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Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the United States (by the Bering Strait).

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A Perseid meteor streaks towards the horizon during the annual Persied meteor shower in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Top UFO Sightings Ever [Watch Videos]

By IBTimes AU

Here's a look at the top UFO sightings that have happened in the past. (3:29 pm)

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2014 Miss Universe: Meet Tegan Martin, Miss Universe Australia

By IBTimes AU

An annual beauty pageant, Miss Universe Australia recently hailed Tegan Martin as the new beauty queen to represent the country for the upcoming Miss Universe 2014. Her Third time to join the prestigious contest, the 21-year-old model came runner-up ... (1:55 pm)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre R) and German President Joachim Gauck (centre L) pose with the Germany's coach Joachim Loew (front R) and his players
German Chancellor Angel Merkel to Visit Ukraine on Saturday: Ceasefire May Figure in Talks

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine has started understanding the importance of state violence as a pre-condition for peace (1:14 pm)

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A piece of the wreckage is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Petropavlivka (Petropavlovka), Donetsk region July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER)
Russia Demands Ukraine Release Communications With Doomed Malaysia Airlines MH17, Preliminary Report On Investigations Out This Month

By IBTimes AU

Russia on Tuesday renewed demands that Ukraine release the records of communications between its air traffic control and the Malaysian Airlines MH17 before it was shot down over its turbulent eastern region. (10:33 am)

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Germany's Miroslav Klose (L) runs alongside Argentina's Marcos Rojo and Enzo Perez (R) during their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Transfer News: Manchester United Lands Argentina's Marcos Rojo for for £16M, Nani to Sporting CP

By IBTimes AU

Louis van Gaal will complete his first own signing for Manchester United after finalizing the deal that will bring Argentinean defender Marcos Rojo to the Premiere League on Tuesday. Barring any hitches on the medical and other requirements, the tran... (Aug 20)

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'America’s Next Top Model' Cycle 21 Miss J Talks Return, 'Not Like I Was Twiddling My Thumbs'

By IBTimes AU

Miss J, runway coach extraordinaire of "ANTM," talks decision to accept offer to return. (Aug 19)

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Actor Tom Cruise Poses On The Red Carpet During The Brazil Premiere Of The Movie 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'
‘Mission Impossible’ 5 Casting News: Computer Hacker Luther Stickell To Return

By IBTimes AU

"Mission Impossible" 5 is a popular upcoming movie about a spy working for an organisation called IMF. (Aug 19)

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Pro-Russian armed men stand at the entrance to the regional government headquarters in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, April 30, 2014.
Ukraine Go Signals Russian Humanitarian Aid Mission, Rocket Fire Targets Refugee Convoy, Dozens Killed

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine has finally given the go signal for the Russian humanitarian aid mission to enter the country. However, it has yet to be decided when this will ever happen, as a bus carrying refugees have been hit with a missile near the city of Luhansk. (Aug 19)

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A employee walks by a meat cooler in the grocery section of a Sam's Club during a media tour in Bentonville, Arkansas June 5, 2014.
EU Food Makers Smuggling Products into Russia Via Switzerland

By IBTimes AU

Food makers from member-states of the European Union included in Russia's list of banned agriculture imports are devising ways to smuggle their products into President Vladimir Putin's country via Switzerland, according to reports. (Aug 19)

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Sony Xperia M2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Guide: Locations, Build Version, Changes and Features

By IBTimes AU

Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update is rolling out to users of the Sony Xperia M2 which is currently available in France, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Singapore and Thailand. (Aug 19)

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