The war of words between Ankara and Moscow over the downing of a Russian fighter jet has escalated, with Russia threatening economic revenge.
Extra security measures in Europe after the recent terrorist attacks may be alarming rather than reassuring, psychologists say.

HIV rates reach new high in Europe

More cases of HIV are being diagnosed in Europe than ever before with 142,000 cases last year, according to two health agencies.
The band Eagles of Death Metal, who were playing at the Bataclan when armed gunmen broke in, killing 89, have spoke about the horror of the attack.
Microsoft has added to two new experiences to its smart headsets designed for visually impaired.
A "double whammy" of chemo and immunotherapy could knock out deadly breast cancer, with scientists saying it could provide long-lasting immune protection.
Rome has banished centurion impersonators and imposed extra security measures ahead of the Holy Year jubilee to be held in December.
The West has urged calm as tensions spiral between Moscow and Ankara, after Turkish forces shot down a Russian fighter jet.
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday,...

UK scraps carbon capture scheme

Britain is turning away from carbon capture and storage - once seen as vital to cutting UK emissions by 80 per cent on 1990 levels by 2050.
The UN climate conference in Paris is to begin a day early to allow negotiators to get more work done before world leaders arrive.

France bird flu outbreak in chickens

An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens is the first case to be reported in France since 2007 when the virus was detected in wild swans.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey doesn't want any escalation with Russia over its downing of a Russian plane on the Syrian frontier.

2015 set to be hottest on record: UN

This year will likely become the hottest year on record, the World Meteorological Organisation says.
Schools and most of the Brussels metro system have reopened under tight security as Belgium comes out of four days of lockdown.

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