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

Sprucing Up Victory Park

The mood at Victory Park was far from festive Saturday -- a cold, rainy afternoon that made the recent burst of spring seem like a distant memory.

Japan's Worst Train Crash in 40 Years Kills 52

The train derailed and hit an apartment complex in the west of Japan, a nation known for its impressive safety record.

Elections Close in Togo Amid Cries of Foul Play

Amid scattered violence, Togolese voted to elect a new president they hope will bring democracy after decades of tyranny and restore order following months of turmoil caused by the death of Africa's longest-serving ruler.

Vietnamese Impact Adopted Country

Hai and Son Nguyen escaped their homeland with a few suitcases and piles of worthless Vietnamese cash.

Memorial for Battle in Turkey

housands of people, many from Australia and New Zealand, arrived in Turkey to attend remembrance ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the World War I battle of Gallipoli, in which hundreds of thousands of people perished.

Frist Attacks Democrats on Christian Broadcast

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist delivered a taped speech Sunday to a nationwide broadcast in which Christian conservatives, during other segments, attacked Democratic senators for blocking judicial nominees described in the program as ""people of faith.""

Mexicans March for Mayor

A capital typically clogged with traffic was thronged Sunday by hundreds of thousands of people who marched into the main plaza to protest a government effort against Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that threatens to force him out of next year's presidential elections.

Top Refiner Born in $7Bln Deal

Valero Energy, the top performer this year in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, agreed to buy Premcor for $6.9 billion in cash and stock to become the largest refiner in North America.

Fitch: Chinese Lender Needs $50Bln Bailout

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, the nation's biggest lender by assets, needs at least $50 billion to clear its bad loans, more than three times a bailout announced Thursday, Fitch Ratings said.

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