* Chief of the municipal tax office of the North Caucasus city of Khasavyurt Yakub Nutsalov was shot dead near his home on Sunday, police spokesman said.
* About 150 people gathered on Moscow’s downtown Teatralnaya Square in a bid to stage an unsanctioned Day of Wrath rally, 28 of them have been detained, the press service of Moscow police said
* Russia reported 186 wildfires burning in forests and peat bogs on Sunday, covering an area more than three times the size of that for the same period last year
* The Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace will start developing a new Brahmos-2 hypersonic missile this year, Brahmos Aerospace Director Alexander Maksichev said
* British Foreign Secretary William Hague urged the UN to send a “clear message” to the Syrian government by issuing a resolution condemning brutal measures against anti-regime protesters
* Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) are leading iN parliamentary elections, early results showed
*Egyptian authorities have detained an alleged Israeli agent over reported engagement in espionage during the popular revolution in the country, official news agency Mena said
* Eccentric California salvage diver and entrepreneur Bill Warren, 59, has announced that he wants to find Osama Bin Laden’s body as proof the al Qaeda leader is really dead, the New York Post saD