The Russian Defense Ministry has announced one of its generals was killed while fighting Islamic State in Syria.
"Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded during shelling by IS fighters," the ministry was quoted as saying by local media.
He was serving as an advisor to Syrian government troops "in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir el-Zour,'' it said.
Deir el-Zour province, on Syria's eastern border with Iraq, is rich with oil and gas fields that served as a key revenue stream for IS at the peak of its power.
US Pro Football Players Defy Trump, Kneel for National Anthem
Dozens of players, coaches and owners throughout the National Football League defied U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday by kneeling and linking arms in solidarity, instead of standing when the national anthem was played at the beginning of their games.
Trump has angrily denounced players taking part in the protest, which began last year as an individual action by one football player who said he was protesting against disparities in the treatment of racial minorities by U.
2 More Republican Senators Turn Against US Health Care Overhaul
Two more Republican U.S. senators voiced opposition Sunday to the party's latest plan to dismantle nationwide health care policies championed by former Democratic president Barack Obama, crucial votes that could doom the repeal effort this week.
Senator Susan Collins of Maine told CNN she finds it "very difficult" to imagine herself voting to upend the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, but that she was not ready to declare with certainty that she would vote against the repeal effort.
Maria Weakens Slightly, Northward Path BULLETIN
Hurricane Maria Advisory Number 34
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
1100 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017
...MARIA SLIGHTLY WEAKER AS IT MOVES NORTHWARD...
...INTERESTS ALONG THE CAROLINA AND MID-ATLANTIC COASTS SHOULD
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF MARIA...
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 300 MI..