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Turkestan region established in Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has renamed South Kazakhstan region into Turkestan region, according to the executive order posted on the Akorda press service. Turkestan has become the administrative …

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Manvel Grigoryan arrested for 2 months

The preventive measure of arrest to be applied against the Yerkrapah Volunteer Union Chairman, NA Republican Party of Armenia Faction MP Manvel Grigoryan. The Yerevan court arrested Grigoryan for two months, …

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Georgia's police staff salaries to be increased

Acting Interior Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia said that his body is launching a new project which envisages gifting flats to police staff in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi and Rustavi. "The project will …

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Armenian UAV destroyed in Azerbaijan

The air defense units of the Azerbaijani Air Forces destroyed X-55 tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Armenian Armed Forces, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said in a message on its website. The statement says …

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Iraq suspends farming of crops due to drought

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the country's Agriculture Ministry said. "The agricultural plan for the summer" was …

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Swiss fans book hotel in wrong Russia's Rostov

A group of Swiss World Cup fans booked a hotel in the wrong Russian city, confusing Rostov-on-Don with Rostov Veliky, 1281 km away.  Russian media reported the fans called police when they could not find the hotel, while finding …

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Three killed in deadly dispute in Turkey's Gaziantep

Three people were killed and five were injured after an argument between a Turk and Syrian escalated into a deadly shooting yesterday in the Turkish province of Gaziantep. The incident in the Hoşgör district started as an …

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Armenia shocked by Manvel Grigoryan case

Armenia's Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan has called on both former and acting officials to cooperate with the government in detecting acts of corruption. He commented on the video, posted by the National …

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Three killed after bus overturns in Turkey's Karaman

Three people died and 39 got injured in an accident involving bus in Turkish city of Karaman, Turkish media reported. According to preliminary data, the driver lost control, then the bus overturned. All injured were taken to …

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Eastern Turkey hit by 3.4-magnitude quake

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was located 52 kilometers north of the Van city. The seismic center was located at a depth of 2 …

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