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Yelena Leuchanka scored 17 points and Yuliya Dureika added 15 to help Belarus upset top-seeded Russia 70-53 Friday in the quarterfinals of the women's basketball world championship.
The Russian arms researcher released from prison in a Cold War-style spy swap has mixed feelings about the deal and wishes more of his colleagues had been freed.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev fired defiant Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov on Tuesday, ousting the man who gave the crumbling capital a glamorous facelift but was maligned for his wife's chokehold on construction projects and for staying on vacation while forest fires choked his city.
The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was elected to his first leadership roles in the ruling Workers' Party, state media said early Wednesday, putting him well on the path to succeed his father as leader of the nuclear-armed nation.
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts who lived six months on the International Space Station touched down safely, but one day late, Saturday morning in the cloudy, central steppes of Kazakhstan.
Iran would consider ending uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world powers send Tehran nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Friday.
A manned Soyuz capsule with two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut onboard has successfully undocked from the International Space Station after the crew resolved glitches that had prevented departure a day earlier.