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08/15/2005

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Press Review

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

Passenger Plane Crashes Near Athens

A Cypriot airliner carrying 121 people crashed north of Athens on Sunday after the pilot and a passenger reported cabin pressure problems moments before the plane was due to land.

Israel Seals Off Gaza for Pullout

Thousands of Israeli police blocked approaches to Gaza on Sunday to keep back radical Jewish protesters in the final countdown to the Israeli pullout from occupied Gaza to begin this week.

Leaders Hurry to Meet Iraqi Charter Deadline

Under strong pressure from the United States, Iraqi leaders met Sunday in a last-ditch bid to reach agreement on a new constitution only one day before the deadline for parliament to approve it.

British Strike Strands Air Travelers

British Airways resumed hundreds of flights at one of the world's busiest airports, while pleading for continued patience from thousands of passengers stranded by a ground-crew walkout.

Sri Lankan Rebel Group Denies Killing Minister

More than 1,000 police and troops scoured Colombo on Sunday for one or more snipers, suspected to be Tamil Tiger rebels, who gunned down Sri Lanka's foreign minister and rekindled fears of a return to civil war.

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