Main news of October 16

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

RUSSIA

* Players of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team, killed in a plane crash last month, were remembered in the team's home city of Yaroslavl on Sunday, the 40th day since the tragedy

* Activists from a pro-Kremlin youth group have cut off power to a building in south Russia where some of country’s most prominent opposition leaders were to hold a conference

WORLD

* Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will stop at nothing to destroy former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, her daughter says

* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected the U.S. accusations of a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday

* U.S. President Barack Obama is pressing United Nations nuclear inspectors to disclose classified intelligence information on Iran’s nuclear weapons technology

* Israel has published the names of 477 jailed Palestinians who are to be released in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit

SPORTS

* Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to bring in CSKA Moscow star Seydou Doumbia as the replacement for Roman Pavlyuchenko in the January transfer window

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