Old files reveal wartime tale of 'Bolivian Schindler'
Old files have revealed the story of a businessman hailed as the "Bolivian Schindler" for helping thousands of Jews flee to the South American country to escape the Nazis.
Bin Laden documents: worry over IS tactics, 'aging' Al-Qaeda
Months before his death, Osama bin Laden fretted about the Islamic State group's impatient, violent tactics and the fading of Al-Qaeda, documents released by the CIA showed.
Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration
RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow time (2:55pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
ISIS, sectarian conflict & chaos: Iraq 10 years after Saddam Hussein’s death
A decade after Saddam Hussein was tried, convicted and executed, Iraq is struggling to defeat Islamic State and cope with sectarian strife and other consequences of the US-led invasion.
The forgotten victims of Serbian wartime atrocities
Bus driver Adem Alomerovic was returning home to southern Serbia after undergoing medical tests in Belgrade when he was hauled off a train by members of a notorious militia as it crossed through Bosnian territory.
High blood pressure now major problem in developing world: study
The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa, researchers said Wednesday.
300 million children exposed to heavily toxic air, says UNICEF
Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released Monday.
Wildlife populations plummeted nearly 60 percent since 1970, says WWF
Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.
US author becomes first ever to win Man Booker prize
Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his book "The Sellout", a stinging satire of race and class in the United States.
War-weary Libyans miss life under Kadhafi
Five years after an uprising killed Libya's Moamer Kadhafi, residents in the chaos-wracked country's capital joke they have grown to miss the longtime dictator as the frustrations of daily life mount.
Paris finally bows to the importance of Oscar Wilde
It has taken more than a century, but France is finally paying fulsome tribute to Oscar Wilde, the writer who died penniless in a fleapit Paris hotel saying, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has got to go."
Roaming rhino becomes Nepalese town’s most popular visitor (VIDEO)
A resident of Nepal has been receiving a lot of attention for his nightly walks – perhaps because he weighs about two tons and doesn't exactly look like the local townsfolk.
Fate of Africa's rhino, elephants to dominate wildlife meet
Global conservationists and policymakers meet in South Africa from Saturday to chart a way forward in the fight against escalating wildlife trafficking that could drive some species to extinction.
Cannabis: the new Californian gold rush
Two years ago, the city of Adelanto, a crumbling outpost in California's Mojave desert, was facing a bleak future as it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and struggled with double-digit unemployment.
Jungle school helps rescued orangutans return to wild
gnoring the shrieks of his rowdy, wrestling classmates, baby orangutan Otan practises swinging alone at his "jungle school" on Borneo island, switching hands and hanging upside down as he builds confidence high above the forest floor.
Rare endangered primate spotted in Vietnam
A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared.
5 times when the Clintons escaped federal charges
Reports the DoJ rejected the FBI’s request to investigate the Clinton Foundation have created a stir this week. While it is not the first time investigators have gotten close to the Clintons, the couple seem immune to cases and charges.
Brits lead 'dream life' in EU's poorest country
Every year, hordes of Britons move to Spain's Costa del Sol or southern France in search of a sunnier, more relaxed lifestyle.
Keiser: Brexit fallout could result in systemic collapse bigger than 2008
All the pieces are in place for a systemic collapse greater than the financial crash of 2008 in the wake of Brexit, warns Max Keiser.
Brexit: Key facts on polling day
Britain votes on Thursday in a referendum on whether it should stay in or leave the European Union.
Exotic pet trade sends Florida bird rescues soaring
In this small animal hospital perched on Miami's sun-splashed harbor, some of the most exotic creatures fly in and out of Carla Zepeda's life.
Mama bears use human shields to protect cubs: study
Brown bear mothers in a Swedish forest use human "shields" against murderous males, overcoming their own fear to raise defenceless cubs near villages where hunters live, researchers said Wednesday.
Britain and the EU: an awkward marriage of convenience
If Britain votes to leave the European Union on Thursday, it will be the culmination of decades of half-hearted and often hostile relations with neighbouring countries.
