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Pussy Riot in prison appeal

Three members of punk band Pussy Riot are making their appeal in a Russian court today over their jail sentence for their cathedral protest against president Vladimir Putin.

Their impromptu performance inside Moscow's main cathedral in February came shortly before Mr Putin was elected to a third term.

The three women were convicted in August of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison.

The verdict was condemned in the US and Europe, where it was seen as an illustration of Mr Putin's intolerance of dissent.



Seven killed in flash floods

Flooding has killed seven people in the southern Russian province of Dagestan.

About 320 homes in the Caspian Sea coastal city of Derbent, close to the Caucasus Mountains were flooded and seven bodies were found in the aftermath.

A flash flood killed 171 people in August in the Caucasus in the Krasnodar region town of Krymsk.

President Putin visited the area and several local officials were sacked and detained.



Adele honour for US success

Chart star Adele has been honoured for her success in the US after her hit Rolling In The Deep became one of the most frequently played songs on radio.

Other artists were recognised for reaching new milestones for their work at the annual BMI London Awards in the Dorchester Hotel.

Mark Hollis, the frontman of Talk Talk, was also honoured at the ceremony for his song It's My Life receiving three million plays since it was first recorded and released in 1984.


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