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

It Kills Birds, But It Won't Kill You

It must seem like the sky is falling -- that it's about to rain chaos and death as the dreaded H5N1 avian flu appears to close in.

Remembering What Might Have Been

The death last week of Alexander Yakovlev, the intellectual inspiration for Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, comes as a sharp reminder of what Russia might have been.

Saddam Hussein on Trial

Given that it is taking place in a country at war, and that it is being run by the Iraqis he once terrorized, the trial of Saddam Hussein, which opened last week in Baghdad, was never going to be easy.

Report on Hariri Death Implicates Syria

The UN investigation concludes the assassination plot must have been approved by Syrian officials.

Nigerian Airliner Crashes

A Nigerian airliner with 116 people on board including some senior officials crashed shortly after taking off from Lagos en route to the capital, Abuja, the government said Sunday.

Wilma Heads Toward Florida After Hitting Mexican Resorts

Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared through, smashing homes and killing at least seven people, as the storm set a new course for Florida.

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