Main news of October 9


*Poland’s ruling center-right Civic Platform is leading in the parliamentary election with 39.6% of the votes while its main rival, former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s conservative-nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party is gaining only 30.1%, the results of an exit-poll showed

*Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has tied the knots on Sunday with his girlfriend of four years, American-Jewish businesswoman from New York, Nancy Shevell, British media reported on Sunday

*Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has threatened with “strict measures” against any country that would recognize the “illegitimate” Syrian opposition council

*U.S. officials are urgently redrawing a 2012 military training plan for Iraqi troops after Iraq’s leaders announced they would not grant immunity to troops who remain after the December 31 deadline for withdrawal, The Washington Post reported


*A Mi-8 helicopter that went missing in Russia’s Trans-Baikal area on Sunday has been found with all seven people reported alive, a spokesperson of the regional Emergencies Ministry said

*Pavel Karelin, the 21-year-old leader of the Russian national ski jumping team, died in a car crash early on Sunday, his personal coach said

*An Antonov An-2 biplane crashed in the Krasnodar Territory in south Russia, injuring a pilot, a local emergencies ministry spokesman said

*A weather record for October 8 was established in Moscow on Saturday, the weather news portal said

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