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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...

2008-06-17 18:00:09

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 17 June [Presenter] Reports from Kandahar suggest Afghan and foreign troops are launching operations to retake parts of Arghandab district from the Taleban. Residents of Arghandab District, meanwhile, say NATO forces have dropped leaflets urging residents of the area to leave their homes for their own safety. [Correspondent] Based on reports, following the Taleban attack on the prison of Kandahar Province on Friday night [13 May 08] which...

2008-06-17 12:00:42

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, Chairman of National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty. We already reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to 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...

2008-06-15 15:00:36

Text of report by private Georgian Mze TV on 15 June [Presenter] The Ossetian side has accused Georgia of leaving territories mined in the [Georgian-Ossetian] conflict zone and of the death of a Georgian teenager [on 14 June]. The Georgian side described the accusation as absurd, saying that the Georgian Defence Ministry does not have in its arsenal Russian-made antipersonnel mines of the type, which killed 14-year old Karlo Inauri near [the Georgian village of] Ergneti yesterday. You can...