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12/07/2005

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Press Review

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

120 Dead as Iranian Jet Hits Building

A military transport plane loaded with Iranian journalists and trying to make an emergency landing slammed into a 10-story apartment building, ripping open the top of the structure and igniting a huge fire. At least 128 people were killed.

'Witness A' Accuses Hussein

A woman testified Tuesday from behind a screen -- her voice disguised but her weeping still apparent -- that she was assaulted and tortured with beatings and electric shocks by Saddam Hussein's agents in the trial of the former Iraqi president and seven lieutenants.

Rice: Washington Does Not Condone Torture

The U.S. secretary of state says the United States works to rectify any mistakes it makes in the war on terror, but she defends renditions.

CIA Used Ruse to Abduct Egyptian Islamist in Milan

In March 2003, the Italian national anti-terrorism police received an urgent message from the CIA about a radical Islamic cleric who had mysteriously vanished from Milan a few weeks before.

Cameron Elected to Head Conservatives

Britain's Conservative Party crowned 39-year-old David Cameron as its new leader on Tuesday, hoping to end an election losing streak as Prime Minister Tony Blair's power and popularity sag.

Ex-Catholic Bomber Dies in Iraq

Muriel Degauque, believed to be the first European Muslim woman to stage a suicide attack, started out life as a good Roman Catholic girl in this coal mining corner of Belgium known as the black country. She ended it in a grisly blast deep inside Iraq last month.

Gay Britons Register for Marriage for First Time

From Brighton to Birmingham and beyond, gay and lesbian couples began registering Monday for the first ceremonies later this month legally recognizing same-sex unions in Britain.

Iraqi Suicide Blast Kills at Least 36

Two suicide bombers struck at Baghdad's Police Academy on Tuesday, killing at least 36 officers and students and wounding 50, officials said.

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