Four-year-old girl survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

A four-year-old girl was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in the Russian far north with only her puppy to defend her.

Volcanic eruptions may have caused mass extinction 250 mn years ago

Researchers have suggested that the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, was triggered by contemporaneous volcanic eruptions in Siberia.

Siberian prisoners slash wrists over caste issue

82 prisoners slashed their wrists in protest as they were forced to eat from plates used by inmates of lower castes.