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Main News of November 6

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* US authorities have placed two alleged Russian hackers on their most-wanted list of suspected cybercriminals, one for his purported role in a massive malware scam that targeted Apple’s iTunes store and the US space agency NASA

* Voters in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation of Tajikistan voted Wednesday in a presidential election guaranteed to secure the authoritarian incumbent a fourth term in power


* Fugitive Russian tycoon Sergei Polonsky was forced in a Cambodian prison to sell a real estate developer for three or four times less than its value, his lawyer said

* Russian weather experts have said that Tuesday night was the hottest ever recorded in Moscow during the fall season

* As an international tribunal got underway Wednesday in Hamburg over Greenpeace activists imprisoned in Russia, the environmental organization launched boats along the Moscow River in protest over Russia’s boycott of the hearing

* A Moscow court on Wednesday upheld an earlier ruling to extend the house arrest of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, who is accused of plotting mass unrest at demonstrations in the capital last year

* Russian authorities have extended an investigation involving ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov until 2014, a newspaper reported

* Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed on Tuesday that the government use smart cameras to identify immigrants

SOCHI 2014

* The Russian government apologized on Wednesday to two Norwegian journalists who were repeatedly detained and questioned by police while reporting on preparations for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Reuters news agency has reported

* Russia has fulfilled the vows it made during the bidding process for the 2014 Winter Games, the country's Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov claimed


* The quality and intensity of combat training in the Russian Armed Forces has received a significant boost this year through a series of regular exercises and large-scale snap-alert drills, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said

* Colombian officials will issue a note of protest to Moscow after two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers entered the country’s airspace without permission last week, the Latin American nation's president has said

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