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Honors for best war zone reportage at first-ever Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards in Moscow

The winners of RT’s special award for best reporting from a war zone, set up in memory of RT Arabic contributor Khaled Alkhateb, were announced on Monday, marking one year since the journalist was killed in terrorist shelling. A ‘stringer’ with RT’s Arabic service, Khaled Alkhateb was conducting an interview on July 30, 2017, on the frontline in the Syrian ...

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Astronomers capture first-ever image of a newborn planet (VIDEO)

Astronomers have captured the first ever confirmed image of a newborn planet forming around a young dwarf star – an ambitious task that has previously proved elusive to scientists. The planet was caught in the act of formation amid a disk of gas and dust surrounding a young dwarf star, known as PDS 70. The stunning snapshot, considered the first ...

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Arctic to tropics: India welcomes first-ever shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas

Russia’s energy giant Gazprom has started supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India. The first cargo docked on Monday at the Petronet LNG terminal in India’s westernmost state Gujarat. India’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said his country will import LNG from Russia worth an estimated $ 25 billion over the contract period of 20 years. Supplies will come from Gazprom’s ...

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First-ever luxury space hotel to be launched into orbit in 2021

Tourists will soon have a new travel destination as startup Orion Span plans to open a luxury hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth in late 2021. The single-module commercial space station will start accommodating guests in 2022. It will include “private suites for two, the most number of windows ever created for spaceflight, weightlessness, and the world’s only ...

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Astronomers detect light from first-ever stars in pioneering discovery (VIDEO

Astronomers have discovered evidence of the first light in the universe, believed to have emanated from the earliest stars. It all happened some 180 million years after the Big Bang. The remarkable breakthrough was made using a simple but high-tech antenna in the remote Western Australia outback to detect radio signals from the first stars. The research led by Arizona ...

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Smashing: RT's 360 space video captures first-ever badminton tournament on ISS

It’s no moonwalk, but the international space community has reached another milestone – in the form of the first ever interstellar badminton tournament. The sports spectacular was filmed as part of RT’s ‘Space 360’ project showcasing life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in panoramic 3D video. The 54th expedition crew played the groundbreaking tournament over a series of doubles ...

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First-ever UFC show in Russia booked for September in Moscow

The first-ever UFC show in Russia is set to happen as early as September, as the event has already been scheduled in one of the biggest arenas in Moscow, RT Sport has learned from the venue. Staff at Moscow’s Olympiyskiy Stadium (Olympic Stadium), which has a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators, confirmed to RT Sport that a UFC show ...

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Cost of first-ever Pentagon audit to soar beyond $900 million

The Pentagon is prepared to spend more than $ 900 million on its first ever financial audit. The Defense Department comptroller insists the high price is justified, because accurate figures will strengthen future decision making. The Pentagon has announced the audit will cost $ 367 million in Fiscal Year 2018. This will cover fees for independent public accounting firms at ...

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‘Baby Olympics’: Bahrain plans first-ever sports fest for kids

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 16:03 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 16:03 Bahrain has unveiled plans to stage the first ever Baby Olympics in April, where medals will be contested by two to four year-olds, in a bid to promote the Olympic principles and exercise at a young age. The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) intends to include five disciplines. The ...

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Pentagon announces first-ever audit

The first-ever financial audit in the history of the US Department of Defense will be massive, requiring 2,400 auditors to review the Pentagon’s $ 2.4 trillion in assets, including personnel, real estate and weapons. The audit will begin this month, the DoD announced during a news conference Friday. “It is important that the Congress and the American people have confidence ...

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