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Relics for rifles: Syrian rebels trade antique treasures for weapons (VIDEO)
Not only is Syria’s future at stake as the civil war rages on, but now also its past. The black market flourishing in the conflict now sees relics - some as ancient as 1,200 years - traded by rebels for AK-47s.

23.10.2014 10:06

Putin as Hercules, a 100k human flag and other unusual things for the President's birthday
Russia President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 62nd birthday in Siberia, taking Tuesday off work – his first day off for a birthday in 15 years.

07.10.2014 16:08

VIDEO: Polyphonic German soprano does the impossible – sings 2 notes at once!
A German singer has wowed the Internet by sharing a video of her incredible alien-like talent – singing multiple notes at once, changing the fundamental note and overtones and moving them in opposite directions.

07.10.2014 10:06

Ballet backstage: Watch world’s top theaters uncover their secrets online
Everyday theater life, with its intricate secrets, is to hit your screens Wednesday as five world-renowned ballet companies - the Bolshoi and the Australian Ballet among them - will lift the curtain backstage for online viewers.

30.09.2014 12:23

Military bands kick off Spasskaya Tower festival on Red Square (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The best military orchestras from around the world have invaded Russia's iconic Red Square in the heart of Moscow to take part in Spasskaya Tower international military music festival. This year the theme of the annual show is the First World War.

30.08.2014 22:10

Actor and comedian Robin Williams dead from apparent suicide
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday after an apparent suicide. He was 63.

12.08.2014 04:11

'Mitzvah tanks' set off to Crimea in Jewish expedition across Russia (VIDEO)
Rabbis and students of Jewish religious schools from the US, Europe, and Israel have set off on a journey across Russia in special vehicles known as “Mitzvah tanks.” As part of the trip, the expedition will visit Crimea to promote Judaism there.

08.08.2014 02:43

Kremlin’s Spasskaya tower to open gates for tourists
The gates of the Kremlin's main clock Spasskaya tower may be thrown open to visitors soon, Moscow top officials have announced.

31.07.2014 22:20

Modern Brits: Ignorant, intolerant, overly-nationalistic binge drinkers?
Ignorant, intolerant, overly nationalistic folk who drink too much and stomach terrible food? Those grim attitudes reflect how many young people view the UK from the outside, according to a recent study published by the British Council.

29.07.2014 12:39

Don’t shake on it? Fist-bump ‘cleaner than handshakes’
Besides looking totally cool, bumping fists may actually be a more hygienic greeting than the stuffy traditional handshake, experiments at UK’s Aberystwyth University have revealed.

28.07.2014 10:56

​Palestinian Artist: ‘My pen is my weapon’
Dr Alaa Allagta, a well-known Palestinian artist and author of political cartoons talks to RT about why all aspects of Palestinian life are politicized including the arts.

21.07.2014 10:06

Ukraine, the country no one cared about
Ukraine is the land where time has stood still and the consequences of what has been sown are now being reaped as anarchy is unleashed upon its rotting corpse.

04.07.2014 11:14

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