Mass deaths plague Syria's Rukban refugee camp
The situation in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria continues to deteriorate, satellite images show that the number of graves on the makeshift burial site is rapidly increasing, Head of Russia’s …
China chemical plant blast leaves 44 dead — authorities
At least 44 people were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion that rocked a chemical plant in Yancheng, a city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, city mayor Cao Lubao said at a news …
Death toll in Iraq ferry sinking exceeds 90 — Interior Ministry
The death toll in the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River in Iraq has amounted to 93, Al Arabia TV channel reports referring to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, TASS reported.
Earlier reports put …
ECHR rejects Jehovah's Witnesses request on interim measures after torture claims
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a request of a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses extremist religious organization (outlawed in Russia) to introduce interim measures after claims that …
Whelan charged with spying for US in Russia, attorney says
Investigators of the Russian Federal Security Service believe that citizen of the United States and multiple other countries Paul Whelan, charged with espionage in Russia, gathered secret information …
Residential areas of Caracas once again hit by power outage
Power supply to the residential areas of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, restored on Sunday night, has once again been suspended, a TASS correspondent reported.
Locals say electricity supply was …
Venezuela gradually restoring electricity
The power supply of the Venezuelan capital Caracas is restoring, TASS reported from the scene, TASS reported.
After dark it could be seen that a considerable part of the street lighting system had …
Nineteen UN staff members killed in Ethiopia plane crash
According to preliminary data, nineteen employees of the United Nations were killed in the plane crash in Ethiopia, the International Organization for Migration informed in a statement published on …
Two Americans convicted of border violations await deportation in southern Russia
Two US citizens, convicted by a Novorossiysk court for violating border regulations, remain at a temporary reception center for foreigners in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region, waiting to be …
Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements celebrates its 150th anniversary
On March 6, 1869, exactly 150 years ago, Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev (1834-1907) presented his periodic table of chemical elements - a graphic description of what was destined to go down in …