Who can visit Russia WITHOUT a VISA in 2023

Residents of some 25 countries enjoy a visa-free regime with Russia. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Citizens of most of the post-Soviet states can visit Russia without a visa. Countries like Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belaru ...

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Sunday, 29 January 2023
Protests sweep across Afghanistan over burning of Quran in Sweden, Netherlands

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 29 (ANI): Widespread protests swept Afghanistan after the Holy Quran was desecrated in parts of Europe like Sweden and the Netherlands. Numerous people condemned the action as they gathered in Kabul and calle ...

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Sunday, 29 January 2023
Memphis police dissolve ‘Scorpion Unit’ after videos of police beating up man in US released

Washington [US], January 29 (ANI): The Memphis Police Department announced on Saturday the deactivation of the ‘Scorpion Unit’ to which the police officers belonged who reportedly were involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29- ...

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Sunday, 29 January 2023
Israel to ‘Strengthen’ Settlements After Attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday announced a series of punitive steps against the Palestinians, including plans to beef up Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank in response to a pair of shooting attacks that k ...

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Sunday, 29 January 2023
MP: Minor girl raped after intoxicating her in Bhopal, 2 persons held

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], January 27 (ANI): Two persons were arrested in connection with a rape case of a thirteen-year-old girl by intoxicanting her drink in the state capital Bhopal, a police officer said on Friday. The incide ...

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Saturday, 28 January 2023
Lower US mortgage rates prompt hopes of recovering housing market

WASHINGTON D.C.: In December 2022, US existing home sales declined to a 12-year low, but lower mortgage rates raised cautious optimism about the steady recovery of housing market. Now, a report from the National Association of Realtors ...

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Friday, 27 January 2023
The Week In Russia: ‘A Great Sin’

I’m Steve Gutterman, the editor of RFE/RL’s Russia/Ukraine/Belarus Desk. Welcome to The Week In Russia, in which I dissect the key developments in Russian politics and society over the previous week and look at what’s ahead. To receive ...

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Friday, 27 January 2023
Govt Mental Healthcare Institutions in deplorable conditions: NHRC

New Delhi [India], January 25 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Wednesday that all the 46 Government Mental Healthcare Institutions across the country are in deplorable conditions and depict pathetic handling by ...

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Thursday, 26 January 2023
US Abortion Pill Maker, Doctor Challenge State Curbs in Lawsuits

A maker of abortion pills and a doctor have filed lawsuits challenging state restrictions on the medication, in the first lawsuits of their kind since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal constitutional right to abortion. In a ...

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Thursday, 26 January 2023
Public viewing held for last Hawaiian princess at Honolulu palace

HONOLULU, Hawaii: The casket bearing Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, long considered the last Hawaiian princess, has gone on public viewing in the Lolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. The casket, handcrafted from a 165-year-old ko ...

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Thursday, 26 January 2023
Flames look to avoid letdown vs. West-worst Blackhawks

The way the Calgary Flames see it, they’ve turned a corner and are looking like the team they were supposed to be. Calgary’s home clash with the cellar-dwelling Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday is an opportunity to prove it. The Flames ...

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Thursday, 26 January 2023
Three people rescued after portion of several houses collapsed in Agra’s Dhuliya Ganj area

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 26 (ANI): Three people of a family were injured in Dhuliya Ganj area here when back portion of about five to six houses collapsed during excavation work of an inn, a senior official said Thursday. ...

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Thursday, 26 January 2023