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Police in Dagestan have identified the suicide bomber who killed 4 andinjured 30 in an attack on a military base near the town of Buinaksk.He was Zamir Terekbayev, born in 1984, and a resident of the StavropolTerritory, RIA Novosti reports.An investigation is trying to establish the possibility that therewere two suicide bombers.Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov earlier told journaliststhat the security measures at the base were insufficient.

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Kanat Saudabayev, chairman of the OSCE, and Minister of ForeignAffairs of Kazakhstan spoke out against the rising number ofviolations of the ceasefire on the line of contact of Armenian andAzerbaijani forces, APA reports, citing the press-service of theKazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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On Monday at approximately 2:00 p.m. (10:00 GMT), a policeman wasinjured by an explosive device during a search operation in themountains and wooded area of Chechnya's Agishbat village, RIA Novostireports, citing an official spokesman of the regional investigationdepartment of Russia.Also on Monday, unknown assailants opened fire at a militaryhelicopter, which was returning to its base in Khankala, in the areaof the Shalazhi village, in the Achkhoy-Martanov region of Chechnya. Asergeant was injured.

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The Georgian parliament begins its autumn session today, Trend reports.The deputies will approve the schedule for next week. The parliamentmay also consider the government's 'Georgia without poverty' campaign.This autumn the parliament will view the project of the state budgetfor the next year and will open talks on constitutional amendments.According to the Georgian Constitution, the autumn session opens onthe first Tuesday of September and lasts until the last Friday ofDecember.

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After 17 years as president of the republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has asked the ruling body of the "United Russia" party not to include his name in the list of new candidates. His request has already been satisfied, in a very short time the republic will get a new leader, Gazeta.ru reports.

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The Russian Defence Ministry has confirmed that another of the soldiers injured in an suicide bombing in Dagestan's Buinaksk on Sunday has died in hospital, bringing the death toll to 4, RIA Novosti reports.

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Iran has increased its amount of low-enriched uranium by 15% compared to May, Reuters reports, citing a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran now has 2.8 tons of low-enriched uranium.

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The Chamber of Accounts of the Russian Federation has said that proposals for the reforestation of woodland in Sochi to counter the construction of Olympic building suggested by the Rosprirodnadzor (Environmental watchdog) would have little effect, RIA Novosti reports.

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The biggest grain importer in Georgia, the "Agricom" company, has agreed to buy 10,000 tons of grain from Hungary, the founder of the company Koki Osipov said, reports BusinessGeorgia.

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The president of Armenia declined proposals by the negotiators on the Karabakh conflict and now is trying to place the blame on Baku, the deputy foreign minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov said."It seems that Armenia wants to distract the world community's attention from the essential question. And we know the reason", Azimov told the journalists.As Interfax-Azerbaijan reports, the reason is that the Armenian president did not accept the proposals suggested by the OSCE Minsk group.

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The construction of supplementary roads linking the Vake-Savartale highways is completed. The mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava inspected the final work of the second stage, Georgia online reports.

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North Caucasus development corporation to start working by end of year

The social and economic development of the North Caucasus is an important means to normalize the situation in the region, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on the North Caucasus Federal District, ITAR TASS reports."Our aim is to change the situation in North Caucasus drastically, to increase the quality of life, to create attractive conditions for investment and potential business projects," he said.

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An explosion has injured one person in the center of Makhachkala, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Interior Ministry of Dagestan.

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The American and Russian co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Robert Bradtke and Igor Popov, have arrived in Baku, reports News-Azerbaijan. They will meet with the authorities of Azerbaijan on September 7 and will then travel to Armenia on September 8 before heading to Hankendi (Nagorny Karabakh) on September 9ю

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The action of Chechen special forces when the Tsentoroy village was attacked by militants shows that the situation in the the North Caucasus is under control, claimed the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a meeting on social and economic development of the North Caucasus Federal District, reports Yuga.ru.However the situation in general is complicated, he added.

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The construction of the Nabucco pipeline will begin no earlier than 2012, the director of the international project company Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH Reinhard Mitschek said at a meeting in Brussels, Chronika.az reports. He also said the pipeline will be finished by 2015. 

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