Archive for December, 2016

At least 35 killed, 40 injured as shooters dressed as Santas attack nightclub in Istanbul – governor

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on At least 35 killed, 40 injured as shooters dressed as Santas attack nightclub in Istanbul – governor
Preview Gunmen dressed as Santas have attacked a night club in Istanbul, reportedly killing and injuring scores of people, Turkish media report. Footage shows armored police vehicles surrounding the building as ambulances are rushed to the scene.
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News that shaped 2016: Trump, Brexit, Russia’s Olympic ban & more

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on News that shaped 2016: Trump, Brexit, Russia’s Olympic ban & more
Preview The outgoing year has been full of occasions that literally shocked the world: 2016 repeatedly made us all gaze in shock and awe at events that one could hardly imagine before. RT looks back at the biggest stories of the last 12 months.
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UN Security Council approves Russian-drafted resolution on Syria ceasefire

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on UN Security Council approves Russian-drafted resolution on Syria ceasefire
Preview The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution drafted by Russia that endorses a nationwide Syrian ceasefire, which was earlier brokered by Moscow and Ankara.
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Democrats’ year-end moves seem like revenge on Trump for winning – Russian FM spokeswoman

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on Democrats’ year-end moves seem like revenge on Trump for winning – Russian FM spokeswoman
Preview The new punitive measures imposed on Russia by the outgoing US administration seem to be an attempt to take revenge on Republican Donald Trump for winning the presidency, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has noted.
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Airline executives resign after ‘drunken’ pilot allowed into cabin of plane with 154 passengers

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on Airline executives resign after ‘drunken’ pilot allowed into cabin of plane with 154 passengers
Preview Low-cost Indonesian airline Citilink found itself in hot water after it emerged that one of its pilots had passed a pre-flight check despite being heavily intoxicated. His plane’s takeoff was delayed after some of the 154 passengers decided to disembark.
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Army’s brain: Russia’s ‘colossal’ supercomputer helps predict wars, defense minister says

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on Army’s brain: Russia’s ‘colossal’ supercomputer helps predict wars, defense minister says
Preview A “colossally powerful” supercomputer installed at Russia’s military headquarters helps the country’s armed forces tackle emerging threats by analyzing previous conflicts, such as the Yugoslavian war and the like, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.
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Syria gets airborne hospital as early New Year’s present from Russia

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on Syria gets airborne hospital as early New Year’s present from Russia
Preview As Russia’s Emergencies Ministry wraps up its medical mission in Aleppo, it is leaving behind its leftover medical equipment and medicine stockpiles as a gift from Russia to Syria. Syria now has a hospital outfitted to be airlifted to wherever needed.
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80 hurt at Australian festival stampede, event goes on

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on 80 hurt at Australian festival stampede, event goes on
Preview The Falls Festival in Australia will continue despite a horrific stampede that left some 80 people injured, of whom 20 were taken to hospital for treatment, local media report.
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Several people seriously injured as car plows into crowd in Finland

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on Several people seriously injured as car plows into crowd in Finland
Preview Up to seven people were injured when a car plowed into a crowd in the eastern part Helsinki, Finland’s capital. Police say that nothing indicates the incident was intentional, however.
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1,000s of sea creatures wash up in Canada, no-one knows why

Posted by RT on December 31, 2016  |   Comments Off on 1,000s of sea creatures wash up in Canada, no-one knows why
Preview Canadian officials are struggling to determine why thousands of sea creatures have turned up dead on some beaches along the Bay of Fundy near Digby, Nova Scotia. So far, tests have found nothing out of the ordinary in the sea.
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