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CIA memo confirms nuclear sub crash

A CIA document has revealed that two nuclear submarines collided in a sea loch just off the west coast of Scotland more than 40 years ago.
The top secret memo, which has just been declassified, tells how a US submarine collided with a Russian vessel near Holy Loch in November 1974.
The cable marked “Secret eyes only” was sent to US secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

Forging a new and realistic partnership with the 'Turkic world'

It is possible to travel from China's Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region in the east all the way to the Adriatic shores in the west speaking nothing but Turkish. Most people living in this vast geography belong to the Ural-Altaic language family, sharing common historical, religious, cultural and ethnic ties.

Fidel Castro dies at 90 (videos-photos)

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the communist revolution died at the age 90. “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday),” President of Cuba and brother of Fidel, Raul Castro said. Fidel Castro had ruled Cuba in a one part system for 50 years until 2008, when his brother Raul took over.