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Mouth of the beast or God’s hand? Amazing photo of ‘cometary globule’ CG4
A newly published ghostly image from space as been dubbed the ‘Mouth of the Beast’ by astronomers working with Europe’s Very Large Telescope. The exact nature of the cloud of gas and dust is a mystery, and has been called a ‘cometary globule’.

28.01.2015 11:26

​Give modern slavery victims petty crime immunity, build case against traffickers – UK govt
Offering victims of modern slavery immunity from state prosecutors so they can give evidence about exploitation will aid the fight against powerful criminal syndicates, according to a leading chief constable.

28.01.2015 12:56

Artist pulls prayer rug installation from French exhibition after Muslim warnings
An installation featuring Islamic prayer rugs stacked with high heels has been withdrawn from an art exhibition near Paris after a Muslim group warned that the piece could provoke an “uncontrollable” reaction.

28.01.2015 13:39

‘UK survey: 45 % of Muslim pupils, students faced Islamophobic experience’
A large number of pupils and students in the UK have experienced discrimination and hate crimes while in education, said Arzu Merali from Islamic Human Rights Commission. She added that was before the Charlie Hebdo attack.

28.01.2015 12:20

Communists propose Russia exit from PACE ‘to stop negative influence’
Two Communist party lawmakers want the parliamentary leaders to recall Russia’s delegation from PACE. They maintain that membership in this organization has only a “negative influence” on the country.

28.01.2015 10:49

​RT’s Paula Slier from Auschwitz: ‘We each take from the Holocaust something personal’
I’ve been to Auschwitz three times. Yesterday was my fourth. But whereas before I visited to say the mourner’s prayer at the unmarked graves of my murdered family, yesterday I went as a journalist.

28.01.2015 12:35

European anti-terror plan wants 42 pieces of data from air travelers
Passengers flying to and from Europe will now be forced to submit a long list of personal details, which can be stored for up to five years. The counter-terrorism plan would record data such as meal preferences and how many flights someone has missed.

28.01.2015 08:36

‘Greece-EU clash over anti-Russia statement: others may follow Athens’ suit’
Greece’s discontent with the EU over an anti-Russian statement may give new momentum to other European countries, and make it easier for them to have courage to say “no” to Brussels dictate, foreign affairs analyst Srdja Trifkovic told RT.

28.01.2015 09:53

5 sub-Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting ancient sun-like star
An international team of astronomers has discovered an “unusual” star system that is comprised of the oldest known star hosting planets, 11.2 billion years old. To compare, the Big Bang is considered to have happened 13.8 billion years ago.

28.01.2015 06:22

Islamists greater threat than Nazis – Swedish right-wing MP
The leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party has compared Islamists with Nazis, saying Islamism was perhaps a greater threat for the country. The statement has caused controversy with various Swedish religious communities.

27.01.2015 19:27

Swedish officer sparks Facebook debate over ISIS getting govt assistance over returning veterans
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.

27.01.2015 10:25

25,000 angry users: Facebook privacy class action lawsuit to be heard by European court
An Austrian court has approved a class action of some 25,000 people around the world against Facebook. The social network is accused of breaching its users’ privacy. A preliminary hearing into the complaint has been set for April.

27.01.2015 13:53