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World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov is currently moored in Murmansk where it is being loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.
May 20, 2018
The couple held hands throughout and exchanged vows in a Church of England service modified to reflect the bride's heritage and strong sense of independence.
May 20, 2018
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled the violence for Bangladesh, where they squat in bamboo and tarpaulin shacks on dirt slopes.
May 16, 2018
Angry protests greeted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London on Tuesday as he met Queen Elizabeth II and held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.
May 16, 2018
A massive plume of volcanic ash burst from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue warnings about air quality and the likelihood of a major eruption.
May 16, 2018
The highly treasured, brightly coloured Kondapalli toys are under threat from deforestation, and in particular the rampant exploitation of the Tella Poniki tree.
May 16, 2018
A global arms watchdog on Wednesday confirmed that chlorine was "likely used as a chemical weapon" in a February attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb.
May 16, 2018
Islamic State, which has claimed the deadly knife attack in Paris this weekend, released a video on Sunday of a young man it claims was the attacker pledging allegiance to the jihadi group.
May 14, 2018
The European Union should set a "final deadline" of next month for Britain to resolve the conundrum of its border with Ireland after Brexit, France's top diplomat said Sunday.
May 14, 2018
Citing CCTV footage from the scene, East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said a man and a woman on the bike stopped at the security checkpoint.
May 14, 2018
Iranian officials have condemned Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 deal, which had lifted sanctions in exchange for curbs to Iran's nuclear programme.
May 09, 2018
The US president is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will re-impose economic sanctions on Tehran -- effectively pulling the US out -- but that does not mean the deal is dead and buried.
May 08, 2018
The Lifeline Express has been providing free treatment to the needy in deepest India for nearly three decades.
May 08, 2018
Iraqi warplanes carried out a raid Sunday targeting Islamic State group commanders in eastern Syria, in the second such strike on the jihadists since mid-April, the premier's office said.
May 07, 2018
Other possible sites reportedly included Mongolia and Switzerland.
May 07, 2018
Twitter announced a deal Monday to collaborate with Disney on content, particularly live events from the entertainment giant's sports arm ESPN.
May 01, 2018
US President Donald Trump once more attacked the Iran nuclear deal as "horrible" Monday, as he faces a May 12 deadline to decide on the fate of the accord.
May 01, 2018
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum on Monday put out word that he is leaving Facebook, which bought the smartphone messaging service four years ago for $19 billion.
May 01, 2018
According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, some 2,900 people have arrived in Evros so far this month, mostly Syrian and Iraqi families.
May 01, 2018
The government, meanwhile, controls 56.3 percent of the districts, with the remainder considered "contested."
May 01, 2018
Smartphone size has gone through a process of evolution, starting out large, then becoming smaller, and then back towards larger again. T
April 30, 2018
The UN on Thursday hailed a significant increase in women listed as inventors in global patent filings over the past decade, but warned a pronounced gender gap remained.
April 26, 2018
The death toll from an oil well explosion in Indonesia has climbed to 21, with dozens of others in hospital, authorities said Thursday, as they extinguished the towering blaze.
April 26, 2018
Kolkata is one of the last places on earth where pulled rickshaws still feature in daily life, but Ansari is among a dying breed still eking a living from this back-breaking labour.
April 26, 2018
Britain's Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.
April 24, 2018
Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.
April 20, 2018
Her 93-year-old husband, who was at her side until the end, holding her hand, was said to be heart-broken at the loss of "his beloved Barbara."
April 19, 2018
The right-wing opposition say the bill is too soft but left-wing parties and NGOs have branded it repressive.
April 19, 2018
Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use.
April 17, 2018
Saturday's strikes targeted three alleged chemical weapons facilities in response to what the West says was a gas attack on the town of Douma that killed dozens of people.
April 16, 2018