The two pilots who ejected from a Russian war plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border are believed to be alive and the Turkish authorities are seeking to recover them, a government official said on Tuesday.
Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining the need for rapid reaction forces after the Paris attacks.
A rare 25-carat Indian pink diamond worth over $5 million is among the massive collection of jewellery of Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' former first lady that are being appraised to generate revenues for the government through an auction, according to media reports.
Tickets to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations sold out within hours today as Buckingham Palace promised four days of pageantry "fit for the queen" including dancing and horse shows.
Islamic State group suicide bombers killed four people, including a judge, in an assault today on a North Sinai hotel hosting judges overseeing Egypt's parliamentary polls, the government and jihadists said.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today that Turkey had a duty to act against anyone violating its borders, after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near Syrian border for allegedly violating Turkey's airspace.
Five people, including two Italian reporters, went on trial in the Vatican today, to outrage from rights' groups, on charges arising from publication of books in which the Holy See was portrayed as mired in mismanagement and corruption.