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Spy who saved President Roosevelt’s life during WWII honored with monument

Related topics RussiaSpySVRRooseveltWWII Advertisement At the quite cemetery of the capital Troekurovsky, was unveiled the opening of a monument to legendary spy of the Soviet Union, Gevork Vartanyan Andreyevich. “Gevork Vartanian was born on February 17, 1924 in Rostov-on-Don in the family of Iranian citizen Andrew Vartanian. In 1930, when Gevorg was six, the family went to Iran. His father ...

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Seven Tibetans burn themselves in anti-Beijing protests: group

BEIJING (Reuters) – A total of seven Tibetans have set fire to themselves in the past week in protest against what they claim is heavy-handed Chinese rule in the Himalayan region, a human rights group said in a statement issued late on Saturday. Cousins Tsepo, 20, and Tenzin, 25, set themselves aflame outside a government building in Driru County, north ...

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Tens of thousands displaced in Burma unrest

MORE than 22,000 people from mainly Muslim communities have been displaced in western Burma, the UN said yesterday, after a fresh wave of violence and arson that has left dozens dead. Whole neighbourhoods were razed in unrest in Rakhine state this week, which has cast a shadow over the country’s reforms and put further strain on relief efforts in the ...

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7.7-magnitude quake hits Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region: USGS

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) — An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude jolted Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region at 03:04:10 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicenter, with a depth of 17.5 km, was initially determined to be at 52.769 degrees north latitude and 131.927 degrees west longitude. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat ...

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Thousands displaced by ethnic violence in Burma

Renewed ethnic violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in Burma’s western Rakhine state has left thousands displaced, driving them into already overcrowded camps near the state capital, the UN said on Saturday. Thousands of displaced people have surged towards already overcrowded camps in western Myanmar, the UN said Saturday, after vicious new communal violence that has left dozens dead. Seething ...

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UAE calls for a world without n-weapons

Quebec, October 26: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it will remain committed to nuclear disarmament and warned the world against security, political, economic and environmental risk of the nuclear race. Ahmed Obaid Al Mansouri, member of UAE Federal National Council (FNC), said here that the UAE had signed a…

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Uruguay returns independence hero to mausoleum

MONTEVIDEO — The remains of Uruguayan independence hero Jose Artigas were returned to a mausoleum in Montevideo’s main square Friday, a year after they were removed to be restored. The urn was hauled back from Congress to the mausoleum on an artillery caisson pulled slowly by six horses in…

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