RT News - October 18, 2016 (12:00 MSK)

Russia and Syria have halted airstrikes in rebel-held Aleppo ahead of a humanitarian pause to let civilians and militants leave safely. That's while the government-held part of the city is regularly shelled from there, killing and wounding civilians. The U.S. State Department appears to contradict itself on dealing with civilians in Syria's Aleppo and Mosul in Iraq, as the U.S.-backed Iraqi army begins a military operation in the ISIL stronghold. As NatWest bank gives notice to close the accounts of RT UK, we get reaction from the street and talk to some high profile figures. And, a muslim American family decides Pakistan is a safer bet than than North Carolina, after their 7-year-old son claims he was beaten by classmates on a school bus.