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06/01/2005

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Henin's Class Too Much for Sharapova

From the start, Justine Henin-Hardenne's wide variety of sharply angled shots had Maria Sharapova staggering across the clay in vain pursuit.

Safin Defends His Quarterfinal Outbursts

Frustrated with his play, Marat Safin said he did what any normal person would do: He whacked his changeover chair with his racket, leaving a gaping hole in the wooden base.

Press Review

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

French Prime Minister Resigns After EU Vote

French President Jacques Chirac fired his loyal, long-suffering prime minister on Tuesday, a direct response to the country's decisive rejection of a referendum on the constitution for Europe that was as much a rejection of his 10-year presidency.

China Says Reporter Had Been Spying

China said Tuesday that a detained reporter for Singapore's main English-language newspaper has admitted spying for a foreign intelligence agency, but declined to identify the agency or detail the accusations against the Hong Kong-based journalist.

Police Seeking al-Qaida Link in Pakistan Mosque Bombing

Eleven people were killed in a night of violence in Karachi when a suicide attack on a mosque blamed on a group linked to al-Qaida spiraled into a riot that killed six at an outlet of U.S.-based chain KFC.

Private Planes Fly Suspects for CIA

Flight records appear to show that the CIA contracts shell companies.

U.S. Detainees Describe Abuse

The U.S. government is forced to release 1,000 pages of transcripts detailing the mistreatment of Guantanamo prisoners.

Voice on Audiotape Calls Zarqawi's Wounds Minor

In a rambling 17-minute audio message addressed to Osama bin Laden, the voice of a man claiming to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the United States' most wanted man in Iraq, acknowledged reports that he had been wounded but said his wounds were slight and that he was still in Iraq.

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