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Russian telecom operator blocks YouTube


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rostelecom, one of Russia's largest telecom operators, has suspended access to YouTube in the central region of Omsk after local prosecutors reacted to a film ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Russian held for German brothel shooting


September 14th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) A Russian has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of being involved in a shooting at the country's largest brothel, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.According to German ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

10 die in Russian plane crash


September 12th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS) Ten people were killed Wednesday when their plane crashed in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, officials said.The twin-engine Antonov An-28 was carrying 12 passengers and two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian faces jail for taking money from beggar


September 7th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS) A man in south Russia's Astrakhan region faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly taking 46 rubles ($2) from a beggar, RIA Novosti reported.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal Maoists taken off US terror list


September 7th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) The US State Department has removed the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from its list of terrorist organisations, RIA Novosti reported."The (State) Department has determined that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Astronauts use toothbrush to fix space station


September 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague Akihiko Hoshide were finally able to install a power unit on the International Space Station Wednesday during their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

200 kg heroin seized in Kazakhstan


September 6th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nearly 200 kg of heroin has been confiscated on the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border by Kazakh customs officers.A car with a trailer travelling from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

KGB veteran shoots neighbour


August 29th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS) An 81-year-old former officer of Russian intelligence agency KGB allegedly shot at a neighbour and another man after a petty dispute over a misplaced fence, RIA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian state media denies swear words blacklist


August 28th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS) The VGTRK, also known as the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, has denied that TV channels in the country have compiled a list of ... Read more...

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Man jailed for trafficking heroin in Russia


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A court in Russia has sentenced a foreigner to six years in a high security prison for trafficking 14.5 kg of heroin in the country, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man dies of anthrax in Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A man has died of anthrax in Russia's Siberia region after being infected when he handled the carcass of a sick cow, RIA Novosti reported Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russia to build new satellite-making plant


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) Russia will build a new satellite manufacturing plant that will build about 600 communication and observation satellites a year, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.The plant will be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rogge terms London Olympics ‘happy & glorious’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge hailed the 2012 London Olympics as "happy and glorious" as he closed the 30th Summer Games."You have shown the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russian faces jail for internet sex talk with minor


August 7th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) A Russian faces life in jail after he had a "cynical sex-related correspondence" on internet with an 11-year-old girl, RIA Novosti reported.The offence by the man ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US missile deal was a mistake: Poland


August 5th, 2012 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 5 (IANS) The agreement with the US on the deployment of a missile defence system on its territory was "a mistake", Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said.The agreement was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Olympic gymnastics: Gold for Dong Dong in trampoline


August 4th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) China's Dong Dong won the gold in the men's trampoline at the Olympics here Friday, beating Russia's Dmitry Ushakov.In a reversal of the results from the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Man bombs sister-in-law’s home, burns son’s house, kills self


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS) A Russian fought with his wife out of jealousy and she left him to live with their elder son. The man, demanding his wife's return, hurled ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Olympics: Kromowidjojo blazes to 100m freestyle gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands blazed to gold in the women's 100 metres freestyle swimming Thursday, setting a new Olympic record.Kromowidjojo, who led the time sheets ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic swimming: Jiao wins 200m butterfly for China


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Jiao Liuyang of China sped to gold in the women's 200 metres butterfly at the London Olympics here Wednesday.Jiao, the Beijing silver medallist at the age ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia wins 4×100m medley gold


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Melanie Schlanger anchored the Australians to Olympic gold in the women's 4x100 metre medley Saturday.Schlanger, who was on the 4x200m gold-winning team in Beijing, held off ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Three held over deadly Russian flood that killed 153


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Three officials have been held on charges of professional negligence over a deadly flood that ravaged southern Russia's Krymsk city and killed at least 153 people, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Al Qaeda’s Bangladeshi supporter admits plot to attack Pentagon


July 21st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A 26-year-old US citizen of Bangladeshi descent, who defines himself as an Al Qaeda supporter, has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on the Pentagon and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Woman survives after being hit by plane propeller


July 19th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) A woman worker at an airport in Russia was injured but had a miraculous escape Thursday when she was hit by the propeller of an An-24 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Putin warns of action over slow flood warning


July 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday to take those officials to task who would have failed to provide timely warnings about the deadly floods in southern Russia ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese fishing ships detained by Russia


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Two Chinese fishing ships have been detained off Russia's far-eastern region, Chinese officials in Russia have said.According to the Chinese consulate in the port city of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia to spend $280 mn on flood-hit town


July 16th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Russia will allocate nine billion rubles (around $280 million) to restore the southern town of Krymsk that was severally damaged by floods caused by torrential rains, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Czech police look for stolen Picasso, Renoir paintings


July 12th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, July 12 (IANS) A hunt is on for Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings that were stolen from a private collection of a Czech businessman in the town of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four kids among 171 dead in Russian floods


July 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) While floods in Russia's Krasnodar region have killed at least 171 people, the toll includes four children aged between one to 12 in the Krymsk town, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian flood toll rises to 100


July 8th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS) Over 100 people have died and more than 90 injured by devastating floods in Russia, with most of the victims dying in Krymsk, the worst affected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

14 Russian pilgrims killed in Ukraine bus crash


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 7 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 22 injured Saturday when a bus carrying Russian pilgrims to a monastery in Ukraine met with an accident, RIA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

23 held in Poland for organ trafficking


July 6th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 6 (IANS) At least 23 people have been arrested in Poland on suspicion of offering their organs for sale, RIA Novosti reported Friday."This is the first large-scale operation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Al Qaeda infiltrating Syria via Iraq’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 5 (IANS) Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Thursday said Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated Syria via Iraq to carry out terror attacks, RIA Novosti reported."We have reliable data ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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