Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hubble telescope captures a unique snapshot of the “one-armed” galaxy

The Hubble telescope captured a rare galaxy NGC 4625, which has only one spiral sleeve instead of four or two. This is reported on the official website of the telescope. The galaxy is located in the constellation Canes Dogs at a distance of 30 million light years from our planet. The reason NGC 4625 "amputated" the spiral is the collision of...

Deonar dumping ground

Every year, 5.6 million children die before their fifth birthday. The Deonar dumping ground is a waste dumping ground or landfill in the city of Mumbai. Located in the city's Deonar, an eastern suburb of the city, it is India's oldest and largest dumping ground, set up in 1927.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: The most influential women in the world

The American magazine Forbes published a rating of one hundred most influential women in the world, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In second place this year was British Prime Minister Teresa Mei. The third place in the list was received by the wife of billionaire Bill Gates Melinda Gates.

Muddy crossing

Rohingya Muslim refugees walk to a camp for refugees after they crossed the border from Myanmar in Teknaf.

Red Arrows

The British Royal Air Force's (RAF) aerobatic team, the 'Red Arrows', performs aerial manoeuvres during an airshow at Sea View in Karachi.

Russian riot police detain opposition protesters 

Police detained more than a hundred opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny ahead of a presidential election in March.

Moving forward Hawijah

Iraqi forces, backed by fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi, advance towards the Islamic State group's stronghold of Hawija during an operation to recapture the town from the jihadists.

Father’s nightmare

A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the bodies of his three children at a school in Cox's Bazar district.

Opposition in Togo

A protester throws a brick as opposition parties supporters confront Togolese Security Forces during a demonstration against Togo's president in Lome.


An Afghan girl walks past policemen standing guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack near a Shiite mosque in Kabul.

Up in smoke

Smoke billows from buildings following a reported air strike on Ain Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta area, a rebel stronghold east of the Syrian capital.

First photo of Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock released

First photo of Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock released

SDF clashes with IS

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces fires his machine gun during clashes with Islamic State group jihadists near the central hospital of Raqqa.

Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslim refugees children rush to line up at a food distribution in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Waving a white flag

A man waves a white flag as Iraqi forces and fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi advance towards the Islamic State group's stronghold of Hawija in their ongoing battle to recapture the town from the jihadists.

Love is love

Bode Mende (R) and Karl Kreile kiss after becoming Germany's first gay couple to be legally married as they tied the knot at the Schoeneberg town hall in Berlin.

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

A municipal worker clear of debris and trash from homes damaged by Hurricane Maria, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. File On duty - Vega Baja (Puerto Rico) (AFP) - 9/30/2017 by HECTOR RETAMAL

Battle for Hawija

Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch as smoke billows from oil fields set ablaze by Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group jihadists during battles to retake the stronghold of Hawija. File AFP - AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

37 percent of Syria now held by PKK/PYD, Daesh

In numbers, 37 percent of Syria now held by PKK/PYD, Daesh (know as Islamic State IS, ISIS, ISIL), told Turkish Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. US-backed terrorists PKK/PYD now control 65 percent Syrian-Turkish border told agency.