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08/08/2005

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Press Review

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

Survivors Lament Changing Policies

At 8:15 a.m. Saturday, tens of thousands of Japanese respectfully bowed their heads here to mark the instant when an atomic bomb fell 60 years ago.

N. Korea Talks Suspended

Envoys to North Korean disarmament talks announced a three-week recess Sunday after 13 days of meetings, deadlocked over the North's insistence on retaining a peaceful nuclear program.

Sudanese Join at Funeral of Guerrilla Turned Statesman

On one side of the casket carrying the body of John Garang, the Southern Sudanese guerrilla leader turned statesman, were some of his favorite soldiers from his rebel movement.

Ex-Foreign Secretary Robin Cook Dies, 59

Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, who quit government over the Iraq war, died on Saturday after collapsing on a Scottish mountainside. He was 59.

Blair Sets Out to Toughen Laws

British Prime Minister Tony Blair outlined fundamental changes in policy and proposed a law Friday aimed at reining in what he called the ""fanatical fringe"" of the country's 2 million Muslims following last month's deadly train and bus bombings.

Al-Qaida Turns to the Web for Its Base

In the snow-draped mountains near Jalalabad in November 2001, as the Taliban collapsed and al-Qaida lost its Afghan sanctuary, Osama bin Laden biographer Hamid Mir watched ""every second al-Qaida member carrying a laptop computer along with a Kalashnikov"" as they prepared to scatter into hiding and exile. On the screens were photographs of Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta.

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