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Scientist’s naked body found with thumb severed which killer used to open phone

The naked body of a scientist and model was found in her flat in Russia with her thumb cut off, authorities have claimed. Russian biochemist Ekaterina Antontseva, 34, is believed to have been strangled or suffocated, according to law enforcement sources. Her corpse was discovered by her construction entrepreneur boyfriend when he returned from a […]

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U.S. sanctions Russian research institute linked to dangerous malware program

Washington imposed sanctions on Friday on a Russian research institute tied to the development of a dangerous computer program capable of causing catastrophic industrial damage, a move that Russia called illegitimate. The U.S. Treasury Department alleged that the Russian government-backed Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics – also known by its Russian acronym, […]

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Russia’s Flying Spaghetti Monster chief arrested over ‘banned political party’

Russia's leader of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been arrested amid claims he's an opposition im-pasta. Mikhail Iosilevich, 43, faces up to six years in prison after pledging allegiance to a god made of spaghetti and meatballs. The head of the country's "pastafarians" won a legal battle for the right to pose […]

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Vaccine initiative now covers almost entire world, but not U.S. or Russia

China's entry into the COVAX initiative means the list of non-participants in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines has dwindled down to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, the U.S. and five small island countries or micro-states. Breaking it down: 183 countries with a combined 93% of the world's population are either eligible for […]

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Man ‘killed step-daughter by battering her 60 times when she couldn’t use potty’

A man has been accused of beating his two-year-old step-daughter to death when she didn't use a potty properly. Anton Proskurin, 40, allegedly hit little Ksenia Dubrovina 60 times on her head and body before she died. He is said to have attacked the child after she weed on the floor instead of using a […]

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Nurse who didn’t know partner is convicted killer finds daughters raped and dead

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A nurse who met her new partner on a dating app not realising he was a convicted child rapist and murderer came home from work to find her two daughters knifed to death. Police in Russia have […]

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Russia calls Germany's handling of requests on Navalny 'inappropriate'

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister criticized Germany on Wednesday over its handling of official requests by Moscow about the condition of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Interfax news agency reported. Navalny, an opponent of President Vladimir Putin, is being treated in a Berlin hospital where he was taken after falling ill on a Russian domestic […]

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‘Explosive devices’ force universities and shopping centres to evacuate

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Shopping centres and universities are being forced to evacuate amid fears of explosive devices. People are fleeing the buildings in the Russian city of Novosibirsk with education sites receiving reports of explosives. Employees and customers were forced […]

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Woman, 31, stung by scorpion hidden in bunch grapes bought from supermarket

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A woman was hospitalised after she was stung by a scorpion while opening a bunch of grapes from a supermarket. Inga Tsyfarkina, 31, cares for handicapped children and had been given the grapes as a treat for […]

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Kremlin critic Navalny is evacuated to Germany for medical treatment

BERLIN (Reuters) – Gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was evacuated to Germany for medical treatment on Saturday, flown out of the Siberian city of Omsk in an ambulance aircraft and taken to a hospital in Berlin. A long-time opponent of President Vladimir Putin and campaigner against corruption, Navalny collapsed on a plane on Thursday […]