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Britain turning 'blind eye' to corrupt Russian cash: MPs

Britain turning 'blind eye' to corrupt Russian cash: MPs
London - 

British MPs urged the government Monday to clamp down on corrupt Russian money flowing through London, warning that turning a "blind eye" risked undermining its tough approach to Moscow.

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive
Murmansk - 

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding
Windsor - 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.

Rohingya Muslims face difficult Ramadan in refugee camps

Rohingya Muslims face difficult Ramadan in refugee camps
Cox's Bazar - 

The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village -- fish to break the day's fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque.

Protests break out in London as Erdogan meets Queen, May

Protests break out in London as Erdogan meets Queen, May
London - 

Angry protests greeted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London on Tuesday as he met Queen Elizabeth II and held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

Los Angeles - 

A massive plume of volcanic ash burst from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue warnings about air quality and the likelihood of a major eruption.

India's toy carvers threatened by deforestation

India's toy carvers threatened by deforestation

India - 

Artisan wood carvers who have been making intricate toys for Indian maharajas, ministers and their children for generations are facing ruin as the rare wood their unique products rely on disappears.

OPCW confirms chlorine use in February attack in Syria

OPCW confirms chlorine use in February attack in Syria

The Hague - 

A global arms watchdog on Wednesday confirmed that chlorine was "likely used as a chemical weapon" in a February attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb.



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