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Main news of April 13


* Khasan Yandiyev, deputy chairman of Ingushetia's Supreme Court, was killed in an attack by unidentified assailants in the city of Karabulak, the republic's investigative committee said

* A militant leader was killed in a special operation in Daghestan in southern Russia, the local security service said


* The death toll in a mosque blast in southern Iran rose to 12, and 202 people were wounded, Iranian media reported

* Tokyo hopes that the forthcoming talks between the foreign ministers of Japan and Russia in Moscow will boost the chances of signing a peace treaty, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said

* Italians voted in a general election to elect a new parliament and choose a new prime minister, with center-right former prime minister and media magnate, Silvio Berlusconi, and center-left former Rome mayor, Walter Veltroni, seen as the main contenders for Italy's premiership

* Mounting inflation, especially food price hikes could spark unrest in developing countries, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said

* Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia rejected again Tbilisi's proposal of broad autonomy, Abkhaz Interior Minister Sergei Shamba said

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