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January 7, 2019 10:46 PM Orthodox Christmas 2019: When do Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas?

ORTHODOX Christians celebrate Christmas on a different day compared to other Christians, but when is the celebration of Christ’s birthday in Orthodox countries? While many Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25, there are some Orthodox Christians who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in January. Orthodox Christians in central and eastern Europe 20

January 6, 2019 4:03 PM World War 3: Iran and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea

IRAN and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea for “peace and stability”, says the commander of the Iranian navy. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has been quoted by semi-official news agency Mehr as saying the two countries are planning “war games” that will be implemented in the “near future”. Iran and Russia have held several 20

December 3, 2018 11:49 AM Russia successfully launches manned Soyuz rocket following October failure

Three astronauts - NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, and Canada's David Saint-Jacques - make it safely into orbit. NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, Canada's David Saint-Jacques were aboard the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday as part of Expedition 58. After launching at 11.31am GMT the three are set to dock at the International 38

November 6, 2018 9:18 AM 'Back from the dead': Aigali Supygaliev turns up two months after burial in Kazakhstan

"When Uncle Aigali walked through the door, my daughter Saule nearly dropped dead of a heart attack," his brother said. Aigali Supygaliev, from Kazakhstan, was pronounced dead after DNA tests on badly burned human remains proved with "with 99.2% certainty" that they were his. Authorities issued an official death certificate and he was "buried" in September 27

October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 42

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM NASA rocket rescue: US and Russian astronauts in ISS emergency after Soyuz rocket failure

A RUSSIAN Soyuz rocket carrying one Russian and one US astronaut has been forced to make an emergency landing after a failure was detected shortly after take-off from Kazakhstan. Russian news agencies reported that booster rockets carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on a mission headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air, forcing the crew to abort 26

July 19, 2018 1:53 PM Denis Ten: Sochi Olympic bronze medallist dies of stab wound in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death at the age of 25. News agency Kazinform reported Ten - who won bronze at Sochi 2014 - was stabbed in the thigh in Almaty on Thursday after two men tried to steal his car mirrors. Ten, twice a World Championship medallist, was rushed to hospital but died three hours later 21

June 14, 2018 4:54 PM Mention of Stalin’s moustache in World Cup commentary baffles viewers

Football fans were left baffled when commentator Clive Tyldesley made a reference to Joseph Stalin’s moustache during the opening game of the World Cup. Minutes after the tournament’s first game between Russia and Saudi Arabia kicked off, Tyldesley made the bizarre reference about the Soviet dictator in comparison to the Russian manager Stanislav Cherchesov’s 30

April 21, 2018 11:39 AM British retailers are furious as Chinese firms 'use loophole to let them ship goods within the UK for fraction of the cost of a postage stamp'

Cheap products are being sold at knock-down prices in Britain by Chinese retailers exploiting a legal loophole that means they can delivered for a fraction of the cost of a postage stamp. British sellers say that subsidised postal rates and as well as a 20 per cent VAT exemption have fuelled the boom in Chinese online selling that is driving them out of business 42

February 11, 2018 11:41 AM Russia aborts rocket launch to the ISS with one minute to go

Roscosmos delays the launch of an unmanned Soyuz rocket carrying supplies to the ISS after cancelling lift-off at the last minute. Roscosmos announced a two-day delay of the Soyuz rocket launch after the lift-off was cancelled, setting a new date of 13 February. In a statement, the agency explained: "During the launch, an order was made for the engines 58