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

Defiant, Scornful Hussein Pleads Not Guilty

The trial is adjourned until Nov. 28 as judges grant the defense more time to review 800 pages of evidence against the Iraqi leader.

Trial Captivates Iraqi Audiences

Iraqis gathered around televisions to watch Saddam Hussein's trial Wednesday, with Shiite victims of his regime calling it long-overdue justice but some Sunni Arabs condemning it as unfair humiliation of their former leader.

Arab Reaction to Trial Mixed

Pan-Arab television networks cover the trial nonstop, while some national papers ignore it.

3 Elections Officials Killed by Insurgents

Sunni-led insurgents killed 19 people in Iraq on Wednesday, the opening day of Saddam Hussein's trial, including six Shiites who were lined up at a factory and gunned down in front of their fellow workers, police said.

Experts Hope Hussein Is Tried Fairly

Can Iraqi judges, in a court established under U.S. occupation, grant a fair trial to their former dictator?

Irish Journalist Kidnapped

The Guardian newspaper said Wednesday that one of its reporters had disappeared in Iraq and that it believed he had been kidnapped.

Wilma Poised to Threaten Florida

Gathering strength at a fierce pace, Hurricane Wilma swirled into the most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded Wednesday, a Category 5 monster packing winds up to 280 kilometers per hour that forecasts warned were ""extremely dangerous.""

Aid Comes Slowly to Kashmir

UNICEF chief Ann Veneman on Wednesday defended the international aid response to earthquake-hit Kashmir, saying reaction had been quick. Veneman praised the relief effort, although hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive help.

Pupils Outsource Tutoring to India

A few stars are still twinkling in the inky pre-dawn sky when Koyampurath Namitha arrives for work in a quiet suburb of this south Indian city.

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