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Underfire Moscow Mayor Yuru Luzhkov has said he will not resign. "Iwon't go of my own accord", he told the Interfax agency today. Todayis his first working day after a vacation.

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The prosecutor's office in the Krasnodar territory is to inspect farmsin the region due to anthrax dsicovered in cattle in the area, RIANovosti reports. Workers from the infected farm are now beingexamined, five of them have been taken to hospital while two of themare confirmed as having anthrax.

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The Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay arrived on Sunday in theIraqi town of Erbil to hold negotiations with the Kurdish regionalgovernment of North Iraq, reports Trend. In Salakhaddin, Atalay held athree-hour closed door meeting with the head of the Kurdishgovernment, Aydin Selcen. The activity of the Kurdistan Worker's Partyand it's recent declaration of a ceasefire was discussed at themeeting, according to some sources, reports CNN Turk. The KurdistanWorker's Party declared a ceasefire until the 20th of September.

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About 100 Muscovites of the Tekstilshchiki and Ryazansky Deostricts have gathered this Sunday in order to demonstrate their protest against the construction of a Mosque in this part of Moscow.The demonstrants believe that the construction of a Mosque will bring some certain inconviniences to the neighbourhood.

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The trade turnover between Gergia and the European Union in the first half-year of 2010 was estimated as $1058 million with exmport of $177 million and import of $881 million. According to the National service of Statistics the ammount of trade has increased by 10 %, Gruzia Online reports.The part of the EU in Georgian trade turnover is 26%.

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International theatre festival openes today in Marjanishvili Drama Theatre in Georgia, Novosti Gruzia cites the press service of the Georgian Ministry of Culture.In the framework of the festival Georgia will be visited by the troupes from England, Korea, Germany, Croatia, France, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sweden, and Poland.The festival was esteblished in 2009 by the Tbilisi's city hall.

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Busher's atomic power station's computers were attacked by the hackers. The computers of the power station were striken by the "Stuxnet" virus, BBC reports.According to the Iranian officials, the damage isn't serious for the virus has striken only the personal computers.

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Tourist season in Ajaria is going to be closed only in November. That was announced by the Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Department, Vazha Diasamidze, Business Gruzia reports.According to Diasamidze, this year tourist season was very succesful for the region was visited by 800 thousand tourists.

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Two Caucasians, supected of kidnapping, were detained in Moscow, Interfax cites officer Arkady Bashirov."the law-enforcement agencies have detained the resident of Kabardino-Balkaria and the resident of Dagestan, suspected of kidnaping", said the source.At the suspects' place the police has found an illegal arsenal.

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Turkey wil forever remain a reliable partner for the United States, Turkish President Abdullah Gül has said recently in the Columbian University, Trend cites CNN Turk.The President of Turkey has come to the United States in orderto attend the 65th UN General Assembly. He presided the UN Security Council meetiing on September 23d. The next meeting, devoted to the issues of the strugle with the international terrorism will be presided by the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu.

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Dokka Umarov, the Emir of so-called Caucasus Emirate, leader of Chechen separatist movement accused Arab militant Muhannat, Al-Quaeda resident in the Caucasus, of attempts to take control over Chechen separatist movement and of breed strife among its partisans, Gazeta.ru reports. The video-statement of Doku Umarov was issued today on the separatists' web-site. The conflict among Chechen militant leaders started with fabricated declaration of Umarov's retirement, issued on August, 2.

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Iraqi government declared its intention to cancel the visa fee for Iranian citizens, dpa reports. These measures aim at tourist business development, which is one of the main concerns of current home policy in Iraq. Today Iranian citizens pay from 10 to 20 dollars for Iraq visa to see Shiah sacred places on Iraq's territories.

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Helicopter crash in Adygea

Today, 2 people were killed and one person was injured after a helicopter crashed in a mountainous area in Adygea, RIA Novosti reports quoting the regional emergencies center.The incident occurred at noon on Sunday when the Ka-32 helicopter hit a ropeway on the Fisht Mountain at the administrative border between the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea, fell and caught on fire. There were three crew members aboard the helicopter. Two of them were killed while the third pilot was injured.

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OSCE demands guarantees for non-nuclear states

Kazakhstan is ready to host an international nuclear fuel bank under the auspices of the IAEA and to ensure the fuel's safe storage, declared the country's Foreign Minister, Kanat Saudabayev, addressing the 65th Session of UN General Assembly. "We believe that it is extremely important to begin, as soon as possible, the drafting of an international legally binding instrument providing security assurances by nuclear powers to non-nuclear-weapon States", - said Mr Saudabayev.

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