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08/04/2003

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At Least 45 Dead in Pakistan Explosion

At least 45 people were killed and 70 injured, many critically, when blasts set off by a fire near an explosives store in northern Pakistan reduced much of a remote village to rubble, witnesses and officials said.

Finns Make Saunas an Extreme Sport

Sweat-oozing men and women from 15 countries competed Saturday to see who could last the longest in 43 degrees to take the Sauna World Championship title in southern Finland.

Taylor to Step Down in a Week

Liberian President Charles Taylor's forces were battling rebels on several fronts Sunday, a day after their leader promised to step down and just hours before African peacekeeping troops were due to deploy.

Far East Favor Is Returned 20 Years Later

After graduating from the naval academy, my classmate Valentin was posted to a ship based out of Vladivostok. He was over the moon. After all, Vladivostok is the nerve center of the Pacific Fleet, not the back of beyond.

Khodorkovsky Only Played by the Rules

When President Yeltsin announced his privatization program 11 years ago this month, the goal was to create ""millions of owners rather than a handful of millionaires.""

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