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If diplomacy fails, be prepared for anti-Syria action: Obama


A day after a Russia-U.S. agreement on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons, US President Barack Obama has said, "if diplomacy fails, be prepared to act against Syria."According to the US

Spacemen 'flew blind' from International Space Station after sensors failed


Moscow: The three crew of the International Space Station (ISS) who returned to Earth this week endured a hair-raising descent after their height sensors failed, a Russian cosmonaut revealed.
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Assad vows to hand over chemical weapons ahead of US-Russia talks

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Geneva: President Bashar al-Assad vowed to hand over Syria's chemical weapons Thursday as Moscow and Washington were set to begin high-stakes talks on a Russian plan to avert US-led military action a

Obama backs targeted strike

Washington: US President Barack Obama told the Congress that he wants to give diplomacy a chance on the issue of Syria, but backed a limited and targeted military strike against the Assad regime with

Syrian Finance Minister welcomes Russia's chemical arms handover initiative

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Moscow: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Foreign Minister on Monday welcomed Russia's proposal that Damascus hand over control of its chemical weapons arsenal to international supervision to avoid

India must wait for kitty party


St. Petersburg: India will have to wait for much longer than it had hoped to play kitty party with the group of five emerging economies and draw support from a common currency pool.
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Ballistic 'objects' fired in Mediterranean, fall into sea: Reports

Moscow: Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry a

Russian police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting

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Saint-Petersburg: Russian police said Wednesday they had raided an exhibition and confiscated a painting that portrayed President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together i

Sailors of INS Sindhurakshak broke safety rules: Russia

New Delhi: Violation of safety regulations could be the most likely cause of the explosions on submarine Sindhurakshak because of which it sank, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has said.

Safety rules violation may be behind submarine accident: Russia

Violation of safety regulations could be the most likely cause of the explosions on submarine Sindhurakshak because of which it sank, Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has said.

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