* Dozens of protesters have gathered outside the Massachusetts funeral parlor where the body of suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev is being held, and local cemeteries are proving reluctant to provide a gravesite for the body, the funeral parlor director told the Associated Press
* Japan and India will continue talks on a bilateral pact for civilian nuclear energy cooperation, Japanese Finance Ministry officials said.
* Two Azerbaijani nationals have been detained in Iran for illegal activities, the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry said
* Moscow believes there is a pressing need to hold an international conference on a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East before the end of the current year, the Russian Foreign Ministry said
* A murder investigation has been opened into the shooting death of Andrei Uvarov, deputy head of the department of science, industrial policy and enterprise for the Moscow government, Russia’s Investigative Committee announced
* Six players scored and Ilya Brzygalov recorded an easy shutout as Russia pummeled Latvia 6-0 at the world hockey championship in Helsinki