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​N. Ireland officially recognizes pagan religion, Order of the Golden River
Northern Ireland has for the first time recognized a pagan priest and his church by granting full religious status to the Order of the Golden River.

24.04.2015 09:44

Would King David want Jerusalem cleared of Palestinians?
At the foot of Al-Aqsa the struggle ensues over every house. If this neighborhood is called Silwan, the Palestinians have a chance of staying. But if it’s named after King David, their chances are nil.

15.04.2015 09:01

New institute in Washington helps nurture US-Russian relations
Russia and the US were once staunch allies in the struggle against the Axis, scholars and diplomats reminded the academic community at a symposium introducing a new institute for Russian culture and history.

13.04.2015 19:54

That fresh feel: Turkish Muslims now permitted to use toilet paper
The use of toilet paper has been declared halal by Turkey's religious authority Diyanet, after centuries of forbiddance by Islamic toilet etiquette.

08.04.2015 11:45

April Fools! Round-up of the UK’s best pranks
In true April Fool’s Day spirit, newspapers, celebrities and companies have shared their obligatory annual pranks. Here is RT’s round-up of the funniest, silliest and most downright terrible jokes.

01.04.2015 08:27

​‘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