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Text of report by Uzbek privately-owned newspaper Biznes-Vestnik Vostoka on 2 October Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov has made a speech at a round table meeting dedicated to the UN millennium development goals at the UN headquarters in New York.
Excerpt from report by founded by Uzbekistan's Cabinet of Ministers, Uzbek newspaper Pravda Vostoka on 26 July All water resources of the Central Asian rivers are distributed within "the plan on use of water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers' basins ", which is agreed by all countries of the region.
Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 27 June: In 2009 Turkmenistan will transport natural gas from the right bank of the Amu Darya [river] to China via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, said in his welcoming message today to participants in the construction of a gas processing facility at the Samandepe field [in eastern Turkmenistan].
Once the world's fourth largest source of inland water, the lake has shrunk to a third of its original size in five decades and it was not so long ago that experts predicted its total demise by 2020.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.