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Russia warns US of retaliation over jail death law


Russia on Wednesday warned the United States it would retaliate if US lawmakers passed a law blacklisting officials implicated in the death in jail of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009.

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Strong quake hits far eastern Russia: USGS

A 6.1 magnitude quake hit Russia's far eastern coast on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake struck at 11:15 am (0315 GMT) on the coast of the Kamchatka peninsula, about 580 kilometre

Iran-6 power nuke meeting begins


Iran and six world powers sought elusive common ground Monday in talks meant to reduce tensions over Tehran's nuclear activities that both sides see as crucial to their interests but which are stalled

Russian plane with 12 passengers missing after party

Russia on Thursday scoured the Urals region for a plane that went missing from an airfield with 12 passengers believed to be on board, including a local police chief, after a drunken party.

The emerg

10,000 start anti-Putin march in Moscow: Police

About 10,000 Russians joined a march Tuesday against President Vladimir Putin's third Kremlin term, city police said, although organisers put the figure far higher.

Tens of thousands defy raids to march against Putin


Tens of thousands of protesters chanting 'Russia Will be Free' rallied in Moscow on Tuesday against President Vladimir Putin's third term despite a police crackdown on their leaders a day earlier.


Sea trials of gorshkov begin in White Sea

Ahead of its expected delivery by 2012 end, Indian Navy’s Russian built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya on Friday commenced sea trials in the White Sea.

Chess titans in 'Armageddon' battle for world crown


India's world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday took the early lead against his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid fire battle of nerves to decide the biggest prize in the sport.

I simply hung on for dear life: Viswanathan Anand


Winning the World Championship for the fifth time after a nerve-wracking tie-breaker, Viswanathan Anand said he was too tense to be happy and was relieved that the result went in his favour.

"The ma

Anand wins World Chess Championships title for fifth time

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand today retained the World Chess Championships title, his fifth crown and fourth in a row, after beating Israel's Boris Gelfand in a tense rapid game tie-breaker here today.

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.