Radiation levels remain within norm in Russia's Far East

Radiation levels are within the norm in all districts of Russia's Far East, where local authorities introduced daily radiation monitoring following the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant in March.

// May. 01, 2011 - 13:28 GMT

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits southeast Kazakhstan

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake was registered in the southeast of Kazakhstan on Sunday morning, no casualties or destruction were reported as of yet.

// May. 01, 2011 - 13:57 GMT

Hotel fire kills 10, injures 35 people in north-east China

A fire that broke out on Sunday in a hotel in north-east China killed ten and injured another 35 people, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

// May. 01, 2011 - 14:39 GMT

Russia celebrates Spring and Labor Day

Russia celebrates a national holiday, Spring and Labor Day, on May 1, with trade unions and political parties set to hold rallies across the country.

// May. 01, 2011 - 15:26 GMT

Firefighters battle 10 wildfires in Russian Far East

Firefighters have extinguished over 20 wildfires that have emerged in the Russian Far East in the past twenty-four hours and are still battling ten forest fires in the area, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday.

// May. 01, 2011 - 16:30 GMT

Sea piracy in the modern world

// May. 01, 2011 - 17:28 GMT

Raising orphaned polar bear cubs and other animal news

A greyhound dog taking part at an international dog show in Hungary.

// May. 01, 2011 - 17:28 GMT

Singapore tanker seized by suspected pirates off east Africa coast

A Singapore tanker with a 25-member crew has been seized by suspected pirates off the east coast of Africa, The Straits Times reported on Sunday, referring to the Singapore authorities.

// May. 01, 2011 - 17:28 GMT

Global consequences of Japanese quake

// May. 01, 2011 - 18:44 GMT

Japan lifts restrictions on milk supplies from areas near quake-hit nuke plant

Japan's government has lifted restrictions on milk supplies from areas near the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant earlier imposed over radiation contamination concerns, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Sunday, referring to top government spokesman Yukio Edano.

// May. 01, 2011 - 18:44 GMT