Authorities in the Arkhangelsk region, which oversees Novaya Zemlya, declared a state of emergency on Saturday due to the mass invasion of at least 52 polar bears. Efforts to drive out the polar bears from the human habitat have partly paid off, Zhigansha Musin, the head of the municipal administration, told Russian media on Monday. The authorities arranged transportation for the safe passage of children to and from kindergartens and of troops to and from military garrisons, he added. WWF Russia, meanwhile, warned that the effects of climate change that have driven the polar bears to interact with the human population will also affect tigers and reindeer in Siberia and the Russian Far East.
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Russian fighter jet chases down US and Swedish plans over Baltic Sea - Daily Star
Land of the Free, home of the spied upon. US citizens can't catch a break when it comes to creeps looking in their windows and pilfering data from their phone, email accounts, and personal computers. But Uncle Sam isn't the only one keeping a watchful eye on America. Throughout history, a number of foreign agents have graciously alleviated the government of the burden of spying on its people, none with more relish, mustard, and pickles than those sneaky Russian spies in the US.
Russian fighter jet chases down US spy plane over Baltic Sea
A new push by one of Pakistan's most notorious militant groups to attract female fighters looks like an effort to keep up with Islamic State IS and other extremists who have used such appeals to bolster their ranks with women and spread propaganda, close observers of the militants' strategies say. IS militants have persuaded hundreds of Muslim women and converts to join the Sunni extremist group in Syria and Iraq, where their tasks include performing domestic work and giving birth to a new generation of fighters. Women have also fought on the battlefield as the last line of defense.