Leaked wiretaps of ISIS agents show Ankara routinely ignores terrorist cross-border activity
Thousands of ISIS associates have been routinely crossing into Syria aided by contacts in Turkey, phone calls tapped by Ankara security forces and handed to the media by opposition MP Erem Erdem reveal.
‘Holiest day of the year’: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter worldwide
Orthodox Christians across the world have begun to celebrate their most important religious holiday – Easter. A major sacred service has been held in one of Moscow‘s main cathedrals which was attended by thousands of visitors, including Russia’s president.
In the Name of the Profit: New RT documentary exposes dirty oil secrets, ISIS cozy ties with Turkey
Exclusive eye witness reports and documents, abandoned by retreating jihadists and found by RT Documentary crew members in a region liberated by Syrian Kurds, point to commercial scale oil smuggling operations and cozy relations between ISIS and Turkey.
Awarded for WHAT? 5 very awkward int’l prizes as Germany’s Merkel honored over EU migrant crisis
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a European medal honoring her achievements in the “freedom from fear” while tackling Europe’s worst migrant crisis since WWII, RT looks back at other controversial awards given out to international leaders.
Millions drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh: HRW
Twenty million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Executions reach 25-year high, reports Amnesty International
There were more executions worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 1990 and almost 90 percent occurred in three countries - Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
The 'Panama Papers' main revelations
World leaders, aides and families, sports and movie stars are among those named in a huge leak of documents dubbed the Panama Papers, some of which reveal hidden offshore assets.
Ancient burials revealed at mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos
Archaeologists have uncovered ancient human remains and various burial practices at the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, Australian researchers said Monday, as scientists attempt to unravel the puzzle of the stone vessels.
Lavrov: Russia open to widest possible cooperation with West
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed the role of Russia in international relations, stressing the need for cooperation between Moscow and the West, in an article published in the Russia in Global Affairs magazine.
'Only if my other lips say yes': Animated genitals teach the ins and outs of consent
Pixar never had a movie like this! A dancing vagina and penis, along with their friends laughing breast and overly-eager hand, are stars of a new Canadian ad campaign about sexual consent.
Bin Laden warned about savage ISIS violence, concerned about climate change & wife
Osama Bin Laden was warned about the brutal violence the early Islamic State terror group was inflicting on other Muslims before the group ever officially left Al-Qaeda, personal documents that were released on Tuesday indicate.
'Russian operation in Syria is our salvation' – top Syrian Catholic bishop to RT
The majority of Syrian people support Moscow's anti-terror campaign, the top Catholic bishop in Syria said in an interview with RT, adding that it's not only military assistance, but the promotion of peace process by Russia that they pin their hopes on.
Best Valentine’s gift ever: Dumped by annoying sexist boyfriend (VIDEO)
Kyle Boggess was not in a loving mood when he planned a Valentine’s Day revenge on his girlfriend after discovering evidence she was arranging dates with other men. But in the process of dumping her, it becomes clear she is the winner in this scenario.
Summary executions, torture, makeshift courts in Syria: UN reveals horrific details
Parties to the Syrian conflict, including anti-government armed groups, as well as Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State, have committed "serious violations" of the rights of detainees, including torture and killing, United Nations investigators say in a new report.
Dogs recognize human emotions, say scientists
Dogs can read our feelings and recognize emotions by combining the information of different senses, a trait previously thought to be limited to primates.
World would be more balanced if Russia asserted national interests from outset – Putin
The fall of the Berlin Wall and USSR did not unite Europe, but only moved the division line eastwards.
Hunger games? 5 reasons Amur the Tiger hasn’t eaten Timur the Goat (VIDEOS)
Fans of Amur, a Siberian tiger, and Timur, a feisty goat that's not seen as prey by the predator, can finally keep close tabs on the animal buddies 24/7 – thanks to a reality show launched at the Far Eastern Safari Park.
Tiger and goat forge unlikely friendship in Russian zoo
A goat sent to a Russian safari park as live prey for a Siberian tiger has instead befriended the big cat and the two have become inseparable in a story that has captivated Russians.
