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08/18/2004

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Ufa, Tolyatti Arrests MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities have arrested three Uzbek citizens who are wanted for their alleged involvement in spring terrorist attacks in Uzbekistan that killed 47 people, police officials said Tuesday. Tulkun Babayev, Erkin Babayev and Bakhrom Sultanov were arrested in May and June in Ufa and Tolyatti, Yury Demidov of the Interior Ministry's organized crime department told reporters. Meanwhile, 15 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants reappeared in Uzbekistan's highest court Tuesday on trial for their alleged involvement in the spring attacks. Paper Sues Kiriyenko MOSCOW (MT) -- Novaya Gazeta, which is being sued by Sergei Kiriyenko, the presidential envoy to the Volga Federal District, retaliated Tuesday with a suit against Kiriyenko, Interfax reported.

VDNKh Fountain Is Losing Its Luster

Urgent repairs are needed to prevent the Fountain of People's Friendship from crumbling to pieces.

Olympic Mascot Lands in a New Feud

Cheburashka is the official mascot of the Russian Olympic team at the 2004 Athens Games.

Bush Unveils Troop Removal Plan

U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday announced his long-anticipated plan to remove as many as 70,000 U.S. troops from Europe and Asia in a sweeping reorganization that he said would better prepare the military to handle crises.

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