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Main news of April 20


* Russia has signed a protocol on completing bilateral talks with the United Arab Emirates on its accession to the World Trade Organization, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said

* UNESCO experts will assess on April 20-24 environmental risks of the construction of sport and infrastructure facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, the natural resources ministry said

* Two girls aged 7 and 8 were killed after unidentified assailants attacked a car in southern Chechnya, local police said

* Police found a cache full of arms and ammunition in Daghestan in Russia's troubled North Caucasus region, a local police source said

* Russian weightlifter Dmitry Berestov won the gold medal in the men's 105 kg category at the 2008 European Weightlifting Championship in Lignano, Italy


* At least nine people, including a 7-year-old girl, were killed and another 22 injured after a bush full of Finnish tourists collided with another vehicle in southern Spain, the local media reported

* One Russian officer was wounded in a clash with Kyrgyz road traffic police near the Russian airbase at Kant in Kyrgyzstan, the republic's interior ministry said

* The air defense forces of Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia have shot down a Georgian pilotless reconnaissance aircraft, Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh said over the phone

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