Seven half-pound mutts become first test-tube puppies in world
A team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube.
Middle East morass: WWI diaries reveal true horror of Britain’s failed Iraq campaign 100 yrs ago
As parliament votes on its latest Middle East war, the diaries of a young army officer detailing the disastrous Mesopotamia campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the First World War are going on display in London.
Obama rejects plan to close Gitmo, build another on US soil – report
The Pentagon’s latest cost estimate for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba and building an alternative in the US comes in at more than half a million dollars – a price tag the White House considers too costly, according to a new report.
‘Too dumb’: Ex-US intelligence chief blames Iraq War, poor strategy for rise of ISIS
The former commander of US Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq said that without the Iraq war, the Islamic State wouldn’t exist today, according to the German newspaper Der Spiegal.
US anti-tank TOW missile used in attack on RT journalists in Syria
A US-made anti-tank missile system was used in an attack on an RT crew in Syria, a mounting body of evidence suggests. Journalists recognized the area, while experts confirmed that a booster found by the Syrian army matches the TOW seen in a rebel video.
‘Terrorists trying to split French society & alienate Muslim community’
Terrorists are using a divide and conquer strategy to target alienated Muslim communities in France and elsewhere with radicalization propaganda campaigns, political analysts told RT.
Japan researchers find chimps caring for disabled infant
A chimpanzee mother cared for her disabled infant in the wild in Tanzania, Japanese researchers reported in a study published this week, research they hope will help in understanding the evolution of social care in humans.
India's Hindu cow mobs rule as religious debate rages
As a truck screeches to a halt on an Indian highway in the middle of the night, devout young Hindus armed with sticks scramble inside, searching for cows they consider sacred.
Portrait of Camilla's ex-husband sells for $34.89 mn in New York
A Lucian Freud portrait of the ex-husband of Britain's Duchess of Cornwall, Andrew Parker Bowles, sold for $34.89 million in New York, Christie's said.
ISIS rooted in Arab Spring, gained momentum due to double standards - Russian Security Service head
Islamic State evolved from the Arab Spring and gained momentum due to the duplicity of certain world powers, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has told a meeting of top security heads of ex-Soviet states (CIS) in Moscow on Wednesday.
Moamer Kadhafi's legacy still haunts Libya
Four years after Moamer Kadhafi was killed in an uprising, the dictator's legacy continues to haunt oil-rich Libya as it struggles to find its national identity.
Facebook is finally adding a ‘dislike’ button
Facebook has plans to introduce the long-demanded counterpart to its iconic “like” button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Tuesday.
Egyptian mogul identified & negotiating to buy 2 Greek islands for refugees
An Egyptian billionaire, who has been offering to buy a Mediterranean island to provide refugees with decent living conditions, has identified potential locations and is now in talks to purchase two private Greek islands.
'If you are worried about refugees, stop supporting terrorists' - Assad interview
Europe is "not dealing with the cause" of the current refugee crisis, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Russian media, RT among them, adding that all Syrian people want is "security and safety."
Tsipras and Varoufakis: a messy split for Greece's double act
Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over.
‘We know everything about ISIS online’: Hackers claim foiling terror attacks in Tunisia & New York
Ghost Security, a network of hacktivists formed earlier this year, claims that it thwarted two major terrorist attacks in the past month, as well impeding Islamic State’s online recruitment drive.
Heart-warming reunion: Stolen guide dog returned to blind girl owner after massive online campaign
Thousands of reposts by angry and outraged Muscovites: that’s how the internet reacted to the news of a stolen guide dog owned by a young blind girl.
American Grandma, an ISIS Supporter Living and Inciting Violence in Germany
A 50-year-old grandmother from Indianapolis who was profiled by Fox News in 2010 is back in the news in Germany, where she now lives, for the open support she and her jihadist husband are showing for the Islamic State.
