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10/20/2006

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Malkin Enjoys Scoring Debut in NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Evgeni Malkin scored in his much-anticipated NHL debut, and was everything he was supposed to be despite missing nearly one month of play with a dislocated left shoulder.

Muslin Pays Price for Lokomotiv's Cup Exit

Lokomotiv football club announced Thursday that it had fired manager Slavolyub Muslin for ""unsatisfactory results,"" a statement on the club's official web site said.

Spartak Slips to Defeat at Inter

Spartak succumbed to a determined Inter Milan in Milan on Wedensday. The 2-1 defeat left the Moscow team bottom of Champions League Group B having picked up just 1 point in 3 games.

Safin Beats Baghdatis but Davydenko Is Edged Out

It was a mixed day for Russian tennis at the second round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday. 2004 champion Marat Safin ousted ninth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-3, but his Kremlin Cup final conqueror, Nikolai Davydenko, fell to Sweden's Joachim Johansson 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3.

Errant Bullets Detonate Fuel Truck

A gun battle ensued after the explosion, which added 20 dead to what could be Iraq's bloodiest month.

N. Korea, China Start Talks

A Chinese envoy delivered North Korean leader Kim Jong Il a personal message from China's president on Thursday in the highest-level Chinese visit to its isolated ally since the North's nuclear test last week.

Suicide Bomb Kills NATO Soldiers in Convoy Attack

Two NATO soldiers and several Afghan civilians were killed when a suicide bomber threw himself at the troops in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, witnesses and an army officer said.

Election Reveals Class Divide

Brazilians are dividing mainly along class lines before their Oct. 29 runoff election, which pits their first working-class president against a patrician anesthesiologist who governed Brazil's wealthiest state.

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