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Russia pressed a claim at the United Nations Tuesday for an additional 1.2 million square kilometres (463,000 square miles) of Arctic shelf, stepping up a race for the region's hydrocarbon and mineral wealth. In a submission to back a 2001 claim at the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, Russia said research showed it had rights over the swathe -- an area the size of South Africa. This would include the North Pole and potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 billion tonnes of hydrocarbons, according to government estimates.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The prosecutor of James Holmes told jurors Tuesday that once they hear from at least 12 more people this week — relatives of each of his murder victims — they will decide that death is the only appropriate sentence for his attack on a Colorado movie theater.