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* Twenty-two Russian students are still being held in police custody in Egypt and the date of their release is unknown, Russian Vice-Consul in Cairo Timur Agametov said

* An armed robber managed to get away with $4 million after attacking a car in south Moscow, a police source said

* Russian Cup holders CSKA Moscow beat Russian league champions Rubin Kazan 1-0 to win the Russian Cup final

* A militant, holed up in an apartment, was killed in a special operation in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan, the republican security department said

* Two policemen were wounded in a blast in the capital of Russia's troubled North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya, a local police source

* Police detained about 30 people for an attempt to hold an unauthorized opposition rally in central Moscow, police said

WORLD

* South Ossetia held parliamentary elections, with four parties competing for 34 seats in the republic's legislature

* The South Ossetian top election body declared parliamentary elections in the former Georgian republic valid, with more than 50% of registered voters casting their ballots

* Scottish singer Susan Boyle's unexpected defeat in the finals of "Britain's Got Talent" reality show helped U.K. bookmakers make a fortune, British TV channel Sky News reported

 

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