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The Russian destroyer "Admiral Panteleyev" detains 29 suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

A Russian navy ship boarded a suspected Somali pirate vessel Tuesday night, detaining 29 alleged maritime marauders, a Russian Defense Ministry source said.


A 3.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Ulverston, Cumbria, England.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government denies Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt a visa.

Sweden has recalled its ambassador to Sri Lanka after Colombo barred Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt from participating in a mission there with French and British colleagues this week, Bildt said on Tuesday.


United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switches from the Republican to the Democratic Party.

Genetically modified organism

The first transgenic, fluorescent dogs are cloned in South Korea.