21:26 GMT +310 December 2016




    • Syrian pro-government forces walk amidst the rubble in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighbourhood on December 9, 2016
      Last update: 20:04 10.12.2016
      20:04 10.12.2016

      West Deprived of 'Heavy Arguments' Against Russia, Damascus in Aleppo

      The full liberation of Aleppo will strengthen the position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and lift the spirit of the Syrians who struggle for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Arab Republic, a French political scientist believes. Meanwhile, Russia's consistent strategy in Syria received praise from many of the regional players.

    • General Secretary of Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP) Abdulhamit Gul (R) and Turkish Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) deputy of Afyonkarahisar Mehmet Parsak (L) address a press conference at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara on December 10, 2016, after a constitutional amendment bill was submitted to Turkish parliament
      Last update: 19:32 10.12.2016
      19:32 10.12.2016

      Turkey's Ruling AKP Submits Constitutional Amendments to Parliament

      Draft of amendments to Turkey's constitution was supported by Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), according to local media reports.

    • Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
      Last update: 19:27 10.12.2016
      19:27 10.12.2016

      No, Trump Meeting With the Dalai Lama Wouldn't Actually Break US-China Relations

      The Dalai Lama made headlines last month when he said he would like to meet President-elect Donald Trump after the latter steps into office, raising the ire of Chinese observers and leading to warnings that the meeting may ruin US-Chinese relations. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Tibetan studies professor Robert Barnett explained why this won't happen.



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    • Brown Rat. Paris - France
      Last update: 16:55 10.12.2016
      16:55 10.12.2016

      Paris Calls in Rat Catchers for Out-of-Control Rodent Crisis

      The city of Paris has launched an action plan to deal with the proliferation of rats in the city, the French newspaper Le Parisien reported on Thursday.

    • Dinosaur Tail in amber
      Last update: 03:29 10.12.2016
      03:29 10.12.2016

      Scientists Find First Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

      A new report in Current Biology has revealed that a dinosaur tail, complete with soft tissue and feathers was discovered almost perfectly preserved in amber. This is the first time paleontologists have had an opportunity to study well-preserved dinosaur feathers.

    • International Space Station
      Last update: 02:29 10.12.2016
      02:29 10.12.2016

      After 10 Years of Development, Japan Launches Space Junk Collector Into Orbit

      On Friday night Japan launched an unmanned spaceship containing a ‘space junk collector’ bound for the International Space Station (ISS). The "Kounotori" (stork in Japanese) was attached to an H-IIB rocket and departed from Tanegashima Island in the Kagoshima Prefecture.



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