MOSCOW - Russian customs seized three tonnes of ancient and valuable mammoth tusks that a gang was attempting to smuggle, the Interfax agency quoted officials as saying Thursday.

MOSCOW - A Russian fishing trawler with at least 11 crew onboard has sunk in stormy waters west of the island of Sakhalin in the Pacific, the Interfax agency reported Friday.

MOSCOW - At least three people were killed when a passenger jet carrying nearly 130 people exploded shortly after making an emergency landing in western Siberia, Russian media reported Saturday.

MOSCOW - Russian oil billionaire Mikhail Khordokovsky was sentenced Thursday to 13.5 years in prison for stealing oil and laundering the proceeds, with the nearly eight years that he has already been behind bars to be credited, Interfax reported.

MOSCOW - A US transport plane on its way from Kyrgyzstan to Germany made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan due to technical problems, the Interfax agency reported Wednesday.
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