PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said today he believed that man was primarily responsible for climate change and that he hoped this year’s climate meeting in Paris would take a courageous stand to protect the environment.
PARIS — The first edition of Charlie Hebdo after an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes today, featuring a cartoon of a tearful Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders called a moving work of art but critics saw as a new provocation.
DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France — Hundreds of heavily armed police moved in on two al-Qaida-linked suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine slayings where they were holed up near Charles de Gaulle Airport and shot them dead as they attempted to escape in a hail of gunfire, French authorities reported today.
PARIS — French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris today after two brothers suspected of being behind an attack on a satirical newspaper were spotted at a petrol station in the region.
PARIS — Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in decades.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli military court today sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment over the killing of three Israeli youths, whose abduction in the occupied West Bank set off a chain of events leading to the 50-day Gaza war last summer.
PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia — Ships and aircraft criss-crossed the seas off Borneo today hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, but bad weather again hindered the search for the plane and the black box flight recorders that should reveal why it crashed.
SURABAYA, Indonesia — The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived today in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones.
SURABAYA, Indonesia — Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday, prompting relatives of those on board watching TV footage to break down in tears.
MOSCOW — At least 11 people, including seven gunmen, were killed and 25 wounded in armed clashes today between police and unidentified militants in the center of Grozny in southern Russia, officials said.
CAIRO — Yemen’s al-Qaida affiliate has threatened to kill American hostage Luke Somers in three days if its demands are not met, according to a U.S. group that monitors terrorist organizations and jihadist activity.
SANAA, Yemen — A car bomb planted by al-Qaida militants exploded today near the home of Iran’s ambassador to Yemen, killing two people amid a Shiite power grab in the impoverished Arab country believed to be supported by the Islamic Republic.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s divided government fell apart Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for a new election more than two years ahead of schedule.
HONG KONG — Three founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement called today for an end to street demonstrations to prevent more violence and take the campaign to a new stage, but it wasn’t clear whether student protesters, who make up the bulk of the activists, would heed the call.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamic extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early today, prompting Kenya’s president to fire his interior minister and accept the resignation of the national police chief.