RT News - September 24, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

The General Assembly of the United Nations has gathered for the 69th time - with the U.S. president expected to give a speech defending his military campaign in the Middle East; That's as towns and villages across Syria's north are battered by a second round of U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State - without permission from Damascus; The bombardments are adding to the plight of Kurds fleeing Islamic State, as the latest wave targets Kurdish areas where jihadists have been rampant; civilian bodies are found in an unmarked grave in east Ukraine - Russia calls it a war crime that government forces could be behind.