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Putin set to sweep polls
Millions of Russians cast ballots in parliamentary elections today in a tense vote that followed a campaign marked by intimidation, manipulation and arrests designed to ensure a major victory for President Vladimir Putinís party. ...  | Read.. 
 
Bhutto peace plan
Economic development is crucial to defusing the pro-Taliban insurgency in Pakistanís impoverished north, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said today, warning that &# ...  | Read.. 
 
Finalists of this yearís Miss Russia contest surprised elderly residents when they turned up at the polling booth in Morozovka village to cast their votes. Carrying flowers and wearing red, white and blue ó Russiaís national colours as well as those of Putinís party ó they posed for TV and still cameras in sub-zero temperatures. (Reuters)
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