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Main News of March 27

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Main News of March 27 - Sputnik International
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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours.

WORLD

*Officials in the Ukrainian prison, where former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is serving her seven-year sentence, denied that she would have to share a cell with a woman convicted of murder, Ukrainian news agency UNIAN quoted a spokesman of the Ukrainian regional Kharkiv penitentiary service, Yuri Chumak as saying

*A task force from Russia’s Northern Fleet, led by the Udaloy class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, will soon depart on an new anti-piracy mission off the Somali coast, the fleet’s spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said

*Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stopped his visit to the city of Homs on Tuesday after his cortege was attacked, Al Arabiya reported

*Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera decided on Tuesday not to air a video that appears to show the attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school carried out by Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah

*Belarusian opposition politician Viktor Ivashkevich was officially warned on Tuesday over his calls for international sanctions on Belarus

*Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hit out on Tuesday at Republican presidential candidate race frontrunner Mitt Romney, who said in an interview that Russia was the United State’s "number one geopolitical foe"

RUSSIA

*Western special services are trying to compromise Russia’s cyber security, Army Gen. Sergei Smirnov, first deputy director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), said

*Weapons used by Georgian troops in Afghanistan should not be brought to Georgia, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Tuesday

*Tiny parties could mushroom after the Kremlin eases their registration in its ongoing political reform process, but only a few will have credible chances to become meaningful political players in the next several years, analysts said

SPORTS

*The main venue for the Sochi 2014 Olympic hockey tournament is "amazing," the International Ice Hockey Federation said on a recent inspection, despite the fact that there's "still work to do"

*Russian police are searching for the goaltender of the 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning team Mikhail Shtalenkov, who went missing two days ago, a law enforcement official told RIA Novosti on Tuesday

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