Bin Hammam quits FIFA presidential race

Mohamed Bin Hammam withdrew his candidacy from next week's FIFA presidential election on Sunday, hours before facing an inquiry into allegations that he bribed officials to win votes.

// May. 29, 2011 - 13:46 GMT


Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh dies in Moscow after surgery - source

Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh died in Moscow following a lung surgery, a source in the Abkhaz presidential administration said on Sunday.

// May. 29, 2011 - 14:00 GMT


Radiation levels in Russia's Far East remain within norm

Radiation levels remain within the norm in all districts of Russia's Far East, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

// May. 29, 2011 - 15:36 GMT


Classical music fills in for mums in Slovak maternity clinic

Newborns separated from their moms while they undergo medical treatment are being soothed by listening to classical music.

// May. 29, 2011 - 16:40 GMT


Global consequences of Japanese quake

// May. 29, 2011 - 16:47 GMT


Japan's TEPCO restores cooling system at Fukushima's No. 5 reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has restored the cooling system of the nuclear reactor and fuel pool at the No. 5 unit of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the plant operator said on Sunday.

// May. 29, 2011 - 16:47 GMT


Abkhaz President Bagapsh to be buried in his native village in Abkhazia

Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh who has died after a surgery at a Moscow clinic will be buried in his native village in Abkhazia, a source in the Abkhaz presidential administration said on Sunday.

// May. 29, 2011 - 17:19 GMT


Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh and key points of Abkhazia's modern history

Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh, 62, died at Moscow clinic No. 83 of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency after undergoing a surgery on his right lung.

// May. 29, 2011 - 18:40 GMT


NATO air strike kills 16 civilians in south Afghanistan

A NATO air strike has killed 16 and wounded another six civilians in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, an employee of the provincial governor's press service who preferred to stay anonymous told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

// May. 29, 2011 - 19:03 GMT