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Main News of March 7

© RIA NovostiMain News of March 7
Main News of March 7 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution outlining new sanctions against North Korea in the wake of the recent nuclear test carried out by Pyongyang

* The United States has captured the spokesman and son-in-law of slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Jordan and could bring him before a US federal court as early as Friday, US officials said

* Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko are traveling to Caracas to attend Friday’s funeral of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, state television reported


* A Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) airliner made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport due to an undercarriage door problem, the Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Ministry said

* For the first time in a hundred years, the United Kingdom extradited a Russian murder suspect upon request from the Russian authorities

* Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has suggested a slew of recent laws that critics say are intended to crack down on dissent indicate Russian President Vladimir Putin is “afraid of his own people”


* Hermitage Capital dismissed the Russian Interior Ministry's new charges against its head William Browder as "absurd" and "hysterical"

* Subaru of America announced it is recalling more than 47,000 cars and SUVs due to faulty remote self-starter key fobs that could cause engines to start by themselves, the second recall this year for the Japanese automaker

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