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Crimean prosecutor music clip hits 3.7 mn views in three days
The internet fame of Crimea’s chief prosecutor, Natalya Poklonskaya, rages on. A patchy music clip made from Poklonskaya’s videos has scored millions of views on YouTube, with a celebrity opposition figure calling the attorney a "sex symbol of Russia."

18.04.2014 19:27

Spanish ‘Kill Jews’ village considers changing its name to drop anti-Semitic phrase
A Spanish village, whose Inquisition-era name contains the phrase “kill Jews”, is considering changing its name to its original and more peaceful one that means "Jews' Hill".

12.04.2014 19:10

Russian territory increases as new islet emerges in Laptev Sea
A small island has formed in Russia’s northern Laptev Sea, increasing the Russian territory by a tiny fraction.

12.04.2014 12:56

​Trash & treasure: Hong Kong cops scour landfill for $3.7mn painting
Police in Hong Kong are searching through a landfill site after cleaners allegedly tossed a multi-million dollar painting in the trash. The ink-wash painting ‘Snowy Mountain’ had been auctioned off the day before for US$3.7 million.

09.04.2014 08:40

'Blood moon' rising: Total lunar eclipse on April 14-15, first in rare series
A total lunar eclipse set to sweep the skies on April 14-15 and turn the moon blood-red just before midnight has got scientists excited and some Christians fearing for the end of days.

05.04.2014 12:48

Rock star: Chelyabinsk awards DiCaprio an Oscar of its own
Oscar nights haven’t been kind to Leo DiCaprio – despite four nominations, he has gone home empty-handed. Now actors in Chelyabinsk, the Urals city hit by a meteorite, have set things right – awarding him another chunk of rock, their very own Oscar.

28.03.2014 15:15

Darth Vader wants to run for Ukrainian presidency (VIDEO)
Sith Lord Darth Vader has decided to join the Ukrainian presidential campaign. His program involves re-forging the republic of Ukraine into an empire and restoring its former glory.

28.03.2014 11:24

Donetsk is British? Ukrainians vote in mock referendum to join UK
Ukrainians in the eastern city of Donetsk have voted in an online spoof referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the UK. Residents wrote that their hometown was founded by a Briton, so the UK should seize this “decisive moment” and take them in.

25.03.2014 14:30

World's largest country on just 800m2: Amazing 'Tiny Russia' model that will stun you
Imagine shrinking one-eighth of the world down to just 800 square meters. A group of designers have done just that, turning the vast expanses of the Russian Federation into a 3-D, interactive ‘SimRussia’ model of the world’s largest state.

21.03.2014 13:53

Muslims ​offended by Katy Perry’s Egypt-themed music video
An online petition demands that YouTube removes the latest music video by Katy Perry. The signatories believe her zapping a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is blasphemous.

25.02.2014 12:06

Most touching and emotional moments of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
The quest for Olympic gold has more than once been paved in a trail of tears, and Sochi 2014 has proven no exception, with some of the Games' most heartfelt and heart wrenching moments coming in victory as well as defeat.

23.02.2014 07:30

How Jimmy Kimmel pranked US media with '#SochiFail: Wolf in my hall' video
A video of a wolf wandering through a hallway of a Sochi Olympic dorm posted by American luger, Kate Hansen, caused media frenzy in the US. Little did they know that the clip was filmed and placed on Hansen’s page by a US comedy talk show.

21.02.2014 14:23

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