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Famed riflemaker Kalashnikov in intensive care

Russia’s legendary rifle-designer Mikhail Kalashnikov has been hospitalised in intensive care after complaining of general weakness, his assistant was quoted by news agencies as saying Tuesday. The 93-year-old father of the AK-47 has been having heart problems and feeling poorly since March, when he stopped showing up for work, his…

Drunken Brit drives stolen car on Dutch runway

A drunken British man was arrested Tuesday after driving a stolen car on an Amsterdam airport runway “for a few minutes”, police said. The unnamed passenger headed home for Christmas had pushed an emergency exit button at one of Schiphol airport’s gates, stumbled onto the tarmac and stole a car…

Russia’s brutal early winter claims 123 lives

A bitter cold spell in Russia has claimed 123 lives in the past 10 days, an official said Tuesday, with the unseasonably early freeze testing authorities in a country used to notoriously tough winters. Temperatures have plunged to up to minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 34 degrees Farenheit) in the…

Mandela visited by family in hospital

Ailing Nelson Mandela was Tuesday visited in hospital by his wife Graca Machel and family as he spent Christmas Day on his sickbed, said President Jacob Zuma who joined the family. “We found him in good spirits,” said Zuma in a statement. “He was happy to have visitors on this…

Pakistani gallery defies dictators

It may not seem the most obvious setting, but a squat building overlooking a slum is home to one of Pakistan’s leading galleries, which for 30 years has defied dictatorships and fundamentalists to champion cutting-edge art. Rohtas Gallery was founded in 1981, at the height of military ruler General Zia-ul-Haq’s…

Holiday travelers at risk as doctors run out of typhoid vaccine

Supply crisis sparked by manufacturer’s recall – 700,000 people already injected could be affected Travellers jetting off to exotic climes this winter face a scramble to get immunised against typhoid, because of a UK shortage of vaccine against the potentially fatal disease. Immunisation against typhoid fever is usually provided free…

Female Afghan police attacker is Iranian national: government

The female Afghan police officer who shot dead a NATO adviser in Kabul is an Iranian national who wanted to kill senior security members, officials said Tuesday. On Monday an Afghan police officer opened fire on a NATO civilian adviser inside police headquarters, killing the adviser who sources said was…

Russia unveils $25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the final extension of a new $25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific that underscores the energy power’s gradual shift away from stagnant European markets. The East Siberia – Pacific Ocean (ESPO) link is also expected to expand sales to the United States and fulfil…

Right-wing challenger ‘Jewish Home’ gains over Likud party before Israel vote

Israel’s nationalist religious Jewish Home party is continuing to win support away from the rightwing Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of January 22 elections, according to a poll published Tuesday. The party led by Naftali Bennett is now projected to win 13 seats in next month’s elections,…

Iran pays Russian women to cover up in nuclear plant: MP

Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday. Women in Iran, regardless of their nationality or religion, are required to cover their hair and much of the…

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