International news updates on Sept 23

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Washington, Sept 23: US and its allies launched first air strikes in Syria against Islamic State (ISIS). Follow more international news updates on Tuesday, Sept 23.

8.30 pm: At least 70 ISIS and al Qaeda militants have been reportedly killed and over 300 injured in the US-led airstrikes in Syria.

8.10 pm: Around 3,000 Syrian refugees out of the 130,000 who crossed the border into Turkey, fleeing from Islamic State (IS) violence in the Syrian town of Kobani, arrived in Istanbul during the last two days.

7.00 pm: Militants of Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group released a second video of one of its hostages in Syria, British journalist John Cantlie, who criticised the air operations carried out by the US and its allies against the group.

5:10 pm: Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights.

4:42 pm: US and Arab allies strike IS targets in Syria.

4:05 pm: Islamic State militants say this was a US drone that crashed in Raqqa during air strikes.

3:30 pm: Sri Lankan navy destroys fishing nets.

3:08 pm: Syria says it was told via letter from US Secretary of State John Kerry "hours before" air strikes launched.

2:38 pm: Bomb attack in Pakistan's Peshawar city kills at least three people, officials say.

2:09 pm: Man, 37, arrested in London on suspicion of involvement in production of improvised explosive devices in Iraq.

1:26 pm: US-led air strikes kill 8 civilians, including 3 children, & 30 al-Qaeda-linked fighters, Syrian monitors say.

1:02 pm: US also struck targets near Aleppo run by extremist group, Khorasan, to disrupt an "imminent attack" against US.

12:50 pm: Israeli missile brings Syrian aircraft down for 'airspace violation'.

12:16 pm: Saurav Ghosal settles for Asian Games silver after 2-3 loss.

12:01 pm: Suspect in kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens was killed and another was wounded, Israeli military says.

11:34 pm: Strikes hit at least 20 targets in Raqqa and areas nearby, opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

11:10 am: Sunni allies joining US strikes on IS "is a diplomatic victory".

10:55 am: US alerted Syria before starting air strikes on Islamic State jihadists.

10:30 am: Thousands of Hong Kong students set to hold demonstrations in city centre park.

10:00 am: Power went out in Raqqa shortly after the airstrikes hit but has been restored.

9:45 am: Fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles being used in air strikes against Islamic State, US spokesman says.

9:30 am: US air strikes part of President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State militants.

9:25 am: No interference from Assad forces, senior US official tells.

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