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Marina Dzhashi

On top of the world: woman chimneysweep defies stereotypes
Early spring is a busy time for chimneysweeps in Moscow. You can forget the stereotypes of them only being men with brooms on the city skyline. As it turns out, it is not just guys doing the dirty work.

07.03.2011 06:38

Middle East: rafting the river of change – NY discusses
With long standing leaders toppled in North Africa by popular revolts, and other leaders there and in the Middle East under intense pressure, it is uncertain when or how the Arab turmoil will end.

05.03.2011 08:00

Winter sports craze in the heart of Russia
Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Yaroslavl Region for its striking views and millennium-old churches and monasteries. But it is not just history that attracts people, as it is also a perfect spot for sport-lovers.

05.03.2011 07:31

Egypt’s revolution is no tourist best-seller
Egypt, which was one of the first to roll protests into the Arab world, is still feeling the echo of its own revolt. Despite still ongoing demonstrations, there are concerns the uprising may end up costing the jobs of more than just the President.

05.03.2011 06:56

Shuttle Discovery’s last docking at the ISS
America's longest serving space shuttle, Discovery, has docked with the International Space Station for the last time.

27.02.2011 05:07

Taxes for the poor, benefits for the rich – NY discusses
The situation in the Middle East has prompted others around the world to speak out against their governments' policies. And the US is no exception – with thousands in the state of Wisconsin protesting against benefit cuts.

26.02.2011 09:06

Libya descending into chaos
The bloodshed in North Africa continues as the Libyan army is once again reported to have fired live rounds at protesters in Tripoli. Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi are said to have lost control over most of the country's territory.

26.02.2011 07:00

Assange extradition reveals political bias of British justice
Julian Assange is preparing to appeal a London court's ruling that he be extradited to Sweden over rape allegations. The WikiLeaks founder says the charges are baseless and if extradited, he believes he will not face a fair trial.

26.02.2011 04:05

Arab world unrest strikes pockets of consumers across the globe
Amid the ongoing unrest in the region, there have been reports from Libya that rioters are now controlling some of the key oil terminals.

25.02.2011 11:11

Russia’s military spending soars
Russia has revealed details of its ambitious plan to upgrade its army over the next ten years, planning to spend US$650 billion on the project.

25.02.2011 09:49

NATO: an assault to the peace it pledged to keep
Once the Soviet Union collapsed 20 years ago, the members of the Warsaw Pact agreed to end their alliance. Originally formed at the height of the Cold War as a deterrent to NATO, it was no longer necessary.

25.02.2011 08:42

Egypt on the edge: democracy last hope to fight poverty
There is fresh hope of a brighter future under democracy in Egypt. However, fighting poverty and other deep-rooted problems may be just as important.

25.02.2011 08:10