ISIS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra – Syrian state TV

Preview Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists have destroyed part of a Roman theater and the legendary four-column structure ‘Tetrapylon’ in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syrian TV reports.
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‘Show of force’: National Guard deploy surface-to-air missile systems at DAPL protest (VIDEO)

Preview Two surface-to-air missile systems set up near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest at Standing Rock are there to send a clear message, “leave,” according to Lorenzo Serna, journalist with the Unicorn Riot media collective.
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Yolocaust: Shocking art project puts Holocaust selfie-takers to shame

Preview An Israeli artist has created a shocking and disturbing project that exposes thoughtless selfie takers posing in front of a Holocaust memorial in Berlin.
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‘Subway surfing’ teens filmed in NYC as daredevil craze spreads (VIDEOS)

Preview Train surfing has taken the mantle from parkour (or ‘free running’) as one of the most extreme sports doing the rounds on social media in recent months, and it seems to be gaining popularity around the world, although not everyone is happy about it.
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RT Space 360: Tricky challenge of cooking & eating breakfast aboard ISS

Preview Cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko shares how the International Space Station inhabitants have their breakfast and what exactly space porridge has to do with an insulated boot, in the new episode of RT’s Space 360 project.
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BHP Billiton and Vale reach settlement with Brazil over dam disaster

Preview Mining major BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Vale have reached a preliminary agreement to settle a $ 47.5 billion civil claim with Brazil’s federal prosecutors, according to BHP.
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Israeli policeman, Bedouin teacher killed amid ‘deliberate’ ramming allegations (VIDEO)

Preview Residents of the Bedouin village claim that the man whose car crashed into a group of Israeli policemen lost control of the vehicle after being shot for no reason. Authorities insist the 50yo village teacher attempted a deliberate “car-ramming attack.”
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’Obama’s decision on Manning very tepid attempt to address issue’ – Assange’s lawyer to RT

Preview Julian Assange’s lawyers are “assessing” the situation, following Chelsea Manning’s commutation announcement and Assange’s comments that he’s willing to make a deal with the US should the whistleblower be granted clemency.
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Jewish centers in cities across Eastern US receive bomb threats

Preview Bomb threats are being reported at 16 Jewish centers in nine US states. Several Jewish community centers have been evacuated after receiving near-simultaneous bomb threats, according to local reports.
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S. Korean businessman kidnapped, killed by Philippine police – Seoul

Preview A businessman whose family sent ransom to alleged kidnappers hoping he was still alive was killed by Philippine police the same day he went missing, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry. Seoul authorities demand justice.
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‘Low-hanging fruit of the solar system’: NASA asteroid missions may be worth trillions (VIDEO)

Preview NASA is sending a satellite to the surface of a Massachusetts-sized asteroid that is completely made of metal. Scientists say that if its nickel-iron ore could be mined, it would be worth trillions.
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Snowden just got his asylum extended, surely won’t be ‘gifted’ to Trump – Moscow

Preview The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed the “ideology of betrayal” promoted by former CIA director Michael Morell who suggested Edward Snowden be presented as the “perfect inauguration gift” from Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump.
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Stuxnet leak source, activists among 273 people Obama commutes and pardons

Preview With less than 72 hours left in office, President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences for 209 people, including Chelsea Manning, and pardoned 64 people, including retired Gen. James Cartwright.
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Lithuania & Estonia sign ‘milestone’ deals on status of US troops on their soil

Preview Estonia and Lithuania have signed agreements with the US regulating the status and deployment framework of American soldiers and hardware on the territory of the two Baltics states.
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Tesla driver stranded in desert after car app fails

Preview The driver of a Tesla car was reportedly left stranded in the desert when his car’s control app failed. Ryan Negri was using a key-less smartphone app to unlock and power his car, which failed when he came to an area with no signal.
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Protest of pipeline near nuclear plant continues, 250 arrested so far (VIDEO)

Preview Members of the Resist Spectra movement have been sentenced to fines and community service for protesting a pipeline extension being built in upstate New York.
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Pope Francis laments ‘Christian parrots’ attending church but not doing good deeds

Preview Church attendance must be accompanied by good Christian deeds otherwise the parishioner becomes a “parrot” who only indulges in prayer but does no virtuous deeds in service to God, Pope Francis said.
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Election called as Northern Ireland power-sharing government collapses

Preview Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government has collapsed triggering a second election in eight months as fall out from a botched energy scheme continues.
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North Dakota seeks to outlaw masked rallies, allow driving over protesters

Preview Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline are shocked over bills introduced by GOP lawmakers which would criminalize road protests, restrict what protesters can wear, and allow the federal govt. to be sued to cover enforcement costs.
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Egyptian court derails island transfer to Saudi Arabia, jeopardizes multibillion-dollar investments

Preview A court in Egypt has overruled the government hand-over to Saudi Arabia of disputed islands in the Red Sea. The border change was part of short-lived thaw in relations between the Gulf monarchy and troubled Arab powerhouse Egypt.
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8 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world – Oxfam

Preview The wealth of the 8 richest people on earth equals that of the poorest 3.6 billion, according to a report by Oxfam presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This vast wealth gap is a threat which may “pull our societies apart,” the report warned.
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16 people including 6 children killed after cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan – officials

Preview Nine adults and six children, as well as a crew member, have been killed after a cargo plane crashed into a residential neighborhood near Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, according to the local Health Ministry.
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