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​‘Propaganda’: Chinese-funded Mandarin lessons in UK schools ‘whitewash’ human rights
Chinese propaganda is infiltrating British primary and secondary schools under the guise of government-funded Mandarin lessons, a report by campaigners alleges.

30.03.2015 09:23

‘Dancing is pain’: Igor Moiseyev ballet dancers take RT backstage
The Igor Moiseyev Ensemble is widely acclaimed to be among the world's top dance companies. RT went backstage with its dancers to find out what it takes to stay true to the high standards set by one of the 20th century's greatest choreographers.

29.03.2015 16:38

Top Jerk: Clarkson’s bigotry typical of arrogant British elite
The decision by the BBC to sack Jeremy Clarkson over his physical assault and abuse of one of the producers of Top Gear, the program on which Clarkson was the main presenter, raises more questions than answers.

27.03.2015 15:38

Artifact destruction by ISIS is act of ‘heritage terror’ – Islamic art professor
Whether they’re authentic or not, videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts at Iraq’s Mosul Museum and elsewhere are “propaganda videos” meant as “heritage terror,” an Islamic art professor told RT.

26.03.2015 01:46

​Out for the count: IKEA bans hide-and-seek games in Dutch stores
Citing safety concerns, IKEA has banned massive hide-and-seek games in its stores across the Netherlands, upsetting thousands of people who signed up to participate in several events in the coming weeks.

17.03.2015 04:54

Moscow’s landmark 16th century Novodevichy Convent on fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Emergency crews have extinguished a fire that raged for three hours at Moscow’s iconic Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent. The blaze was concentrated on scaffolds surrounding the convent’s bell tower. Authorities are currently estimating the damage.

15.03.2015 20:34

'So much universe, and so little time’: Fans remember Terry Pratchett’s best quotes
Best-selling British novelist Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. After his death Thursday, the #TerryPratchett hashtag took Twitter by storm – with fans racing to remember his best quotes.

12.03.2015 18:30

​Discworld novelist Terry Pratchett dies at 66
One of the UK’s best-loved novelists, Sir Terry Pratchett, who was renowned for his series of comic fantasy stories, Discworld, has died. He was 66.

12.03.2015 16:22

Food fight club: Petition to reinstate Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson hits 300,000 signatures
An online petition calling for the BBC to reinstate TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson after he was suspended for allegedly attempting to punch a producer has attracted over 300,000 signatures.

11.03.2015 09:05

ISIS destroys third ancient city, Iraq presses for US-led coalition protection
The Islamic state has reportedly destroyed and looted the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin which was founded in 717 BC just as the Iraqi antiquities minister has said that US led anti-ISIS coalition airstrikes can save Iraq’s cultural heritage.

08.03.2015 17:58

​‘I need a new drill’: German pensioner starts ambitious quest for lost Amber Room
A German pensioner has started his own search for the legendary Amber Room lost in the chaos of WWII. He believes he can find the priceless artwork looted by the Nazis in Germany’s Ruhr area but says the lack of new drill separates him from the discovery.

03.03.2015 21:07

ISIS militants destroy ancient statues, relics in Iraq (VIDEO)
The Islamic State has posted a video online showing a group of militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the seventh century BC. Specialists say the damage is incalculable.

26.02.2015 16:54