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09/20/2004

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Press Review

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

Terror Halts CSKA Game

Citing security concerns, the National Basketball Association on Friday canceled an exhibition game between the Utah Jazz and CSKA Moscow that was to be held in Moscow early next month.

Safin Claims First Title in Over Two Years

Marat Safin won the China Open on Sunday, beating countryman Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 to claim his first title in two years.

Sudan Faces Oil Sanctions

A divided UN Security Council approved a resolution threatening oil sanctions against Sudan unless the government reins in Arab militias blamed for a killing spree in Darfur, and ordered an investigation of whether the attacks constitute genocide.

Briton, U.S. Citizens Held in Iraq

An al-Qaida-linked group has threatened in a videotape to behead two Americans and a Briton within two days, and insurgents have carried out a new string of car bombings, killing at least 20 Iraqis and two U.S. soldiers.

Iran Rejects UN Body's Demands

Iran said Sunday that demands from the UN atomic watchdog -- that it freeze all uranium enrichment work that can be used for nuclear weapons -- were ""illegal,"" but left open the possibility it was ready to negotiate on the issue.

South Africa Memorializes the White Voice of Anti-Apartheid

South Africa on Saturday bid farewell to Beyers Naude, a rare white voice against the apartheid system of racial segregation.

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