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Record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 starts riskiest leg of longest ever solo flight
The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane is starting its second bid to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean, and is set to land in Hawaii in about five days. The plane’s pilot has “passed the point of no return,” the mission’s website says.

29.06.2015 08:07

Swim to your car, it’s 'normal'! Downpour turns roads to rivers in Russian cities (PHOTOS)
Several Russian cities, including Moscow and Kursk, were partly flooded on Saturday. While streets turned into "rivers" as sewer systems failed to cope with the torrents of water, local authorities said that everything was "normal."

20.06.2015 20:46

​Robots to replace border police? To speed up lines at airports, French firm to scan your irises
In an effort to speed up travelers’ passage through airports, a French electrical systems company has come up with robots that could soon replace border police.

20.06.2015 07:58

French 'intolerance'? Artist outraged after 'queen's vagina' Versailles sculpture is vandalized
A controversial sculpture at the Palace of Versailles that has become known as the "queen's vagina" was sprayed with paint on Wednesday. Anish Kapoor, the artist behind it, attributed "the act of vandalism" to French "intolerance."

18.06.2015 15:45

Hellfire hero: Filmmaker descends into fiery active volcano (VIDEO)
RT spoke to Sam Cossman who climbed into the active Marum volcano on Ambrym Island in the Pacific. His team came back with extensive footage and images, including stunning videos made from a special quadrocopter drone that hovered inside the volcano.

15.06.2015 05:15

Malaysia 6.0 earthquake: Over 160 people stranded on mountain, 40 missing (VIDEO)
Rockfalls at Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Borneo Island, have left more than 160 people stranded on the peak, with some injured, according to officials. Forty people have been reported missing.

05.06.2015 09:20

A jumbo-sized problem - Africa’s elephants in peril
Seventy years ago, there were between 3 million and 5 million elephants in Africa. Today, as the number of African bush elephants has dropped to nearly half a million, this magnificent animal faces extinction in some parts of the continent.

02.06.2015 10:55

Adieu my love! Up to 1 million 'love locks' removed from famous Paris bridge (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Paris authorities removed hundreds of thousands of metal padlocks from iconic Pont des Arts bridge in front of the Louvre on Monday, with the new anti-romantic token ban possibly breaking millions of hearts around the world - for security reasons.

01.06.2015 15:12

NASA releases mesmerizing VIDEO of Soyuz docking ISS
NASA has released stunning footage documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as it docked with the International Space Station (ISS) with three astronauts in tow.

28.05.2015 14:51

Biking across Baikal: UK adventurer & team ride Soviet bikes on Siberian ice (VIDEO)
A well-known British adventurer Matt Prior joined an international team of thrill seekers for what he called an “epic” ride across the frozen waters of Lake Baikal in Russia. Prior, who cycled across the great lake, shared his amazing experiences with RT.

12.04.2015 20:52

US citizens protest Border Patrol checkpoints, refuse questioning, post videos online
A growing number of Americans is protesting invasive Border Patrol checkpoints deep inside US territory by refusing to answer questions, and posting online their recordings of harassment by officers.

01.04.2015 17:03

A320 is ‘nanny-aircraft’ fully automated and easy to fly
The causes of the Germanwings plane crash remain to be seen, but as it started descending very rapidly it could be indicative of a pressurization problem or a complete loss of cabin pressurization, pilot Marin Medic told RT.

25.03.2015 14:09