Canada delays Syrian refugee influx

Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but only 10,000 of them by year's end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said on Tuesday.

Holding Paris climate talks is 'best response' to attacks: Hollande

Going ahead with the UN climate talks in Paris is the "best response" to the terror attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

Tensions soar as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

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.

Pope Francis to publish his first book in January

ROME, Italy - Pope Francis' Italian publishing house on Tuesday unveiled the cover for the pontiff's first book, based on interviews with journalist and Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli.

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border

Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space.

China rejects anew arbitration on disputed sea

China on Tuesday reaffirmed that it will "not accept" a judicial arbitration on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), as an international court was due to hear a case bought by the Philippines.

China, Thailand joint air force exercise highlights warming ties

BANGKOK - Thailand's military held an air show with China on Tuesday ahead of joint maneuvers in a sign of warming ties, but Thailand said it was not distancing itself from the United States which downgraded their military relationship following a 2014 coup.

Teen accused of creating clock bomb seeks $15 million

The Muslim teenager arrested when a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb threatened to sue his school and the town of Irving, Texas for $15 million, his lawyer said Monday.

Sri Lanka says Indian Ocean power plays threaten trade route

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka said Monday that power plays in the Indian Ocean by competing countries could threaten the free movement along the crucial maritime trading route.

690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS - Nearly 690 million of the world's 2.3 billion children live in areas most exposed to climate change, facing higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming, the UN children's agency said Tuesday.