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2006-05-04 09:22:55

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan, increasingly hostile toward Western-funded entities, shut down the local office of Counterpart, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization that runs humanitarian projects, on Thursday, the group said. Uzbekistan, an authoritarian Central Asian state, has cracked down on foreign aid groups and media since Western countries criticised the bloody suppression of an uprising in the town of Andizhan a year ago. "Today a Tashkent civil court issued a...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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