Washington accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept 9 deal to halt the violence and deliver aid.
The Fatah al-Sham Front, previously known as the Nusra Front, announced the death of Ahmed Salama Mabrouk.
Fethullah Gulen, the US - based Islamic cleric is accussed of masterminding July's failed coup which led to more than 270 deaths.
The firing took place when Indian troops searched the site of a gunbattle where an Indian paramilitary soldier was killed.
PM Abe hopes to discuss the spat over the four islands during the Russian president’s visit to Japan in December.
The world's largest gold mine by reserves has experienced previous violent protests for environmental damage and unfair distribution of profits.
Two confirmed cases of microcephaly in Thailand were the first in Southeast Asia.
India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris pact on tackling climate change.
A panel will discuss measures to reduce the emperor’s official duties following his indication of his intention to abdicate.
Russia ran observation flights over US territory between Sept 26 and Oct 1 under the Open Skies Treaty.