Tankers in Black Sea ablaze for five days
The fire on the tankers Maestro and Candy was not fully put out by Friday morning, and the ships stopped drifting, the Azov-Black Sea Branch of the Maritime Rescue Service told TASS.
A rescue source …
At least 16 people die in Venezuelan protests — portal
At least 16 people died in clashes during anti-government protests in Venezuela on Wednesday, El Pitazo portal reported, TASS reported.
According to the portal, protesters clashed with security …
Man who tried to hijack Aeroflot flight to undergo mental examination
The Russian Investigative Committee has ordered that Pavel Shapovalov, a 41-year-old resident of Surgut who tried to hijack an Aeroflot flight to Moscow, undergo a mental examination, committee …
Two Tupolev-22M3 crew members die in crash, confirms Defense Ministry
Two crew members of a Tupolev-22M3 bomber, which crashlanded in the Murmansk Region Tuesday afternoon, died. Two others survived and were taken to hospital, the Defense Ministry’s press-service …
Two Su-34 jets collide in Russia's Far East
Two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers have collided in mid-air over the Strait of Tatary (or the Tatar Strait) in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Region, a source in the regional law enforcement …
Emergencies Ministry says 43 people rescued following gas blast in Russia
As many as 43 people were rescued from the section of a residential building hit by a household gas blast in the city of Shakhty, Rostov region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s press service …
Gas leak viewed as main cause of building blast in Russia’s Rostov region
The investigation views a household gas leak as the main cause of an explosion that hit a residential block in the city of Shakhty, Rostov Region, Russian Investigative Committee Spokesperson Svetlana …
Flight engineer who was on board plane that crashed in Iran survives — agency
The flight engineer who was on board the Boeing 707 that crashed in Iran on Monday was the only person who survived the crash, Fars News Agency reported, TASS reported.
There were a total of 16 …
Malicious hoax sparks outcry to indict those spreading fake news on Magnitogorsk tragedy
More than 1,000 people have petitioned the State Duma and the Federation Council demanding that the authorities impose criminal penalties on those who spread false information about the tragedy in …
Death toll in tsunami in Indonesia reaches 429 — media
The death toll in a tsunami in Indonesia has reached 429 people, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday, quoting spokesman for the National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure Sutopo Nugroho, TASS …