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Ankara vows to take ‘necessary action’ after Syria shoots down Turkish jet

Turkey‘s leaders have warned that they will take “necessary” action in response to the shooting down of one of its warplanes by Syria.

Montreal protesters vow not to retreat over tuition fees and Bill 78

Thousands of students and their supporters marched through Montreal on Friday in a demonstration against tuition fee hikes and an emergency anti-protest law that led to the mid-May suspension of classes in Quebec

Gay marriage supporters welcome leading critic’s change of heart

Gay rights groups have welcomed a surprise embrace of same-sex marriage by one of its previously most staunch opponents.

Wildfire sparked by target shooters results in Utah evacuations

Thousands of families in Utah have been evacuated from their homes as winds continue to fuel a wildfire believe to have been sparked by target shooters.

Syria Forms New Government But Keeps Key Posts

Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree forming a new government Saturday, but it will be headed by a key loyalist and the foreign, defense and interior ministers kept their jobs.

Putting A Positive Spin On Negative Campaigning

The general presidential election is still months away, but President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are already hammering each other with attack ads.

Tropical Storm Debby Forms In Gulf Of Mexico

Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, interfering with oil and gas production and putting officials on alert for flooding and strong winds from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

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