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Main news of May 23


* Former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun died in an apparent suicide after jumping off a cliff while hiking near Bongha Village in the south of the country on early Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported

* German President Horst Koehler was reelected by a special federal assembly for the second five-year presidential term

* Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said that the European Union should enhance the strategic nature of its relations with Russia

* NASA has once again postponed the landing of the Atlantis space shuttle due to the rainy weather, moving the date for Sunday, the U.S. space agency said

* President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko said he is confident that sooner or later the Ukrainian people will realize that it is necessary for their country to join NATO

* A militant was killed and a policeman was wounded in a shootout between a group of militants and law enforcers on the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia, in Russia's North Caucasus, a police spokesman said

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