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‘Mysterious’ Martian rocks captured by NASA on Red Planet

A picture beamed back to Earth by the Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover © NASA NASA’s longest-serving Mars rover has returned pictures of a mysterious rock formation similar to those found on Earth’s mountains – a discovery scientists believe could point to the presence of water on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Opportunity rover celebrated […]

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Ancient elephants & Mayan shrine: Massive underwater caves reveal staggering history (VIDEO)

© Gran Acuifero Maya, INAH Archaeologists in Mexico have been showing off discoveries unearthed during their aquatic expeditions into the world’s largest underwater cave. Researchers from the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) exploration and preservation group presented ancient relics recovered from the site on Monday, including fossils of a type of ancient elephant, giant sloths and […]

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No military personnel among dozens of Russians killed & injured in Syria clashes – Foreign Ministry

FILE PHOTO. © Reuters Several dozen citizens of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States were injured in Syria during “a recent military clash,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. No military personnel were among the casualties. TrendsKurds in Syria, Russia, Syria , US The ministry reiterated that the Russian citizens involved in the recent clashes in […]

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HRW suspends official with Tinder profile suggesting Auschwitz hair room is funny

Hair which belonged to prisoners are seen in the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim. © Katarina Stoltz / Reuters Human Rights Watch said it is investigating one of its officials after a complaint from a pro-Israeli group, which said the man’s Tinder dating service account had a crude joke about the Holocaust. According to […]

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FSB victim or Neo-Nazi? Real story of Russian student ‘jailed for reposting 4 memes’

FILE PHOTO. © Maksim Blinov / Sputnik The sentencing of a Russian student to 30 months in a penal colony, purportedly for reposting four pictures as part of his dissertation research, has caused outrage. But the case is not as straightforward as it first seems. “Keeping up an appearance of fighting extremism,” shouted the headline in popular […]

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Armageddon ash cloud: Explosive volcano spews dramatic debris 7km into skies (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

© Tibta Pangin / AFP A volcanic eruption on the island of Sumatra has thrown a colossal ash cloud into the sky above western Indonesia. A plume of volcanic debris measuring more than four miles (7km) in length sprang from the mouth of Mount Sinabung on the northern part of the island on Monday afternoon, […]

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Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days — Erdogan

FILE PHOTO. © Umit Bektas / Reuters Turkish troops will encircle the Kurdish-held Syrian city of Afrin “in the coming days,” effectively starting its siege, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told ruling party MPs, local media reported. Read more Turkey will confront Syrian troops entering Afrin to protect Kurds — FM Speaking to members of the ruling […]

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‘Diplomatic maestro’: Russia remembers legendary UN envoy Vitaly Churkin (VIDEO)

© Brendan McDermid / Reuters On the anniversary of his death, the Russian diplomatic corps is to commemorate the late diplomat Vitaly Churkin. The legendary envoy was Russia’s voice at the UN for over a decade. Churkin’s tenure ended abruptly on February 20 last year amid an ongoing period of antagonism between Russia and the […]

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US, S. Korean militaries to conduct joint drills despite detente with Pyongyang

FILE PHOTO: South Korean marines take part in a US-South Korea Foal Eagle joint landing operation. Pohang, South Korea. April 2, 2017. © Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters The US and South Korea will go ahead with military drills off the Korean peninsula despite the “Peace Olympics” and the recent thaw in North-South relations, the South’s […]

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German far-right AfD surpasses Social Democrats to become 2nd strongest party – poll

Delegates attend the anti-immigration AfD party congress in Hanover, Germany, on December 2, 2017 © Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters The populist far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has garnered record high support, latest polling shows. For the first time, the anti-immigrant party has become more popular than the Social Democrats (SPD). Nationwide public support for […]

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