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        US military prepares for the next frontier: Space war

        By Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
        Since man first explored space, it has been a largely peaceful environment. But now US adversaries are deploying weapons beyond Earth's atmosphere, leading the US military to prepare for the frightening prospect of war in space.
        A Syrian man reacts as he sits on the rubble of destroyed buildings following a government forces air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan al-Basha in the northern city of Aleppo, on October 4, 2016.
Assad's forces advanced on rebels during intense street fighting in the opposition-held east of Aleppo city, which Russia has been accused of bombing indiscriminately including targeting its hospitals. / AFP PHOTO / THAER MOHAMMEDTHAER MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images

        Russia vetoes UN resolution to halt Aleppo airstrikes

        By Susanna Capelouto and Richard Roth, CNN
        Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Saturday that demanded a halt to Syrian government air attacks in Aleppo and called for access for humanitarian aid.
        Many of the refugees are children and the elderly

        Obama: Refugee crisis is test of our humanity

        By Laura Koran
        President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea Tuesday for countries to fulfill a moral obligation to alleviate a global refugee crisis "of epic proportions," despite a political backlash in the US against absorbing those fleeing Middle East violence.

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