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07/09/2003

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

116 Die in Plane Crash in Sudan

A Sudanese airliner plunged into a hillside while attempting an emergency landing Tuesday, killing 116 people and leaving one survivor -- a 3-year-old boy found injured but alive amid a ghastly scene of charred corpses.

Conjoined Twins Die During Surgery

Since they were children, Ladan Bijani and her sister, Laleh, spent their lives trying to go different ways even though they were born joined at the head.

Nigerian Unions Halt Strike After Pressure and 10 Deaths

Nigeria's unions said Tuesday that they were calling off a weeklong general strike over fuel prices after reaching a deal with the government days before the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush.

Militants Claim Bombing That Violated Cease-Fire

Militants from radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility Tuesday for a bombing in central Israel that killed a 65-year-old woman, apparently violating last week's cease-fire.

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