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Footage released by the The Russian Ministry of Defense this afternoon of Shayrat Airbase in Syria, showing the aftermath of a US missile strike which killed at least six people this morning

Syria war: US missile strikes brings angry Russian response (RT)

US missile strike in Syria: What we know so far about target, victims & reactions (RT)

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Yesterday.

On MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

During an interview with The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius, a glitch caused Mr Ignatius appear to repeat the word ‘Russia’ over and over.

Video: Alibi Pierce

More: In Hilarious Glitch, MSNBC Feed Repeats Word ‘Russia’ Over and Over Again Before It’s Abruptly Cut (Mediaite)

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RT reports:

“A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace and was at an altitude of 6,000 meters. The pilots managed to eject from the downed jet, the ministry said, adding their fate is as yet unknown.”

“Habertürk TV reporter on the scene said that the aircraft “turned into a fireball.” Numerous witnesses wrote on social media, saying thick plumes of smoke have been rising from the jet crash site.”

“…A Turkish military official told Reuters the jet was warned before being targeted. The official added that the plane was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets.”

Russian Su-24 fighter jet shot over Syria – Russian MoD (VIDEO) (RT)

Pic: Haaretz

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Eoghan Kidney writes:

[Irish-born, Moscow-based film director] Johnny O’Reilly – during a promotional interview for Moscow Never Sleeps (2015) – is cut short on live Russian TV after saying Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov was jailed by Moscow for “political reasons”….

Johnny O’Reilly is cut short on live TV after saying Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov was jailed by Moscow for “political reasons.” (TheHollywoodReporter)

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Probably not, given that Apple’s CEO is openly gay, but still.

Apple say it was all caused by a ‘bug’, since fixed.

Russian Siri refuses to talk about gays: ‘I will pretend I didn’t hear that’ (Pink News)

Without some damn war to fight.

Back to Chelsea with you.

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Russia’s Ambassador to Britain Alexander Yakovenko, summonsed to 10 Downing Street this afternoon.

Sources said the Russian planes were flying without their transponders turned on, making them invisible to civilian aircraft. A number of flights arriving in Britain had to be diverted to avoid potential disaster….

UK summons Russian ambassador after ‘dangerous’ bombers disrupt civil aircraft (Telegraph)

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Shots taken yesterday from an airship of the giant, home-swallowing sinkhole that appeared this week above a potash mine at the town of Solikamsk near the Ural mountains in Russia.

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RT’s Paula Slier reports from Donetsk and carefully sidesteps the Ukrainian President’s assertion that the Russian Army has invaded.

The story of 10 Russian soldiers getting lost and ending up 20 miles into Ukrainian territory is still being pedalled.

“Now a few days ago there were 10 Russian soldiers who mistakenly crossed over the Russian-Ukrainian border into Ukrainian territory. The incident happened at night while at a part of the border where there are very few signposts”

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