MOSCOW/NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Sputnik) - An explosion has taken place inside a school in Kazan, Russia, where two unknown people opened fire earlier on Tuesday, a representative of the local emergency services told Sputnik.
Last week, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage, noting they don't believe they can "grow together as a couple" anymore. They later stated that their joint philantropic work via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will continue.
The recommendation to adhere to a "norm-critical" perspective and avoid gendered language whenever possible has raised eyebrows and sparked an outcry from, among others, feminists who argued that it obscures women.
Over the past three days, Jerusalem has been rocked by violence as Israel and Hamas exchanged missile attacks in the latest escalation of tensions.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he believed vaccine nationalism was a big mistake and the global production of vaccines against the coronavirus disease should be doubled.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is developing individual biological research plans for many countries and is forcing their implementation via various joint programmes declared as being peaceful in nature, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said in an interview with Sputnik.
PARIS (Sputnik) - The Defence Staff of the French Army doubted the existence of servicemen who allegedly wrote a new open letter warning of the "civil war" in the country, and its credibility due to anonymity, BFM TV stated on Monday.
So far, over 158 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the world, while the global death toll from the pandemic is now around 3.3 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, based in Baltimore, Maryland.