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1st global conference on tourism for disabled people

First of its kind international conference on differently abled with participation from more than 40 tourist companies, health resorts, rehabilitation centres and hotels from 13 countries will be held

Medvedev vetoes new law restricting protests: Kremlin

President Dmitry Medvedev has in a rare move vetoed a bill agreed by Russian Parliament last month which activists said would further restrict opposition protests, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Clocks to go an hour backward on last Sunday of October

October will become the longest month of 2010 when several countries across the globe will adjust their clocks one hour backward a week from now.

30 injured in suicide attack in Russia

At least 30 people, including 20 police officers, were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up during an anti-terrorist operation in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, polic

Putin, Silvio joke about 120-yr terms

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi cracked jokes about hanging on to power to well past 100, during a relaxed meeting in Russia, TV pictures have showed.

Shivshankar Menon pays visit to Russia

India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon on Wednesday paid a visit to Russia ahead of a quadrilateral summit to be hosted by President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Russian Black Sea r

Cameron marks b’day under water

Academy-award-winning director James Cameron, famous for his blockbuster films like Avatar and Titanic on Monday celebrated his 56th birthday on the bottom of the world’s largest freshwater Lake Baika

Iran’s first nuke power plant to launch Aug. 21

Iran’s first nuclear power plant, being built by Russia in the southern city of Bushehr, will formally launch next week, a spokesman for the Russian atomic agency said on Friday.

Russian wildfires raise Chernobyl radiation fears

Russian emergency workers have increased forest patrols in a western region previously contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, trying to prevent wildfires from spreading harmful radiation

Russia protests to US over non-proliferation ‘violations’

The Russian foreign ministry on Saturday complained that the US has been violating its obligations over a number of weapons non-proliferation and arms control agreements.

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