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Explosion in Kiev: number of wounded is growing

Explosion in Kiev: number of wounded is growing

Kiev:  As many as 12 people received serious injuries in an explosion of gas cylinders in Kiev. Three of the victims are in serious condition.  All were hospitalized in hospitals of the city. The explosion damaged the basement and walls on the first floor  and kitchen, storage areas and front office.

Member of the Ukrainian parliament has destroyed a statue of Lenin

Kiev, Ukraine: 10 members of nationalist party “Svoboda” have been arrested for destroying statue Vladimir Lenin in Akhtyrka Sumy region. As the press service of the republican Interior Ministry,  I. Miroshnichenko personally climbed the monument, rope hung, and then used truck to demolish the statue. The ministry condemned the actions of those who, “using his” parliamentary immunity “, showing

Ukraine air disaster: The death toll in air crash near Donetsk increases to 5 persons

Donetsk, Ukraine: The number of victims of the accident aircraft An-24 near Donetsk has risen to five, confirms  Inna Sedov, the chief of the main control of the State Service of Ukraine of Emergencies in Donetsk. Aircraft was going to  Odessa but crashed in Donetsk and then caught fire. There were 45 passengers on-board.

First capsule hotel opens in Moscow

Moscow: Small rooms, narrow windows and little furniture – for some it may sound like Harry Potter’s basement, but in reality they’re rooms in a brand-new capsule hotel in central Moscow, which looks like a space orbital, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND). Located just minutes away from Kremlin and other major landmarks, the new Sleepbox hotel

Former Ukrainian top official jailed over journalist murder

KIEV: Olexiy Pukach, ex-head of Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s foreign surveillance department, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court for strangling critical journalist Georgy Gongadze in 2000, the highest-profile crime in the country’s post-Soviet history. Pukach is the most senior figure to be jailed over the killing of the journalist who was vehemently opposed

Kurdish militants set to halt Turkey hostilities in February: paper

ISTANBUL: Kurdish militants will announce a halt to hostilities with the Turkish state in February according to the timetable of a fledgling peace process aimed at ending a 28-year-old insurgency, a newspaper report said on Tuesday. As an initial confidence-building step, around 100 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrilla group will disarm and

External debt of Armenia is balooning

The external debt of the Government of Armenia in 2012 has increased by nearly $300 million compared to 2011, reaching $3.869 billion, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND). Constant debt increase is causing high inflation rate in the country and giving a negative trend to its economy. According to a report of the National Assembly Standing