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Russia to propose nuclear plan at G8: Medvedev


Russia is to propose a plan to boost safety at the world’s nuclear power plants at the G8 summit in May, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Kazakh official's bid to hijack plane foiled

A Kazakhstan official with Unesco was restrained by the crew on a flight from Paris to Rome after he threatened a female flight attendant with a knife and demanded that the plane be diverted to the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Medvedev's dancing video a huge hit on the web


A video showing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dancing to the song 'American Boy' by local pop group Kombinatsia has become a rage on the internet.

The video was added on Youtube April 19.

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Russia's Medvedev lets loose in viral dance video

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev was shown dancing awkwardly to a pop song in a video spreading across Russian Internet on Wednesday that he said showed a reunion of his university class.

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Sukhoi Superjet conducts first passenger flight


Armenian airline Armavia on Thursday completed the first passenger flight of Russia's newest commercial plane, the Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest building

The world's tallest building, the one-mile high Kingdom Tower, will be built in western Saudi Arabia.

The skyscraper, expected to cost $30 billion, will be erected in Obhur, some 30 km north of Jedda

‘Mars flight possible after 2035’

An interplanetary spacecraft for a flight to Mars will be created not before 2025 and the maiden flight to the red planet will be possible only after 2035, said Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov Wednesday.

11 killed, 100 wounded in metro blast in Belarus


At least 11 people were killed and over 100 injured in a blast at a metro station in the Belarus capital Minsk during evening rush hours, dubbed by the authorities as a "terror attack".

Radiation detected in Japanese cars imported in Russia


High levels of radiation have been detected in at least 20 cars imported from Japan to a Russian port city, a media report said on Tuesday.

The cars, aboard the 'Asian Ice' ship, were held up at the

50 years after world’s first spaceflight, a few titbits...

One of the last things Yuri Gagarin did before making his pioneering voyage into space 50 years ago was make sure he had enough sausages to last him on the trip back home to Moscow.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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