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2008-10-13 12:00:41

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 13 October [Presenter] Public Health Ministry has confirmed the spread of a mild form of cholera in some parts of the country. A spokesman for the Public Health Ministry told a joint news conference with the person in charge of technical affairs at the World Health Organization today that three types of the disease have spread in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and India. He said the bug which has caused the disease in Afghanistan causes a...

2008-10-13 03:00:31

Text of report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 9 October [Presenter] The oil and gas sector is a strategic part of our economy, and development of the oil transportation sphere is highly important as well. The third international conference on oil transportation issues started in Almaty. The conference was organized by the KazTransOil state oil transportation company and the KazGiproNefteTrans [engineering company]. [Correspondent] Representatives of 60 oil transportation companies from 12...

2008-10-12 12:00:18

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 9 October Kyrgyzstan and Russia have been cooperating in all spheres for many years. However, they have just started developing cooperation in some spheres. In particular, they signed agreements on developing gas and oil production and launched cooperation in this sphere. [Correspondent] The Gazprom company is one of oil and gas producing giants in the world. It accounts for 8 per cent of the overall production in Russia and...

2008-10-12 03:00:17

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Russia is going to invest in large energy projects in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has said at the tenth session of the Kyrgyz-Russian inter-governmental commission. Large investments will be possible after the two heads of state sign an agreement in the energy sphere. Omurgul Toktonazarova gives the details. [Passage omitted: Kyrgyz Energy Minister Saparbek Balkibekov greeted Sergey Shmatko at the...

2008-10-10 15:00:16

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 10 October [Presenter] It was a quite busy day today for CIS leaders. Quick coverage of two important events required a lot of concentration from the media. Organizers have set up a special media centre at the Ak-Keme hotel. A large flow of information was managed from there. A whole army of journalists arrived to cover three important events. Their number was more than 400. Kunduz Joldubayev has the details in his report about how...

2008-10-09 09:00:32

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern pirates. Japan's robot invasion. America's secret war -- just a few of the stories tackled in the all-new season of Current TV's "Vanguard," premiering Wednesday, October 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. A new "Vanguard" report will premiere each week on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode of the weekly series immerses viewers in a new story, providing an intimate look at compelling events across the country and around the globe. The season begins...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

Text of report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 3 October [Presenter] The problem of how to determine the legal status of the Caspian Sea will be resolved if a common agreement on the security of the littoral states is concluded. This view was expressed by specialists at an international conference in Almaty entitled "Caspian Dialogue-3". The five Caspian littoral states - Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan - have failed to come to agreement on the legal status of the sea for...

2008-09-27 09:00:25

Excerpt from report by state-owned Armenian Public TV on 24 September [Presenter] The preparatory works for building a new nuclear power plant in Armenia are on schedule. The feasibility study conducted with the help of the USAID is over and was presented to the public today. The new generation station, according to the minister of energy and natural resources, is to be of a better quality, work on less fuel but be more effective. [Correspondent] A 30-page package is on the table of the...

2008-09-11 06:00:30

A protest against rising fuel prices took place in all Russian regions on 10 September, corporate-owned Russian Ren TV reported on the same day. Motorists held protests and motor rallies. The wave of protests was organized by trade union activists; they planned to stage pickets near the buildings of Russia's largest oil companies, the report said. The correspondent added that rallies resembled May Day celebrations because people were holding flowers and taking pictures, and some protesters...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 3 September [Presenter] Mental illnesses are on the rise in Afghanistan. Doctors at national army hospital No 2 say that poverty and insecurity in the country are the causes of these conditions. Figures released by the hospital show that some 1,000 patients suffering from mental illnesses and addictions are being treated in the hospital every year. Personnel of the hospital say some 500 patients suffering from mental illnesses and addiction...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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