Migrant flow to Europe is result of US, EU military ops in Middle East – Czech president
The flow of immigrants to Europe stems from the Western states’ military interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria, which have contributed to the emergence of terrorist groups in the Middle East, Czech President Milosh Zeman told local media.
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Quinn on their wedding - 25 July 2015
Congratulations to Emma Tovey on her marriage to Lee Quinn yesterday at Rookery Manor, Brent Knoll.
Rescue saves rare Philippine turtles from 'brink of extinction'
Thousands of rare forest turtles have been rescued from horrifying conditions of captivity in the Philippines, saving the critically endangered animals from possible extinction, wildlife experts said Wednesday.
Thatcher govt didn’t oppose Saddam’s chemical weapons program, declassified papers show
As Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was building up its chemical weapons arsenal with the help of a British firm, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided not to oppose it, fearing that otherwise it would be subjected to criticism.
The complete Waterloo guide, from Abba to Wellington boots (Part 1)
Opinion polls suggest most Britons have never heard of the Battle of Waterloo, fought in the muddy fields of Belgium exactly 200 years ago, while the French would rather forget about it. Here’s all you need to know about Napoleon’s swansong.
Run - it’s the pigs! Hog on the run gets ride in police car, defecates on back seat
Police in a Michigan town had a tricky encounter with an unusual perp: a pig on the run who chased a local woman but got distracted by a funny ornament. The escaped swine finally ended up in the back of a police car, pooping all over the place.
Rare albino sparrow spotted in Australia
A rare pure white sparrow has been spotted in Australia, leaving ornithologists all aflutter.
‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash dies in car crash
Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday.
New York Picasso sale sets $179m auction record
A Picasso masterpiece fetched more than $179 million in New York on Monday, smashing the world record for the most expensive art sold at auction in what was dubbed the “sale of the century.”
Nepal tragedy takes toll even on cremation overseers
As veteran cremation worker Khadga Adhikari placed a handful of uncooked rice and a coin on the chest of yet another young victim of Nepal's earthquake, his own heart was filled with sadness.
Iraq turmoil today a consequence of 2003 invasion – ex-UN chief Annan
The fragile state Iraq is now in is directly linked to the US-led invasion of 2003, which happened without a US Security Council mandate, Kofi Annan, who was UN Secretary General between 1997 and 2006, told RT.
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If Damascus falls, Europe won’t be far behind – US senator
As a new report details the devastation wrought upon Syria by four years of rebellion, a Virginia state senator who once thanked the Syrian government for defending Christians is worried about the fate of Damascus, the Middle East and Europe.
Broken promise: Obama ‘would’ve closed Guantanamo on first day’
Barack Obama says if he could return to the first days of his presidency, he would close the Guantanamo Bay prison immediately.
Milky Way may host billions of planets in 'habitable' zones: study
The Milky Way galaxy may be home to billions of planets orbiting their host stars in a "habitable zone" where life could theoretically exist, researchers said Wednesday.
'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years
A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of the species' distinctive call to track it down.
Promises of love, jobs for foreign recruits in IS 'utopia'
It has become known for horrific images of beheadings and torture, but the Islamic State group is trying to lure foreign recruits to its "caliphate" with promises of adventure, homes, jobs -- even love.
Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge
Brazilian astronomers said Friday they had found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy where such a thing was previously thought impossible.
‘Impressionable youth to terrorist’: MI5 rattled by teen’s rapid radicalization
MI5 are concerned by the speed at which British teenager, Brusthom Ziamamni, became radicalized. The 19 year-old was arrested last August, as he carried a 12 inch knife in a black Islamist flag.
Mongolia mummy find highlights Buddhist 'living gods' tradition
For more than a century he sat in a meditative pose in remote western Mongolia before being thrust into the spotlight by an unscrupulous thief.
ISIS killers were ‘high-fiving’ after execution – US volunteer with Kurdish troops
A Florida native told RT that he followed ‘God’s call’ when he joined Kurdish fighters in the north of Syria to battle the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). He is one of dozens of westerners who have come to the region to fight against the terror group.
