Russia's Colonel General Viktor Bondarev has astonishingly claimed "not a single bombing raid missed the target".
Turkey has denied claims that 14 Turkish ships are at sea and unaccounted for amid reports their commanders were conspirators in a failed coup.
Prominent Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet of the Ukrayinska Pravda is killed in a car bombing in Kiev.
Islamic State have claimed responsibility for a knife and axe attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee on a train in Germany.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has demanded that Russia withdraw its forces and military hardware from Ukraine. Stoltenberg said after a meeting of NATO defence ministers with their Ukrainian counterpart in Brussels on Wednesday. "Russia needs to stop supporting the militants and withdraw its forces and military equipment from Ukrainian territory." He said the alliance would continue to stand by the government in...