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Russia tests new anti-missile system amid NATO tensions

The Russian military conducts a test of an upgraded air defense missile in Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan.  (Ministry of Defense of Russia) The Russian military announced Monday the successful test of a new anti-missile rocket designed to help protect Moscow from any incoming threats. The tests of interceptor missiles for the A-135 Anti-Ballistic Missile system were conducted at the Sary-Shagan site ...

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Russian passenger aircraft crashes outside Moscow, reports say

Russia’s S7 Airlines aircraft takes off at the Domodedovo Airport outside Moscow, Russia, November 2, 2017.  (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov) A passenger aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff outside Moscow on Sunday, Russian media reported. The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport with 71 people aboard, REN-TV reported. The Russian Emergencies ...

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'Bomb cyclone' winter storm brings snow, fierce winds to Northeast as bitter cold to follow

A rapidly-intensifying winter storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” targeted the Northeast on Thursday after leaving its deadly mark across the Southeast, snarling travel across the region with snow, ice, bone-chilling winds and a central air pressure similar to that of the devastating Superstorm Sandy. The wicked winter weather left at least three people dead in North Carolina due to ...

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Amtrak train derails in Washington state onto Interstate 5; injuries reported

Injuries were reported after an Amtrak train derailed Monday morning in Washington state outside of Tacoma, causing at least one train car to fall off an overpass and onto an interstate highway, officials said. Amtrak train 501 was traveling southbound from Seattle when it derailed along Interstate 5 about 7:30 a.m. “Injuries and casualties were reported,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Southern California wildfires force mass evacuations around Los Angeles

The relentless wind-whipped wildfires ravaging Southern California are expected to worsen Thursday, as dangerous winds are forecast to fan the flames in different directions and force more evacuations from a region where more than 200,000 people have already fled. Winds on Thursday morning topped 50 mph in the greater Los Angeles area, keeping residents across the region wary after seeing ...

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