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Main news of May 22

A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Rescuers have recovered the bodies of all 158 passengers killed in an Air India Express plane that crashed during landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, Press Trust of India reported, citing police officials

* Some 160 people died when an Air India Express plane crashed during landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore

* The crash that killed 158 people on board an Air India Express plane at an airport in south India's Mangalore may have been caused by pilot error, national media reports said, citing a regional official

* The Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will not start work at full strength on schedule, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

* The foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have approved a project on the procedure for the adoption of new members, Uzbekistan's top diplomat said

* The U.S. has lifted sanctions against Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and two Russian universities imposed over alleged violations of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the U.S. Federal Register has said on its website

* North Korea accused the U.S. of trying to prevent the resumption of six-party talks on on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue after Washington condemned the North for sinking a South Korean warship


* Famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov has given up exploration and world records to become an Orthodox priest, Ukraine's UNIAN reported

* Authorities in the west Siberian town of Mezhdurechensk, where blasts killed at least 66 miners on May 8-9, have vowed to crack down hard on troublemakers at an unsanctioned protest due to take place


Russia's Pavel Datsyuk made the winning goal at the end of the third period against Germany (2:1) in the Ice Hockey World Championship (IIHF) in Cologne, Germany, taking Russia to the finals against the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic cleared its way to the Ice Hockey World Championship (IIHF)in Cologne, Germany, by beating out Sweden 3:2 during game winning shots


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