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08/20/2002

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Is Global Weather Getting Worse?

Deadly floods in Europe and Asia. Drought in America. The daily drumbeat of severe weather has millions wondering if something strange is happening.

Indian State Terrified by 'Monster'

Reports of a flashing space creature, or maybe a mutant bug that glows at both ends, have created panic in India's most populous state, triggering riots and lynchings that have killed more than a dozen people.

Spartak Holds Top Spot As Lokomotiv Falters

Lokomotiv Moscow failed to overtake city rival Spartak at the top of the Russian Premier League standings after being held to a 0-0 draw at Shinnik Yaroslavl on Sunday.

If War Is to Be Waged ...

There is a right and a wrong way for America to wage war. Obviously, if it is attacked, the United States must respond with all its might.

Religion and Television

I am not a religious person, but watching television has disposed me toward fatalism and mysticism.

Lush Caucasian Pastures And Lupine Caveats

The tiny village of Suvajal lies in a valley just 20 kilometers from Azerbaijan's border with Dagestan.

Still Going Apres le Deluge

August is traditionally a bad month in this country. The litany has been repeated often enough.

Sunday Pilgrimage No Ordinary Walk in the Park

People who spend a Sunday with the Walkers, Hikers and Nature Lovers, an informal group of Russians and expats, get more than just a stroll through the countryside.

High-Tech Tanning Won't Calm Doctors' Fears

Widely believed to be a healthy alternative to natural sun, tanning in solariums does not require a trip to the Black Sea, and sessions do not take longer than a lunch break.

St. Pete Partners Make Room for Tea

The St. Petersburg cafe market has developed in a unusual fashion: It is far easier to order a cup of Italian cappuccino than it is to get a glass of traditional Russian tea.

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