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

Sharapova Cruises Into China Quarters

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova cruised into the final eight with a decisive 6-1, 6-1 win over compatriot Tatyana Panova.

Iraq Beheading Claim Surfaces on Web Site

An Islamic web site claimed that militants had killed a second American hostage in Iraq and threatened that a Briton kidnapped with him would also die if his government did not act.

Haiti Flood Deaths Climb Past 700

Bodies lay in growing piles outside morgues as UN peacekeepers planned the first major distribution of food and water Wednesday in this city devastated by floods that tore apart families and left hungry crowds that have mobbed truckloads of aid.

Bush: 'Advancing Rights' at Core of World Security

U.S. President George W. Bush's speech before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday was the verbal equivalent of a ""greatest hits"" album, repackaging and summarizing the key foreign policy themes the president has embraced in the past four years.

Matviyenko: The Postmodern Brezhnev?

St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko has a strong sense of nostalgia for the Soviet era, when she steadily moved up through the ranks of the Communist Party, getting closer to the top.

Terrorists, Siloviki and Double-Speak

The number of dead and wounded in the Beslan tragedy was stunning, but so were the authorities' lies.

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