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Main News of October 20

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Main News of October 20 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* The Israeli Navy intercepted a ship with pro-Palestinian activists as it tried to reach Gaza in breach of the Israeli blockade

* Between 20 and 40 people were detained in Baku when police dispersed an opposition rally in Azerbaijan’s capital calling for the dissolution of parliament

* Syria has handed the United Nations a list of 108 foreign citizens arrested by the Syrian authorities over their alleged involvement in terrorism

* A 60-year-old Czech man died from methanol poisoning on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 29, the CTK news agency reported


* Russia’s beleaguered anti-Putin opposition launched nationwide polls to elect leaders and breathe new life into its ten-month-old protest movement, but voting was disrupted by a massive cyber attack

* A militant was killed in a shootout with security forces in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala, the republic’s interior ministry said

* The Kremlin will create an office for public projects, aimed at improving public policy in the field of patriotic education, its press service said


* Russian police have opened a criminal probe into Friday's paintball attack on Dynamo Moscow players

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