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Libyan leader Gaddafi threatens to attack Europe

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has threatened Europe with retaliation for a NATO-led military campaign, saying he will send hundreds of soldiers to launch attacks there.

"Hundreds of Libyans will mart

Russia cuts off electricity supply to Belarus over debt

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Russia cut off electricity supplies to Belarus at midnight Tuesday until Belarus fully repays its 1.2-billion ruble ($43 million) outstandings, Russia's electricity export monopoly Inter RAO said.


Toll in Japan earthquake rises to 15,500


The toll from the magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami which struck north-east Japan March 11 has risen to 15,500, police said on Sunday.

Another 7,306 people remain missing after the twin disa

NATO to continue Libya operation

NATO will continue its bombings of Libya, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said.

"NATO will continue its mission, because if we stop, an unspecified number of civilians would lose their li

Russian volcano erupts


A volcano in northern Russia has erupted, and is churning out ash to a height of 10,000 metres, scientists said on Friday.

The 3,283-metre Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and has bee

Radiation detected in Japan tea


High levels of radioactive cesium has been detected in tea produced at a factory in Japan located 300 km from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The tea factory is situated in Shizuoka ci

Russia, Nato fighters to hold first anti-terror drill


The first ever joint exercise between Russia and Nato fighter aircraft will take place June 6-10, Russian National Anti-terrorism Committee spokesman Nikolai Sintsov said on Wednesday.

Karzai tells Nato to stop bombing homes

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday Nato air strikes on common people's homes in pursuit of the Taliban would no longer be allowed in the country.

Russian paratroopers receive chapel on wheels

The Russian Orthodox Church has given the country's Airborne Troops a mobile chapel to accompany them on combat missions, a paratrooper spokesman said.

The chapel is built on the frame of a truck tra

Belarus exchange offices run out of foreign currency

Belarusian cash exchange bureaus ran out of foreign currency on Tuesday after the sudden devaluation of the national currency and a surge in exchange rates.

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