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05/12/2005

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Russia Looks to Maintain Streak

Canada must find some consistency if it is to remain on track for a third consecutive gold medal at the world ice hockey championships, while Russia will focus on turning an unbeaten run into a gold-medal-winning streak.

Wave of Attacks Kills Dozens in 4 Iraqi Cities

Suicide bombings in Baghdad, Tikrit and elsewhere bring the two-week Iraqi death toll to nearly 400.

Blair Faces Anger Within His Party After Election-Day Win

Tony Blair faced his restive Labour Party behind closed doors Wednesday, his first real confrontation with lawmakers calling for him to resign after Labour's majority was slashed in last week's election.

Reformer Leads Iran Pre-Vote Poll

Two-time former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says he wants to improve ties with the United States.

CT Scans Allow Researchers to Picture Egypt's King Tut

Artists and scientists drawing on an examination of King Tut's mummy have reconstructed the face of the young ruler as he might have looked in life: an unusually elongated skull, a narrow face, pronounced lips and possibly a receding chin.

Christian Conference Calls For More Sensitive Church

Mainstream Christian churches must adapt to the powerful forces of the new century -- including the rise in African and Asian congregations and tensions with the Muslim world -- or risk losing their relevance and ability to help shape world affairs, religious leaders told a global conference on spiritual trends Tuesday.

Cairo Approves Multi-Party Elections

The Egyptian parliament approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that opens presidential elections to multiple candidates for the first time, but critics protested that it set such stringent conditions for running that this year's vote would basically remain a one-man referendum starring President Hosni Mubarak.

United Freed From $3.2Bln in Pensions

United Airlines, which is operating in bankruptcy protection, received court permission on Tuesday to terminate its four employee pension plans, setting off the largest pension default in the three decades that the U.S. government has guaranteed pensions.

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