ANKARA, Turkey (AP) â The Turkish prime minister says Turkey has taken delivery of the body of a Russian pilot who was killed after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane.
British defence minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday the government wanted to have a vote in parliament to launch air strikes against Islamic militants in Syria this week but it had to keep building the case of extending military action.
By Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) - Pope Francis began the final leg of his first African trip in Central African Republic where he will deliver a message of reconciliation and peace to a nation racked by several years of violence between Muslims and Christians. The pope's plane touched down at around 10 a.m. at the airport in the capital Bangui, where he was greeted by dignitaries, including the city's Archbishop DieudonnÃ© Nzapalainga. Ahead of his arrival, thousands of people lined the route Francis was due take into the city and hundreds of boy scouts were deployed to help control the crowds.
BEIRUT (AP) â Syrian opposition media is reporting that airstrikes believed to be carried out by Russian warplanes have killed and wounded dozens of people in a northwestern Syrian market.
The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday. "The pilot who lost his life during the air violation was received by us on the (Syrian) border last night," Davutoglu told reporters in Istanbul before leaving for a meeting with EU leaders in Brussels. Davutoglu added that a Russian official would travel "soon" to the southern Hatay region with a Turkish military official to take possession of the body.