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Larger-than-Life Sea Creatures Come to Bellevue Arts Museum

BELLEVUE, WA.- For almost forty years, world-renowned jewelry artist Arline Fisch has rarely created anything but jewelry. Creatures from the Deep, originally commissioned by Racine Art Museum in 2008, challenged the artist to bring her work to a grand scale, using knitting and crocheting techniques to create 'families' of

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One killed, seven injured in Dagestan blast

One killed, seven injured in Dagestan blast

Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least one person was killed and seven people were injured in a blast that ripped through a railway station in Derbent town in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan Friday night, a police source said.

'According to the latest information, the number of wounded

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Russia may soften norms for skilled immigrants

Russia may soften norms for skilled immigrants

Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is considering amendment in its legislation to soften norms for issuing work permits to highly-qualified professionals from abroad.

The lower house of the Russian parliament will consider in its second hearing Friday amendments to a bill on easing entry and work permit procedures for highly-qualified

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Russia to encourage patriotism through computer game

Russia to encourage patriotism through computer game

Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government is working on a project to produce computer games aimed at boosting patriotism among young people.

The communication ministry and a leading software firm 1C have presented a project concerning six flight simulator games that they say are helping to improve Russia's international

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Iraq starts construction of security wall around Baghdad

Iraq starts construction of security wall around Baghdad

Baghdad, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iraqi authorities have started the construction of a security wall around the capital Baghdad, reports the country's Al-Iraqiya TV citing a Baghdad security spokesperson.

The concrete wall with eight checkpoints is to be completed in mid-2011.

It will be equipped with modern surveillance systems to 'block terrorists

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Smoke bomb, eggs thrown at Ukraine speaker

Smoke bomb, eggs thrown at Ukraine speaker

Kiev, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A smoke bomb and eggs were thrown at the Ukraine parliament speaker during a hearing Tuesday to ratify a naval base deal with Russia.

The hearings started with a brawl, and a smoke bomb and eggs were thrown at the speaker Volodymyr Litvyn, while several lawmakers

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Russia bans Gerber baby food from US

Russia bans Gerber baby food from US

Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has banned baby food containing poultry components produced by an Amercian company after the country passed new safety regulations, a top official has said.

Consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor banned the Gerber Products company, one of US' largest producers of baby food, from importing four kinds

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Deceived Russian real-estate investors set up social network site

Deceived Russian real-estate investors set up social network site

Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russians deceived by real estate developers have created a social-networking site in an attempt to bring together some of what they say are thousands of defrauded investors.

The Odnodolshiki.ru website - whose name mirrors the popular Russian Facebook equivalent Odnoklassniki.ru - says there

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Peru to buy eight Russian helicopters

Peru to buy eight Russian helicopters

Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Peru will buy eight Russian helicopters to use them in anti-drug operations, Peru's Defence Minister Rafael Rey has said.

Peru is one of South America's main cocaine producers along with Bolivia and Colombia, the country's El Commercio paper said Friday citing Rafael Rey.

The minister said six

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Poland uncertain whether to reveal black box records

Poland uncertain whether to reveal black box records

Warsaw, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Polish investigators have not yet decided on whether to make public data from flight recorders of the Tu-154 plane, which crashed April 10 in western Russia, killing Poland's first couple and other top officials.

Poland's chief prosecutor Andrzej Seremet said Polish prosecutors will postpone revealing the

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