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26 Syria govt troops, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor

DAMASCUS: At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants had targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province on Wednesday. "There were 35 pro-government forces killed, including at least nine Russians. Some of those Russian nationals were government troops, but not all of them," said…

Prominent Bollywood producer also killed in Turkey attack

ISTANBUL: At least thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed Sunday when a gunman went on a rampage at an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul where revellers were celebrating the New Year. And among the deceased, there was a known Bollywood figure. Indian producer Abis Rizvi was among the victims who fell prey to deadly shooting on the fateful day. WATCH reaction of Deepika and Priyanka on death of Bollywood producer (scroll down) Tributes have been paid to a “kind-hearted” Bollywood producer after reports…