News in Brief
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- May. 26 2008 00:00
Man Utd Fan Charged
MANCHESTER, England -- British police charged a Manchester United fan on Friday after he was spotted breaching a travel ban at the Champions League final in Moscow.
Jay Barnes was detained at Luzhniki stadium Wednesday and immediately deported after officers from Manchester operating in Moscow alerted their Russian counterparts. The 29-year-old Mancunian was rearrested Friday when he returned to Manchester Airport.
Banning orders imposed on fans with football-related convictions were rigorously enforced to prevent them from flying to Moscow.
Britain's Home Office said 3,100 football fans are banned from attending matches abroad, including 86 United supporters.
Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalty kicks after the final was 1-1 after extra time. (AP)
Ukraine Mine Blast Kills 4
DONETSK, Ukraine -- An explosion at a mine in eastern Ukraine's Donbass coalfield killed four miners and another five are missing, local officials said Friday.
Ukraine's Mining Inspectorate said the explosion occurred overnight at a depth of 330 meters at the Krasnolimanskaya mine near Donetsk, the heart of Ukraine's coal-mining region.
Around 400 miners were underground and 12 were in the immediate area of the blast. Three walked out unharmed.
Rescue crews were searching for the missing men.
Deadly accidents regularly strike the ex-Soviet state's collieries, many of which are loss-making and date from the 19th century. (Reuters)
Police Killed in Dagestan
MAKHACHKALA, Dagestan -- Two senior officers have been killed in separate shootings in the North Caucasus. A bystander was also killed.
Dagestani police said a senior anti-corruption officer was shot outside a restaurant early Sunday.
In Kabardino-Balkaria, police say gunmen shot an anti-organized crime officer late Saturday and a watchman at the car wash where the attack took place was also killed. (AP)