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Morning re-cap of main news, October 15

* President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. State Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Chinnawat

* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the Iranian nuclear program and Middle East conflict resolution with U.S. State Secretary Condoleezza Rice

* U.S. State Secretary Condoleezza Rice confirmed that the United States had no plans to deploy new military bases in Central Asia

* President Vladimir Putin proposed that the Chukotka legislature approve incumbent governor Roman Abramovich for the second term

* Russian Interior Ministry said 92 militants were killed and 13 detained in the North Caucasus city of Nalchik

* Russia submitted a draft resolution on transparency and confidence building measures in space to the UN General Assembly

* Russia's Yelena Dementyeva and Dinara Safina failed to advance to the finals of the Kremlin Cup, a premier Russian tennis tournament

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