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Ovechkin Powers Russia Past Ukraine

Alexander Ovechkin's goal and two assists powered Russia to a 6-0 rout of Ukraine in the opening game of the second round at the ice hockey world championship on Thursday.

Sharapova Asks for Equal Prize Money

World No. 3 Maria Sharapova has demanded that women players receive equal prize money to the men.

Euro Joy for Rubin as Spartak, CSKA Triumph in Cup Semis

CSKA Moscow beat Zenit St. Petersburg in the semifinals of the Russian Cup on Wednesday to set up a final against Spartak Moscow, which ousted Saturn Ramenskoye in the other semi.

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Seven Climbers Found Dead NALCHIK -- Rescuers on Thursday found the bodies of seven climbers from a group of 11 who went missing on Mt. Elbrus, an emergency official said. The dead climbers were part of a group of eight Russians and four Ukrainians. One climber reached rescuers. Rescuers were still searching for the other four climbers, Boris Tilov, chief of the Elbrus rescuers' service, said. (AP) Prison for Activist Dimitry Vasilyev, a member of the National Bolshevik Party, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for hitting a police officer in the chest, Interfax reported Thursday. His sentence was announced one day after two other party members were convicted for unfurling a banner last May along the outside of the Rossiya Hotel calling on President Vladimir Putin to quit. (MT) Hazed Soldier Improves Andrei Sychyov, the soldier whose legs and genitals were amputated after he was beaten during a New Year's hazing incident, has been moved from an intensive care unit, Interfax reported.

Little Light Shed on Andijan One Year On

There is no memorial marking what happened in the center of this Uzbek city, where activists say hundreds of residents were gunned down without warning by government forces a year ago.

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