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Russia Issues Warning To U.S. After Airstrikes In Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.

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92 Feared Dead After Russian Military Plane Carrying Choir Crashes in the Black Sea

Tragedy struck Russia on Christmas after a Russian military plane en route to Syria crashed into the Back Sea, the Associated Press reports. The Tu-154 aircraft reportedly had 92 passengers on board, including the official military choir who were traveling to the Russian Hemeimeem air base in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia for a scheduled New Year’s Eve performance. There was no sign of survivors, according to the Russian defense ministry. 

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THERMOBARIC BOMBS AND OTHER NIGHTMARE WEAPONS OF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

All war is horrific, but some aspects of war are more horrific than others. The death toll of Syria’s civil war was estimated last winter at 470,000, each a singular tragedy. Yet it’s often particular weapons, used on particular targets, that cause international condemnation. When the State Department announced on Monday that the United States was suspending efforts to work with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, the State Department listed in particular the targeting of civilians and aid convoys as the reason for the halt.

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This Drone Footage Of Suburban Syria Looks Like A Post-Apocalyptic Hellscape

The Syrian civil war has been raging for half a decade now, and the scars show more than ever. The drone footage below show parts of suburban Syria totally destroyed for as far as the eye can see. It is amazing to think that humans live in this horrific battle zone, but they do.

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The Vicious Cycle Emerging Between War and Severe Weather Will Be Hard To Stop

The world has changed a lot in the past 12 months, with political conflict focusing the world on immediate crises, not the distant future. But a group of scientists are are showing how these conflicts will affect our ability to adapt to climate change down the road–and our ability to survive as a human race.

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