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World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 28, 2011)

On April 28 The New York Times published an article by Susanne Gusten, headlined «Weary Public Pleads for End to Clan Violence in Turkey». The author touches upon the problem of feuds between local clans in the Turkish city of Siverek.  She admits that all governmental efforts to calm the matter down have failed and tries to draw public attention to the problem.

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The chairman of the Union Confederation of Azerbaijan, Sattar Mekhbalyev, and the Federation of Independent Unions of Russia, Mikhail Shmakov, have signed a cooperation agreement, AzerTag reports. The document covers issues on security of social and economic rights for employees, improvement of union structures and experience exchange between training centers.

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Adyl Garibov: “Export of radioactive products is impossible”

On the eve of the 25th commemoration day of Chernobyl tragedy Dr Adyl Garibov, the executive director of the Azerbaijani Institute for Radiation Problems, and official representative of his country towards IAEA tells VK about the situation on ‘Fukushima’ plant and the status of the world nuclear energy production.- How did the ‘Fukushima’ accidents influence radioactive background in Azerbaijan?

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 In Dagestan,  two connected explosive devices were with the capacity of 12 and 13 kg were defused by the specialists,  TNT reports. The bomb was put on …

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 Fighter F-4 belonging to he Turkish military aircraft crashed today near the city of Eskisehir, both pilots ejected, reports the Associated Press citing a statement of the Air Force.Aircraft performing a training flight fell onto a military base shortly after the take off, RIA Novosti reports.The pilots were taken to hospital for medical examination.  

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 An explosion happened today at 14:46 local time in the Armenian Kajaran, reports Armenia Today.  According to preliminary data, the explosion happened in the oxygen cylinder. One person died on the spot, three were injured and hospitalized.  

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 The round table discussion "Georgia - Russia 2020, what will happen tomorrow?" will take place in the President Hotel in Moscow on April 26-28,reports Georgia Online. According to Russian media, the event will be held by the Assembly of Peoples of Georgia together with the Public Chamber of Russia and the Institute of Public Planning.The conference will be attended by famous Georgian and Russian politicians, officials, journalists and other public figures. 

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A bomb went off at the Law Academy of the Ministry of the Interior in the Dzerzhinsky District of Volgograd, the local police told Interfax.The blast happened while the bomb was being defused.

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Armenian Justice Minister Grayr Tovmasyan is on a visit to the USA, where he will attend the 22nd National Forum of Armenian Lawyers of San Francisco, News Armenia cites the Justice Ministry as saying. The minister will make a speech on the topic of Armenia's path towards judicial independence and legislative reforms on April 30.

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One police officer died and three were wounded in a special operation in Grozny in which two militants of Doku Umarov were killed, ITAR-TASS reports.The militants were surrounded in two apartments in the Zavodsky District. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said earlier that the militants had been identified. They are Musa Tashtamirov from Selsky District and Bekhan Musayev from Naursky District. They were under the command of militant leader Said-Emi Dadayev.

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A blast occurred in the Voroshilovsky District of Volgograd, near the road police building, Interfax reports.The blast was caused by an unidentified bomb. No one was injured.The police received a message from a woman about a suspicious package near the police building at 05.30 (Moscow time). The bomb went off just before specialists arrived.

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The Russian sanitary service has arrested sellers of fake Borzhomi mineral water at the Dorogomilovsky and Cheremushkinsky markets, Russian chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishenko said, Interfax reports. Russia has a ban on Georgian mineral water and wines due to their quality.The salesmen were fined.

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Police officers of the Stavropol Territory have recently eliminated five online casinos in the city of Stavropol and the area of Kavkaskie Mineralnye Vody, RIA Novosti reports, referring to the police department of the region.According to police information, the law enforcers in the Stavropol region have seized more than 1000 pieces of gambling equipment, stopped the activities of more than 170 gambling establishments and prosecuted about 160 owners of illegal gambling establishments since the beginning of the year.

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Two women were hospitalized in Armavir in Krasnodar Territory on Friday. Medics confirmed the presence of anthrax, RIA Novosti cites Tatyana Shevyreva, head of the regional office of the Federal Service for Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare. Express analysis showed the presence of the disease, bacteriological analysis will be ready in 10 days.The head of the local Healthcare Department, Yelena Redko, said earlier that no anthrax had been registered.

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An interethnic shootout took place in the Russian city of Tver between the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities, ArmToday reports. The shootout happened near the silicate factory, with over 60 people involved. It was a criminal fight.Traumatic pistols, knives and bats were used. Seven people were hospitalized and 23 arrested. Streets patrols were enforced.

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The Georgian Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure has started construction of a bypass road to improve traffic in Tbilisi, News.am reports.The road will increase transit from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Central Asia to the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi and Europe. Workers are currently leveling the area for the road. Construction of the 7-kilometer road will be complete in late 2011, News Georgia reports.

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Kabardinian horses

 Kabardinian horses were bred for riding and warfare and they were seldom used as work animals

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