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Hungary's national airline goes bust

Hungary's national carrier Malev has ceased operations and grounded all its flights due to the inability to cover a $270 million debt after the government stopped financing the airlines.

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Russian prosecutors to move higher court seeking Gita ban

Stung by a Siberian court's rejection of their plea seeking a ban on Bhagavad Gita and branding it extremist literature, Russian prosecutors are now planning to move a higher court for appeal.


Russia hands over Nerpa nuclear submarine to India

Russia's K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered attack submarine has been handed over to the Indian Navy, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Monday.

In line with the contract worth over $900 million, the P

Russian pilot dies of heart attack mid-flight

A pilot of a UTair Boeing 757 flying from Bangkok to Novosibirsk in Russia's Siberia region died as the plane was flying over China, officials said.

Sergei Golev, 44, sustained a heart attack in the

Three Russian journalists detained in Kazakhstan

Three Russian journalists covering riots in western Kazakhstan were detained without any reason on Sunday, Russia's Kommersant business daily said on its website.

Russia test launches ICBM

Russia test launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said.

It was launched at 10.45 a.m. from the Plesetsk Space Center and hit a designated target

Russian circus performer sets new Guinness record

A Russian animal tamer has set a new Guinness record, standing on two horses running side by side, while his two women assistants stood one on top of another on his shoulders.

Edgard Zapashny set the

Drunk, naked Moscow driver smashes 17 cars

A drunk and naked driver lost control during driving in Moscow and smashed 17 cars, including four police vehicles, police said on Sunday.

The unnamed man, who was drunk and driving a Renault Megan c

Libya exhibits Gaddafi's belongings

Libya's new authorities have organised an exhibition of personal belongings of late Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Egypt's MENA agency said Tuesday.

Gaddafi, who ran the country for 42 years, was kill

Sarkozy becomes father of newborn daughter

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has become a father for the fourth time after his wife Carla Bruni gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, a media report said.

"According to our information, at arou

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