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Man tries to take photo of beaver; it kills him

Beaver - USA Today

A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. The animal managed to sever an artery, and his friends couldn't stop the blood flow.


Belarus shot putter stripped of Olympic gold

Shot Putter

Shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus became the first athlete to be stripped of a medal at the London Olympics after her gold was withdrawn Monday for doping.


Russia opening gas pipeline to Western Europe

With its gas business in decline, Russia on Tuesday begin filling a new pipeline that goes directly under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, Belarus and Poland.


Belarus blocks social media sites on holiday

Belarus blocks social media sites on holiday

The authoritarian government of Belarus blocked access to popular social networking sites on Sunday in an attempt to prevent opposition protests on a national holiday.


Toll in Belarus subway blast: 12 dead, 200 injured

The toll in the Belarus subway bombing rose to 12 dead and more than 200 wounded Tuesday and authorities said several people have been detained in what they are calling a terrorist attack....


Blast hits subway station in Belarus

Blast hits subway station in Belarus

An explosion struck a subway station in the Belarus capital of Minsk on Monday, Russian state media reported.


Victoria Azarenka Collapses During Open Match

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus showed signs of dizziness earlier in her match at the U.S. Open.


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