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Pictures: Snow Storm Hits North America
At least eight people fell victim to a freak snowstorm that hit the Northeast US. Six deaths were reported in the state of New York, and later AFP confirmed two more fatalities in Michigan and New Hampshire.
Prima Ballerina Assoluta: Maya Plisetskaya Celebrates Her 89th Birthday
Maya Plisetskaya, a famous Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director and actress, is celebrating her 89th birthday on November 20.
Faith and Style: Islamic Fashion Show in Kuala Lumpur
The annual Islamic Fashion Festival showcasing Islamic style kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on November 18. Leading designers from Malaysia, Iran, Indonesia, Bangladesh, UAE and other countries presented their clothing lines at the event. This event was intended to boost the morale of women cancer survivors.
I'm Sexy and I Know It: 2014's Sexiest Men Alive According to People
This year Chris Hemsworth was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. He joined the list of such past honorees as Adam Levine (2013), Channing Tatum (2012) and Bradley Cooper (2011).
Moscow Metro on Instagram
The Moscow Metro is a primarily underground rapid transit system that serves Moscow and parts of the neighboring Moscow Region. As of 2014, it has 195 stations and a system length of over 325.4 km (202.2 miles).
Pirelli Iconic Calendar 2015 Unveiled
The 2015 Pirelli Calendar was launched by one of the world's most important fashion photographers Steven Meisel on November 18, 2014, at Pirelli HangarBicocca, the Pirelli contemporary art space in Milan.
Kobani in Ruins After Anti-IS Airstrikes
The US Air Force conducted 31 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq between November 14-17.
The Arctic Exhibition at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow
A photo exhibition devoted to the Arctic region and its exploration opens on November 18, at the Multimedia Art Museum, in Moscow. The Arctic, the northernmost part of Earth, has attracted explorers and scientists for centuries.
Ice and Pop-Art: Skating Rink in Moscow's Gorky Park
One of the Europe's largest skating rink opened Friday in Gorky Par in Moscow. It has a synthetic all-weather surface and covers a space of more than 18,000 square meters.
G20 Summit in Australia's Brisbane: Koala Diplomacy in Pictures
On November 15-16, the city of Brisbane has seen world leaders and around 4,000 delegates visiting Australia for the G20 summit in a bid to find a solution to a number of world issues. Global financial recovery, the Ebola virus epidemic and climate change were among the challenges discussed during the two-day summit.
G20 Summit 2014 in Australia's Brisbane
Retro Trolleybuses Parade Through Downtown Moscow
The 2014 Moscow parade of retro trolleybuses commemorated the 81st anniversary of the launch of the first trolley line in Russia's capital.
Selfies From Outer Space: Everyday Life of Cosmonauts in Pictures
Russian Federal Space Agency, commonly known as Roscosmos, started its own Instagram account, where everyday life of cosmonauts can be seen, making men and women serving in space stations seem a bit closer to the Earth.
François Ozon: We Are Like Children Playing a Game
On November 15, French film director and screenwriter François Ozon celebrates his 47th birthday. He ranks among the most successful directors of the French ‘New Wave’.
This Week in Pictures
Protests, world leader summits and festivities - see the images of this week's key events.
Touchdown! Rosetta Mission Philae Lands on Comet
The Philae module of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe made a successful landing on the surface of the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet, also known as the singing comet, on Wednesday, becoming the first human-made craft to land on a comet.
Coal Miners of Donbas
As winter approaches, Ukraine finds itself facing a coal shortage, as about 55 percent of the Ukrainian coal mines are located in the south-eastern regions of the country controlled by forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.
Tough Guys on Instagram: Russian Emergencies Ministry Posts Day-to-Day Pics
The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Affairs for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, or simply Ministry of Emergency Situations, operates internationally as EMERCOM; it was created by Russian President Boris Yeltsin 20 years ago.
World Leaders Meet at East Asia Summit in Myanmar
The 9th East Asia Summit was hosted by Myanmar on November 12-13, 2014. Established in 2005, the annual summit is being attended by the leaders of 18 countries that are located in the region or have strong ties to the East Asian economy.
Who Is The World's Most Beautiful Woman?
The International Beauty Pageant is one of the ‘Big Four’ international beauty events, together with the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational contests. Held annually since 1960, this year’s event brought over 65 beauty queens from around the globe to Tokyo, Japan, to compete for the title of Miss International.
Warsaw Strikes Again:Independence Day Celebrations End With Street Violence
Over 200 people were arrested following clashes between the police and masked men who participated in the March of Independence in Warsaw on Tuesday, November 11. This is the fourth year in a row when violence has marred National Independence Day celebrations in the capital of Poland.
US to Keep Sending Military Advisors to Ukraine: State Department
US Congress Must 'Play Role' in Iranian Sanctions Loosening: US Congressman
Climate Change Reason to Use Nuclear Power as Primary Energy Source: IAEA
New 3D Mapping of Antarctic Sea Ice to Help Climate Change Scientists
US Vice President Biden Arrives in Ukraine
Putin: Russian Economy Won't Be Dominated by 'Dollar Dictatorship'
Major New Media Brand ‘Sputnik’ Goes Live November 10
New Brand Sputnik to Show Alternative Viewpoint: Director General
Putin to Australian PM: Russia Hopes All MH17 Crash Data Will Go Public
Putin: ‘Color Revolutions’ Became Lesson, Warning for Russia
Pictures: Snow Storm Hits North America
Paying Fares With Virtual Currency or Settling Accounts the Swedish Way
The G20 in Numbers