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Main News of April 28

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Two Italian police officers were wounded after a gunman opened fire outside the prime minister’s office in Rome as the new government of Enrico Letta was being sworn in at the nearby president’s palace, RAI state television reported

* Some of South Korean workers returned home Saturday from a jointly run industrial site in North Korea, South Korean news agency Yonhap quoted Seoul officials as saying

* Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay an official visit to Russia on April 28-30 on an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin. This will be the first visit by a Japanese premier to Russia over the last 10 years

* A Russian Emergencies Ministry plane has delivered over 13 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the quake-hit Sichuan province in southwest China, the ministry reported

* The older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings vaguely discussed “jihad,” a Muslim holy war against infidels, with his mother in a 2011 phone conversation secretly recorded by Russian officials, CBS News reported

* Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has won the first round of the horse racing, earning more than $11 million, the Turkmen television has reported


* The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, will hold a divine liturgy in downtown Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral on Palm Sunday, which Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate this year on April 28, the patriarch's press service reported

* Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said on Sunday the recent inspections of Russian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are aimed at establishing their compliance with the law, not at liquidating them

* Two soldiers died in the Shatoi district in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya after hitting an unidentified explosive device, the local police said

* Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most popular politician in Moldova, a recent opinion poll by Magenta Consulting has found

* Police have detained at least nine people traveling in a wedding caravan of five cars for allegedly firing celebratory shots in southern Moscow on Sunday, a police spokesman has said

* Russian children's rights ombudsman, Pavel Astakhov, said on Sunday he will help a Russian couple, Alex and Anna Nikolayev of Sacramento, California, to return their baby boy, who has been seized by authorities in the United States

* Russia’s opposition activist Alexei Gaskarov has been detained by police in Moscow for his alleged role in the May 6 riots on Bolotnaya Square in the Russian capital, Russia’s Investigative Committee said

* Police have released almost all the persons who were detained earlier on Sunday for allegedly firing celebratory shots in southern Moscow, a police spokesman has said


* Legendary coach Guus Hiddink said he will not retire from football at the end of the season, but refused to commit to another season with Russia’s big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala

* World No. 2 Maria Sharapova successfully defended her Stuttgart Premier title Sunday, beating Li Na in straight sets in the final

* A top Russian FA official accused a linesman Sunday of hitting a young player who abused him at a match between two Premier League clubs’ reserve teams

* Kasperi Kapanen scored the game winner and Juuse Saros made 24 saves as Finland claimed the bronze medal Sunday at the under-18 hockey world championships, beating Russia 2-1

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