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Police detains suspect over killing of Bulgarian journalist – report

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 10:25 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2018 10:45 A person suspected to be linked to the murder of a Bulgarian investigative journalist has been detained, Reuters reports citing a government source familiar with the investigation. The detainee allegedly holds Romanian citizenship as well as a Moldovan passport, according to unconfirmed reports in Bulgarian media. An Interior ...

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Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in ‘safe mode’ after mechanical fail

It’s been used to date the galaxy and study black holes but now NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is taking a break from activities due to a mechanical fault. Launched into deep space in 1990, the large, long orbit telescope is packed with instruments like cameras, spectrographs and interferometers to clear up mysteries of the universe. But now NASA has been ...

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Passenger injured after boarding bridge collapses at Pakistan airport (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 07:23 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2018 07:53 A metal bridge designed to allow passengers board aircraft has collapsed at Islamabad International Airport, injuring one person, according to reports from Pakistan. The incident unfolded early on Tuesday morning on the apron of Pakistan’s second-busiest airport. According to Dawn newspaper, a passenger-bridge operator was injured when the metal ...

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N. Korea’s Kim invites Pope Francis to Pyongyang – report

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 06:55 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited the pontiff to visit the country’s capital, Yonhap reported. The last time that Pope Francis visited neighboring South Korea, the North ‘marked’ the visit with a missile launch. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Explosion at ammunitions depot prompts evacuations in Ukraine (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some 10,000 people from near the city of Chernigov in northern Ukraine were evacuated after powerful explosions rocked a local munitions depot. The area has been put on lockdown for air and land travel. The first reports of explosions at the arsenal in the town of Ichnia came in the depths of the night, at 3.30 am, the Ukraine’s General ...

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VIDEO: Motorway bridge collapses on railroad in Russian Far East

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 03:52 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2018 03:53 A motorway bridge has collapsed on top of a railroad in the Russian Far East, just as a truck was driving on the bridge and seconds after a train had passed underneath it. CCTV footage of the collapse has appeared online. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) ...

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NASA administrator shows off historic spaceship…made of Lego

Into a slideshow celebrating joint US and Russian space projects, NASA administrator Jim Brindenstine slipped one curious example: A mission seemingly carried out with Lego spacecraft. Speaking in a video recorded in Moscow’s Red Square, Brindenstine listed some examples of US-Russian partnership in space exploration, with overlaid images of the two former space rivals’ joint projects. First up was the ...

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Bosnian elections risk new ethnic tensions but guess what West cares about

The latest election for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s triumvirate presidency is threatening to unravel the Balkan country’s fragile peace. The Western media, however, seemingly focus only on one winner’s alleged ties to Russia. Read more On Sunday, Bosnia-Herzegovina held a general election, including for its three-member presidency. The multi-ethnic institution, which includes one representative from each of the country’s three ethnic communities – ...

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Google+ shutting down after data breach which was never revealed to users

Google is closing the Google+ social network after an error exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users last spring, in an incident which the company never disclosed to those affected. Google put the “final nail in the coffin” of the Google+ product by shutting down “all consumer functionality,” the Wall Street Journal reported citing an internal memo. ...

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Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight. The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing of rules in the top ...

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