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Israeli military says shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, in the first such incident in three decades.

U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.



Students take pro-democracy protest to Hong Kong leader
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong on Tuesday as students took their pro-democracy protest to government headquarters and called on the city's chief executive to honor his promise to listen to the people.

Landslides and floods kill 22 in India's northeast
GUWAHATI India (Reuters) - At least 22 people have died in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains in remote northeastern India, officials said on Tuesday, in the second flood tragedy to hit the subcontinent this month.

Chinese court jails Uighur scholar for life for separatism
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a clear signal that the government is determined to suppress dissent.



Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: army
HEBRON West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead on Tuesday two Palestinians blamed for killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that had spiraled into a seven-week war in Gaza.