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

Yartsev Happy to Settle for a Draw

Russia coach Georgy Yartsev has said he would be satisfied with four points from his team's upcoming World Cup Group 3 qualifiers away to Luxembourg and Portugal.

Sharapova Advances at Japan Open

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the Japan Open quarterfinals Wednesday after overcoming a shaky second set to defeat Australian Samantha Stosur 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

Taliban Attack Candidate's Convoy

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's running mate for Saturday's historic presidential poll escaped unhurt on Wednesday when a bomb set off by Taliban guerrillas narrowly missed his car as he headed for an election meeting.

Gaza Enters 7th Day of Bloodshed

Three Palestinian gunmen killed a Thai guest worker on Wednesday after infiltrating a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip before being shot dead in an attack claimed by Hamas as retaliation for a massive Israeli offensive.

Report to Deny Iraq WMDs

The final report of the chief American arms inspector for Iraq was expected to undercut a principal U.S. administration rationale for removing Saddam Hussein: that his Iraqi government had weapons of mass destruction.

Iran Improving Missile Range

Iran said Wednesday that it would keep improving its missile capability after announcing that the latest version of its medium-range Shahab-3 could now hit targets up to 2,000 kilometers away.

VP Hopefuls Go Toe-to-Toe in Debate

Once again, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney sought Tuesday night to come to the rescue of a member of a political family that he has served so loyally for nearly a generation.

Nobel Prize Goes to U.S., Israeli Scientists

Israelis Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko and American Irwin Rose won the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Tuesday for their work in discovering one of the key ways that cells destroy unwanted proteins -- starting with a chemical ""kiss of death.""

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