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Main News of May 25

Topic: Top stories of the day

23:59 25/05/2012
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* The first private U.S. cargo spacecraft, the Dragon, successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Mission Control said

* A candidate from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Mursi and the former Egyptian Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq, will compete in a presidential run-off vote as ballot counting in the Egypt’s landmark election continues

RUSSIA

* Six riot police officers who were injured in clashes during an anti-Putin rally in Moscow earlier this month have received new apartments as a reward, the Interior Ministry’s Moscow city department said

* A prominent Muslim figure who pledged to "cover Moscow in blood" if the authorities refuse to establish Islamic law, was charged for inciting hatred, prosecutors said

* Four Russian bikers who were detained in Iraq on Sunday for alleged espionage and visa forgery charges have been released, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said

SPORTS

* A quick-fire exchange of goals early in the second half from Luis Suarez and Alexander Kerzhakov ensured Uruguay and Russia shared the honors in a keenly fought 1-1 friendly draw in Moscow

DEFENSE

* China has started a new round of security checks on core defense research and production facilities, the General Staff Headquarters of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said

* Russia’s Defense Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation failed again to agree final contract terms for delivery of the new Borey class (Project 955) strategic nuclear submarine, despite the intervention of President Vladimir Putin

BUSINESS

* Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to provide additional tax discounts for the development of the Shtokman Gas Field if necessary, Russian gas giant Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said

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