READ

Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian plane deepens with Moscow moving to cut economic ties

A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane shot down by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president saying on a defiant note that his military is ready to do the same if another air intrusion happens. READ

Man who killed wife, posted Facebook photo of body convicted of 2nd-degree murder

A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defence. READ

In aftermath of Paris attacks, French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS in Syria

French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group. READ

Putin responds to Turkey's downing of Russian jet by sending air-defence missiles to Syria

In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defence missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey. READ

Canada NATO envoy says Russia not communicating prior to jet downing

Russia repeatedly failed to inform Turkey of its bombing runs over Syria in the weeks leading to Tuesday's downing of one of its jets by Turkish forces, Canada's NATO ambassador says. READ

Suspected Paris attacks organizer likely was planning more carnage, prosecutor says

The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday. READ

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its territory

Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane it said had crossed into its territory from Syria on Tuesday, killing at least one of the two pilots and marking the first time in half a century that a NATO member has downed a Russian plane. READ

Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity, say Islamic State will be defeated, destroyed

Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, saying America would not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism. To this point, Obama said, Russia is an "outlier" in the fight. READ

Bamako in mourning as radical group names the gunmen behind Mali hotel attack

Mali began a three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-staff on Monday for victims of the assault on a luxury hotel full of foreigners, a day after a dueling claim of responsibility emerged. READ

'Even McDonald's is closed': Residents of a deserted Brussels get used to soldiers, reporters

Brussels is more accustomed to the toing and froing of European diplomats than to truckloads of soldiers patrolling the streets. Its stores and markets should be bustling in the runup to Christmas. READ

Belgium launches new raids in hunt for Paris attack fugitive as Brussels remains on high alert

Brussels will remain on the highest alert level and maintain security measures that have severely disrupted normal life in the city until at least Monday as it faces an "imminent" threat of attack, Belgium's prime minister said Monday, urging his population to remain calm. READ

In Sweden, arrested man, 22, suspected of preparing an attack, targets unknown

A man arrested in Arctic Sweden is suspected of preparing "terrorist" attacks against unknown targets, a prosecutor said Friday. READ

1 week after attacks, defiant Parisians honour the dead as search intensifies for accomplice

A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honoured the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday, knowing that at least one suspect is still at large and fearing that other militants could be slipping through Europe's porous borders. READ

Islamic militants attack hotel in Mali's capital, killing at least 20 people

Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. At least 20 people were killed along with two gunmen during the more than seven-hour siege, a Malian military commander said. READ

Caffeine withdrawal: Tim Hortons shutters some restaurants in New York and Maine

Turns out not everyone has time for Tim Hortons, especially in the United States. READ

All Canadians in Mali hotel reported safe

All the Canadians known to have been in the hotel in Mali that was stormed by Islamic extremists are safe, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday. READ

NATO general says more effective effort needed to combat ISIL globally

Security efforts will have to be stepped up on a global scale to combat the threat posed by ISIL in light of last week's terror attacks in Paris, says a senior NATO official. READ

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison for child porn, sex with minors

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his "perversion and lawlessness" as "extreme." READ

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