Monday, March 18, 2013

Two dead in suicide attack at Pakistan court

18.03.2013, 12:36
At least two people were killed and more than 20 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded court complex in northwest Pakistan Monday, a minister said.
Several gunmen attacked the complex in the city of Peshawar, including a suicide bomber who blew himself up, said the Information Minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mian Iftikhar Hussain.Two people have been killed and 23 injured, he told reporters, adding that firing was continuing inside the complex.
Source: Voice of Russia

Saturday, March 16, 2013

US to boost missile defense against North Korea, Iran

16.03.2013, 07:36
The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to a West Coast-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles. Defense officials confirm the move, saying it's in response to recent threats from North Korea to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons.
"The reason that we are doing what we are doing and the reason we are advancing our program here for homeland security is to not take any chances, is to stay ahead of the threat and to assure any contingency," Hagel said.A portion of the $1 billion cost of the expanded system will come from scrapping the final phase of a missile defense system the U.S. is building in Europe.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Exercises of strategic nuclear forces completed in Russia

20.10.2012, 20:13
Large-scale exercises of the Strategic Nuclear Forces under the command of President Vladimir Putin have completed in Russia, the president’s press-secretary Dmitri Peskov reports.
He says that these were the first nuclear force exercises on such a large scale in Russia’s modern history.On Friday, a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region.
Source: Voice of Russia

Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

2.03.2013, 07:38
President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert.
Obama acted Friday, the deadline for the president and Congress to avoid the steep, one-year cuts.Obama has insisted on replacing the cuts, known as a "sequester" in government budget language, with tax increases and cuts spread out over time. Republicans have rejected any plan that included tax revenue.
Source: Voice of Russia

Friday, March 1, 2013

UFOs spotted near the International Space Station (VIDEO)

15.01.2013, 14:20
Since the beginning of 2013, numerous UFOs have been spotted in space near the International Space Station (ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth. Videos have appeared on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different shapes, some moving very slowly, others rapidly hurtling through space.
YouTube user “Streetcap1” shared two videos in which unidentified silver objects were moving slowly near the curvature of the Earth, and two objects, one circular, the other disc-shape, were outside the ISS on New Year's Day.
Source: Voice of Russia

New ship will make Russia superpower on sea, experts say

Andrei Smirnov
27.11.2012, 15:40
Russia intends to strengthen its security on sea with a heavy air-capable cruiser of a new generation. The cruiser is expected to be put to use in the Russian navy in 2020.
The new aircraft carrier will combine the properties of a command and control vessel and that of a powerful defensive ship. It is also planned to fit up this cruiser with the most advanced equipment that has no analogues in the world.The main purpose of such a ship is to deliver strikes at targets in the air, on water, on land and even in space. The latter task will be achieved if the ship works in a tandem with a group of orbital facilities.
Source: Voice of Russia

Davos 2013: world leaders to discuss aliens, super-humans, and immortals

Yulia Zamanskaya
25.01.2013, 15:01
This year, apart from the traditional economic concerns, the program of the World Economic Forum in Davos is scheduled to address a number of highly controversial issues which have been kept classified for decades. Called the 'X factors', these issues include the potential risks of medically induced enhancement of cognitive abilities, prolongation of human life, and discovery of extraterrestrial life.
After reading the Executive Summary of the WEF 2013 one is left with an impression that he has just read the scenario for the next 'X Files' episode. Runaway climate change, rogue deployment of geoengeneering, and digital wildfires are just a few issues that the readers of the Executive Summary can find not only unconventional but also futuristic. Nonetheless, all of these themes are due to be discussed under the rubric of the 'X Factors'
Source: Voice of Russia

Hitler is back?

N. Pavlova
18.11.2012, 10:06
Recently the name of Adolf Hitler, the former leader of National Socialism, who drew the German people and the whole humankind into the bloodiest war of the XX century, which burned the lives of 60 million people, has more and more often appeared in mass media.
Hitler's name has been surfacing here and there in different context. In Austria the tomb stone on Hitler's parent's grave was destroyed, since it had turned into a place of worship of neo-Nazi and extremists. Turkey banned the video with Germany's Reichkanzler advertising men's shampoo. In India the owner of a men's clothing store called his store with the Fuhrer's name in order to draw customers, causing the Jewish community of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat to appeal to have him change the store sign.Last summer, the Italian prosecutors received a signal that some wine trader sold wine in bottles with the labels depicting the portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The prosecutors started investigation based on the complaint filed by an American couple, whose relatives died in Oswenzim. In Great Britain the bed linen that had belonged to the creator of the Third Reich was sold at an auction for 2000 pounds.
Source: Voice of Russia

