A fifth of spending on health in countries within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) group is at best "ineffective" and at worst "wasteful," a report has found.
Buenos Aires choreographer Matias Happ has set a dance challenge that is being taken up with enthusiasm across Argentina and beyond.
Japanese fast food restaurants prefer to tune their cooking equipment by playing lively melodic chimes instead of annoying bells and buzzers. A musician even managed to turn one such chime into a real electro symphony.
With the help of volunteers, a couple has created a "cat settlement" for homeless felines in the village of Doyran in the Turkish province of Antalya.
While many people have followed the trend of creating separate Instagram accounts for their pets, Kristi Loyall from Oklahoma, US, dedicated one to her amputated foot. The 25-year-old cancer survivor told Sputnik it helped her to keep her chin up and allows her to share positive vibes with those having tough times.
The kebab, often seen gripped tightly in a fist dripping garlic juice on the hand of a man traveling drunkenly home in the early hours of the morning, has been voted London's top dish.
An errant firework at Donald Trump's pre-inaugural fireworks display Thursday which spelled out 'USR' instead of 'USA' has sparked a storm of jokes suggesting that the incoming president plans to turn America into the 'United States of Russia'.
While US intelligence agencies continue to chase the phantoms of Russian hackers allegedly responsible for manipulating elections and generally being nasty people, real Russian IT experts help make the Internet a safer place and receive rewards and recognition for their efforts.
Some garments are not solely about comfort or fashion. The issue of Muslim headwear has left Europa divided and embittered. In Norway, various forms Islamic headdress have become a heated topic of debate, and the country remains divided over which are appropriate in public places and why.
Russia and Serbia are united in a fight to recognize historical truth, which is threatened by the constant stream of information presented by modern life, acclaimed film director Emir Kusturica told Sputnik Srbija.
“The Army of Russia,” a store located opposite the US Embassy in Moscow on Novinsky Boulevard, is offering a special 10% discount to American diplomats and other US citizens on January 20 on the occasion of the 45th President, Donald Trump's inauguration.
Reclassifying the mesentery, a structure in the digestive system, as an organ presents the possibility that other parts of the body may be reclassified, even the beer belly, German anatomist Ulrich Foelsch told Sputnik.
Four Chinese men were detained by the Russian border patrol at a checkpoint in Primorsky Krai and foiled in their attempt to smuggle more than 4,600 sea cucumbers from Russia to China. The ugly creatures were tied to their bodies and hidden in their shoes.
A recent spate of exposures involving pedophile rings and networks in Scandinavia has brought sensitive issues into the limelight. In Finland, the focal point of the debate is whether pedophiles should be punished or 'cured'. No matter how you slice it, pedophilia remains a problem, though.
If you think you’re too old to learn new things, think again: a 94-year old woman from Honolulu has just graduated from college, and with top marks.
The US-based YouTube online video hosting service stated its request on sanctioned RT employees was not politically motivated, RT Head of Online Projects Kirill Karnovich-Valua said Thursday.
US defense and aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin is developing a groundbreaking instrument that can examine the universe’s "dark energy."
UK journalist Graham Phillips said Thursday that he was going to finalize the work on a film about Russian humanitarian activist Elizaveta Glinka, known as Doctor Liza, who died in an airplane crash last month, in two weeks.
Social media has exploded over selfie pictures posted online of people posing at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial site, commemorating the deaths of six million Jews that have been satirized by Israeli satirist Shahak Shapira, in an effort to highlight the hijacking of the "horrors of the past."
A satellite built by students of a Brazilian middle school was launched into space from aboard the International Space Station on Monday, January 16.
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