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Traditional Healers Facing Scrutiny

They treat hemorrhoids by inserting fresh cucumbers in rectums, they promise to heal hepatitis by gluing walnut shells to ankles, and of all the remedies known to modern medicine, they have singled out urine as a cure-all for many diseases.

Yandex Identifies Moscow's Worst Traffic

The Yandex.Probki online traffic monitoring service identified the 30 road bottlenecks that cause the longest jams during rush hours citywide, listing them in a report released Tuesday.

For Bank, Bruce Willis Is Better Than Cabbage

Bruce Willis' tough-guy persona has jump-started a new ad campaign for National Bank Trust, in a contract that sources say will bring him $3 million over two years.

More Spring Crops, Less Poultry Needed

The government will halve the quota on poultry imports next year and wants farmers to sow 25 percent more spring crops to meet the demand after a severe drought this past summer, First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said Tuesday.

China Gas Talks Progress, But Not on Price

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia and China had progressed in the negotiations on supplies of natural gas, though a final pricing agreement is not expected until next year.

Georgia Won't Use Force With Rebels

Combined Reports
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili forswore the use of force against the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia during a speech Tuesday to the European Parliament.

Facebook Unblocks Khodorkovsky Account

The Moscow Times
Facebook on Tuesday restored the account of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and apologized for the temporary suspension, which it said was done by mistake.

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