Pentagon learns to control rats over Internet

1.03.2013, 11:59
After 15 years of research, the US government may be well on its way to control people’s minds, as American scientist report they have discovered a way to transmit information from one brain to another via Internet and control the thoughts of test subjects.
During a lab test, a group of scientists allegedly captured the thoughts of a rat in Brazil and transmitted them via Internet to the brain of a rat in the US.They say as soon as the US rat received the thoughts of its Brazilian counterpart it began to mimic its behavior.
Source: Voice of Russia

'I salute the former Soviet Union' - interview with Dr. Zalmay Gulzad

John Robles
28.02.2013, 20:28
The former Soviet Union built everything in Afghanistan including the bases which the US is now occupying, the United States is supporting Radical Islamic groups, including Chechen terrorists, to destabilize countries they are targetting. Syria is the most secular progressive country in the Muslim World yet i being attacked by the West and all of the US actions are back-firing on them, they believe that quick victory is the proper route. They are worng. All of theses issues were discussed in an interview with Dr. Zalmay Gulzad, an Afghan native who teaches Political Science at Harold Washington College in Chicago.
Source: Voice of Russia

Sochi 2014 Committee appoints volunteer team

1.03.2013, 14:17
The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has completed the formation of a volunteer team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The committee considered about 200,000 bids, including from nationals of more than 100 countries.Most hopefuls applied for working at ceremonies and providing transportation and translation services.
Source: Voice of Russia

Russia's Arctic strategy: development and innovations

Polina Chernitsa
22.02.2013, 16:16
With many countries having their eyes on the Arctic and its rich resources, the region is becoming the intersection of strategic interests and economic ambitions.
Countries of the Artic rim should be aware of the worst-case scenario and work closely together to avert it. Experts polled by the Voice of Russia agree that Russia’s new strategy for the development of its Artic territories, which was rubberstamped by President Vladimir Putin this week, is a major step forward along this path.A project of unprecedented scale in Russia’s post-Soviet history, it outlines the key Arctic policy priorities and sets a wide range of tasks from socio-economic development and ecological security to tighter border protection and the expansion of international ties. Those are the ambitious targets that Russia must work towards consistently if it wants to secure its positions in the Arctic. Inland mineral resources are rapidly shrinking and will be fully exhausted in 30-40 years, scientists warn, while hidden beneath the untapped Arctic shelf are vast reserves of hydrocarbons. Melting Arctic seas are making them easier to get at. Sergei Pikin is Director of the Energy Development Fund.
Source: Voice of Russia

Coca-Cola habit as decisive factor that leads to woman's death in New Zealand: coroner

12.02.2013, 12:09
A New Zealand woman consumed 10 liters of Coca-Cola every day, which eventually played its role in her death, according to a local coroner’s statement released today, a news agency is reporting. The soft drink producer should warn people about health consequences, the coroner says.
Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old woman from New Zealand, drank not less than 10 liters of the fizzy drink every day for years before her death, coroner David Crerar found.He said the woman suffered from a number of health conditions, but her Coke habit was the major factor that aggravated the situation and she finally died of the cardiac arrhythmia in February 2010.
Source: Voice of Russia

iPhone app to test urine for diseases,

1.03.2013, 13:14
An iPhone application to test urine for diseases using your smart phone will soon be released by Biosense Technologies.
Head of the company, Myshkin Ingawale, claims the uChek can detect up to 25 conditions, including diabetes, urinary tract infection, and pre-clampsia.You won’t need to pee on your phone, the 29-year-old says. The app uses the phone's camera to analyze the urine upon six to ten criteria. These include levels of glucose, proteins, and ketones. The app will analyze a chemical strip that changes color as it reacts to your urine and show results and general recommendations on the monitor.
Source: Voice of Russia

News space missile complex will be created

1.03.2013, 19:11
There are plans to create a new space missile complex for the launches of the heavy Amur missile carrier on the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East, the Roscosmos Head Vladimir Popovkin said at a session of the Roscosmos.
According to plan, the first launching from the Vostochny Cosmodrome will be carried out at the end of 2015, and the first launching of a piloted ship is set for 2018.Voice of Russia, Interfax
Source: Voice of Russia

Musharraf to return to Pakistan

1.03.2013, 21:29
After 5 years in self-imposed exile, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is to return to Pakistan to take part in the next parliamentary elections expected to be held in May.
The announcement came in London Friday.It is not clear how Musharraf is going to avoid arrest under a warrant issued by a Pakistani court in 2011 in connection with the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Source: Voice of Russia

Fabrics Matter: Revamping Pajamas For Men

Early on in life, most men do not give a second thought to what constitutes functional pajamas. Sleeping in a T-shirt and boxers or in the buff was what he did because it was the simplest and most natural thing to do. Later on in life, there comes a time when a man might decide to invest in a good pair of pajamas. Perhaps he now has children and it is a matter of covering up appropriately around the kids. Perhaps he lives a comfortable life and wants to treat himself to the luxury of the finest silk against his skin. Perhaps he lives in a climate where the temperatures plummet in the winter and staying warm requires extra effort. Consider the following different kinds of pajamas for men that are now available on the market and their pros and cons.

