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2006-08-17 00:10:00

By Hasmik Mkrtchian YEREVAN -- Ex-Soviet state Armenia is blazing a trail in the global quest to move to cleaner fuels -- not by choice but out of necessity. The tiny country of 3 million people in the Caucasus mountains has a strong claim to be a world leader in running vehicles on natural gas: a fuel that produces fewer harmful greenhouse gases than petrol or diesel. The transport ministry estimates that between 20 and 30 percent of vehicles in Armenia run on gas. That compares to just over...

2006-05-03 00:10:24

MOSCOW (Reuters) - All 113 people on an Armenian jet that crashed into the Black Sea off the Russian coast on Wednesday are presumed dead, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "According to preliminary information, all people on board are dead," a ministry spokeswoman said.

2006-01-22 18:09:10

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili accused Moscow of sabotage after explosions early on Sunday knocked out the main pipeline in southern Russia that supplies gas to Georgia and Armenia. Russian officials blamed the blasts on anti-Moscow insurgents in its southern region of North Ossetia. But Saakashvili, who has irritated the Kremlin by pushing his ex-Soviet state closer to the West, said he did not believe the Russian explanation and...

2005-09-24 04:15:25

By Jon Hemming ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Turkish nationalists chanting slogans and waving flags protested on Saturday against a controversial academic conference devoted to the World War One massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. The conference had been due to open on Friday at two universities in Istanbul but a last-minute court order blocked it, causing acute embarrassment to the Turkish government just days before the start of its European Union membership talks....

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2012-06-14 08:59:22

Symbol: TEAR60 Group: Lichen Family: Bacidiaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   LEAR23 Lecidea armeniaca (DC.) Fr. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Bacidiaceae Genus   Tephromela M. Choisy – tephromela lichen Species   Tephromela armeniaca (DC.) Hertel &...

2007-10-23 17:27:13

The Caucasian Squirrel or Persian Squirrel (Sciurus anomalus), is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found throughout Armenia,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is naturally found to thrive in temperate forests.

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