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Shell shuts production at Europe’s largest refinery in Rotterdam after massive fire (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Shell shuts production at Europe’s largest refinery in Rotterdam after massive fire (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A massive fire erupted at Shell’s refinery in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, causing a blackout and forcing the company to halt all loadings at least till Tuesday. The extent of the damage to the plant has yet to be assessed. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: New feed

‘Declaration of war:’ Hajj controversy widens row between Saudi Arabia & Qatar

‘Declaration of war:’ Hajj controversy widens row between Saudi Arabia & Qatar

The feud between the Saudi-led block and Qatar escalated over the weekend, with Doha protesting to the UN over restrictions on its citizens flying to Mecca, and Riyadh threatening “war” over what it considers calls to “internationalize the holy sites” in Mecca and Medina. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: New feed

Alone in the woods: 14yo survives 6 days in Siberian taiga

Alone in the woods: 14yo survives 6 days in Siberian taiga

Hundreds of rescuers and volunteers on the ground and in the air combed a thick Siberian forest trying to locate a 14-year-old who got lost picking berries. With hopes dwindling, the girl was finally found on the sixth day of the massive search operation. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: New feed

N. Korea ‘years and years away’ from viable nuclear device – Russian Deputy FM

N. Korea ‘years and years away’ from viable nuclear device – Russian Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said the threat posed by North Korea should not be exaggerated and that a rational solution should be found by Russia and the United States. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: New feed

Slain journalist’s last report for RT: Raqqa refugees blame coalition for bombing schools, hospitals

Slain journalist’s last report for RT: Raqqa refugees blame coalition for bombing schools, hospitals

In his last news story for RT Arabic, journalist Khaled Alkhateb talked to refugees from Raqqa who spoke about the death and destruction caused by coalition strikes. The 25-year-old was killed Sunday in a shelling offensive by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: New feed

Saturn’s Titan Might Have The Ingredients To Create Life

Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, holds a major chemical ingredient that may actually let organisms live and exist on it, despite its freezing atmosphere. Astronomers have noticed a molecule on Titan that could serve as the foundation to create cells, which in turn are the building blocks of life, The Verge reports. This means that […]

Chicago Jail Handing Inmates Naloxene Upon Their Release

Chicago is distributing naloxone to its at-risk inmates upon their release from prison, as part of a multifaceted approach to battling the country’s current opioid epidemic. Naloxone is the drug used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses almost immediately, and the Cook County Jail is determined to put the antidote in as many hands […]

Modern-Day Lebanese Descended From Ancient Canaanites, Geneticists Say

The ancient Canaanites were a people who lived in what scientists considered a crossroads, facing wars and occupations for centuries. Because of their long and turbulent history, evolutionary geneticists believed that their DNA would have mingled with other populations over time. However, a new genetic analysis shows that modern-day Lebanese actually share a huge 93% […]

Three New Crew Members Land On International Space Station

A new crew has reached the International Space Station on Friday for a five-month mission. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and Italian Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency took off in the Soyuz craft from Kazhakstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome, Phys.org reports. After orbiting the Earth four times in six hours, the Soyuz docked […]

Man Killed Doctor For Refusing Him Opioids, Before Committing Suicide

A man in Mishawaka, Indiana killed himself right after shooting a doctor for refusing to prescribe opioids to his wife, according to local authorities. This is the latest casualty in the battle against opioid addiction that the state has been fighting for the past years. Ken Cotter, prosecutor for St. Joseph County, said that Michael […]

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