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    Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl
    Apr18

    Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl

    CHERNOBYL: Defying radioactive contamination and a government evacuation order, Yevgeny Markevich returned to his beloved Chernobyl shortly after it suffered the world’s worst nuclear accident 30 years ago this week. The sturdy 78-year-old former teacher is among 158 people still living in the 30 kilometre (19 mile) exclusion zone around...

    Bets are off for stranded HK casino ship, forlorn crew
    Apr18

    Bets are off for stranded HK casino ship, forlorn crew

    HONG KONG: Captain Valerie Lyzhyn and his 45 crew are stranded in Hong Kong, big losers in a gambling slump triggered by a Chinese crackdown on corruption that has scared off the high-rollers. Lyzhyn, 62, a Russian-born Ukrainian and veteran… …read more Source: The News...

    Latest battle to wipe out polio begins with vast vaccine switch
    Apr17

    Latest battle to wipe out polio begins with vast vaccine switch

    In a huge immunisation effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be the final push against polio. Stopping transmission of the contagious viral disease that has infected millions is possible within a year, experts say. And full, official, global eradication could be declared by the end of this decade. First,...

    Problems fixed all over Russia after pleas for help on Putin’s call-in show
    Apr17

    Problems fixed all over Russia after pleas for help on Putin’s call-in show

    (ChinaPost.com.tw) – In just one day, roads of a Siberian city were repaired, swindled fishery workers got wads of cash and a child prodigy was invited to go to a Crimean summer camp. One thing made it possible: President Vladimir Putin’s Thursday call-in show …………… …read more Source: The China...

    Photos of the day – April 17, 2016
    Apr17

    Photos of the day – April 17, 2016

    People are seen under a banner during a protest against Norwegian child welfare service “Barnevernet” in central Oslo, April 16, 2016. – Reuters photo Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla performs next to a bull during a bullfight at The Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 16, 2016. – Reuters photo Football...

    US Air Force plane intercepted by Russian jet in ‘unsafe’ manner: Pentagon
    Apr17

    US Air Force plane intercepted by Russian jet in ‘unsafe’ manner: Pentagon

    Washington (AFP) – A US Air Force reconnaissance plane was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 jet in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon said.The US aircraft was operating in international airspace and at no time crossed into Russian territory, Laura Seal, a Pentagon spokeswoman,...

    Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl disaster
    Apr17

    Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl disaster

    Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardise the local population’s health. More than 200 tonnes of uranium remain inside the reactor that exploded three decades ago at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,...

    Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world
    Apr17

    Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world

    Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardise the local population’s health. …read more Source: GMA News...

    Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine
    Apr17

    Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine

    KIEVE: Four Dutch masterpieces dating from the Netherland’s 17th-century Golden Age have been recovered by security services in Ukraine over 10 years after they were stolen from a museum in the Netherlands, Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on April 14. The paintings — part of a group of 24 works valued at $11.26 million when they...

    This too shall pass
    Apr17

    This too shall pass

    Or won’t it? Termed by American dissident, Edward Snowden as ‘one of the biggest leaks in the history of journalism’, confidential data of a Panamanian firm – which specializes in offshore tax havens – hit media across the world. 100 media organizations globally, with the help of 300 journalists went through 2.6 TB of Mossack...

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