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10/22/2004

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Press Review

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

Blair Risks Backlash in Iraq Troop Move

Britain agreed on Thursday to a U.S. request for Britain troops to move to dangerous areas near Baghdad, a politically risky step for Tony Blair who could face a sharp backlash if casualty rates start rising.

Chelsea Punishes CSKA Errors

Headed goals from captain John Terry and striker Eidur Gudjohnsen earned Chelsea a 2-0 Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

At Least 60 Die in Chinese Mine Blast

A gas explosion in a Chinese coal mine killed at least 60 miners, and rescuers were searching for 88 others who had only a slim chance of survival, the government said Thursday.

Castro Falls, Asks for Forgiveness

President Fidel Castro fell leaving the stage after a televised speech Wednesday night, hurting his knee and arm but quickly recovering his composure to tell Cubans he was otherwise ""all in one piece.""

Evangelist: Bush Predicted No Casualties in Iraq

Reverend Pat Robertson said U.S. President George W. Bush dismissed his warning that the United States would suffer heavy casualties in Iraq and told the evangelist just before the beginning of the war that ""we're not going to have any casualties.""

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