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Meet Donald Trump’s biggest Russian supporter

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an ultra-nationalist, just won big in Russia's recent elections. Now, he's hoping Donald Trump will see the same success in November. Charlie D'Agata spoke to him about how the race for the White House is playing in Moscow.

Meet the man called the Donald Trump of Russia

Vladimir Zhirinovsky is an ultra-nationalist leader in Russia, and one of Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters

After a respite, Aleppo descends further into chaos

Elizabeth Palmer reports from Syria on the bleak outlook for battered Aleppo as the bombs fall anew

US Election 2016: Great debate moments from US history

Great - and not so great - moments in US debate history Source: BBC

Week in pictures: 17-23 September 2016

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. Source: BBC

In bird feathers, scientists find hints about color of extinct animals

In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals, scientists are using X-rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers. The researchers were able to map elements that make up pigments responsible for red and black colors in feathers. They hope to use this information to find traces of the same pigments in fossil specimens of extinct animals, such as dinosaurs. This latest discovery means that scientists may be able to go beyond monochrome in their depictions of fossilized creatures, and make steps towards portraying their colors more accurately.

Ice Man, Ötzi: A treacherous murder with links to Central Italy

The copper used to make Ötzi's axe blade did not come from the Alpine region as had previously been supposed, but from ore mined in southern Tuscany. Ötzi was probably not involved in working the metal himself, as the high levels of arsenic and copper found in his hair had, until now, led us to assume. His murder over 5,000 years ago seems to have been brought about due to a personal conflict a few days before his demise, and the man from the ice, despite his normal weight and active life-style, suffered from extensive vascular calcification.

Personal Health: After a Sprain, Don’t Just Walk It Off

Ankle injuries should never be taken lightly and are too often mistreated or not treated at all.

Personal Health: The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You...

Efforts to correct past dietary sins have caused the pendulum to swing too far in the wrong direction.

Greenland rising as ice melts

A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, says geologists.

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