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Coldest village on Earth: Residents of Siberian settlement unfazed by -62C temperatures (VIDEO)

The Siberian outpost of Oymyakon is officially the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth – yet residents incredibly go about their day-to-day routines despite bone-chilling temperatures of -62C (-80F). In fact, it’s quite possible that it’s even colder than -62C, given that the Siberian Times reports the town’s digital thermometer stopped working when it reached that mark – because of ...

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RT's real-time Twitter drama #1917LIVE wins Adweek’s Arc Award for ‘Best Use of Social’

RT’s large-scale reenactment of the Russian Revolution on Twitter, the #1917LIVE project, has won the 2017 Adweek ARC Award in the Best Use of Social Media category, adding yet another prestigious prize to its trophy cabinet. RT has become the first-ever Russian brand to triumph at the Adweek ARC Awards, which honor the best and most innovative storytelling projects in ...

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21,000 evacuated as Philippines’ Mount Mayon threatens local towns (VIDEO)

More than 21,000 people have now been evacuated from neighborhoods around Mount Mayon, the Philippines, as the volcano’s explosive episode continued into a fourth day. Mount Mayon, a 2,460-meter volcano in the Albay province, began emitting ash plumes into the air on Saturday. An update from the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reveals lava flows have ...

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Fish genes may unlock secret to curing paralysis in humans – study

New research indicates that the key to repairing severe spinal trauma and nerve damage in humans may be found in an unlikely source: the lamprey. Lampreys are jawless invertebrate fish which share a common ancestor with humans dating back approximately 550 million years. The fish are capable of recovering from a severed spinal cord without outside intervention, allowing them to ...

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‘Stalemate & controlled chaos in Afghanistan’… so should US stay?

There is controlled chaos in Afghanistan. If the US leaves, there will be complete chaos, but the US has no regional country to rely on, Middle East military analyst Kamal Alam told RT. With many people in Afghanistan demanding that US troops stationed there withdraw, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that the country could collapse within six months without ...

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3D space tour: NASA ‘flies’ viewers through blazing Orion Nebula (VIDEO)

Dramatic imagery from the Hubble telescope has helped NASA create a 3D ‘fly-through’ tour of the Orion Nebula. Situated around 1,350 light years away from Earth, the Orion Nebula’s blazing cluster of stars lights up clouds of dust and gas, giving it a glorious glow. One of the brightest features of the Milky Way, it’s regarded as a “star nursery” ...

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Erdogan demands NATO take stand on US-backed Syrian Border Force in Syria

Ankara expects NATO to take an official stance on the creation of a ‘terrorist army’ along the Turkish border in Syria, President Erdogan said. He was referring to the planned 30,000-strong US-backed mostly Kurdish force. Read more Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the US-led defense block, of which Turkey has been a part for decades, must clarify its stance on the ...

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Syrian rebels urge US to ‘turn words into action’ & resume military aid

The Free Syrian Army is seeking the resumption of a suspended CIA military aid program, urging Donald Trump to “turn words into action” and confront what it claims is Iran’s expanding “hegemony” in the region, Reuters reports. The Free Syrian Army (FSA), an alliance of anti-government insurgent groupings, is trying to persuade the US to revive the defunct CIA program ...

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Convicted murderer attacks 7 French prison guards amid protests for extra security

A convicted murderer has attacked and injured several guards in a French prison, local trade union says. The incident comes days after a similar assault by a convicted terrorist triggered nationwide protests from prison guards. The inmate, whose name hasn’t been released, attacked seven prison guards in Mont-de-Marsan prison in the southwest department of Landes on Monday afternoon, France Info ...

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Right-wing Lombardy leadership candidate causes stir, saying migrants ‘wipe out’ white race

An Italian politician running for president of wealthy Lombardy province triggered an avalanche of accusations over an interview in which he claimed the white race was in danger due to migration flows. Speaking to local Radio Padania on Monday, Attilio Fontana of the right-wing, nationalist Northern League (Lega Nord) party alleged migrants are threatening the very existence of the white ...

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