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August 28, 2014 05:12
Iskander.(RIA Novosti / Alexei Danichev)
NATO formations on Russian borders will impact Moscow’s decision-making – envoy
Following NATO’s aggressive military posturing in Eastern Europe, Russian envoy to the alliance warned that the “configuration and activity” of its forces will impact how Russia proceeds with its own security planning and considerations. 227
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Ukrainian soldiers in a tent camp in Rostov Region on 4 August, 2014. 
(RIA Novosti /
Julia Nasulina) Over 60 Ukrainian troops cross into Russia seeking refuge
A group of 62 Ukrainian troops have crossed into Russia’s Rostov Region seeking shelter to save their lives amid an intensified counteroffensive recently launched by anti-Kiev militia in southeastern Ukraine. 234
NS 50 Let Pobedy nuclear-powered icebreaker sailing toward the North Pole. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich) Russia: We don’t want the Arctic to become arena of conflict
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov attempted to dampen the escalating rhetoric around the Arctic, after his Canadian counterpart said his country was ready “to protect its sovereignty” in the resource-rich region. 214
A nuclear reactor is seen at a nuclear research facility in Kiev (Reuters / Gleb Garanich) OSCE shares Moscow's concerns over Ukraine’s nuclear deal with US
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe shares Moscow's concern on world nuclear safety and the potential threat that possible US atomic fuel supplies to Ukraine might cause as the country remains in crisis. 69
Philippine's Secretary of Justice Leila De Lima has a bucket of iced water dumped on her for the ALS ice bucket challenge during a break at the Department of Justice headquarters in Manila August 26, 2014. (Reuters / Romeo Ranoco) #IceBucketChallenge leaves Scottish island without water, highlighting worldwide scarcity problem
With the Ice Bucket Challenge going viral worldwide, water scarcity has also come under the spotlight even in water abundant places such as Scotland, where a whole island was cut off from the water supply over the hashtag activism craze. 53
Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.(RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy) Only Russian volunteers fighting with anti-Kiev forces - Donetsk Republic leader
About 3-4,000 Russian citizens joined anti-government fighters during Kiev crackdown in Ukraine’s east, says the leader of Donetsk independent republic, noting that self-defense fighters have never concealed this fact. 331
Image by @PaulaSlier_RT Three civilians burnt alive in car as Ukrainian army shells center of Donetsk
Kiev forces have shelled residential areas in the center of the rebel-held town of Donetsk, killing at least three people and damaging several apartment blocks, a kindergarten and a cultural center. 132
John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, aka 'Popeye' (AFP Photo / Javier Nieto-El Tiempo) 22 years for 100s of murders? Pablo Escobar’s favorite hitman walks free
A top hitman for infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who confessed to murdering hundreds of people, has been set free after 22 years behind bars, despite protests from relatives of his alleged victims. 2
Workers work on the construction of an ice wall at the tsunami-crippled Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo on July 9, 2014. (AFP Photo) Fukushima disaster bill more than $105bn, double earlier estimate – study
The tragedy at the Fukushima nuclear plant will cost 11.08 trillion yen ($105 billion), twice as much as Japanese authorities predicted at the end of 2011, says the study. The expenses include radiation clean-up and compensation to residents. 20
Baby sheriff or death camp inmate? (Image: Zara) Holocaust chic? Zara withdraws ‘Nazi concentration camp’ pajamas
Spanish clothes giant Zara has removed a striped baby shirt with a sewn-on badge identical to the Star of David, after shoppers were outraged by its similarities to a Nazi death camp uniform. 97
Eurofighter Typhoon (Reuters/Michaela Rehle) German air force in catastrophic disrepair – report
The German Air Force is in a slump with terrible funding shortages and a lack of parts, as a pessimistic report by Der Spiegel blasts it ahead of a major NATO deployment in Eastern Europe. Defense officials, however, blasted the assessment as inaccurate. 13
A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier August 19, 2014. (Reuters / Sigtryggur Johannsson) Sub-glacial eruption of Iceland’s volcano forms row of ‘cauldrons’
Icelandic volcano activity increased on Wednesday, with scientists detecting 10-15 meters deep cauldrons of melted ice at the Vatnajökull glacier, prompting fears of an imminent eruption. 7
Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) 'Executions, amputations and lashings': ISIS commits war crimes in Syria, UN says
Both the Islamic State militants and the Syrian government have committed crimes against humanity during the civil war in Syria, a report by a special UN panel says. 80
Andrey Stenin (RIA Novosti) #FreeAndrew on front page: German Junge Welt joins campaign to free Russian journalist
German newspaper Junge Welt has declared it joins the international campaign to free the Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, who has been missing in Ukraine since August 5. 6


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