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Main news of November 30

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* Two Belarusians convicted of carrying out a bomb attack in the Minsk subway, killing 15 people, were sentenced to death with no option for appeal

* An ex-candidate in the South Ossetian presidential elections, Alla Dzhioyeva, who claims victory in Sunday's runoff vote, has challenged the Supreme Court’s decision to annul the election results

* The United Kingdom has expelled all Iranian diplomats from its territory after the British Embassy in Tehran was stormed by a crowd, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said

RUSSIA

* Russia has recognized the annulment of South Ossetian presidential elections, calling on all South Ossetian political powers to respect the Supreme Court’s decision, the Russian Foreign Ministry said

* Former KGB officer Andrei Lugovoi was a target, not a suspect, in the Polonium-210 poisoning that killed security service defector Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, the Russian Investigative Committee said

* A Moscow court sanctioned the arrest of Viktor Baturin, the brother-in-law of former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, on charges of attempted fraud

BUSINESS

* French shipbuilder DCNS has received advance payment from Moscow under a $1.2-billion contract and will start the construction of the first warship for the Russian Navy, the DCNS press service said

* Oleg Deripaska, the head of Russian aluminum giant RusAl and a core shareholder in Norilsk Nickel, has filed suit in a Swiss court against another Norilsk shareholder, Vladimir Potanin, concerning possible money laundering during Norilsk's buyback program

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