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Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 16 September: NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said that [Georgian] IDPs should definitely return to their homes.
By Steve Gutterman Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia -- Russian soldiers and armored vehicles pulled back from positions deep in western Georgia on Saturday, meeting a closely watched withdrawal deadline a month after the war between the former Soviet republics.
By DAN BILEFSKY By Dan Bilefsky The New York Times TBILISI, Georgia Hundreds of Russian troops retreated from checkpoints across western Georgia on Saturday ahead of a deadline for their withdrawal brokered by the European Union.
Russia says it may sign cooperation agreements as early as next week with Georgia's breakaway provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Russia said Saturday it will take a week to remove its troops from five checkpoints in western Georgia under its agreement to completely exit the country.
Text of statement by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 13 September In accordance with the agreements reached by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on 8 September, on 13 September Russian peacekeepers withdrew their posts from the Poti-Senaki line and left the territory of Georgia.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Jakarta: A small mortar shell exploded Thursday [11 September] near a US copper and gold mine operated by Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc.
By Stephen Castle Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow.
World News IN BRIEF *MOSCOW Russia plans to station 7,600 troops in Georgia's separatist regions, more than twice the number based there before last month's war and a level likely to alarm the West.
MOSCOW. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The issue of involvement in international observer missions to Georgia is not vital to Russia, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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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