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09/02/2004

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Press Review

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

Schwarzenegger Charms Republicans

The Republican National Convention turned Tuesday from accenting strength to emphasizing opportunity and compassion, as Arnold Schwarzenegger presented his improbable life story -- the rise from immigrant bodybuilder to movie star to California governor -- as an embodiment of the Republican Party and its ideals.

Riots After Nepal Hostage Killings

Thousands of demonstrators ransacked a mosque and clashed with police in the capital on Wednesday to protest the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages by Iraqi militants.

Israel Razes Bomber's West Bank Home

The Israeli army on Wednesday destroyed the West Bank home of one of two Palestinian suicide bombers a day after 16 people were killed in back-to-back bus bombings by the militant Hamas group, the military said.

7 Hostages Freed in Iraq, No Word on French

Islamic militants freed seven truck drivers from India, Kenya and Egypt on Wednesday after holding them hostage in Iraq for six weeks, offering a ray of hope to a dozen other foreigners still in captivity.

Giving Reagan and Gorbachev Their Due

Many Americans probably were surprised at the pictures of Mikhail Gorbachev comforting Nancy Reagan at her husband's funeral and by his tribute to Ronald Reagan as ""a true leader, a man of his word, and an optimist who earned a place in history and in people's hearts.""

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