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January 29, 2015 13:37
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.(RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov)
Gorbachev: US dragging Russia into new Cold War, which might grow into armed conflict
Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the US of dragging Russia into a new Cold War. The former Soviet president fears the chill in relations could eventually spur an armed conflict.
Photo by @AdrianRubalcava,  head of the Cuajimalpa borough Gas explosion at Mexico City children’s hospital kills at least 7, including 4 children
A gas truck explosion outside a Mexico City maternity hospital has left at least seven people dead and at least 54 people injured, including 22 children, according to city authorities.
House damaged in artillery fire in Gorlovka, eastern Ukraine. Screenshot from RT video
Life under fire: Civilians trapped in E. Ukraine conflict zone adjust to war reality
Residents of towns along the frontline in eastern Ukraine have been living in constant fear ever since full-scale fighting resumed there. RT’s Roman Kosarev has spoken to those trying to survive in the very heart of the conflict zone.
Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch Bill Gates on AI doomsday: ‘I don’t understand why we aren’t concerned’
Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this notion. But Microsoft’s head of research, Eric Horvitz, says the fears are exaggerated.
The alleged new logo of Khabarovsk airport. ‘Bearplane’ airport logo causes internet storm in Russia
A logo of a flying bear has become an internet sensation in Russia. Users morphed the polar bear into a number of images, such as a rhythmic gymnast, while the airport in Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East is denying the bear is its new emblem.
Screenshot from Ruptly video Into the woods: Drone footage reveals ghost Soviet military base hidden in German forest
One of the largest military bases the USSR ever had on foreign soil – a settlement with dozens of apartment blocks – has been captured on camera by a drone. The impressive video shows a mega-compound, abandoned 20 years ago, gradually succumbing to decay.
Reuters / Vincent West Animals in France finally recognized as ‘living, sentient beings’
It has taken the French parliament more than 200 years to officially recognize animals as "living, sentient beings" rather than "furniture," finally upgrading their embarrassing status that dates back to Napoleonic times.
Reuters / Charles Platiau Rail strike: Train passenger assaults driver, causes Paris rush hour havoc (PHOTOS)
Paris experienced a commuter chaos on Wednesday night, after an outraged passenger attacked a train driver on the RER A regional train line on the outskirts of the French capital.
Russia's Dudinka Arctic port.(Reuters / Denis Sinyakov) -40C in Siberia: Town buried in ice, residents turn to social media for help
Apocalyptic images of the Siberian town of Dudinka, where a powerful storm has left residents without water or electricity, have reemerged on social media. Users are pleading for help from local authorities.
Reuters / Dado Ruvic Bulk of YouTube videos so huge, it is hard to filter out all terror-related content – Google
Google says that, with some 300 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube each minute, it is impossible to block all terrorist-related material from the platform.
Reuters / Ahmed Jadallah ‘Falling like dominoes’: 72 unarmed Sunnis allegedly executed by Shiite militias in Iraq
Shiite militias, according to witness reports, have killed at least 72 unarmed Iraqi’s. Onlookers said security forces stood by and watched as the massacre took place. The Iraqi government has launched an investigation into the claims.
Reuters / China Daily No bulls-eye: Playful shark halts China military exercise
A curious bullhead shark was attracted to the waters of Chinese naval drills by the colorful balloon targets being used. The fish forced the officers to hold fire.
Reuters / Simon Akam ‘Claims exaggerated’: Bioenergy challenges sustainable food future, study says
Innovative energy policy that promotes turning plants into fuel turns out to be quite controversial. It requires the use of agricultural land with little positive impact on the greenhouse effect, according to a new report from a global research group.
Reuters / David Mercado Blast from the past: Ancient skull suggests Neanderthals and Homo sapiens interbred
A partial skull unearthed in the Manot Cave in Israel's West Galilee has given paleontologists the first key evidence that modern humans co-inhabited the area with Neanderthals with whom they possibly interbred up to 55,000 years ago.


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