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Nearly 1400 people detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

OVD-Info said the number of the detentions it logged for Saturday's protest reached 1,373 by early Sunday. The group has monitored arrests since 2011.

Russian police violently dispersed thousands of people who thronged Moscow streets on Saturday to protest election authorities for disqualifying independent candidates from the September 8 election for the Moscow city council.

Several protesters reported broken limbs and head injuries. Police justified their response by saying the rally was not sanctioned by authorities.

Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes

ISIS' media wing, Amaq Agency, put out a statement announcing that "fighters of the Islamic State launch a wide-scale offensive on positions of Philippine troops in the city of Marawi."

Speaking from Moscow, Philippines Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said that the violence in Mindanao, one of the Philippines' southernmost islands, was Duterte's priority, despite the high-profile visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

"(The Russians) understand that the security of the Filipino people, especially in Marawi and in Mindanao, is a priority," Cayetano said.

NATO chief: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident

Turkey's military, meanwhile, said more of its jets patrolling the border with Syria were placed in a radar lock by Russian planes and surface-to-air missile systems.

In Syria, Russian warplanes reportedly continued pounding targets in the country, where the Kremlin has come to the aid of beleaguered ally President Bashar Assad.

Moldovan police chief briefly detained at Moscow airport

Interim police chief Gheorghe Cavaliuc was stopped by Russian border police Tuesday and held at Domodedovo airport. He said he was initially informed there was a problem with his passport and later told he resembled a wanted criminal.

Cavaliuc was freed after three hours. He said he believed his detention was connected to his work, saying "I have researched a lot of international organized crime groups."

Helicopter-seaplane collision kills 9 in Russia

The Armenian Embassy said four citizens of Armenia, including two children, were among the dead. Russian Channel One state television said one of its journalists also was killed.

The Cessna 206 and Robinson 44 helicopter collided over the Istra reservoir Saturday night. By Monday morning, investigators said divers had recovered eight bodies, while the search for the ninth victim was continuing.

The federal Investigative Committee said the accident appeared to have been caused by pilot error.