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Japan may go without N-power


Operations at Japan's all nuclear power plants could be suspended ‘momentarily’ starting on May 6, Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano has said.

"The number of nuclear reactors operating

First ever wedding held at North Pole

Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland and his bride Helge became the first couple ever to get married at the North Pole.

According to Russian expedition Barneo-2012, the couple, accompanied by a pastor an

Athlete barred from Olympics after marrying foreigner

A leading pentathlete, ranked 19th in the world and who represented Lithuania at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but received Russian citizenship in 2011 after marrying a Russian, has been blocked from comp

Mother throws crying baby from 14th floor

A mother in a Russian city threw her four-month-old son to death from the 14th floor of a multi-storey building because the child's cries were disrupting her sleep, the LifeNews internet portal report

Russian army to get Boomerang armoured carriers

The Russian Army will get its first Boomerang armoured personnel carriers in 2013, a top military official has said.

Ground Forces chief Col. Gen. Alexander Postnikov said large-scale deliveries will

Moscow to turn government offices into hotels

In a bid to decongest the city centre, the Moscow city government plans to turn federal government offices based there into hotels after the offices move to outlying areas under a city expansion plan.

Man dumps 1 kg gold bar in charity box

A gold bar weighing one kilogram was dropped into a charity collection box in the Belarussian city of Brest, a media report said on Friday.

The gold bar was discovered in a charity box set up in a gr

Official fired for racing tractors on Russian street

A municipal official in Russia's Siberia region got the boot after a video popped up on YouTube of his subordinates racing tractors in the streets.

Two tractors were filmed drift racing - a technique

US 'disgusted' by Russia, China veto on Syria resolution

US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said she was ‘disgusted’ by the Russian and Chinese veto on a UN Security Council resolution on Syria that urges President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

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Monkeys in Kazakh zoo get wine to keep warm

Monkeys in a Kazakhstan zoo are enjoying a ‘very human’ remedy against cold weather, with wine added to their daily ration.

Each monkey is getting a moderate dose of about 50 grams of Cahors wine a d

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