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U.S. slams Russian 'barbarism' in Syria, Moscow says peace almost impossible

UNITED NATIONS The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo. | Video

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Ice hockey - Canada dump Russia to reach World Cup final

TORONTO Canada needed three third-period goals to break open a showdown with Russia and reach the World Cup of Hockey final with a 5-3 victory on Saturday - the latest instalment in the storied rivalry between the two nations.

Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels

AMMAN, Sept 25 Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said.

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Syrian rebel sees more arms from Assad foes, but not enough

BEIRUT Syrian rebels expect to receive new types of heavy weapons from their foreign backers in response to the collapse of a truce and a Russian-backed government offensive, but nothing amounting to a major shift in support, a rebel leader said on Saturday.

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Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

MOSCOW Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has won a new four-year term as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) following elections in Moscow on Saturday.

Russian fans group leader Shprygin arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW The president of the All-Russian Supporters Association (ARSA) Alexander Shprygin was arrested in Moscow on Saturday during the Russian Football Union's (RFU) conference where Vitaly Mutko was elected the organisation's president.

Soccer-Russian fans group leader Shprygin arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW, Sept 24 The president of the All-Russian Supporters Association (ARSA) Alexander Shprygin was arrested in Moscow on Saturday during the Russian Football Union's (RFU) conference where Vitaly Mutko was elected the organisation's president.

Soccer-Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

MOSCOW, Sept 24 Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has won a new four-year term as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) following elections in Moscow on Saturday.

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Warplanes bomb Aleppo after Syrian army launches offensive

BEIRUT Warplanes bombed Aleppo on Friday with what residents described as unprecedented ferocity after the Russian-backed Syrian army announced an offensive to fully capture Syria's biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire. | Video

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U.S., Russia send mixed signals on Syria as bombing goes on

UNITED NATIONS The United States and Russia sent mixed signals on whether any headway was made on reviving a moribund Syria truce amid intense bombardment of Aleppo on Friday suggesting the effort was dead.

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U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". | Video