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Pirates seize vessel with 10 Indians off Oman

Moscow: Pirates have seized a Maltese-flagged vessel with a crew of 23 people, including 10 Indians, off the coast of Oman, the European Union anti-piracy force (EUNavfor) reported.

The Sinin carrier

Ex-PM, senior officials barred from leaving Egypt

Cairo: Egypt's chief prosecutor has barred former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and other senior officials from leaving the country to prevent them from escaping corruption charges, soon after people's p

Cairo clashes: Mubarak orders probe

Moscow: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has ordered to set up an independent commission to investigate clashes between his supporters and protesters in Cairo last week that killed at least 11 people.

35 Russian firms at Aero India 2011

Moscow: Russia will exhibit over 80 types of weaponry and will be represented by 35 companies at the upcoming Aero India 2011 air show, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said in a statement.


WW II bomb found at Nato office site

A 200 kg World War II bomb has been discovered at the construction site of the new Nato headquarters in Brussels, the police said.

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

17 held in Poland for child pornography

In a massive crackdown against paedophile nexus in Poland, 17 people have been arrested for distributing child pornography via Internet, Polish Radio External Service reported.

Russian village opens square for quarreling lovers

Moscow, July 16: A square for quarreling lovers with a bench and a stork nest was opened in the village of Kresttsy between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The square is equipped with a bench that is slop

Putin meets Van Damme at mixed fight championship

Moscow, July 15: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Hollywood star and martial arts expert Jean-Claude Van Damme at a mixed fight championship which kicked off Wednesday in Russia's southe

Russia builds world largest telescope

The construction of the world’s largest telescope, worth $271 million, will be completed in 2011, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
“The telescope’s size exceeds the overall height of the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Shanghai World Financial Centre,” Roscosmos said.

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