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    * At least 87 people were killed when a Thai passenger jet skidded off a runway in heavy rain and crashed after landing on the island of Phuket, local officials said

    RUSSIA

    * A Vienna-based Russian diplomat involved in nuclear negotiations denied Iran's claim that Russian nuclear fuel was ready to be sent to Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

    * Andrei Lugovoi, a Russian businessman who the U.K. suspects of murdering Alexander Litvinenko, confirmed that he would run for parliament as a candidate for the ultranationalist Liberal Democratic Party

    * Six people including two Polish tourists are believed dead following a crash of an Mi-8 helicopter in the Magadan Region in Russia's Far East, the emergencies ministry said

    * Rescuers have found the body of a third Russian tourist, whose canoeing group went missing in a canyon in northwest China, Russia's emergencies ministry said on Sunday

    SPORT

    * Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova clinched the Russian team's third Fed Cup title in Moscow, with a hard-fought victory over Italy's Francesca Schiavone

    * Russia will meet hosts Spain in the final of the EuroBasket 2007 championship on Sunday, in Russia's first final since 1993

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