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Charges in Governor's Death

City prosecutors have charged Andrei Nikiforov with vehicular manslaughter in the car accident that left Kostroma Governor Viktor Shershunov dead last month, Interfax reported Tuesday.

Shershunov and his driver died of injuries sustained in the Sept. 20 accident, in which their Mercedes collided with Nikiforov's car on a highway outside Moscow.

Prosecutors said Nikiforov was speeding when his car swerved into oncoming traffic, striking Shershunov's car, Interfax reported. (MT)

Special Forces Kill 2 Rebels

MAKHACHKALA -- Special forces killed two rebels and arrested another during a house siege Monday in Makhachkala, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

Local Dagestani police and federal special forces have raided a handful of rebel houses this year in Makhachkala and more frequently in towns to the west, near the Chechen border. (Reuters)