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Main news of August 27

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


* Algeria denied reports that a convoy of vehicles from Libya possibly carrying Muammar Gaddafi had crossed the country's border

* NATO strongly condemns the attacks targeting the UN offices in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, and extends the deepest sympathy to the UN personnel who were injured, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said

* The European Union does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework within which the presidential elections in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia have taken place, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said

* Alexander Ankvab, the acting president of the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia, has won the presidential election taking 54.9% of the vote, Central Electoral Commission chief Batal Tabagua said, announcing the final tally

* Iran has launched its first production line of carbon fiber, a strategic material used in defense systems as well as civilian projects, the IRNA new agency reported


* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated Alexander Ankvab on winning the presidential election in Abkhazia, the Kremlin said

* Russia has successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava, a Defense Ministry spokesman said


* Russia's capital outflow is expected to reach $30-40 billion in 2011, Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Klepach said

* Lukoil Bulgaria CEO Valentin Zlatev rejected the claims that his company had violated tax or customs laws, the Sofia news agency reported

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