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Main news of April 9

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* The Kyrgyz president will be deprived of immunity from prosecution when the country's interim authorities sign a document that effectively replaces the constitution, RFE/RL's Russian service said, quoting a top provisional government official

* Iran has tested its third generation of enrichment centrifuges, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said

* Three militants who were implicated in twin bombings in the Ingush town of Karabulak on April 5 blew themselves up after being surrounded by police, Russian investigators said

* Kyrgyzstan's ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's two sons and brother are wanted on murder charges, the acting interior minister said

* The ousted Kyrgyz president ruled out any involvement by Russia and the United States, who both have military bases in Kyrgyzstan, in the bloody coup d'etat in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state

* A delegation from Kyrgyzstan led by interim First Deputy Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev departed for Moscow to hold talks with Russian officials

* At least 67 people were injured in overnight clashes between police and looters in Bishkek

RUSSIA

* The Russian government has allocated funds for an Arctic expedition to provide scientific grounds for the enlargement of the country's Arctic shelf, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said

* A U.S. child adoption agency has had its activities in Russia suspended after an 8-year-old boy was apparently sent back to Russia by his adoptive parents, an Education Ministry official said

BUSINESS

* Russian energy giant Gazprom officially started the construction of Nord Stream, a pipeline to carry Russian gas to western Europe under the Baltic Sea

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