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10/11/2004

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Press Review

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

Sychyov Hat Trick Secures Easy Win

A hat trick by Dmitry Sychyov helped Russia to an easy 4-0 away win over Luxembourg in its World Cup qualifier Saturday.

Sharapova Storms to Victory in Tokyo

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova overpowered American Mashona Washington 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday to claim back-to-back Japan Open titles before a typhoon forced play to be suspended.

At Least 34 Killed in Egypt Resort Blast

Israeli rescue workers wound down their search Sunday for victims of a luxury hotel bombing, cutting through debris with their Egyptian counterparts in a dusty hole that was a basement shopping area.

Kenyan Activist Wins Nobel

Staff and directors of the Green Belt Movement founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai danced Saturday to traditional songs to celebrate her win, as Maathai struggled to come to terms with the award.

Afghans Vote Amid Claims of Fraud

An independent commission will probe claims by all 15 opposition candidates that Afghanistan's first direct presidential election was marred by incompetence and fraud, a top official said Sunday in an attempt to quash claims the vote was illegitimate.

Australians Confirm Howard for Fourth Consecutive Term

Prime Minister John Howard has been accused of turning his back on Asia, kowtowing to America and being Australia's most bland leader.

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