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Old Town Tripoli: Can snapshots save Libya’s ancient sites? (VIDEO)

By ethan / February 17, 2018

As Libya continues to be pulled apart by a long-running civil war, one photographer is attempting to protect the historic identity of its once-vibrant capital, Tripoli. Established by the Phoenician civilisation in the 7th century, Tripoli is home to ancient architecture including city streets that reveal the influence of past empires. Amid seemingly endless political […]

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1 dead, 1 missing after explosion at factory in Dieppe, France (PHOTOS)

By ethan / February 17, 2018

At least one person has been killed and another is missing following an explosion at a factory near the port in Dieppe, France on Saturday afternoon. The explosion reportedly occurred at a facility owned by Saipol, which specializes in producing cooking oils. Local residents have been evacuated from the vicinity, and the authorities have set […]

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‘Worst case scenario’: Underwater magma chamber ‘could kill 100 million people’

By ethan / February 17, 2018

A magma reservoir potentially hidden behind an underwater volcanic crater could have civilization-ending results if it ever erupts, according to Japanese scientists. Experts from the Kobe University Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) have confirmed that a giant caldera or large crater exists in the Japanese Archipelago. The crater, measuring 32 cubic kilometers, is said to […]

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Russian icebreaker beats record for nuclear propulsion plant longevity

By ethan / February 17, 2018

The nuclear-propelled icebreaker Vaygach is now distinguished as having the longest-operating power plant on a civilian ship, the operating company reported. The Vaygach was built in Finland in 1989 and was fitted with a KLT-40M nuclear reactor the same year at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The pressurized water reactor was initially rated for […]

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Libyan crisis festers, but media has moved on – Red Cross president to RT

By ethan / February 17, 2018

Although Libya has fallen out of headlines and been replaced by conflicts in Syria and Yemen, it is still plagued by fighting and a humanitarian crisis, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told RT. “Fighting is continuing,” ICRC president Peter Maurer said. “Libya is one of the countries with the […]

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Russia ‘no threat,’ NATO expansion ‘dilutes effectiveness’ of bloc – ex-US defense secretary to RT

By ethan / February 17, 2018

NATO’s rapid expansion has not necessarily strengthened the alliance and the US should rethink its hostility towards Russia, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said on RT’s SophieCo program. Perry, who has previously stated that NATO’s eastward expansion during his tenure as defense secretary was a mistake and largely responsible for the current confrontation […]

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