Queen bumblebees survive underwater for days: study

Queen bumblebees can surprisingly withstand days underwater, according to a study published yesterday, suggesting they could withstand increased floods brought on by climate change that threaten their winter hibernation burrows.

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How European trash illegally ends up in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, are facing an influx of illegal waste shipments from industrialized nations, with a considerable amount trafficked from Europe

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Russia orders fresh evacuations in Siberia amid flood fears

Russian authorities yesterday began fresh evacuations from towns and villages in western Siberia threatened by devastating floods that have swept the region and neighbouring Kazakhstan.

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Astronomers find largest black hole in Milky Way

Astronomers identified the largest stellar black hole yet discovered in the Milky Way, with a mass 33 times that of the Sun, according to a study published yesterday.

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6 Ukrainians killed in Russian shelling

Russian shelling killed six people in the eastern Ukraine region of Donetsk, authorities said yesterday, as Moscow’s forces aim to push deeper into the war-battered industrial region.

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Nobel-winning 'God particle' physicist Higgs dies aged 94

Higgs used ground-breaking theoretical work to help explain how the Universe has mass, thus resolving one of the greatest puzzles in physics and earning him a place alongside Albert Einstein and Max Planck in textbooks

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RUSSIA’S URALS / Record floods triggered by melting snow

Swiftly melting snow triggered the worst recorded flooding in Russia’s Ural Mountains, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes as some of Europe’s biggest rivers swelled to bursting point.

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Water level in Russia’s Orsk ‘critical’

A major flood in the Russian city of Orsk forced thousands of people to evacuate, with Moscow reporting a “critical” situation yesterday and warning of danger water levels in Siberia.

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4,000 people evacuated

Russia yesterday said it had evacuated 4,000 people in the Orenburg region, in the southern Urals near Kazakhstan, due to flooding after a dam burst.

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Russia fired 3,000 bombs at Ukraine in March alone

Russia fired over 3,000 guided aerial bombs, 600 drones and 400 missiles at Ukraine in March alone, President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday.

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Russia extends detention of US-Russian journo

A Russian court yesterday extended until June 5 the pre-trial detention of US-Russian journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, who faces 15 years in prison on charges of spreading “false information,” according to her employer.

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Why Russia is protecting North Korea from nuclear monitors

Through the most tense encounters with President Vladimir V Putin’s Russia over the past decade, there has been one project in which Washington and Moscow have claimed common cause: keeping North Korea from expanding its arsenal of nuclear weapons

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Russia hits energy, gas infrastructure in Ukraine

The Russian air force has conducted a massive strike on objects of energy infrastructure and the gas industry in Ukraine, Russian defence ministry said yesterday.

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Resist ‘logic of weapons’

Pope Francis urged the world to resist “the logic of weapons” in his Easter message at the Vatican yesterday, easing growing health fears as he greeted thousands of Catholics.

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Peru president’s home raided

Peruvian authorities yesterday raided President Dina Boluarte’s home as part of an ongoing corruption investigation related to undisclosed luxury watches.

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Dutch hostage drama over, suspect held

A hostage drama in the Netherlands that lasted several hours yesterday ended without bloodshed as all four hostages were freed and police took the suspect into custody.

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Evidence links attackers to Ukrainians

Russia’s Investigative Committee said yesterday it had uncovered evidence that the gunmen who killed 143 people in an attack on a concert hall last week were linked to “Ukrainian nationalists”.

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Three dead, 10 hurt in Russian attacks on Ukraine

Russian attacks on eastern and southern Ukraine killed three people and wounded 10 others, officials said yesterday, as Moscow said it had downed a barrage of Ukrainian rockets.

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