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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
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.