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Russian bombers in Venezuela amid tension with U.S.  5.00

Russian bombers in Venezuela amid tension with U.S. Two Russian bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield where they will carry out training flights for several days, the Russian defense ministry said Wednesday.

The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers landed at Venezuela's Libertador military airfield and "will spend several days carrying out training flights over neutral waters, after which they will return to the base," the ministry added. read more...read more...

Zimbabwe leaders said to agree to power-sharing deal  Rate it

Zimbabwe leaders said to agree to power-sharing deal A power-sharing deal has been reached between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, South African President Thabo Mbeki said.

Mbeki, who mediated the talks in Harare for the Southern African Development Community, said the deal would be signed Monday but did not give details of the agreement. read more...read more...

Thousands stranded by Channel Tunnel fire  5.00

Thousands stranded by Channel Tunnel fire Authorities on Thursday halted all traffic running through the 50-kilometer (30-mile) Chunnel after a fire broke out inside the tunnel, which runs between Britain and France underneath the English Channel, Eurotunnel and fire officials said.

The fire started on a shuttle train carrying freight as it approached France, Eurotunnel said. No passenger trains were going through the tunnel at the time of the fire. read more...read more...

'Mythical' animal finally poses for camera  4.00

'Mythical' animal finally poses for camera Rare images of an African animal so elusive that it was once believed to be mythical have been released.

The okapi is a shy animal related to the giraffe, with zebra-like stripes on its rear. It is native to the tropical rainforests of Africa but is now known to live only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. read more...read more...