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10/20/2004

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Press Review

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

Kramnik Retains World Title

With his back against the wall, Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik defeated Hungarian grandmaster Peter Leko on Monday.

CSKA to Face Off Against Chelsea

With Adrian Mutu embroiled in a drug scandal, Didier Drogba recovering from an operation and Mateja Kezman looking off-color, Chelsea has few attacking options when it hosts CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

'The Circus Begins' as Florida Starts to Vote

Bongo drums, rapping preachers and a smattering of all-too-familiar technical difficulties greeted Florida voters Monday as the state's first attempt at early voting in a presidential election opened the 16-day voting season in this critical battleground state.

British CARE Official Abducted

The director of CARE International's operations in Iraq, who has done humanitarian work in the country for more than 25 years, was abducted from her car early Tuesday in Baghdad, officials said. Her captors released a video showing the woman.

Indian 'Robin Hood' Shot by Police

India's most wanted bandit, Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, was killed Monday in a shootout with police who have for years been hunting the smuggler who killed more than 100 people and kidnapped a movie star.

Myanmar Hard-Liners Fire Prime Minister

Myanmar's state radio and television announced Tuesday that Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt has been replaced by a hard-line member of the country's ruling military junta, Lieutenant General Soe Win.

Sainsbury's to Make Cuts to Up Sales

Sainsbury's will take a ?550 million ($991 million) hit to profits this year as it invests to boost sales and reverse falling market share, Britain's third-biggest supermarket chain said Tuesday.

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