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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".
Up to 600 CEOs and investors were due to visit the Scottish city of Glascow as part of a delegation sent by Fortune 500 Company vice president Richard Cassini.
Assam and the tiny state of Nagaland in northeastern India have been claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago.
The party's Central Executive Board will select Erdogan's replacement before party members vote for the nominee chairman in an extraordinary congress on August 27.
Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country's top court
A statement on the UAE's foreign ministry website told citizens to avoid areas "where pickpocketing, fraud and theft are frequent and where it is not advised to live".
The men were part of a group of 50 on trial at the same time, of whom 30 have already been sentenced to jail and one to death.
Draft law on the autonomous Muslim region was submitted to Aquino after months of negotiations between the government and MILF rebels.
Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip since Tuesday following the collapse of a temporary ceasefire with Palestinian factions.
U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with ISIL militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said
The convoy has been stuck at the Russia-Ukraine border for a week because Ukraine is worried that it could be used to deliver military supplies to pro-Russian separatists
Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has had a rapid rise to political prominence and is now leading demands for the resignation of Pakistan's prime minister.
Several families packed up to escape the fighting, which lasted for hours, residents said.
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Chief of the Defense Staff General Rudy Ortiz and the four others had gone to inspect military installations when the Bell 206 helicopter came down in thick cloud
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Qin's statement came after a prominent Chinese newspaper, the state-run Global Times tabloid, said Australia should be taught a lesson.
A rise in the number of foreign assisted suicides has provoked heated debate in Switzerland