World Bulletin / News Desk
Rebels shot down a Syrian army helicopter on Monday while it was bombarding the Damascus neighbourhood of Jobar, as heavy fighting broke out between rebels and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the district, witnesses said.
Syrian state television said in a news flash a helicopter had crashed in Damascus, but offered no further details.
The witnesses said the helicopter was engulfed in flames after it was hit by a projectile during a burst of gun fire and then came down in the nearby district of Qaboun.
Video footage taken by activists also showed a burning helicopter falling to the ground. Rebels on the ground could be heard shouting "God is greatest".
The Cambodian government and opposition agreed to end a deadlock that followed disputed elections last July.
President Obama said the US will incorporate native American languages and cultures in school curriculums and social programs.
The Sewol's 15 surviving crew members, including the captain, are on trial on charges ranging from homicide to negligence
Prabowo has refused to concede defeat, demanding the result be delayed by two weeks to investigate allegations of mass cheating
Kabul airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting the Taliban for 12 years
With the conflict entering its third week, the Palestinian death toll rose to almost 550, including nearly 100 children and many other civilians
Police had earlier ordered a dawn-to-dusk curfew in the troubled Lamu county.
The group called on Egyptians to withdraw their sons from the army and police, threatening further attacks on security sites nationwide.
Clashes erupted Monday between the military troops and Ansar al-Sharia militiamen in Bouatni district when the latter attacked an army base in the area.
Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo Jamal al-Choubaki said medical patients, foreign passport holders and Gazans injured by Israel's ongoing onslaught will be allowed to cross the border.
Russian Foreign Ministry condemned ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza.
British PM Cameron questioned France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, saying fulfilling such an order would be unthinkable after the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane
In relief agency feeding centres, mothers seeking medical help for skeletal children tell harrowing tales of life in the bush, where they could only scavenge for fruit or roots.
In its statement, the Palestinian Journalists Union asserted that Israel had carried out 37 intentional attacks on journalists and media institutions since July 7, when it began its onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip.
During the nine months ending June 30, more than 57,000 children were detained at the U.S.-Mexico border, most of them from Central America, and double last year's count
Video footage shows Israeli snipers shooting at civilians and aid workers in the Gaza Strip.