A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has uncovered evidence that an ancient village in modern-day Syria has the unusual distinction of being the only known human community to be destroyed by the impact of a comet that occurred 12,800 years ago, at the start of the Younger Dryas period. Excavated overread more

Ignoring the threat of ISIS, Russia has launched air strikes against US backed rebels in Syria and told the US to "get out." The attacks have come within 24 hours of Vladimir Putin’s agreeing with Barack Obama at the UN to avoid direct conflict in the country. Ignoring the ISIS positions Putin claimed that the Russian Air Force had been sent to Syria to attack, two Russian bombers instead struck the positions of moderate anti-Assad forces near Holms.
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