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The police of Dagestan have initiated a criminal case over a murder attempt against a prosecutor in Makhachkala, RIA Novosti reports.An unidentified assailant opened handgun fire at a prosecutor in the yard of a residential building on Gagarin Street in Makhachkala at 8:20 pm on Thursday. The prosecutor was hospitalized with a shot in the chest.

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The capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik, is implementing a project for utilization of medical waste. It will be processed in incinerators, built by Eco-Concept. The first step is the purchase of the IN-50.02K incinerators of the Turmalin Company in Saint-Petersburg.Aslan Babgoyev, Director of Eco-Concept, said that more IN-50.02Ks will be purchased if they prove efficient. The machine processes a maximum of 50kg/h. The system makes no emissions due to gas clearance technology.

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Acting Patriarch Aram Ateşyan, the religious leader of Turkish Armenians, asked for equal citizenship for all the Turkish Republic’s citizens, as well as an “embracing” charter, during an appearance in front of Parliament’s Constitution Conciliation Commission yesterday, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

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Turkey's Justice Ministry has begun providing translated decisions from the European Court of Human Rights on its official website in parallel with new decisions about the promotions of judges and prosecutors, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

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 Turkey has launched work to create a new camp for Syrian refugees seeking asylum in neighboring countries, TRT Haber TV channel reported on Wednesday. Last week a group of Syrian senior military officials, opposing the actions of the country's authorities, have fled across the border into Turkey. Some 236 civilians escaping unrest in the country have fled together with the military officials. Their number hit about 600 people over the past three weeks. 

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The Azerbaijani Ministry for National Security has caught a group of 22 people suspected of anti-Azerbaijani espionage for the Sepah (the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution), Trend reports.

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The Supreme Court of North Ossetia has sentenced Albert Tsgoyev to 2.5 years of prison for murdering bodyguards of former South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity, RIA Novosti reports.35-year old Tsgoyev murdered Alim Kabulov, 30-year old brother of President Kokoity and Deputy Chief of the State Security Guards, and his fellow security officer Oleg Ikayev. The murder happened at the Retro Club of Vladikavkaz on May 20, 2011.

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The law enforcers of the Ulyanovsk Region have revealed a branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a religious terrorist organization, RBC reports.The branch was promoting radical religious views, spreading banned literature and recruiting new members. It consisted of over 20 people.The police say that released members of the organization planned to arrive in North Caucasus to be involved in militant activities. They were financed by supporters of the organization and recently released members.

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Fukushima a year after

Press conference of the Deputy Director of the Institute of Nuclear Safety Rafael Arutyunyan  "Fukushima: a year after. The future of nuclear energy" which marks the anniversary of the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima".

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Interview with Marina Gordeyeva

Interview with the Chairwoman of the Board of the Fundation for the Support of Children Marina Gordeeva about the help for children in the North Caucasus

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Police of Nalchik have defused 9 improvised bombs, RIA Novosti reports.Together, the bombs were equivalent to over 100 kg of TNT. Experts say that quantity would be enough to destroy a city block.

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Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said the controversial education bill might be put for debate in the General Assembly as soon as next week, as the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) asked the Speaker of Parliament to nullify the draft’s controversial approval at the Education Commission, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

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