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Main news of August 11

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours.

WORLD

* The British government could consider using the army to deal with future riots, Prime Minister David Cameron said

* Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai will not run for a third term of office, his press service said

* A gunman who attacked the Estonian Defense Ministry building in the capital Tallinn has killed himself, police said

* Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has granted pardons to nine people convicted of taking part in mass anti-government protests last December, the presidential press service said in a statement

 

RUSSIA

* Two people were killed when two freight trains collided in Russia's Urals region, an emergencies ministry spokesman said

* Russian metals tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov has disclosed his ambitions to become prime minister and his party’s plans for Russia to join the Schengen and euro zones

* Several militants suspected of attacking police were killed in a day-long police siege that began in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, police said

 

 BUSINESS

* Ukraine and Russia should seek a compromise in their dispute over gas prices without taking the matter to court, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said before a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

* Russia's Finance Ministry has offered to place 160 billion rubles ($5.4 billion) on domestic banks' deposit accounts to avert a possible liquidity crunch in the wake of the spreading global market turmoil, Vedomosti business paper reported

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