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16 Sunday, May 10, 2015 DAILY NEWS Russia's Navy si-fcl sir5" IFmfim yjHJKjaMBE Brooklyn. Mu- JL Slj. ttP jjVf 7 THESE NAVY seals have a few tricks up their flippers. Two Russian seals were dressed in Soviet military uniforms and taught to carry toy rifles to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Winnie the Pooh and Laska learned to shoot water guns and hold plastic knives for Friday's aquatic show in Irkutsk.

"With every rehearsal they get better and better," show founder Evgeniy Baranovsaid. Events and parades were held throughout Russia Saturday to celebrate Victory Day, a commemoration of the day Nazi Germany surrenderedin 1945. On Saturday, U.S. World War II vets marched Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, to celebrate the anniversary. RachelleBlidner Seals dressed jm military unifojK swim during a shgKarking the 70th anflprsary of the end ojBbrldWar an ilMHrk in Irkutl left, vM AmePJ daygPHShton Hunt for aliens ends in kitchen IS THERE alien life out there or is it just a microwave oven? Baffled Australian researchers at the Parkes Observatory used a radio telescope to search for a mysterious signal for 17 years only to discover the source was their microwave oven, reports the Guardian.

The signals, known as perytons, were first heard in 1998. Scientists thought the signals might be linked to lightning strikes. But on Jan. 1, 2015, they installed a new receiver that monitored interference and tracked down the signal to the oven. The findings have now been reported in a scientific paper.

The Parkes Observatory was built 50 years ago in the "middle of nowhere" to keep it away from noise. It was featured in the 2000 film "The Dish" starring Sam Neill, which depicted its role in helping beam back to Earth images of Apollo ll's 1969 mission to the moon. David Harding LEFT IN LIMBO Nuke-protesting nun. 85, hopes to be freed gress never intended to punish individuals whose sole intent was to spread a message of peace, which is far from trying to disrupt nuclear defense systems." Rice, who spent 40 years teaching in Africa and returned to the U.S. due to malaria, has been locked away at the hulking Metropolitan Detention Center in a room with 111 other female inmates since May 2013.

The deplorable conditions atthe facility were exposed by the Daily News earlierthisyear. Officials atthe prison added a divider splitting the room in- to two smaller units in the wake of the story. In March, a group of female federal judges, spurred on by The News, visited the jail to view the conditions firsthand and interview the women. They have since been trying to get the government to change the hellish situation. But the nun is not totally out of the woods yet.

"The government has 14 days to ask the judges to reverse their decision or to bring the case to the Supreme Court," Shapiro said. Shapiro, who was unable to contact Rice, said he was government property. "If a defendant blew up a building used to manufacture components for nuclear weapons the government surely could demonstrate an adverse effect on the nation's ability to attack or defend," the opinion said. "But vague platitudes about a facility's 'crucial role in the national defense-' are not enough to convict a defendant of sabotage The trio, known as the Y12 three, hung banners, prayed and hammered on the outside wall of the bunker in Oak Ridge to symbolize a Bible passage that refers to the end of war: "They will beat their swords in- to ploughshares." Their aim was to bring the dangers of unimpeded nuclear proliferation people's attention. The Appellate Court's rul- ing determined that "Con- BY LINDA STASI EW YO DAI LY WS AN ANTI-NUKE nun may soon be blessed with freedom.

An appeals court has overturned the sabotage convictions of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who broke into a weapons-grade uranium facility and splashed blood on the walls. But Sister Megan Rice, locked up in the Metropolitan Detention Centerin Brooklyn for the past two years, 66-year-old Michael Walli, and Greg Boertje-Obed, 59, are not totally in the clearyet. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 decision Friday that the three did not injure national security when they cut through several fences and broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, But the court upheld a less serious conviction for injuring hopeful Rice and the others will be resentenced to time served and released. With News Wire Services Activist Sister Megan Rice has been locked up past two years for attack on nuke facility.

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