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Mysterious ‘UFO in shape of stingray’ lights up night sky over Russia

The World Cup has kicked off but interest may stretch beyond the stars, after reports that a UFO arrived in Russia. Footage has emerged of “giant stingray" lighting up the skies over northern Russia. A nervous woman who spotted the mystery lights in the city of Kirov wrote: “What the hell was that? It doesn’t look like anything I’ve previously seen." Many suggested an extraterrestrial phenomenon over Russia. “The aliens have arrived for the World Cup,” said one. The spooky display was visible from…

Bright lights, big city: Light art festival takes to London’s streets

LONDON: London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway. Lumiere London features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, located in public spaces, buildings and on the streets. The artists who have created works include Tracey Emin, Alaa Minawi, Julian Opie and Miguel Chevalier. “We’ve basically taken the center of London and turned it into a giant, outdoor art…

Nadal and Murray beat fading light to set up semi-final

PARIS: There is not much that spooks Rafa Nadal at the French Open but David Ferrer managed to do just that - for 49 bewitching minutes - before watching in despair as his fellow Spaniard turned into a man possessed to set up a semi-final with Andy Murray. Facing a rival who had beaten him the last time they had met, Nadal could barely believe his eyes on Wednesday when he dropped his first set of the tournament at 7:36 p.m. local time. If that gave Ferrer hope that he could join Robin Soderling as the only men to have…