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Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

Edward Snowden Releases First Statement Since Landing In Moscow Edward Snowden Releases First Statement Since Landing In Moscow

Edward Snowden, the man behind the recent NSA spy program leaks, is the most wanted man in the world at the moment. The U.S. government is doing everything it can to bring him back while journalists are still scouring a …

Pride Parade in Russia Leads to Arrests Pride Parade in Russia Leads to Arrests

Pride Parades in the U.S. this weekend come hot on the heels of victories for marriage equality advocates. The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional. Proposition 8 in California, which banned same-sex …

Next Angry Birds Update is Russian-Themed Next Angry Birds Update is Russian-Themed
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Though the Angry Birds brand has embraced new seasons, movie tie-ins, and even Star Wars, all of the game series’ success can be traced back to the original Angry Birds game. Released in 2009, the game dominated Apple’s App Store …

Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught
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Over the past month, a number of NSA spy programs have been revealed thanks to some leaked documents that came from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It appears that he’s not done leaking either, and things could get much interesting …

Edward Snowden Is Now In Russia, Is Seeking Asylum In Ecuador Edward Snowden Is Now In Russia, Is Seeking Asylum In Ecuador

Edward Snowden, the man behind a series of leaks that exposed NSA spy programs, is now on the run from the U.S. He was originally lying low in Hong Kong, but now he’s going to try the Wikileaks escape route. …

Gay Pride Fines Law Passes Russian Parliament Gay Pride Fines Law Passes Russian Parliament
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Gay pride is a dangerous thing to publicize in many parts of the world. Now those who want to do so in Russia will face heavy fines. Fox News reports that the lower house of Russian parliament has approved a …

Russian Navy To Have Permanent Presence Near Syria Russian Navy To Have Permanent Presence Near Syria
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The Russian Navy has always had a presence in the Mediterranean, but now it has the go ahead to stick around permanently. Bloomberg reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed his Navy’s plan to stick around the Mediterranean Sea. …

Russian Nuclear Submarines To Resume Patrols Of Southern Waters Russian Nuclear Submarines To Resume Patrols Of Southern Waters
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Russia’s nuclear submarines have not been spotted in Southern waters for more than 20 years. That’s all going to change soon. Reuters reports that Russia plans to send multiple nuclear submarines to the Southern hemisphere. It will be the first …

Beaver Kills Fisherman By Biting Him To Death Beaver Kills Fisherman By Biting Him To Death
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A man in Belarus–which is located between Russia and Poland–has died after a beaver literally bit him to death. The man, who was on his way to a fishing trip with friends, spotted the large animal on the side of …

8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported 8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported
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A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk of Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was located just off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern part …

Moscow Attack Foiled, Two Suspects Killed In Shootout Moscow Attack Foiled, Two Suspects Killed In Shootout

A terrorist attack in Moscow was foiled after Russian security forces engaged in a firefight with the alleged militants. Sky News reports that two terror suspects were killed and a third captured after a shootout that took place in the …

Russian Dash Cam Catches Insane Car Flip [VIDEO] Russian Dash Cam Catches Insane Car Flip [VIDEO]

Just when you thought Russian dash cams couldn’t possibly catch anything more insane than we’ve already seen, this clip, dated May 13th, comes along and forces a complete O_O. If you want to skip right to it, go to about …

Russian Dash Cams Sometimes Capture the Good in Humanity, See? Russian Dash Cams Sometimes Capture the Good in Humanity, See?

Russia’s numerous highways and byways have a reputation of being full of crazy stuff. Much of the reputation is perpetuated by the omnipresent Russian dash cam, which seems to be attached to about every single automobile in Russia. Search YouTube …

38 Die In Mental Hospital; Fire Investigation Underway 38 Die In Mental Hospital; Fire Investigation Underway

38 people died in a horrific fire at a mental hospital just outside Moscow on Thursday night, officials say. The cause is believed to be a short circuit in the wiring. Of the victims, 36 were patients and two were …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tells Authorities Tamerlan Masterminded Boston Bombing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tells Authorities Tamerlan Masterminded Boston Bombing

The remaining suspect in the Boston bombings is blaming the whole thing on the dead suspect. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been talking to authorities (or writing rather, as he can’t talk because of a gunshot wound to the throat), and says …

7.2 Quake Off Japan Rocks Northern Islands 7.2 Quake Off Japan Rocks Northern Islands

It seems that the planet’s recent surge of large earthquakes isn’t quite over. The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the islands North of Japan on Friday morning. The quake was centered around 250 km (155 …

Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign
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Russian search leader Yandex announced a redesign of its homepage today. The goal, according to the company, was to make the most relevant information more visible and more easily accessible. The page is less cluttered than previous versions (you can …

Kate Upton Look-Alike Imitates Swimsuit Cover Pic Kate Upton Look-Alike Imitates Swimsuit Cover Pic
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Kate Upton has once again graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, this time wearing a revealing parka and not much else on the 2013 swimsuit issue cover. The pic, of course, has been much imitated since it was …

Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab
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Yandex announed today that it has launched a new app store for Android at Yandex.Store. It has over 50,000 paid and free apps. “Yandex.Store is a global product and it is already available in eight languages for users around the …

Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service

Russian search company Yandex, who had some major social search plans in the U.S. fall apart last month, has now launched a new cab fare payments service via itsYandex.Taxi iPhone app, which allows users to pay with a bankcard, even …