RT News - October 05, 2016 (17:00 MSK)

The U.S. is reportedly considering military strikes against Syrian army positions - despite Washington admitting that direct action against Assad's forces would risk armed conflict with Russia. British newspaper The Independent links Russian and Syrian forces to a shelling that killed a young champion swimmer and her brother in Aleppo - but fails to mention the attacks targeted a government-controlled area. Barack Obama's blasted with more strong words from the Philippine President, who says military cooperation between the two countries will become a thing of the past.