Main News of November 4

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

RUSSIA

* Thousands of Russian nationalists and ultra-Orthodox activists gathered in Moscow in an annual march to protest against higher levels of migration

* The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and senior Russian officials attended the opening of a resurrected Tsarist-era obelisk outside the Kremlin walls

* Almost half of all Russia’s military hardware exports are sent to Asian and Pacific region countries, Russia’s state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport said

* The head of the Russian Orthodox Church awarded Vladimir Putin with a prize in recognition of the president’s policies intended to make Russia a leading world power

* A Russian woman, declared dead in a ferry disaster near the Thai beach resort city of Pattaya, managed to survive, a Russian Embassy official said

* Unknown assailants attacked a meeting of gay rights activists in Saint Petersburg with air guns, local media reported

WORLD

* US military and intelligence agencies pressed doctors and psychologists to violate medical ethics by directing them to engage in “torture” of detainees amid US counterterrorism efforts, medical and legal experts said in a report

* Georgia’s president-elect said he would not move to the luxury palace currently occupied by his predecessor and would choose a more modest residence after taking office, News Georgia reported

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