Miss Paulina Vega, was crowned Miss Universe, beating out contenders from the US, Ukraine, Jamaica and the Netherlands. -TNP
New Orleans' oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased. -Reuters
US and partner nations launched 13 air strikes near Kobani in the last 24 hours to help drive the last Islamic State forces out of city. -Reuters
French government sends stark message in a new social media campaign aimed at discouraging would-be jihadists. -AFP
Those involved in the examination had needed to wear two white protective suits with specialised hoods fed with filtered air. -Reuters
Focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. -Reuters
After Hezbollah claims responsibility for missile attack, Israel responds with artillery fire into southern Lebanon. -Reuters
IS control over its most important strongholds in Syria and Iraq remains intact. -AFP
160 alleged members arrested, a historic setback for the group behind much of Europe's cocaine trade. -AFP
Kurdish forces recaptured the town on the Turkish frontier from the Islamic State group on Monday. -AFP

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