Lebanese mourn assassinated ex-PM Hariri a decade later
Lebanese paid their respects Saturday to the late former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, a decade after his assassination in a massive and shocking suicide bombing that destabilised the fragile country.
Sex and power, an age-old heady combination
From Caesar to Napoleon, John F. Kennedy to Silvio Berlusconi, Cleopatra to Catherine the Great, history is full of anecdotes about the sexual antics of politicians and world leaders.
Elephant patrols seek to protect Indonesia's rainforests
Elephants have joined the front line of the fight against poaching and illegal logging in the dense jungles of Sumatra.
Humble snack goes gourmet in Spain's tapas revolution
Long taken for granted as a mere bar snack, Spain's humble tapas has graduated from the neighbourhood cafe to the realm of haute cuisine.
Churchill still looms large over Britain of 2015
Fifty years after Winston Churchill's death, the wartime prime minister remains a touchstone of British political life -- and a reminder of a faded age of global influence.
Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW
Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine.
Auschwitz survivors relive atrocities, 70 years on
The piercing screams of a woman electrocuted on a barbed wire fence, children sent to the gas chambers and the constant threat of death: Auschwitz survivors recall life in the world's most notorious death camp with remarkable clarity.
Tribute From "Just Carmen' for Italian Artist Pino Daniele who died 6 January 2015
Italian singer, songwriter and guitarist Pino Daniele, whose fusion of blues, jazz, rock and traditional Neapolitan music was heavily inspired by both the beauty and ugliness of his native Naples, has died. He was 59.
‘CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide’ – Guantanamo guard
A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard and Marine explained in details what makes him believe three problematic detainees were killed at CIA black site in Guantanomo and their death was covered up as a triple suicide.
SpaceX launches cargo to ISS, rocket on recycle test
SpaceX on Saturday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket on an historic recycling mission, after propelling the Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station.
Eight new planets found in ‘Goldilocks' zone, 2 hailed as 'most Earth-like'
Astronomers have discovered eight new planets in the so-called "Goldilocks" habitable zone, orbiting at a distance where liquid water, and possibly life, can exist. Two planets are said to be the most similar to Earth of any known exoplanets to date.
Brent oil collapses below $50 first time since 2009
Brent crude oil has fallen below $50 per barrel on the London Stock Exchange - the lowest plunge since the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis.
Report from Kobane: Love in the age of ISIS
Mohammed A. Salih reports from inside the Syrian town of Kobane on what life is like for some of the few residents who have stayed behind despite a months-long siege by Islamic State (IS) group militants, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
‘Scathing’: Clamor grows for Iraq war inquiry redactions from senior Whitehall figures
Draft reports of a public inquiry into the UK's 2003 Iraq war have rattled Britain’s establishment, with senior Whitehall figures battling to sanitize its findings.
Gitmo victim: ‘Ticking time bomb intel is falsity, people say anything to stop torture’
Former Bagram and Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who was subject to abuse and mentioned in the Senate committee report, dismissed claims that CIA torture could be justified, sharing his own experience with RT.
Ten most-shocking facts we found in CIA torture report
The so-called “torture report” released by the Senate this week contains only a fraction of the findings with regards to the ways the CIA sought to gather intelligence from detainees through interrogation — but more than a few shocking revelations.
ISIS leader says US prisons in Iraq led to creation of terrorist organization
A leading member of the Islamic State has revealed the group could never have been formed without the help of the US. American prison camps in Iraq gave the Islamists the perfect opportunity to meet and plan their eventual rise to power.
‘Terrorism exported to Middle East from Europe’ – Assad
Terrorism is being exported to the Middle East from Europe, especially from France, said Syria’s President Bashar Assad in an interview to French media.
Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives
Thousands of wine lovers braved the cold to get the first sip of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau in its home town as part of a time-honoured tradition to celebrate the arrival of the young French wine.
Villain or hero? Bats may be key to curing Ebola, scientists say
Bats are believed to be the origin of the deadly Ebola virus; they can carry rabies and over 100 other diseases, but they do not suffer from the viruses themselves.