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02/07/2005

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Press Review

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

Togo's Ruler Dies of Heart Attack, Age 69

Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruthlessly ruled his small and desperately poor nation for nearly four decades -- the longest reign of any African head of state -- died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 69.

Ethiopia Marks 60 Years of Marley

To the rhythm of thumping bass lines, thousands of Bob Marley fans gathered in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday for a concert to honor the 60th anniversary of the reggae icon's birth.

Bangkok Exit Poll Suggests a Landslide Victory for PM

Thai telecom tycoon-turned-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was romping to another four-year term on Sunday in what an exit poll said would be a historic second successive landslide.

104 Feared Dead in Afghan Jet Crash

NATO helicopters and hundreds of police struggled to reach the wreckage of an Afghan airliner Sunday, three days after it rammed into a snow-covered mountain peak, apparently killing all 104 people on board.

A New IT Attitude for a New Silicon Valley

The city has large clusters of gleaming glass buildings surrounded by expensive cars.

Free Speech Does Not Fit the Script

It was a rather unexpected phone call for these days. The producer of a talk show at one of the major television channels called to invite me as an expert on an upcoming program.

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