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'Pride of Muslims' mosque opened in Shali

An opening ceremony for the largest mosque in Europe is being held today in the city of Shali, Chechnya, with more than 200 guests from 43 countries in attendance. The new mosque has been heralded as 'The pride of Muslims'; it …

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Swimming banned at Georgia's Black Sea beaches

Red flags have been put out at the coastal regions of Georgia to note holiday-makers that swimming conditions are dangerous. According to the Emergency Management Service, a 3 - 4 magnitude storm is observed along the Black Sea …

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Military truck overturns in Armenia’s Tavush

Eleven soldiers were taken to hospital after a military truck overturned in Armenia's Tavush Province. This morning, at about 3:30am local time, a military truck carrying soldiers overturned nearby the military unit close to …

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Electricity generation increased in Azerbaijan

Power stations in Azerbaijan generated 14.2 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January-July 2019, which is 5.1% more compared to January-July 2018, according to Azerbaijan's State Statistical Committee. It was noted that …

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Car burns down completely in Yerevan

A car burnt down completely Thursday in Yerevan, News.am reports. At 12:21am, the 911 emergency hotline received a call informing that a vehicle was on fire on a motorway in the capital city of Armenia. A fire brigade was …

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 Fire breaks out at Drama Theatre in Atyrau

Fire broke out at the building of the Kazakh Drama Theatre in the city of Atyrau, according to the Emergencies Committee. The municipal fire-fighting department was informed about the fire in the theatre at 14:30 local time. …

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Khan Shaykhun siezed

The Syrian Army has taken full control of Khan Shaykhun, a strategic town in northwestern Syria and one of the last strongholds of foreign-backed terrorists, for the first time since 2014, a war monitor confirmed.   The …

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 Baku to host Summit of World Religious Leaders

This year Azerbaijan will host the Summit of World Religious Leaders, Chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli said. According to him, the 2nd Baku Summit of …

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Five-meter shark caught in Turkey’s Canakkale

Local fishermen caught a five-meter sixgill shark in the Strait of the Dardanelles off the coast of Turkey’s Canakkale province, according to TRT Haber. Reportedly, fishermen for several hours could not pull the net on board. The …

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 Russians celebrate National Flag Day

The National Flag Day of the Russian Federation is celebrated on August 22 every year in accordance with the presidential executive order "On National Flag Day in the Russian Federation," dated August 20, 1994. The white, blue …

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