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Passenger plane crashes in Russia’s Far East, killing 10


September 13th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by BNO News
PALANA, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A small regional airliner crashed as it was preparing to land at an airport in northeastern Russia on early Wednesday afternoon, killing ten people and injuring four ... Read more...

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Eleven wildfires put out in Russia’s Far East


August 6th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest protection service specialists have extinguished 11 wildfires in Russia's Far East in the past 24 hours, said the local forestry department Monday."A total of ... Read more...

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40,000 Russian firefighters to lose jobs


July 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's emergencies ministry is planning to cut the number of firefighters by 20 percent - or about 40,000 people - by 2013, a ministry source ... Read more...

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Four killed in Russian chopper crash


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people have been confirmed dead after a helicopter crashed near an airfield in Russia's Far East Yakutia region, UTair airlines said ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan allows Russia to resume space launches


June 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has given Russia permission to carry out launches from the Baikonur space centre, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said after talks with his Russian ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi’s national bank opens office in China


June 14th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 14 (IANS/WAM) The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has opened its Shanghai Representative Office in China.NBAD has further expansion plans including Lebanon, Iraq, India, South Sudan and ... Read more...

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ABD to launch semi-premium whiskey in Nigeria


April 24th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD), India's third largest spirits company, is to launch 'Officer's Choice Blue', a semi-premium whiskey, in Nigeria and Malaysia within a couple ... Read more...

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Tilaknagar Industries’ plants get ‘mega project’ status


April 17th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Liqour maker Tilaknagar Industries' new facility has been accorded "mega project" status by the Maharashtra government.The facility in Shrirampur has a 50-kilolitre per day (KLPD) molasses ... Read more...

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Amur Leopard National Park opens in Russia


April 11th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 261,000-acre national park in Russia's Far East created to protect Amur leopards began operating this week."This is the first Russian national park created ... Read more...

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Russian woman found living with husband’s body


March 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An elderly woman in Russia's Far East city of Khabarovsk has been found to be living in a flat alongside the body of her deceased ... Read more...

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India, Russia prepare for INDRA-2012 military drills


February 7th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India Monday started preparations for the joint INDRA-2012 military exercises scheduled to be held in Russia this summer, a Russian official said.Lt. Col. ... Read more...

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Shoppers buys 50,000 Euros of wine from a duty free shop in Paris


December 13th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A traveler "from the far east" spent almost 50,000 Euros for six bottles of exclusive wines at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The shopper made ... Read more...

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India to deepen engagement with Asia-Pacific region


December 7th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Ahead of the first trilateral consultation between India, Japan and the US here, India has said it will continue to deepen its engagement with the Asia-Pacific ... Read more...

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Russia kicks off ‘day of silence’ ahead of general elections


December 4th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Saturday began its so-called 'day of silence' as the country prepares to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, local media reported.The so-called 'day of silence' is ... Read more...

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Russia observes ‘Day of Silence’ ahead of polls


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A national 'Day of Silence' was observed in Russia Saturday ahead of the parliamentary elections Dec 4.During the silence period no active campaigning by the ... Read more...

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World’s 7-billionth child is Russian


October 31st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russia), Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia announced that the seven-billionth person was born in the country's Far East in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city."A boy named Alexander was born in a maternity ... Read more...

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Russia, North Korea mark 63rd anniversary of diplomatic ties


October 20th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian and North Korean officials have marked the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in an event at the North Korean embassy ... Read more...

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Russian walks 9,000-km home after being robbed


September 7th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 47-year-old Russian walked 9,000 km from Moscow to his hometown on the Kamchatka Peninsula after he was robbed of money, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-Il wants to build brewery in Russia


August 27th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who visited Russia earlier this week, is interested in opening a brewery in the country's Far East, a Russian official ... Read more...

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11 die as cargo plane crashes in Russia


August 9th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok (Russia), Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eleven people, including nine crewmembers, on board a cargo plane were killed Tuesday when their aircraft crashed in Russia's Far East, officials said.The plane ... Read more...

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Tornado hits city in Russia’s far-east, killing one


July 31st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
BLAGOVESHCHENSK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- One person was killed on Sunday when a rare tornado hit the Russian far-eastern city of Blagoveshchensk, officials said. Dozens more were injured.The tornado hit the city ... Read more...

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Russia test-fires ballistic missile


July 28th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Barents Sea, a defence ministry spokesman said.The Sineva missile was launched from the Northern Fleet's ... Read more...

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Emirates offers special fares for Ramadan


July 19th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 18 (IANS/WAM) Emirtaes, the flag carrier of Dubai, has announced special fares to 32 select destinations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and the Indian ... Read more...

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Russia sends 50 tonnes of mineral water to quake-hit Japan


May 18th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A vessel from Russia's Far East Shipping Company carrying 50 tonnes of bottled mineral water as humanitarian aid for Japan would set off Wednesday from ... Read more...

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US kids get measles after travelling abroad


May 6th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) A growing number of US kids have been infected with measles after travelling abroad, health officials said.Up to 39 percent of measles cases in the ... Read more...

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Apple gizmos facing from S. Korean challengers


April 20th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): Software giant Apple may have revolutionised the world with its must-have gizmos, but there's a rising threat from the Far East.South Korea's Samsung and HTC from Taiwan ... Read more...

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Putin urges Ukraine to join new Russian space centre project


April 13th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Kiev (April 13) (IANS) Ukraine should participate in the construction of the Vostochny Space Centre in Russia's Far East, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in Kiev Tuesday.Russia currently uses two ... Read more...

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Radiation detected in Japanese cars imported in Russia


April 12th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS) High levels of radiation have been detected in at least 20 cars imported from Japan to a Russian port city, a media report said Tuesday.The cars, ... Read more...

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Japan quake, tsunami toll tops 12,000


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in the magnitude 9 quake that triggered a giant tsunami in Japan has surpassed 12,000 while nearly 15,500 were unaccounted for, the Kyodo ... Read more...

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Scotch makes 3.5 bn pounds in worldwide exports


March 31st, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) The Scotch whisky industry of Britain earned nearly 3.5 billion pounds in 2010 in worldwide exports.A growing demand in the Far East and Africa led to ... Read more...

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Brand, Perry planning second honeymoon


March 16th, 2011 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand is planning to take his wife Katy Perry on a second honeymoon to Far East."Russell is desperate to treat Katy. Even ... Read more...

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Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011.The first solar eclipse will take place ... Read more...

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China-Russia oil pipeline begins operation


January 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 1 (IANS) An oil pipeline linking Russia's far east and northeast China started operating Saturday.The 1,000-km-long pipeline will transport 15 million tonnes of crude oil annually from Russia to China ... Read more...

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Kamchatka doesn’t want to get closer to Moscow in time


December 11th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 3,000 people attended a protest rally in Russia's Far East city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Saturday over plans to further cut the time difference between the region ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi posts 13 percent growth in air traffic


November 30th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) Monday announced a 13.3 percent increase in traffic in October, with passenger numbers reaching 904,000 compared to the corresponding month last ... Read more...

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