Main news of October 11

A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday U.S. leader Barack Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded, the EFE news agency reported

* The signing of historic accords between Armenia and Turkey provides a chance to have confidence in the future, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said

* Turkey wants to establish good neighborly relations with Armenia following the signing of an historic deal between Ankara and Yerevan to normalize bilateral relations, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said


* Russia's ruling party is widely leading in Sunday's regional elections in the country, with the authorities saying everything went smoothly and the opposition claiming there were numerous violations

* Russia and China have confirmed readiness to boost cooperation in energy industry, including gas and coal mining, a source in the Russian delegation said

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday identified priorities for the domestic economy's modernization, with energy efficiency, information technology, civilian nuclear energy and pharmaceuticals outlined as target areas

* The launch of a Progress space freighter to the International Space Station planned for late 2009 has been postponed until 2010, the Russian rocket and space corporation Energia said

* The number of people injured in a railway accident in western Russia has risen to 88 cases, the regional emergencies ministry said

* The Russian Soyuz spacecraft's reentry capsule with Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and space tourist Guy Laliberte aboard safely landed in Kazakhstan on Sunday

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