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11/22/2004

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Press Review

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

38-Point Tiebreaker Knocks Safin Out

Marat Safin was knocked out of the ATP Masters Cup on Saturday, losing a record-tying 38-point tiebreaker to Roger Federer, who clinched a place in the final with a 6-3, 7-6 (20-18) win.

Official: Nationwide Iraqi Poll on Jan. 30

Iraq's electoral commission on Sunday set national elections for Jan. 30, and a spokesman said ballots would be cast nationwide, including in areas now wracked by violence.

54 Dead in Chinese Plane Crash

A China Eastern commuter plane crashed into a frozen lake seconds after takeoff in Inner Mongolia on Sunday, killing 53 people on board and one on the ground, the airline and state media said.

U.S. Intelligence Bill Denied a Vote

In a defeat for U.S. President George W. Bush, rebellious Republicans in the House of Representatives derailed legislation to overhaul the nation's intelligence agencies along lines recommended by the Sept. 11 commission.

Bush Looking for Support on North Korea Stance at APEC

Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim economies opened a two-day summit Saturday aimed at liberalizing trade and addressing global security concerns, with U.S. President George W. Bush seeking to rally international support to counter nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.

The Wings of Change: U.S. Jet Hits Mach 10

When the Wright brothers flew the first airplane 101 years ago next month, Orville traveled three meters per second for 12 seconds.

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