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MOSCOW -- Turkish F-16s have reportedly shot down a Russian warplane near the border with Syria, after claiming its pilots they were violating Turkish airspace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of "stabbing Russia in the back", as reports say two pilots have been killed by Turkmen forces in Syria.
RABAT -- The $9bn Noor Solar Project in the Moroccan Sahara will harness the sun’s warmth to store heat in molten salt and use it to generate electricity even after dark.
LONDON -- Events include the political battle over Syrian refugees in the U.S., general election in Spain, regional elections in France, and a ballot in Venezuela.
NEW YORK -- A $160 billion deal to merge Pfizer and Dublin-based Allergan will create a drug powerhouse with combined revenue of $62.7 billion.
PARIS -- Pledges from 148 countries that cover nearly 90% of global emissions will form the centrepiece of the make-or-break Paris COP21 climate summit.
PARIS -- French and Belgian counterterrorism authorities have been accused of failing
to spot multiple chances to stop the men who attacked Paris.
LONDON -- Mankind is nearing a “post-antibiotic era”, scientists have warned after finding bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort, Colistin.
PARIS -- The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier will be deployed to the eastern Mediterranean Thursday boosting France’s bombing campaign against IS in Syria.
VATICAN -- Pope Francis is to visit the Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda during his six day visit to Africa, starting November 25.
LONDON -- Britain is building a cyber-offensive strike force to stop jihadi hackers and hostile powers mounting deadly attacks on critical infrastructure.
BUENOS AIRES -- Conservative Mauricio Macri has been confirmed as the winner in Argentina's presidential election after his ruling party opponent conceded.
MONACO -- Monaco host Anderlecht amid tight security in the wake of the recent Paris terror attacks, with fans of the Brussels-based team banned from the principality.
MADRID -- Atletico host Galatasaray needing just one point to secure a place in the Last 16 for a third successive season. Manchester Utd face PSV and Juventus take on Man City.
MALELANE, South Africa -- The Alfred Dunhill Championship will be the first of 48 tournaments in 26 countries culminating in the $8m DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Built as the flagship venue for the 1950 World Cup, Rio’s iconic Maracana Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics and Paralympics.
LONDON -- Arsenal host Dynamo Zagreb at Emirates Stadium, facing a tough task to avoid elimination in group stage for the first time since 2000.
PARIS -- France hosts the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament with 24 teams including football heavyweights and debutants vying for the title of European Champions.
ZURICH -- FIFA integrity checks have cleared just five candidates to stand in the Feb 26 election to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
ABU DHABI -- The final Grand prix of the 2015 season takes place at the spectacular Yas Marina circuit on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
GHENT -- Belgium make their first appearance in the final since 1904, when they also met Great Britain, who are hoping to claim their first Davis Cup title since 1936.
PUTRAJAYA -- Lucas di Grassi won the Putrajaya ePrix in Malaysia and now leads with 43 points. Round 3 takes place at Punta del Este, Uruguay on December 19.