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04/08/2004

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Press Review

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

U.S. Rocket Hits Fallujah Mosque

U.S.-led forces battled Sunni guerrillas and a spreading Shiite uprising Wednesday, with Iraqi passions inflamed by the explosion of a rocket in the grounds of a mosque that witnesses said killed 25 people.

9/11 Panel Won't See Rice Speech

The White House has refused to provide the panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with a speech National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was to deliver on that day touting missile defense as a priority rather than al-Qaida, sources said Tuesday.

9/11 Detainee Released on Bail

The only Sept. 11 suspect ever convicted was freed by a court Wednesday, pending the outcome of his retrial on charges of aiding the Hamburg al-Qaida cell that included three of the suicide pilots.

Court Grills Madrid Train Blast Suspects

The Spanish judge investigating the Madrid train bombings questioned two suspects in court Wednesday as police hunted Islamist militants thought to have escaped a police raid in which up to six militants died.

Disenchanted Rwandans Turn to Islam

When 800,000 of their countrymen were killed in massacres that began 10 years ago this week, many Rwandans lost faith not only in their government, but in their religion as well.

UN Urges Action in Sudan

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Wednesday that outside military action may be needed in western Sudan to halt ""ethnic cleansing"" in the strife-torn Darfur region.

Koizumi's Shrine Trips Ruled Unconstitutional

A Japanese court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi had violated the constitution by visiting a shrine honoring Japan's military war dead, a landmark ruling on his annual pilgrimages that have angered China and other Asian neighbors.

Boeing Engine Deal May Hit $40Bln

Boeing Co. chose General Electric Co. and Rolls Royce to supply the engines for its planned new 7E7 Dreamliner airplane, striking deals that could be worth billions of dollars to the two companies.

Pirates Taking a Toll on $32Bln Music Industry

Global recorded music sales fell to $32 billion last year, their fourth annual decline in a row, hurt by illegal copying and increased consumer spending on products such as video games and DVDs, an industry group said.

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