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 The law enforcement agencies have found a militant base in Karachay-Cherkessia, the republican Ministry of the Interior says. According to RIA Novosti, the base was found near the village of Rimgorskoye and had some clothes, utensils, oil for weapons and ammunition. The band that used this base consisted of three people. One of them was killed earlier this year. The base was uncovered during an investigation into the other two members. 

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 Iran has registered an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 points on Richter scale near Tabriz, Trend reports.The Republican Center of Seismological Survey of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan reported that the earthquake could be sensed in Azerbaijan. 

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Man gets 2 years of prison in Karachay-Cherkessia for Russophobia

Ruslan Bolurov from Uchkeken in Karachay-Cherkessia was sentenced to two years of prison for promoting inter-ethnic hatred and intolerance towards Russians in Kislovodsk on May 9, 2012, Komsomolskaya Pravda cites Alexander Virich, assistant of the head of the local investigation head.

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Six bombs found in Dagestan’s Gimry

 Officers of the special forces found six bombs , a package with two million false banknotes at Gimry in Dagestan, RIA Novosti reports.Three militants have been killed in the village this week and a militant cache of weapons found at the local mosque on Tuesday. 

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Ukrainian political analysts to punish Russian TV celebrity

 President of the Ukrainian Institute for Problems of Regional Politics and Advanced Politology Dmitry Kocrhinsky said that he will pay $10,000 for the video about Russian TV celebrity Ivan Urgant’s mocking Ukraine, Interfax reports.Korchinsky said that the joke by urgent was purposefully left in the show to make fun of Ukraine.

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New commander of Main Staff Russian Ground Forces appointed

 Lieutenant-General Sergey Istrakov, Deputy Commander of the Central Military District, has become the Commander of the Main Staff of the Russian Ground Forces.The general served in the Airborne Forces, took part in military operations, the Yugoslavian peacekeeping mission of 1999-2000. He was the head of the 58th army of the North Caucasus Military District, the 41st army of the Siberian Military District and deputy head of the Central Military District. 

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 Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has demoted Interior Minister Isgender Mulikov from Major-General to Colonel for poor public order and inefficiency, Interfax reports.The minister was given time to improve, otherwise he will lose the job. 

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Fertilizer factory explodes in Texas

 The West Fertilizer Factory exploded in Texas, destroying almost the whole city, 100 houses in the district, damaging the city hospital, school and home of the elderly, RIA Novosti reports.People were blocked in many buildings. Power was cut.70 people died and over 200 were injured, including about 40 gravely injured. Six helicopters are on their way to the area. A no-fly zone was imposed. 

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Two additional brigades to help restore power in Kuban

 Two additional brigades of specialists from the offices the Northern Caucasus IGDC in Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria arrived to help Kubanenergo restore power, the IGDC reports.The south-western district of Kuban experienced a power cut caused by a severe wind. Power restoration in all areas will start as soon as the weather improves. 

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Investigators take 50 tomes of documents from Northern Caucasus Resorts

Investigators have taken over 50 tomes of documents from the offices of the Northern Caucasus Resorts in Moscow and Pyatigorsk for studies, Interfax reports.The documents include a letter written to the company’s former head, Ahmed Bilalov, where its author notes the need to compensate for financial losses.Law enforcers say that two Pyatigorsk offices of the Northern Caucasus Resorts had no staff and were imitating work.Offices of the company were inspected yesterday.

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Israel’s Eilat experiences missile attack

 Airport administration of Israel’s resort Eilat was shut down due to two missile explosions on the city outskirts, possibly launched from the Sinai Peninsula, RIA Novosti cites Miki Rosenfeld, a police spokesman.Two more missiles may hit Akabi in Jordan. 

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Moscow police blame migrants for one out of five murders

 Pavel Milovanov, head of the inquest section of the Main Directorate of the Russian Interior Ministry in Moscow, says that one out of every five murders is the city is committed by migrants, RIA Novosti reports.Migrants have committed 2,300 crimes this year, exceeding the same period in 2012 by 30%.There have been 12 murders, 17% of total murders, committed by migrants in Moscow since the start of the year. The migrants include natives of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan. 

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