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    A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

    WORLD

    * The death toll in Gaza climbed to at least 90 on Monday as Israel continued to strike targets within the Palestinian enclave and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon headed to Egypt to attempt to secure a ceasefire

     

    RUSSIA

    Russia’s Federal Space Agency has initiated the dismissal of Yuri Urlichich, who headed a Glonass project contractor, the space agency’s head Vladimir Popovkin said on Monday

    * Russia’s media and communications watchdog Roskomnadzor temporarily banned Google on Sunday in what a spokesman for the agency later attributed to a “technical failure”

    * Russia will keep its naval task force in the Gulf of Aden as part of an international effort to fight sea piracy off the Somali coast, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said on Monday

     

    SCIENCE

    * The Soyuz TMA-05M manned spacecraft touched down early on Monday ending its three-and-a-half hour voyage to bring three International Space Station (ISS) crew members to Earth after 127 days in orbit

     

    DEFENCE

    * Russia is developing new long-range multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) with improved guidance that could allow them to strike targets up to 120 miles (200 km) away, the Defense Ministry's artillery spokesman said on Monday

     

    SPORTS

    * McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Formula One race at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas as Sebastian Vettel failed to secure a third straight title

    * The thrower of a smoke bomb that injured a top Russian football player must face prison, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday

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