Discoveries in the Rising Star cave, located some 50 kilometers from the South African capital Johannesburg, have baffled anthropologists all over the world.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for a historic summit on Friday at the border truce village of Panmunjom.
From April 21 to April 27, this week has been full of news and events, which have been collected by Sputnik in this photo gallery.
April 26 is an international day of remembrance to mark the memory of victims of radiation accidents and disasters, declared by UN General Assembly following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Beauty pageant "Russian Beauty-2018" was held on the evening of April 24 in Moscow.
The tournament Pole Art Show International 2018 was held in Minsk, Belarus on April 22. Mesmerizing photographs of the performances demonstrate the strength, agility and beauty of the pole dancers.
Vintage cars, having rolled off the production line before 1979, drove down the streets of Russia's capital. The best of the best are in Sputnik's gallery.
People visiting the Russian capital are now able to appreciate a beautiful urban panorama from a brand new sky deck in the skyscraper cluster "Moscow city." The sky deck offers a breathtaking 360-degree view over Moscow to those who are not afraid to look down from 327 meters through thin glass. We have picked the best shots in Sputnik's gallery.
Although we are more used to her portraits depicting all sorts of hats and calm facial expressions, on Elisabeth II's 92nd birthday we reveal another side of the queen, showing how close the British queen can get to people.
From Russian beauties in bikinis to fully covered Somalian girls, from rallies in Brazil to protests in the UK and clashes in France - follow Sputnik’s weekly gallery and see what’s going on around the world.
On April 17, Russian troops uncovered a lab in Douma, which, according to chemical defense specialist Alexander Rodionov, could have been used by terrorist groups for the production of chemical weapons.
Israel has plunged into a two-day celebration of its 70th Independence Day, which was preceded by an annual solemn mourning ceremony in honor of soldiers fallen in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which began the day after the state’s establishment.
Iran’s city of Yazd has been engulfed by a sandstorm which transformed day into night and left many without electricity.
April 18 marks the International Day of Monuments and Historic Sites. Each year this day is celebrated with different activities including visits to monuments, heritage sites, and conferences. Sputnik takes a look at some of the lesser known world heritage sites.
The Day of the Sun is one of the main public holidays in North Korea, which marks the birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il Sung, grandfather of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A mountain descent in bathing suits is one of the most spectacular events of GrelkaFest 2018, which was held in the Russian ski resort of Sheregesh on April 6-15. Thousands of people also took part in numerous activities including the Holi festival of colors, ski jumping and snowboarding, a beauty contest and a number of concerts.
Early in the morning, the skies above Syria burned with over 100 missiles that targeted the country's civilian and military facilities, the US-led punitive strike, which came as a response to unverified reports blaming Damascus for chemical weapons usage in the city of Douma.
Aerobatic teams performing high-speed maneuvers, bikers celebrating the coming of spring, parkour enthusiast prowling the ruins of Syria’s Aleppo, religious observances and sports events, tanker collisions and protest rallies, military drills and US Senate hearings - browse Sputnik’s weekly gallery and see what’s going on around the world.
On April 12, Russia is celebrating Cosmonautics Day, which was established in 1962 to commemorate the first manned space flight, when in 1961, a booster rocket took into orbit the Vostok spacecraft with the first cosmonaut on board — Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin.
The most transparent ice in the world is known to be Lake Baikal's. The thickness of the ice in winter reaches up to 1,5-2 meters, it can sustain a vehicle of about 15 tons. Enjoy a selection of lofty images snapped by Sputnik’s photographer at the legendary Siberian Lake.
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