Full Flannel Pajamas

These are the classic style, full-coverage pajamas you often see family men wearing in the L.L.Bean catalog, Christmas edition. Their middle name is cozy. They go well with chicken noodle soup and a golden retriever at your side. Cotton flannel is known for its warmth and luxurious softness. It is a natural fiber that does not hold body odors. Cotton flannel does not stretch, making a good loose fit important. They are available in every price range and in every department store in an array of styles, colors and patterns. Although many pajama sets include a top and bottom, some men forgo the top, preferring just the pajama bottoms with a T-shirt because the top can be too warm. Whether you adopt the flannel top or not depends on the temperature of your home at night.

Fleece Pajamas

Fleece is considered a pretty new fabric technology, engineered for its superior lightness-to-warmth ratio and ability to wick away sweat and moisture. It is a synthetic fiber, so it carries a different energetic vibration than natural fibers. Usually fleece does not trap body odors the way nylons can. Fleece can attract static, but washes very conveniently. It is superiorly warm, perfect for cold climates and full coverage. The pajama pants can double as athletic pants or sweatpants.

Cotton and Cotton Blend Pajamas

Spun from America's favorite natural fiber, cotton pajamas are usually in the form of stretch knit and some are mixed with polyester for strength and economy. Because of its natural breathability and purity, 100% cotton tends to feel softer and more comfortable against the skin. Cotton pajamas are best for warm environments or for those people who run hot and overheat in some of the warmer fabrics.

Silk Pajamas

Historically, silk has been the textile of the emperors. Silk is renowned for its luxurious texture, luminous visual quality, weightlessness and sensual undertones. Do not be fooled by polyester imitations with the same look but a very different texture. Silk pajamas for men can be the equivalent of women's lingerie. They can serve as an artful way to add to the bedroom experience. Silk is a light fabric, but miraculously strong. However, it does not give or stretch, so proper fit is vital for ensuring comfort and freedom of movement.

A Good Terrycloth Bathrobe

For men who prefer to sleep in undergarments or nude, consider a bathrobe for convenient, appropriate coverage when moving around outside the bedroom.

Laura Wheelock is the creator of Cool Wicking PJs, an online store specializing in moisture wicking products to wick away night sweats and sweating at night. Wicking sleepwear is available for men and women.For helpful information on wicking pajamas for men, visit

Son of Nikita Khrushchev Says Father and JFK Could Have Ended Cold War

Rob Sachs
18.10.2012, 05:14
WASHINGTON – While most Americans only know the side of President John F. Kennedy on the Cuban Missile Crisis, few know the Russian perspective.
To do this, host Rob Sachs spoke with Sergey Khrushchev, visiting professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University and son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, to get the complete history of the historic
Source: Voice of Russia

Telecommunications briefly disrupted by magnetic storm

1.03.2013, 20:49
After six weeks of calm, global telecommunications have been briefly disrupted by a moderate magnetic storm, caused by a gust of solar wind reaching the Earth’s atmosphere.
Solar wind is a stream of electrically charged particles hitting the Earth at about 600 kilometers a second.Voice of Russia, RIA
Source: Voice of Russia

Private US SpaceX rocket Falcon-9 launched

1.03.2013, 20:02
Private space firm SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Friday carrying a resupply capsule to the International Space Station, NASA television showed.
The rocket rapidly reached orbital altitude where it deployed the Dragon vehicle, carrying 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) of supplies, on what was the firm's third launch and second mission to the ISS.Voice of Russia, AFP
Source: Voice of Russia

Kurils rattled by quake

1.03.2013, 20:40
A series of three closely-timed earthquakes – measuring 6.7, 6.3 and 6.6 on the Richter scale – has shaken parts of the Russian Far East.
The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean a little more than 100km to the southeast of Severo-Kurilsk on Paramushir Island of the Kuril chain. The shocks were felt as far as Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Kamchatka Peninsula.There is no word of damage or casualties in the quakes.