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10/26/2004

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Press Review

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

Autumn in Moscow

Photo essay.

In-Form Safin Has Eye on Houston

A change of coach and a change of attitude have helped Marat Safin return to peak form and the Russian No. 1 is now aiming at the Masters Cup in Houston with real optimism.

Explosives Missing in Iraq, Says IAEA

Several hundred tons of conventional explosives are missing from a former Iraqi military facility that once played a key role in Saddam Hussein's efforts to build a nuclear bomb, the UN nuclear agency confirmed Monday.

Abu Ghraib Guards Kept Log

The military police who ran the high-security wing of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq kept an unofficial log of their daily activities, a diary of sorts that documents the conditions that gripped the prison during the months that detainees were abused in what later erupted into an international scandal.

14 Die in Gaza as Withdrawal Debated

Israeli troops raided a Gaza Strip refugee camp to halt Palestinian mortar fire, killing 14 Palestinians and wounding 72 Monday, as Israel's parliament set up for a historic debate on a withdrawal from the coastal strip.

Egypt: Sinai Bombings Caused by Palestinian

A Palestinian angered by Israeli-Palestinian violence plotted and then died in the nearly simultaneous car bombings of a hotel and tourist camps in the Sinai that killed at least 34 people, the Egyptian government said Monday.

Karzai All but Certain of Afghan Election Majority

Interim leader Hamid Karzai has clinched a majority of the votes in Afghanistan's first presidential election under near-complete results Monday, leaving him all but certain of becoming this war-wrecked nation's first democratically elected leader.

Aftershocks Hit Japan Quake Zone

Emergency workers struggled to rush food and blankets to crowded evacuation centers as strong aftershocks jolted an earthquake-shattered swath of northern Japan on Monday.

World's Largest Steel Giant Forged in Deal

Indian-born billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, who made a fortune buying mills from Algeria to Mexico, agreed to acquire Wilbur Ross' International Steel Group Inc. for about $4.5 billion to form the world's biggest steelmaker.

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