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Russia says it's planning joint anti-ISIS operations with France

"With the arrival of the Charles de Gaulle warship to the Syrian shore we will organize joint military operations," a senior Russian officer says.

Islamic State releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane

Extremis group publishes photo of a soda can and what appear to be other bomb components made of plastic and metal, along with picture of what it said were passports belonging to plane's passengers.

UN: Iran has started cutting back on nuclear technology

The assessment was in a report presented Wednesday by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency to members of the U.N. Security Council and a restricted number of other nations.

Flight from LAX to Paris diverted; no threat found

A second Air France flight took off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington and was diverted to Halifax on Canada's East Coast, officials said.

Explosion blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 32, wounds 80

A night-time suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and wounded 80 Tuesday at a truck stop in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency official said.

Why didn't the world say 'we are all Kenyans' last April?

Evans Wadongo of Kenya believes that the world pays more heed to terrorist victims in Europe than in Africa, but he hopes attitudes can change.

Wanted: Speakers of Mayan languages, many of them

As immigration to the U.S. shifts from Mexico to Central America, more Mayan speakers find themselves stuck without translators in the court system.

Is US refugee screening thorough enough?

In the wake of last Friday's Paris attacks, Republicans in Congress want to stop Syrian refugees from coming into the US.

House speaker calls for 'pause' in Syrian refugees

Thus far the numbers of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. from their war-torn homeland have been extremely limited and they are vetted in a lengthy process.

Latest on Paris attacks: French war planes keep pounding ISIS in Syria

Police are still hunting for an eighth suspect. Belgium cancelled a football match and raised its security alert. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry met with French president Fran├žois Hollande.

For women, income inequality continues into retirement

Lydia Smith, 87, is one of the 2.6 million women aged 65 and over living at or below the poverty line. Older women are more than twice as likely as men to live in poverty.

Russian officials say plane crash was a 'terrorist act'

All 224 passengers and crew were killed in last month's plane crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Eagles Of Death Metal become rallying point after Paris attacks

Fans seeks to boost ranking of band's song on British pop charts, as its members and recording company mourn two people associated with the band who were killed in Bataclan theater massacre.

Brown says Syrian refugees coming to California will be vetted

In an emailed statement to The Associated Press, the Democratic governor says the state can help uphold America's traditional role as a place of asylum while also protecting Californians.

France seeks united US-Russia assault on Islamic State

French President Hollande tells lawmakers he wants to bring the U.S. and Russia together in a grand coalition dedicated to smashing the Islamic State group. His remarks come as the Eiffel Tower is reopened in a display of the French flag's colors.

Obama: Attacks 'terrible' setback in Islamic State campaign

President Barack Obama on Monday conceded that the Paris terror attacks were a "terrible and sickening setback" in the fight against the so-called Islamic State.