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Russian soldier kills 8 in gun attack at Siberian army base

Russian soldier kills 8 in gun attack at Siberian army base

A Russian soldier on Friday opened fire on troops at a Siberian military base, killing eight and injuring two, officials said, blaming the attack on a possible "nervous breakdown".

'Siberia is burning': Russians choke on forest fire smog

'Siberia is burning': Russians choke on forest fire smog

Large fires are an annual occurrence in Siberia, but this summer smoke has enveloped some of its largest cities, including Krasnoyarsk, and locals are angry at what they perceive as government inaction.

Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Gigantic forest fires have regularly raged through the vast expanses of Russia's Siberia, but the magnitude of this year's blazes has reached an exceptional level with fears of a long-term impact on the environment.

Eighteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

Eighteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

Eighteen people were killed in a helicopter crash in the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia on Saturday, the aviation watchdog and emergency services said.

Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children

Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children

President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene in the Siberian city of Kemerovo two days after the tragedy and laid roses at a makeshift memorial.

At least 64 people, some children, killed in Russian mall fire

At least 64 people, some children, killed in Russian mall fire

At least 64 people were killed by a fire which engulfed a busy shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russian investigators said on Monday, and some of the dead were children.

Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack

Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack

Investigators said the boy, thought to be 15 or 16, carried out the attack in a class of children aged around 12 or 13 in the city of Ulan-Ude near the Mongolian border.

Govt hits out at Congress graft claims over jet deal

Govt hits out at Congress graft claims over jet deal

Rejecting the Congress allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday said the government had to go for emergency procurement, adding it was cheaper than under an earlier unconcluded deal.

Notting Hill Carnival turns green for tower tragedy victims

Notting Hill Carnival turns green for tower tragedy victims

In the shadow of charred Grenfell Tower, Londoners are preparing decorations for this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival to commemorate the victims of the fire that killed at least 80 people.

FIFA finds no cause  to  block Qatar World Cup 2022

FIFA finds no cause to block Qatar World Cup 2022

A much-awaited FIFA report on the race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups makes no suggestion that Russia or Qatar should lose the right to stage the tournaments.

Reluctant to talk

Reluctant to talk

There is never a dull moment when Salman Khan makes his appearances before the media for interviews, a ritual that he is forced to go through every time one of his movies is set for release.

HMC says no shortage of medical supplies, medicines due to siege

HMC says no shortage of medical supplies, medicines due to siege

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) confirmed that the health services offered by all its hospitals in Qatar are functioning normally, as there is no shortage of medical supplies or medicines because of the blockade imposed on Qatar by a number of GCC countries.