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Death toll climbs to 31 in Russian gas blast

So far 31 people, including four children, were confirmed dead in a household gas explosion in Russia on Monday, the country's emergency ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/3 14:47:39

Baby survivor

Emergency officers pull a baby boy alive from the rubble on Tuesday after a suspected gas explosion killed at least 14 residents at an apartment block in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk. The 11-month-old infant, reportedly named Ivan, was found wrapped in a blanket in his cot, after 35 hours in sub-zero temperatures.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/2 21:18:40

Six killed, 16 injured in train accident in Denmark

Six people were killed and 16 others injured in a train accident over a bridge linking two of Denmark's main islands on Wednesday morning, according to reports by the Swedish Television.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/2 20:43:19

Tram crash injures 4 in Barcelona

Four people were injured on Wednesday morning in a tram accident in Barcelona, Spain, according to local rescue services.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/2 20:39:05

Austrian president pays tribute to EU in New Year speech

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has paid particular tribute to the European Union (EU) during his New Year's speech to the nation on Tuesday, calling the bloc the "best idea we have ever had."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/2 17:52:49

Britain can 'turn a corner' in 2019: premier May

Prime Minister Theresa May said in her New Year's address Monday that Britain can turn a corner in 2019 and move forward with optimism - if parliament backs her Brexit deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/1 19:48:40

79 people missing in gas explosion in Russia's Magnitogorsk

Up to 79 people are missing and the death toll has increased to three after a gas explosion rocked a building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural Mountains, Chelyabinsk Region's deputy governor Oleg Klimov said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/31 16:01:08

Putin praises ties with China in New Year greetings to world leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of state of dozens of countries and leaders of international organizations, the Kremlin said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/31 10:18:21

Russia bans imports of some Ukrainian products amid tensions

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree on Saturday to ban imports of many Ukrainian products amid Moscow-Kiev tensions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/30 12:00:46

Kremlin says Russia working with WADA to settle lab data issue

Russia is working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to settle an issue regarding the transfer of laboratory data, the Kremlin said – a condition for the country's anti-doping agency to keep its accreditation.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/28 21:23:39

French 'yellow vest' protests planned for New Year's Eve

The "yellow vest" anti-government protests that have rocked France will continue on Saturday and New Year's Eve, and into 2019, several sources from within the movement said.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/28 21:13:39

Yandex Gets Permission to Test Self-Driving Cars in Tel Aviv

Russian digital giant Yandex said on Tuesday it had received permission from the Israeli authorities to test its autonomous cars in Tel Aviv.
Source: | 2018/12/28 19:02:58

Putin Shakes Hands With Gravely Ill Russian Boy in Kremlin, Fullfils His Dream

A very sick 10-year-old boy from the southern Russian region of Stavropol, whose dream was to shake hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was given a tour of the Kremlin on Thursday as part of a program helping children in similar condition.
Source: | 2018/12/28 19:00:14

New Tor-M2 battery starts to guard Belarus' nuclear power plant

A new battery of Tor-M2 air defense missile systems has entered service to protect a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 11:11:40

Russian nukes better than U.S. peers: missile designer

The Russian nuclear forces are ahead of U.S. ones by some 10 to 15 years, Yury Solomonov, general designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (MITT), said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 9:30:25

Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket with 28 satellites blasts off from Vostochny Cosmodrome

Russia's Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with two Kanopus-V remote sensing satellites and 26 small foreign spacecraft has been launched from the Vostochny spaceport in the Far Eastern Amur region on Thursday, Russia's Roscosmos space agency said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 9:28:28

Sidewalk blast

Greek forensics search for evidence after a bomb blast outside a Greek Orthodox church in central Athens on Thursday. A homemade explosive device went off early on Thursday injuring a police officer but there were no immediate claims of responsibility.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 21:48:40

Putin praises new hypersonic Avangard weapon after test

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the performance of the newest hypersonic Avangard missile on Wednesday after attending its successful test launch carried out on his order.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/27 15:34:01