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Lavrov Denies Syria Jet Carried Weapons

The Moscow Times
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Russian cargo seized from a plane grounded in Ankara by Turkish fighter jets this week was not arms, refuting an allegation made by Turkey's prime minister.

Kids Suffer 'Nervous Breakdown' After Getting Caught Stealing Candy

The Moscow Times
Three children around 11 years old were hospitalized Friday after suffering a "nervous breakdown" apparently caused by being locked in a room by grocery store security guards.

What the Papers Say, Oct. 12, 2012

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Report: Syria Plane Contained Missile Defense Equipment

The Moscow Times
A civilian plane forced to land in Ankara by Turkish fighter jets on its way to Damascus was carrying radar equipment for missile defense systems, Kommersant reported Friday.

Photos of the Week, Oct. 8-12

A photo-booth operator with two heads, an exhibitionist mannequin, and a highly supple ballet dancer — in this week's photos of the week.
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