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September 18, 2014 14:48
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (C) gestures while addressing a joint meeting of Congress in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 18, 2014. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)
Poroshenko urges US to provide Ukraine with 'lethal military equipment'
President Petro Poroshenko has requested NATO give “special” security status to Ukraine. Addressing the US Congress, he called on Washington to provide Kiev with “more military equipment, lethal and non-lethal” to “keep peace” in the east of his country.
Murad Gazdiev witnessed the deployment of new hardware at Kotelny Island. Screenshot from RT video
Sneak peak at Russia’s ‘under renovation’ Arctic base
Kotelny Island is a nondescript piece of frigid wasteland of no particular note. Except hosting a military base-in-the-making, the first of many from which Russia plans to project its military might to and across the Arctic. RT visited with the Navy.
The illuminated Eiffel Tower in Paris  (Reuters / Gonzalo Fuentes) ISIS-related arrests in US, Europe, Australia as intel warns of ‘gruesome’ attacks
The world is in the midst of a global crackdown on Islamic State and its ideas. European, American and Australian mass arrests were carried out amid frightening intelligence reports, as the US continues efforts at building an anti-IS coalition.
Photo by RT Agafia’s story: Old hermit lives alone deep in Siberian forest, seeks help
Russian babushka Agafia, whose family fled civilization nearly a century ago, was born in the wilderness of the deep Siberian taiga. RT visited Agafia, who is the only living person of a family of the 'Old Believers' denomination of the Orthodox church.
image from www.icspallanzanimestre5.it ‘My son the only Italian’: Mother says her boy solo at school among 65 foreigners
An Italian mother has written to her city’s mayor claiming her son is the only Italian of all 66 children at his nursery school. She added that integration has been reversed, with Italian children scarce among a large group of foreigners.
A Panamanian boy kicks a football near the water in the Panama Bay with the Panama City skyline (AFP Photo / Yuri Cortez) Happiest country in the world? Global index may surprise you
When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index.
AFP Photo / SANA 15 Syrian children dead following UN measles vaccination campaign
The UN has halted a measles vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 children died after receiving shots, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed in a joint statement.
Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone (Reuters / Tommy Trenchard) Ebola epidemic spawns black market in survivors’ blood
As the deadly Ebola virus continues to ravage a wide swath of Western Africa, some of the infected are turning to an illicit trade in survivors’ blood, despite warnings from the World Health Organization.
Reuters / Andrew Winning BBC crew attacked by unidentified people in southern Russia
A BBC crew has been attacked by persons as yet unknown in Astrakhan in southern Russia. Their equipment was damaged and the broadcaster has launched a formal complaint to the Russian authorities.
Rehman Malik, former Interior Minister of Pakistan (Reuters / Faisal Mahmood) ‘Tell him to catch a bus’: Angry passengers throw ex-Pakistani minister out of plane after 2-hour wait (VIDEO)
The ex-Pakistani interior minister was prevented from boarding a plane by furious passengers after a two-hour flight delay. The video, which has gone viral, shows how they accuse the politician of holding the plane up.
Screenshot from youtube by My video 10 million views: Elusive biker throws trash back into litterbugs’ cars (VIRAL VIDEO)
A mysterious female motorcyclist is taking care of keeping Russian streets clean. Angered by littering drivers, she teaches them a lesson by tossing trash back in their cars. The YouTube video of the litter avenger hit 10 million views in just 3 days.
HMCS Toronto.(Reuters / Andy Clark ) NATO stages Black Sea naval drills
NATO is launching exercises in the international waters of the Balkans, with warships and troops of several member countries also “visiting” Bulgaria until September 22. It comes as a new submarine enters service in the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Reuters / David McNew Biggest attack on RT.com: Website hit by 10 Gbps DDoS
RT.com has been hit with the most powerful DDoS attack in the website's history, which reached 10 Gbps in strength. No group has claimed responsibility. RT has experienced cyber assaults in the past, prompted by its reporting on Manning and WikiLeaks.
The detection of Hydra in the long-exposures taken by New Horizons' LORRI camera. (NASA) Hydra close-up: New Horizons probe captures Pluto’s tiny moon
Ahead of a rendezvous with Pluto in July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has imaged the dwarf planet’s tiny moon, Hydra. Pluto’s neighborhood is poorly explored and scientists want to make sure there is no space debris in the probe’s way.

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