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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.