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Main news of July 17

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


* Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Tuesday heads will roll over the poor handling of the aftermath of the deadly floods that hit southern Russia earlier this month

* Russia has offered India joint participation in development of its GLONASS satellite navigation system on an equal basis, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said


* President Vladimir Putin gave little indication of a shift in Russia’s stance on the escalating Syria crisis, telling UN special envoy Kofi Annan only that the Kremlin continues to back his faltering peace plan

* Tajikistan has approved Russian terms for an agreement on a lease extension for a Russian army base in the central Asian nation after 2014, Russia's ground forces commander Vladimir Chirkin said

* A passenger train derailed and caught fire south of Egypt’s capital Cairo, at least four people were injured, Egyptian media said

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