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2008-07-31 03:00:29

Text of report by state-owned National Afghanistan TV on 30 July [Presenter] Some private television channels sometimes violate the law on mass media activities, and do not observe Afghan traditions and national values. A press release issued by the Ministry of Information and Culture says some private television channels are funded by foreign countries which seek to achieve their own objectives. My colleague Ahwaz Ali Yusofzai has more. [Correspondent] The Ministry of Information and...

2008-07-30 15:00:44

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 30 July [Presenter] A number of experts say the detention of journalists by the National Security Directorate is against the constitution. According to the experts, the detention of journalists by the department has political reasons, and that it has provoked serious reactions among journalists' and media support agencies - something that will weaken the government. My colleague Shakila Ebrahim Khel has more details. [Correspondent]...

2008-07-29 15:00:19

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian Ren TV on 29 July [Presenter] This is the technology of the 21st century for independent access to space. The well-known and much-delayed construction project is nearing completion. How much does the space technology of the future cost? Correspondent Alevtina Polyakova searched for answers inside the space cellar. [Correspondent] This is the sacred part of the cosmodrome's construction site - the Angara launch facility. It will take a future...

2008-07-27 06:00:25

On 17 July, when Naval Aviation Day is celebrated in Russia, Zvezda TV broadcast a report from Khabarovsk Territory about the Guards aviation regiment of the Pacific Fleet. The report began by showing a pilot, Aleksandr Zhuravlev, being swung against the undercarriage of an aircraft by his fellow servicemen, which the correspondent said was a "rite of initiation" for someone who has taken the helm of a combat aircraft for the first time. Zhuravlev, the second pilot of a Tu-22 supersonic...

2008-07-20 12:00:03

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 20 July [Presenter] US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama had a meeting with President Karzai on the second day of his visit to Afghanistan today. The campaign against administrative corruption and the war on terror were the main topics of discussion in the meeting between Hamed Karzai and Barack Obama. My colleague Parwez Shamal has more:. [Correspondent] US Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama had lunch with President...

2008-07-15 15:00:47

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 15 July [Presenter] President Kurmanbek Bakiyev visited the Alemedin hydroelectric power station No. 5 today. He arrived there to see for himself that the station was operating successfully. Four years have passed since it became a private company. [Correspondent] Even though small hydroelectric power stations do not resolve all the problems of Kyrgyzstan's power generation sector, they will anyway facilitate the tasks of large...

2008-07-07 15:00:50

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 7 July [Presenter] The Public Health Ministry says those wounded in the [suicide] [attack at the Indian embassy in Kabul this morning], including civilians and military personnel, have been admitted to hospital, and that they want the government of Afghanistan to adopt tight security measures in the capital. My colleague Ghafor Sabori has more. [Correspondent] The Public Health Ministry says those wounded in the attack have been admitted...

2008-06-26 15:02:51

Text of report by private Ukrainian ICTV television on 26 June [Presenter] The search for 12 miners has been under way for three weeks already at the Karl Marx mine in Yenakiyeve. Let me recall that an explosion took place at the mine on 8 June. One man was killed and 29 injured. After this accident Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko undertook reform of the coal industry. In order to experience miners' problems, the prime minister visited a mine in Luhansk Region today. She changed into...

2008-06-26 03:02:36

Text of report by state-owned National Afghanistan TV on 25 June [Presenter] Survey figures suggest there are 1m drug addicts in Afghanistan. According to the head of the health department of the Women's Affairs Ministry, 13 per cent of Afghanistan's drug addicts are women. My colleague Nasira Kohestani has more. [Correspondent] On the arrival of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Hosn Banu Ghazanfar, the minister of women's affairs, together with the...

2008-06-18 06:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, chairman of the National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty. We reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to a malfunction of the satellite's on-board computer system. [Correspondent] Talgat Musabayev explained the current state of the first Kazakh satellite using simple language: "KazSat is...


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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