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* A Soyuz capsule with two Russian cosmonauts and Malaysia's first space traveler aboard landed safely in Kazakhstan to end the 15th expedition to the International Space Station, Russia's Mission Control said

* A Soyuz-FG carrier rocket launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan put four U.S. Globalstar communications satellites into orbit, the Russian Federal Space Agency said

* Four bodies and the wreckage of a foreign-made helicopter were found in the Kemerovo Region in West Siberia, a spokesman for the regional emergency service said

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* Poland held an early parliamentary election, with Poles choosing between their nationalist incumbent prime minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and center-right pro-business challenger Donald Tusk

* Kyrgyzstan voted in a referendum on a new Constitution intended to strengthen President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's power and end a long-lasting political crisis in the Central Asian republic

* Turkey's General Staff said that 32 Kurdish rebels and 12 Turkish soldiers had been killed in clashes near the border with Iraq

* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Saeed Jalili as Iran's top representative in negotiations on the country's controversial nuclear program

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