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Gas explosion at Russian apartment block kills at least five

Gas explosion at Russian apartment block kills at least five

Gas blasts are relatively common in Russia, where Soviet-era infrastructure is ageing and safety requirements are often ignored.

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

Military jet crashes in southern Russia, 2 crewmen missing

Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its military jets has crashed while trying to land in southern Russia and the fate of its two crewmembers is unknown.

Russia convicts accomplices in Volgograd bombing

 A Russian court on Friday convicted four men for helping orchestrate twin suicide blasts in 2013 that killed 34 people, handing down sentences of up to 19 years in detention.

Russia rechecks 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums

Three Russian cities are rechecking their existing and prospective stadiums for 2018 FIFA World Cup after the governing body of international football hinted it may cut the number of arenas.

US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

The US government warned American and foreign airlines that terrorists could try to place explosives disguised as toothpaste on Russia-bound flights.

Security officials confident in Super Bowl plans

Security officials safeguarding Super Bowl 48, mindful of the deadly attacks in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, say they are nevertheless confident they are ready for Sunday`s big game.

US warns visitors to Sochi to stay vigilant

The United States updated its travel alert Friday for the Sochi Winter Olympics, and specifically warned American gays about stringent new anti-gay laws.

No carry-on liquids at Moscow airports for Olympics

All carry-on liquids will be banned at Moscow`s three international airports ahead of next month`s Winter Olympics in Sochi for security concern, the Russian flight authority posted the decision Wednesday.

Despite suicide attacks, IOC chief says Russia will deliver safe Sochi Games

In wake of the Games that are to begin from Feb 7, Putin has ordered some extensive security measures to be put in place.

Putin visits Volgograd, says there can be no justification for suicide attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday paid a visit to Volgograd after two attacks within a span of two days stunned the city, raising the alarm over security ahead of crucial Sochi Games.

US urges closer security ties with Russia for Olympics

The United States Monday called for closer security cooperation with Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics after two deadly bombings in the city of Volgograd, and warned Americans to stay vigilant.

Russia buries dead as Volgograd bombings toll hits 34

Russia beefed up security and mourned its dead as the toll from jarring successive-day suicide strikes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games rose to 34.

Vladimir Putin to keep within the law in terror hunt: UN

Putin made the promise in talks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon following the suicide blasts earlier yesterday and Sunday that left at least 31 people dead.

Volgograd suicide attacks: Vladimir Putin says will fiercely fight terrorists

Just weeks before the crucial Sochi Games are to begin, Russia was stunned by two suicide attacks that killed a total of 31 people within a span of 48 hours, triggering a high alert in the country.

PM condemns terror attack in Russia as "ghastly", writes to Putin

Manmohan Singh on Monday strongly condemned the "ghastly" terrorist attacks in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.

Isinbayeva shocked by attacks in Russian hometown

Russia`s double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva on Monday said she was devastated and shocked by two deadly attacks that have rocked her hometown of Volgograd in southern Russia.

Volgograd suicide attacks `linked`; Russia steps up security ahead of Sochi Games

A day after the horrific attack at a railway station in Russia`s Volgograd, another blast was reported to have taken place on a trolleybus in the city on Monday, killing 10 people.

Russia blast: One child among 16 killed, bomber`s head found

In a suicide attack, a female bomber blew herself up at the entrance of a train station in the Russian city of Volgograd on Sunday killing at least 16 people, including one child.

Female suicide bomber attacks Russian bus, kills six

A female suicide bomber attacked a bus in southern Russia on Monday, authorities said, killing at least six people in the deadliest such blast outside the volatile North Caucasus region in nearly three years.