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Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Vladimir Putin to quit

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Vladimir Putin to quit

Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in […]

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russia terror attack, death toll from St Petersburg bombing rises to 14

Russia terror attack, death toll from St Petersburg bombing rises to 14

The death toll from metro bombing at St Petersburg has risen to 14, Russian health minister confirmed the toll. Ria Novosti the Russian agency quoted Ms Skvortsova as saying on Tuesday the total had risen from 11. Earlier in the day, State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan said in a statement released it believed […]

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
France high school shooting, Armed pupil arrested after opening fire

France high school shooting, Armed pupil arrested after opening fire

At least three people were injured after a shooting at a high school in the small southern French town of Grasse, and a 17-year old student carrying a rifle, handguns and grenades was arrested, the interior ministry and police sources added. “The individual does not seem to be known by police,” one police source said. […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Muslim teacher denied job for wearing headscarf, wins court compensation in Germany

Muslim teacher denied job for wearing headscarf, wins court compensation in Germany

Muslim teacher in Berlin who wasn’t hired a school because she was wearing a headscarf will receive €8,680 (US$9,250) discrimination compensation, a German court has ruled. Germany labor court in the federal state of Berlin-Brandenburg decided on Thursday that by wearing the headscarf the no woman will pose a threat to the school or its […]

February 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
12-year-old Russian girl raped and thrown to her death by family friend

12-year-old Russian girl raped and thrown to her death by family friend

A man in his 40’s allegedly offered the girl a ride on his snowmobile when she waited at a bus stop in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk A 12-year-old girl allegedly raped by a family friend died after she was thrown alive down a 330ft mineshaft The suspect Evgeny Bukharin, 40, offered the girl a […]

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan village

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan village

Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city, 2 attackers dead

2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city, 2 attackers dead

Suspected Kurdish militants on Thursday opened fire at police who stopped them at a checkpoint in the western city of Izmir before detonating their explosives-laden vehicle, the province’s governor said. Gov. Erol Ayyildiz said preliminary indications pointed to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has carried out a string of attacks in the past […]

January 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russian plane carrying military personnel crashed all 92 on board dead

Russian plane carrying military personnel crashed all 92 on board dead

A Russian military plane crashed Sunday in the Black Sea as it made its way to Syria with 92 people onboard, including more than 60 Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops. Local news agencies, citing the defence ministry, said the Tu-154 plane had crashed shortly after take-off at 5:40 […]

December 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
In revenge for Aleppo Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

In revenge for Aleppo Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

Mr Karlov Russian Ambassador to Turkey was making a speech at a photo exhibit in the capital sponsored by the embassy when he was shot in the back. Three other people were reportedly hurt. He was shot dead after being attacked in an art gallery in the city, Russia’s foreign ministry has said. Andrey Karlov […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
12 dead, mainly schoolgirls, in Turkey dorm fire

12 dead, mainly schoolgirls, in Turkey dorm fire

Twelve people, most of them schoolgirls, were killed on Tuesday when fire ravaged a dormitory for pupils in the southern Turkish region of Adana, local officials said. The fire, which officials said was likely caused by an electrical fault, raced through the building’s wooden interior as panicked victims tried to jump from windows to safety. […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More