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    #Main news of March 6#

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    * Natalia Kantemurova from Moscow was crowned Miss Russia 2011

    * A Russian transport plane carrying humanitarian aid to Libyan refugees arrived in Tunisia

    * Investigators into the Saturday plane crash in central Russia, which left six people dead, are considering four possible versions of the tragedy, including terrorism, transport police said

    * Russian annual pancake fair called Maslenitsa, a pagan festival marking the end of winter, opened on Trafalgar Square in downtown London

    * Kirill II, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, asked for forgiveness from all those who he might have offended on the day when the church is marking Sunday of Forgiveness



    * Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said he wanted the UN or the African Union to probe into the escalating unrest in Libya

    * Troops loyal to Gaddafi regained control of the coastal towns of Misrata and Zawiyah, state television reported

    * The EU sent a high-level technical mission to Libya to assess the humanitarian needs of the people and monitor evacuation efforts, the press service of the EU foreign affairs chief said

    * The U.S. Air Force launched its second prototype unmanned space mini-shuttle under a classified X-37B program

    * Alberto Granado, a childhood friend and a motorcycle companion of famous revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, died on Saturday of natural causes in Havana at the age of 88

    * India successfully test-fired its domestically developed interceptor missile capable of destroying hostile missiles, the Indian news agency IANS reported referring to official sources

    * Egypt's new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf announced a new lineup of the Cabinet, which will take the oath to the Supreme Council running the country on Monday

    * Several hundred people tried to storm an office of the state security service in central Cairo to seize archives, which they suspect police wants to destroy, the local media said

    * Estonia's ruling Reform Party, led by the prime minister, topped the vote with 34% in preliminary electronic elections that ended on March 2

    *Jewish communities across the world intend to finance a $1-million project to build a memorial in Israel to commemorate the Soviet Red Army's victory over the Nazis, the Israeli government's press service said

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