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03/07/2006

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'Crash' Pulls Off Upset at Academy Awards

It split audiences, divided critics and even left its own producers warring. But ""Crash"" ultimately unified the one constituency that matters most in Hollywood: Academy Award voters.

Press Review

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

String of Explosions Rocks Baghdad

The bombs come as the Iraqi president announces that the country's parliament will meet for the first time on Sunday.

Trial Begins for Sept. 11 Conspirator

Zacarias Moussaoui may be the defendant, but it's the FBI that was likely to be on trial once testimony began Monday in the confessed al-Qaida conspirator's death penalty trial.

100,000 Activists Call for Thai Leader to Step Down

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra dismissed calls for his resignation Monday, heightening tension after thousands of anti-government activists marched to his office and vowed to rally every day until he steps down.

Dutch Muslims Face Burqa Ban

If the Netherlands becomes the first European country to ban the burqa and other Muslim face veils this month, Hope says she'll resort to wearing a surgical mask to dress in accordance with her religious beliefs.

Phone Giant AT&T Bids $67Bln for BellSouth

AT&T said Sunday that it would buy BellSouth for $67 billion to acquire the rest of Cingular Wireless it does not already own, and expand into the southeastern United States to gain heft to battle growing competition from cable television and Internet companies.

Surfing the Web Could Become More Expensive

Are consumers going to start having to spend a lot more to surf the web?

EU Seeks Wider Energy Controls

European Commission President Jose Barroso plans to demand more powers over fuel imports and electricity and natural gas markets in Europe, seeking to loosen the grip of national governments over energy policy.

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