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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...

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Russia may block YouTube over anti-Islam video


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's communications minister has warned that his country may block access to YouTube over the anti-Islam video that has sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.Nikolai ... Read more...

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Belarus refuses to extradite brother of Kyrgyz ex-president


September 6th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has refused to extradite a brother of Kyrgyzstan's ex-president who is wanted in the country on murder charges, a Belarusian official said.Kyrgyzstan has repeatedly ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son to stand trial in September


August 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial in September in the Libyan town of Zintan, despite repeated ... Read more...

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Ukraine to extradite Putin murder plotter


August 15th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian court has ordered the extradition of Adam Osmayev to Russia, after he was suspected of attempting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier ... Read more...

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NATO employee in Germany held for spying


August 7th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A civilian employee at a NATO air base in Germany has been arrested on charges of illegally gathering secret information.The German Prosecutor General's Office said ... Read more...

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Four Iranians get death for $2.3 bn bank fraud


July 31st, 2012 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Iranian citizens charged with defrauding Iranian banks of $2.3 billion have been sentenced to death, the Mehr news agency reported."The convicts will be informed ... Read more...

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17 Tajik security officers killed


July 28th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 Tajik security officers have been killed during a special operation against a mafia-style group in eastern Tajikistan, an official said Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan court bans ‘extremist’ rap song


July 25th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Kyrgyz city of Osh, where violent ethnic clashes claimed hundreds of lives in 2010, has banned an Uzbek-language rap song for ... Read more...

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Mubarak verdict to be appealed against


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 3 (IANS) Egypt's prosecutor general will appeal against the verdicts delivered by a Cairo court in the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior ... Read more...

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Germany to help Pakistan set up prosecutors’ academy


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A German organisation will help set up an academy for prosecutors with international trainers in Pakistan's Punjab province.The Punjab prosecution department and police Saturday signed an ... Read more...

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Man jailed for life for killing Russian soldiers


June 1st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Armenian capital Yerevan has sentenced an Armenian citizen to life in prison for killing two Russian soldiers in 2010.On Oct 23, 2010, ... Read more...

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Kazakh cops jailed for attacking protesters


May 29th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five police officers have been sent to jail for their heavy-handed response to a protest by striking oil workers in Kazakhstan last year.At least 15 ... Read more...

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Russian prosecutors find 3,000 poll violations


April 28th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 3,000 violations were committed during the recent parliamentary and presidential polls in Russia, the Prosecutor General's Office said in a report issued Saturday.Following ... Read more...

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29 hurt in four bombings in Ukraine (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 29 people, including nine children, were injured Friday in four successive bomb attacks in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city, the government said.Police said at least ... Read more...

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Former Ukrainian minister jailed


April 13th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Ukraine Thursday sentenced a former defence minister to five years in jail for abuse of office.Valeriy Ivashchenko, who served in then prime ... Read more...

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Math teacher in Russia sentenced for verbal abuse


April 12th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mathematics teacher who systematically humiliated her students has been sentenced to one year of community service, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office ... Read more...

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Russian court fines man $20 mn for wildfire


April 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ulan-Ude (Russia), April 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia has fined a man 581 million rubles ($19.6 million) after his discarded cigarette butt started a fire which destroyed two ... Read more...

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Russian charged with selling classified maps to US


April 4th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former Russian serviceman has been charged with selling classified maps of Russia to the US Defense Department.The Prosecutor General's Office has initiated a criminal ... Read more...

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Russia’s defence ministry to spend $3 mn on website


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry will spend 90 million rubles (around $3 million) to revamp its website, which earlier came under government scrutiny over alleged theft ... Read more...

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Iran overturns death sentence for CIA ’spy’


March 6th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 5 (IANS) The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the death penalty given to an Iranian-American CIA "spy" by a lower court, an official said Monday."The case of the ... Read more...

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Russia asks Ukraine to extradite Putin plot suspect


March 1st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has asked Ukraine to extradite a man charged with plotting an assassination of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.The Prosecutor General's Office said Thursday it ... Read more...

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Ban only Russian comment in Bhagvad Gita: Prosecutors


February 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After a Siberian district court in late 2011 rejected a petition seeking a ban on a Russian translation of the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, ... Read more...

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Russian cop fined 200 times the bribe taken


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian police officers have been slapped with a fine of one million rubles for extorting a bribe of 7,000 rubles ($230) from a ... Read more...

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73 killed in Egypt football match riot (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 73 people died Wednesday when a riot broke out after a football match at a stadium in eastern Egypt, the state-run media reported.The riot ... Read more...

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Moscow serial killer gets life for 16 murders


January 30th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Moscow City Court has handed down a life sentence to 32-year-old Vladimir Mirgorod for killing at least 16 people in Moscow between 2002 and ... Read more...

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Kazakh restive town normal, UN experts invited


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 23 (IANS) Normalcy is returning to the restive western Kazakh town of Zhanaozen as authorities invited UN experts to participate in the probe into riots that left more ... Read more...

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‘Bribery most common corrupt practice in Russia’


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bribery has been identified as Russia's most common corrupt practice, as it accounts for a third of all corruption offences uncovered in 2011, Prosecutor General ... Read more...

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10 killed during clashes on Kazakhstan’s independence day


December 17th, 2011 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed Friday in Zhanaozen city of Kazakhstan after clashes erupted between oil workers and police during independence day celebrations, an official ... Read more...

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Iran hangs 11 convicted drug traffickers


November 25th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
SHIRAZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people who were previously convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in southern Iran on Thursday, state-run media reported. It is the latest in a series of ... Read more...

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Russia shuts down 4,000 illegal casinos


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS) As part of a crackdown on illegal casinos, Russian authorities have closed down about 4,000 illegal casinos and over 25,000 gambling parlours, RIA Novosti reported.It could ... Read more...

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Iran central bank deputy head held for embezzlement


October 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 30 (IANS) Hamid Pourmohammadi, the deputy head of Iran's central bank, has been arrested for his involvement in a $2.6-billion embezzlement case, Xinhua reported Saturday.Pourmohammadi was arrested along ... Read more...

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31 held in Iran for embezzlement


October 26th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 26 (IANS) At least 31 people have been arrested and another 67 questioned for alleged involvement in a $2.6 billion embezzlement case in Iran, a top official has ... Read more...

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Medvedev orders probe into sale of land for embassies


October 26th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Mosocw, Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a probe into the "illegal" sale of Moscow land intended for foreign embassies to subsidiaries of a company belonging ... Read more...

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German WWII assault gun stolen near Moscow


October 20th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A rare German-made self-propelled assault gun has disappeared from a memorial site near Moscow after being replaced with a copy during restoration, according to prosecutors.One ... Read more...

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