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Russian military helicopter with 5 on board downed in Idlib

A Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, the Russian defence ministry said. Russian air forces are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s five-year-old civil war.

Group worried about detention of citizens in Rwanda

Human Rights Watch says it's concerned that unlawful detentions are continuing unabated in Rwanda.

In April last year the organisation released a report on the ill-treatment of prisoners in the country's Gikondo Transit Centre.

Former Brazil president Lula set to be on trial over Petrobras scandal

Former president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to go on trial for obstruction of justice in a case related to the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras, court documents show.

The multi-billion-dollar affair has already seen dozens of politicians and officials arrested.

Guns stolen at U.S base in Germany, CID offers $10,000 reward

US officials have revealed that a collection of weapons was stolen from the Panzer Kaserne base near Stuttgart earlier this month and couldn’t be located, leading to concerns that the arms may have ended up on the black market – or in the wrong hands.

Indonesia executes 14 inmates on death row

Indonesia has executed some of the 14 people on death row for drugs crimes, Indonesian media say.

The government has not confirmed which of the prisoners have been put to death - however, an official quoted by the AFP news agency said they were three Nigerians and an Indonesian.

Hillary Clinton trumps Donald to accept Democratic nomination

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her place in history as the first woman to lead a presidential ticket.

On a night pulsating with emotion, Clinton declared, "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit."