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  1. Russia confirms its jet was shot down near Turkish borderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

    Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian fighter plane it said had crossed into its territory from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots, and marking the first time in half a century that a NATO member has downed a Russian plane. The long-feared incident further highlighted the complexity of Syria's civil war and immediately prompted fierce reactions from Moscow.


  2. Private space travel company Blue Origin claims important commercial milestoneRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | ITV

    A private space company owned by the chief executive of Amazon has landed a rocket vertically and gently enough to reused - an important marker in commerical space exploration. "It was one of the greatest moments in my life," said Jeff Bezos, founder of the rocket company, during a media conference.


  3. D.B. Cooper mystery remains unsolved on 44th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    It was November 24, 1971 that D.B. Cooper shocked the world by stepping off the back of a Boeing 727 into space with $200,000 , according to Fox News yesterday, November 24, 2015. He accomplished the impossible by parachuting into stormy weather from an altitude which many experts say shouldn't be survivable.


  4. Trudeau looking to avoid blame in Turkey-Russia crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Ottawa Citizen

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn't want to "point fingers" at who's to blame after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, saying he wants to "de-escalate" the situation instead. Trudeau made the comments during a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday on the first day of a six-day overseas trip to London, Malta and Paris.


  5. Surviving Pilot Says Turkey Issued No Warning Before Shooting down Russian WarplaneRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Sofia News Agency

    Russians stick placards reading slogans such as `Erdogan is a killer`, `Erdogan where are our pilots` or `Turkey is ISIS` while picketing the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, Russia, 25 November 2014. EPA/BGNES The rescued pilot surviving pilot of the Russian warplane downed by Turkey has said that no warnings of airspace violation were issued by Turkish Air Force.


  6. Russians may have a strong case in Turkish shootdownRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Hill

    The shootdown of the Russian Su-24 bomber by Turkish F-16s raises a number of critical issues under international law that the U.S. needs to carefully navigate. This is especially so since the result of the Turkish action was the apparently illegal killing by Syrian rebels of one of the Russian aircrew, as well as the possibly unlawful death of a Russian marine attempting to rescue the downed aviators.


  7. Did Rubio deal a mortal blow to ObamaCare?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Hot Air

    If so, it was a remarkably mundane demand that punctured the ObamaCare balloon. Two years ago, Marco Rubio won a fight during the budget battles to include a requirement for HHS to maintain budget neutrality in its risk-corridor programs.


  8. Poking the 'Russian Bear' comes at a costRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Legally speaking, Turkey was not in the wrong when it downed the Russian SU-24 that violated its airspace. Ample advance warning has been given and the "rules of engagement" were known to Moscow .


  9. Russia: No war with Turkey over 'planned provocation'Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey as a "planned provocation" but said the two countries would not go to war over the incident. "We have serious doubts about this being an unpremeditated act, it really looks like a planned provocation," Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday.


  10. 'You can pay me now or you can pay me later'Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Sic Semper Tyrannis 2005

    "American officials feel Turkey is largely to blame for overreacting to what was a relatively minor violation of national airspace. Turkey says the Russian plane strayed just over a mile into its airspace, and was there for only 17 seconds when it was fired on by a Turkish F-16.


  11. Russian pilot killed when Turkey shot down jet over Syria picturedRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    First pictures emerge of Russian pilot killed when Turkish F-16 shot down his jet over Syria, plus the co-pilot who survived and infantryman killed during daring rescue mission This is the Russian jet pilot who survived being shot down by the Turkish army and was rescued in a dramatic 12-hour military operation earlier today. Captain Konstantin Murahtin had been taken by rebel forces, and was saved by Russian military in an all-night joint operation with Syrian government forces, and taken to a Russian air base.


  12. No warnings from Turkey received before being shot down, says surviving Russian pilotRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    The surviving crew member of a Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkey said on Wednesday the plane received no warnings from the Turkish Air Force and did not fly over Turkish air space, Russian news agencies reported. Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border after repeated warnings, reportedly a total of 10, over air space violations before shooting the plane down.


  13. Cheers and Jeers: WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    I can't help it. This always happens when there's less than 24 hours on the clock 'til Thanksgiving.


  14. Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspaceRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."


  15. Russia's response: Surface-to-air missiles in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | CBS News

    A day after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet over Syria , Moscow said both of its pilots ejected the stricken aircraft and one of them had survived and made it safely to a Russian base in the war-torn country. NATO will hold an emergency meeting, as Vladimir Putin warns the shooting will have serious consequences for Turkey-Russia relations.


  16. West urges fast de-escalation after jet downingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Turkey's NATO allies on Wednesday called for a rapid de-escalation in tensions between Ankara and Moscow after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, sparking fears of a wider conflict. A woman holds a placard reading "Bring Turkey to account" as demonstrators gather outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 24, 2015 Moscow said one of the pilots was killed by fire from the ground after parachuting out of the burning plane on Tuesday, while the second had been taken to safety by the Syrian army.


  17. Russia: Syrian Army Has 1 Downed PilotDiplomat said was transported to Russian base.Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday the missing pilot shot down over Turkey was rescued by the Syrian army and taken to a Russian base. Alexander Orlov's report, however, has yet to be confirmed by officials in Moscow.


  18. One Russian pilot killed, other returned to Russia airbase in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Turkish Daily News

    One of two pilots aboard a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey on Nov. 24 was killed by gunfire while parachuting from the burning plane. Meanwhile, the other pilot was picked up by the Syrian Army and returned to Russia's airbase in Syria, both Russian military and Russia's ambassador to France have confirmed.


  19. Russian envoy: Second pilot from downed plane alive, in hands of Syrian armyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    One of the two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday has been picked up by the Syrian army and is being taken to Russia's base there, Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday. "One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape and, according to the latest information, has been picked up by the Syrian army and should be going back to the Russian air force base," ambassador Alexandre Orlov told Europe 1 radio.


  20. Vladimir Putin threatens Turkey with revenge over downed Russian fighter planeRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Metro

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed 'significant consequences' over yesterday's downing of a military jet by Turkey over Syria. The fighter plane was shot out of the sky and both pilots are believed to have been killed by Syrian rebels as they parachuted down.