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09/16/2005

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Press Review

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

Tennis Chief on Brink of History

Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev is aiming to make history by becoming the first team captain to lead his country to both the Davis and Fed Cup titles in the same year.

Kadyrov Hosts Iron Mike in Chechnya

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson traveled to Chechnya on Thursday to open a Russian national boxing tournament and said he had prayed for the war, which has been raging in the republic since 1999, to end.

As Vote Nears, Afghan Youth Drawn to Politics

Young Afghans, hoping to improve education, plan to vote in Sunday's elections.

Vatican to Review Gays in U.S. Church

nvestigators appointed by the Vatican have been instructed to review each of the 229 Roman Catholic seminaries in the United States for ""evidence of homosexuality"" and for faculty members who dissent from church teaching, according to a document prepared to guide the process.

IRA Targets Outspoken Family of Murder Victim

The family of Robert McCartney, a Catholic whose death at the hands of Irish Republican Army members in January caused international outrage and brought the condemnation of the U.S. White House, said Wednesday it was being subjected to a campaign of violence and intimidation for speaking out forcefully against the IRA.

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