'Istanbul airport bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals'

'Istanbul airport bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals'

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 43 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul`s main airport this week were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.

Russian ambassador denies Moscow supporting Taliban

Russia`s ambassador to Afghanistan denied on Monday that Moscow was giving its backing to the Taliban in its fight against Islamic State militants.

Assad hails Iran, Russia role in war on terror

Iran and Russia have been the crucial allies of the Syrian government throughout the long-running conflict in Syria.

Shocking! Russian chopped off his girlfriend's head and had sex with it

Shocking! Russian chopped off his girlfriend's head and had sex with it

Aleksandr was declared mentally ill and has been detained in a psychiatric institute.

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark `world war`

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark `world war`

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.

Syrian Kurdish forces said to capture most of rebel-held former military airport

Kurdish-led fighters, aided by heavy Russian bombing, captured a rebel-held former Syrian army military airport near the border with Turkey overnight as they expand in the strategic area where the Syrian army was making rapid advances, a monitor and rebels said on Thursday.

Speeding car of Russian diplomat hits biker at south Delhi

 A diplomat from the Russian Embassy allegedly hit a biker with his speeding car, rammed into a barricade and later assaulted a police official at south Delhi's Moti Bagh area on Wednesday, following which Delhi Police has written to the Home Ministry seeking information on the diplomat's identity and position.

Chechen strongman confirms man beheaded by IS was Russian

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday confirmed the man executed by the Islamic State group in a recent video was a Chechen from Russia.

India, Russia joint military exercise begins

Indian and Russian armies on Tuesday commenced their two-week INDRA-2015 joint military exercise at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, over 350 km from here.

'Russian' drone downed by Turkey close to Syria border

Turkish fighter jets shot down an unidentified drone which entered its air space near the Syrian border, with the US military saying "all indications" showed that the unmanned vehicle was Russian.

Surprises galore in hurdles: Russian Sergey Shubenkov wins men's title, Jamaican Williams gets women's crown

Surprises galore in hurdles: Russian Sergey Shubenkov wins men's title, Jamaican Williams gets women's crown

Sergey Shubenkov ran a Russian record to win 110 metres hurdles gold at the world championships on Friday, storming down the track in 12.98 seconds, while Danielle Williams won women's title as the favourites and global leaders crumbled under pressure around her.​Hansle Parchment of Jamaica was second in 13.03 and Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt claimed bronze in 13.04 seconds.

Free-diving legend Natalia Molchanova missing, feared dead off coast of Spain

Free-diving legend Natalia Molchanova missing, feared dead off coast of Spain

Regarded as one of the greatest free-divers of all time, Natalia Molchanova is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive off the Mediterranean island of Formentera.

Ex-Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry wants 24/7 testing

Ex-Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry wants 24/7 testing

Zimbabwe`s two-time Olympic 200m backstroke champion Kirsty Coventry says the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should bring in 24/7 testing and more lifetime bans amidst the latest accusations of mass doping in athletics.

Accused Russian Taliban faces unprecedented US trial

  A former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter goes on trial on Thursday as the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in US federal court.

Formula One cars could be targeted by hackers, warns Russian IT expert Eugene Kaspersky

Formula One cars could be targeted by hackers, warns Russian IT expert Eugene Kaspersky

A Russian information security specialist has warned that internet activists can hack Formula One cars as the onboard computers are connected to the internet.

Indian American teenager killed during Russian roulette game

 An 18-year-old Indian American teenager from the US state of Texas was killed during a game of Russian roulette, media reported.

Russian billionaire wins round two of 'most expensive divorce' saga

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev`s divorce settlement of four billion Swiss francs -- billed the costliest break-up of all time -- may not be so expensive after all.

Former Portsmouth FC owner Vladimir Antonov loses extradition case

Former Portsmouth FC owner Vladimir Antonov loses extradition case

The former owner of English football club Portsmouth on Wednesday lost a High Court bid to avoid extradition to Lithuania, where he faces £400 million ($608 million, 540 million euros) fraud charges.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
 

Ivan Gakhov puts out Saket Myneni in Chennai

Ivan Gakhov puts out Saket Myneni in Chennai

Fifth seeded Ivan Gakhov of Russia once again demonstrated fluent serving and stroke play to get past top seed Saket Myneni 6-3, 7-6(1), en route to the semi-finals of the MCC-S.R.Subramaniam Memorial ITF Men's Futures tennis tournament here on Thursday.