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Russian aircraft engineers died from methanol poisoning – autopsy
A forensic examination has found traces of methanol, a poisonous alcohol used as fuel and solvent, in the bodies of the three Russian aviation specialists who died in Indonesia on Monday.

September 17, 2010 02:34

Three Russian aircraft engineers found dead at Indonesian air force base
Three Russian engineers who worked for aircraft producer Sukhoi were found dead in their apartments at an Indonesian air force base on Monday morning.

September 15, 2010 11:17

Singapore accused of sand smuggling
Singapore, one of the world's most prosperous and fastest growing economies, is being accused of expanding its coastline with illegally dredged sand from neighboring states.

September 24, 2010 01:47

US navy occupation of 18% of Okinawa to be prolonged
The US navy has delayed plans to move more than 8,500 marines from their military base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The delay is likely to upset local residents who are highly critical of the US presence there.

September 28, 2010 12:27

The Bout case: a pawn of Thai domestic policy
A Thai parliamentary commission of the ruling coalition and opposition has spent three hours in a Bangkok jail cell talking to alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout, who faces extradition to the US after a recent court ruling.

September 05, 2010 02:49

A park to pay tribute to victory
A memorial park celebrating the resounding defeat of Japanese invaders in World War II during the liberation of northeast China, fervently supported by the Russian army, will be built on historic facilities left behind.

September 02, 2010 15:55

Japanese war pilot finds peace in remote Russian village
In one of Russia’s most remote provinces, in an isolated village of only five hundred people, Yusitero Nakagawa is the only person with a Japanese name.

September 02, 2010 18:44

Indian village chooses death over hunger
In eastern India, crop failure due to a severe two-year drought is pushing one village to take extreme measures. The inhabitants are threatening to commit mass suicide.

September 08, 2010 17:35

Filipino cops face demotion over posing in front of hijacked bus
Several Filipino police officers who took “souvenir pictures” near the hijacked Hong Thai travel bus, are facing administrative investigation.

September 01, 2010 02:54

“Too early to say how much aid needed to Pakistan”– UN Deputy Envoy
International aid is flowing into Pakistan where massive floods have claimed 1,600 lives and affected more than 17 million people. The UN's deputy envoy to Pakistan told RT much needs to be done to help the country out.

August 30, 2010 20:45

Thailand urges Russia and US to sort out Bout’s case
In a recent move, the Thai prime minister announced that Thailand is only a third party in the case of alleged arms baron Victor Bout.

August 29, 2010 06:48

United in anti-terrorism training
Russia and Shanghai Co-operation Organization are taking part in anti-terrorism drills in southern Russia.

August 26, 2010 14:34