Russia accuses Turkey of shelling Syrian village

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this edition of Press TV's Top 5:

  • Russia says Turkey’s claim that a Russian warplane violated its airspace is a “premeditated provocation”.
  • The UN Special Envoy for Syria downplays expectations for any tangible results in talks over the war in Syria as he’s to meet the Saudi-backed opposition.
  • Iran has begun celebrations, marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which overthrew the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.
  • Drug addiction has become a big challenge to Afghanistan, as the number of people taking opiates keeps rising.
  • China accuses the US of seeking maritime hegemony in the South China Sea in the name of freedom of navigation.

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