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09/21/2004

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Press Review

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

Challenger Leads Indonesia Elections

A former general who has pledged to fight terror and fix the economy was headed for a landslide win over incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia's landmark elections Monday, according a nationwide sampling of votes.

At Least 90 Die in Haiti Floodwaters

Tropical Storm Jeanne brought raging floodwaters to Haiti, killing at least 90 people in the battered nation and leaving dozens of Haitian families huddled on rooftops as the storm pushed further out into the open seas, officials said.

Israeli Missile Strike Kills Hamas Leader

A senior leader of Hamas' military wing was killed in an Israeli missile strike on his car as it drove through a Hamas stronghold in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, witnesses said.

HBO Series Dominate Emmy Awards

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, shrugging off complaints that the same winners troop onstage at the Shrine Auditorium year after year, shook up tradition Sunday night, with HBO's mob drama ""The Sopranos"" finally vanquishing NBC's ""The West Wing"" as best drama, and the Fox sitcom ""Arrested Development"" rising to the top comedy prize despite a first season of miserable ratings.

Britney Spears Ties the Knot

Oops! Pop star Britney Spears did it again and got married for the second time this year -- this time to dancer Kevin Federline in a low-key ceremony Saturday at a private home in Studio City, California, a record label executive confirmed Sunday.

Vietnam Photographer Adams Dies at 71

Eddie Adams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and combat photographer who produced one of the most riveting images of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 71.

Paparazzi Mar Madonna's Visit to Israel

Pop star Madonna was hesitant to visit Israel because of news reports about violence, but found the biggest danger was ""a few very naughty paparazzi.""

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