Siberia

Male woolly mammoths often met disastrous ends: Study

Male woolly mammoths often met disastrous ends: Study

Researchers analysed 98 woolly mammoth specimens collected from various parts of Siberia and discovered that the fossilised remains more often came from males of the species than females.

Nov 03, 2017, 14:36 PM IST

Eight missing in flooded Russian diamond mine

Eight miners are missing after Russia`s largest diamond mine in Siberia was flooded and efforts are on to locate them.

Aug 05, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain`s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

The Tu-154 jet, whose passengers included more than 60 members of the internationally-renowned Red Army Choir, was heading to Russia`s military base in Syria.

Dec 27, 2016, 11:59 AM IST

Act of terror `not at forefront` of plane crash probe: Kremlin

The probe into the Russian plane crash that killed 92 people on Sunday is not considering an act of terror as a strong possible cause of the accident, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

Dec 26, 2016, 15:44 PM IST

Death toll rises to 71 from toxic bath essence in Russia's Siberia

The death toll in Siberia from people drinking bath essence containing methanol rose to 71 today, the Russian health ministry said.

Dec 22, 2016, 14:01 PM IST

Death toll rises to 71 from toxic bath essence in Russia

Impoverished drinkers in Russia often turn to cheap vodka substitutes such as perfumes and cleansers because they cost far less than legitimate alcoholic drinks.
 

Dec 22, 2016, 12:47 PM IST
Vladimir Putin demands curbs on surrogate alcohol after 62 die in Siberia

Vladimir Putin demands curbs on surrogate alcohol after 62 die in Siberia

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday demanded restrictions on the sale of surrogate alcohol after at least 62 people died in Siberia from drinking bath oil laced with methylated spirit in search of alcoholic highs.

Dec 21, 2016, 18:19 PM IST
Russia: 33 dead in Siberia after drinking bath essence

Russia: 33 dead in Siberia after drinking bath essence

The Investigative Committee has launched a probe into the deaths caused by drinking a liquid labelled as hawthorn-scented bath essence and has detained two people.
 

Dec 19, 2016, 16:16 PM IST
Russian military plane with 39 onboard crashes in Siberia, no casualties reported

Russian military plane with 39 onboard crashes in Siberia, no casualties reported

A plane carrying Russian soldiers crashed early Monday, seriously injuring 16, the defence ministry said, quoted by Russian news agencies.

Dec 19, 2016, 12:12 PM IST
Giant snowballs discovered along Siberia's coast leaves locals puzzled!

Giant snowballs discovered along Siberia's coast leaves locals puzzled!

A similar phenomenon was witnessed in the Gulf of Finland in December 2014, and on Lake Michigan in December 2015.

Nov 07, 2016, 09:50 AM IST
Undeterred by unrest, migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir

Undeterred by unrest, migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir

Undeterred by the prolonged unrest in Kashmir, hundreds of migratory birds are reaching this wetland reserve daily to keep their annual tryst with the Valley.

Oct 30, 2016, 12:53 PM IST
MI-8 helicopter crashes in Russia's Siberia; 21 killed, 3 evacuated

MI-8 helicopter crashes in Russia's Siberia; 21 killed, 3 evacuated

Twenty-one people were killed and three others rescued after an MI-8 helicopter crash-landed in Russian Siberia`s Yamal Peninsula on Friday night due to poor weather conditions.

Oct 22, 2016, 08:54 AM IST

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing today

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing today as it was battling forest blazes in Siberia, authorities said.

Jul 01, 2016, 14:03 PM IST
Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects. 

Jun 09, 2016, 21:51 PM IST
Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia; 15 killed

Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia; 15 killed

Fifteen people were killed in Russia on Thursday when a civilian helicopter crashed in Siberia, regional authorities said.

Nov 26, 2015, 15:32 PM IST
30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

Scientists have discovered a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus in deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia.

Sep 10, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

Refugees threaten Europe's Christian roots, says Hungary's Orban

The influx of refugees into Europe threatens to undermine the continent`s Christian roots and governments must control their borders before they can decide how many asylum seekers they can take, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Sep 03, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

Russia probes Kremlin critic ally after nixing vote registration

 Russian investigators on Wednesday questioned a top ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after excluding his coalition from a regional election. 

Aug 12, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

Native Americans came from Australasia not Siberia: Scientists

Debunking the latest discovery claiming that the first people to reach the Americas came from Siberia, now in Russia, around 23,000 years ago, new research proposes that native Americans living in the Amazon bear an unexpected genetic connection to indigenous people in Australasia.

Jul 24, 2015, 17:42 PM IST