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08/11/2003

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Press Review

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

Iraqis in Basra Riot Over Shortages

British troops fired warning shots in the Iraqi city of Basra on Sunday as hundreds of locals rioted for a second day, attacking vehicles and burning tires in protest at power and fuel shortages.

Peacekeepers Find Chaos, Bodies at Rebel Port

U.S. and West African military officers ventured into Monrovia's rebel-held port for the first time and found aid warehouses looted and corpses floating by the docks.

Indonesian Militants Rally in Solo

About 3,000 Muslim militants rallied Sunday in the city of Solo to support detained Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who allegedly heads the al-Qaida-linked group accused in the deadly bombing at Jakarta's Marriott Hotel.

Porn, Sumo in Governor Race

Scores of Californians took the once-in-a-lifetime shot to run for governor in the state's unprecedented recall election as Democrats successfully whittled their own field to one major backup candidate in case Governor Gray Davis is ousted.

Rising Euro Pushes Italy Into Recession

Italy slipped into a mild recession in the first half of the year for the first time in over a decade, preliminary figures released Friday showed, as the euro's sharp rise hit its export-driven economy.

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