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Main news of June 11

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


*Russia's special envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov said that Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi should follow examples of other ousted Arab leaders who "lived in peace and quiet as individuals" after their voluntary resignation

*Dmitry Ostrovenko, deputy of the ruling United Russia party, who on early Friday smashed his Porshe Cayene into three cars killing a 23-year-old student in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, has filed a statement of resignation, spokesman for the city council said

*Turkey is currently pondering the possibility to set up buffer zone on its border with Syria in order to contain the increasing influx of refugees from the restive country, Turkish media said

*More than 90,000 people are remaining in evacuation centers three months after Japan's devastating March 11 quake and tsunami disaster, public broadcaster NHK said

*For over a week digital clocks and watches in Sicily are complicating their owners by running more than 15 minutes fast, local media said

*Restrictions on operations of Russian media in Belarus will negatively affect lending to the troubled eastern European country, a Kremlin source said

*A Porsche Cayenne driven by a regional deputy of the ruling United Russia party rammed three cars killing a 23-year-old student who was behind the wheel of one of them in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, media reported

*Three militants were killed in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan when they opened fire during a police check, police said



*Russia has called on Estonia to take all the necessary measures to protect the rights of ethnic minorities and abolish the status of "non-citizen", Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement

*Over 500,000 people took part in Europride 2011 gay festival in Italy's Rome, RIA Novosti correspondent said

*A senior investigation editor of Mumbai's leading tabloid, Mid-Day has been shot dead on Saturday, the tabloid said on its web site

*A series of bombs and explosions across Afghanistan killed at least 24 people, officials said

*Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said he hopes Russia gives up its South Stream project


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