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Get out the way: Russian warplanes land on highway as part of tactical drill (VIDEO)

Russia’s military turned a highway into a runway for its fighter jets and bombers so that pilots could train landing on unprepared surfaces. Traffic on a federal highway in Russia’s Rostov region was temporarily halted for the tactical flight training of the mixed aviation unit of the army Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District. Pilots of ...

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World’s ‘longest’ underwater cave system discovered in Mexico (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A group of divers have connected what is believed to be the world’s longest flooded cave system near the Mexican coastal city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, home to the ancient Maya civilization. The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) exploration and preservation group finally identified two distinct series of caves as a singular system after years of exploring the labyrinthine underwater ...

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Speed fiend Swiss billionaire slapped with $320,000 ticket

Swiss pharmaceutical tycoon Ernesto Bertarelli has been fined 310,000 Swiss francs (US$ 320,000), after being caught driving 88km per hour in a 50 zone, local media report. Read more While a speeding ticket in the US might set you back a few hundred or perhaps even a few thousand dollars at most, that’s not always the case on the other ...

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Vancouver summit on N. Korea failed to provide alternative to Russian & Chinese proposals – Moscow

The joint US-Canada summit is just a “heavy-handed attempt” to undermine the decisions of the UNSC, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said. It added that the meeting failed to provide an alternative to the Russian-Chinese initiative. Read more Participants at the Vancouver summit failed to provide any alternative to the existing Chinese-Russian roadmap for easing the Korean knot, the ministry said ...

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#Romanovs100: RT tells royal family’s story in new online photo-project

Learn about Russia’s last reigning royal family and their fate following the Revolution with RT’s new interactive project dedicated to the Romanovs. 2018 marks 100 years since the execution of the Romanov family. To commemorate this tragic event, RT cooperated with the State Archive of the Russian Federation to shine light on how the family lived. The result – a multi-platform online project ...

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Russia eyeing private military companies market with new legalization bid

Russian MPs are expected within weeks to submit a new draft law regulating private military companies. There is a global market for such services, and some argue Russia is missing out by keeping citizens in a legal minefield. Private military companies (PMC) are the modern-day incarnation of the ages-old institution of mercenary companies – professional soldiers ready to prop up ...

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Venomous spiders earmarked for ‘milking’ escape egg sack in spine-chilling video

Discovering a sac filled with hundreds of spiders typically elicits a fight or flight response from most sane people – but wildlife experts in Australia are asking the public to capture the critters so they can be milked. One resident from Matcham on the New South Wales Central Coast fought all of his survival instincts and decided to take an ...

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North & South Korea to form 1st joint Olympic team, march at opening together under unified flag

North and South Korea have agreed to form a unified women’s hockey team for the upcoming Winter Olympics, and will march under a unified flag at the opening ceremony, according to a joint statement. North Korea is due to send a delegation which will consist of around 550 members including 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo fighters, to South ...

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German far-right ‘Reich Citizens’ planning own army, preparing for 'Day X' – reports

Germany’s far-right Reichsbuerger movement has grown to almost 16,000 members, while some of them are eying their own armed wing and are preparing for ‘Day X’, Focus magazine reports, citing intelligence sources. The stunning revelation came into the spotlight earlier this week after Germany’s Focus magazine published a report citing an assessment of the domestic intelligence agency, the BfV. Read ...

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Bones of contention: Human skulls as art dig up Canary Islands controversy (VIDEO)

A new art installation built from real human bones and skulls is sending shivers down the spines of some visitors to a Canary Islands museum. Arranged as a burial mound or ‘tumulus’, the exact origins of the bones are unclear, but according to local reports may have belonged to indigenous Canarians.  The piece, titled ‘Threshold 2017’, is on display at ...

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