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2008-10-06 09:00:14

By SOPHIKO MEGRILIDZE By Sophiko Megrilidze The Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so- called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war, Georgian and EU officials said, a sign Russia will fulfill its pledged pullback. Moscow faces a Friday deadline for pulling back its troops under the terms of a deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of the European Union. Hundreds of...

2008-10-06 00:00:13

World in brief TBILISI Russian troops have begun dismantling positions in the security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, in the first reported sign of a promised pullback, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said. The moves came as Russia faced a deadline on Friday for pulling back its troops under the terms of a deal brokered by the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, on behalf of the European Union. Hundreds of EU observers began...

2008-10-05 21:00:07

TBILISI. Oct 5 (Interfax) - Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia Hansjorg Haber has confirmed that Russian troops left the Georgian village of Nabarkhevi, Khashuri district heading for South Ossetia. "We received information from observers that Russian troops have annulled their post in the village of Nabarkhevi. This is a good sign. We hope that the Russian side will meet its obligations to withdraw its troops from Georgia by October 10," Haber told journalists on Sunday....

2008-10-05 12:00:08

Russian troops have pulled back from a key checkpoint in Georgian territory near the breakaway province of South Ossetia, European Union officials say. The checkpoint near the town of Gori is considered a gateway to South Ossetia, EU monitors told the BBC Sunday. It is the first such checkpoint taken down since Russia pledged to remove troops from buffer zones surrounding the breakaway Georgian republic. Some 200 EU observers from 22 nations are stationed on the ground overseeing...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

ST. PETERSBURG. Oct 1 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will stand by its commitments and pull out its peacekeepers from Georgian territory. "As was agreed Russian peacekeepers will be fully withdrawn from the territory of Georgia by October 10," he said at a press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. "Russian peacekeepers deployed in the safety zone along the perimeter of South Ossetia (seven...

2008-10-01 09:00:03

By Ellen Barry New York Times News Service MOSCOW -- The European Union prepared Tuesday to deploy 200 civilian monitors throughout Georgia, though Russian military officials said they would not allow the Europeans to begin work in the buffer zones that surround the separatist enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. European monitors expect to replace Russian peacekeeping units that have set up command posts in the buffer zones. The agreement requires the Russians to withdraw their forces...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tbilisi, 1 October: In the morning on Wednesday [1 October], EU observers started fulfilling their monitoring mission in Georgia's so-called buffer zones adjacent to the administrative borders [dividing breakaway] Abkhazia and South Ossetia [from the rest of Georgia]. The head of the EU Observer Mission in Georgia, Hans Jorg Haber, told journalists that monitoring had already started and observers had entered a number of areas...

2008-09-20 12:00:37

Text of report by Somali independent Radio Gaalkacyo on 20 SeptemberPuntland has banned the airlines which obeyed Al-Shabab's order banning flights to Adan Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. Puntland has received a directive from the aviation department of the Transitional Federal Government and from the president of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmad, to ban the airlines that obeyed the order of Al-Shabab. A Puntland official has told Radio Gaalkacyo that the administration has decided...

2008-09-17 00:00:12

By Mary Dejevsky You probably think that, at least from Moscow's perspective, big bad Russia won its small war with plucky little Georgia. You may even believe - plenty do - that Russia is now licking its chops, as it surveys the possibilities beyond its other borders. You would be wrong. After spending last week in Russia, and meeting not only Vladimir Putin, now prime minister, but President Dmitry Medvedev, and other leading players on the Russian side of this sorry story, I have to...

2008-09-16 18:00:12

By Steve Gutterman TBILISI, Georgia - Diplomats from every NATO nation demanded immediate Russian withdrawal from Georgia in a show of support from the U.S. ally's capital on Monday that made no promise of faster membership in the alliance. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer led 26 envoys in calling on Moscow to comply with a cease-fire deal and withdraw to positions its forces held before fighting with Georgia erupted Aug. 7. But the diplomats offered no positive response to...


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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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