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The Islamic State (IS) have released a video which appears to show two men being shot in the head by a young boy, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports.
IS claim the pair were working for the Russian intelligence services.
Entitled "Uncovering an Enemy Within" in English, the video is narrated in Russian and opens with the interrogation of one of the men.
He says he is a Kazakh citizen and was recruited by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to get close to an unnamed IS fighter.
The second man, who does not give his nationality, says he worked for the FSB in Russia previously, and says he was tasked with killing an unnamed IS fighter.
Both men say they were told to collect and transmit information about IS fighters in Syria.
The video then cuts to show the two men kneeling outside with a man and the armed boy stood behind them. The boy then steps forward and shoots each of the men in the head.
Russia's FSB agency gave AFP no immediate comment on the video.
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This video shows security personnel bundling a man who may have been a protester into a police van at the anti-government demonstrations in Moscow.
The US State Department has said that the sentencing and jailing of Navalny brothers in Russia is 'a disturbing development designed to punish and deter political activism'.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police after breaking house arrest on Tuesday to join an opposition rally in Moscow. "I was detained," Navalny said on his Twitter account. "But they won't be able to detain everyone".
The Progress Party of St Petersburg has tweeted pictures which appear to show the protest.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained by police after joining rally in Moscow, according to the Interfax news agency.
Putin critic Alexei Navalny said he broke his house arrest on Tuesday to join an opposition rally in Moscow, hours after a Russian court sentenced him for embezzlement.
"Yes, there is this house arrest. But today I want to be with you. So I'm coming," said Navalny said on his Twitter feed, posting a picture of himself in the Moscow metro. A Russian court gave Navalny a suspended sentence on Tuesday for embezzling money but jailed his brother for three and a half years in a case seen as part of a campaign to stifle dissent. Navalny's supporters will gather in front of the Kremlin later on Tuesday with some 18,000 people having registered on Facebook to attend although the numbers may be smaller as people prepare to celebrate the New Year.
Vladimir Putin has accused Nato countries of "building a new Berlin wall" and blamed other nations for the current situation in eastern Ukraine.
The Russian President said Moscow was ready to mediate in the crisis in a bid to resolve it politically, rather than militarily.
When asked by a Ukrainian journalist how many Russian soldiers had been sent into the region, Putin denied sending any - claiming any that went did so of their own volition.
He also said the current economic crisis in Russia was not a penalty for its involvement in Crimea, claiming sanctions were an attempt to turn Russia from a bear with "claws" into a stuffed animal.