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2008-08-27 00:00:00

By Marcus Denbywdnews@bepp.co.uk Emergency workers combed through the wreckage of a passenger jet yesterday after it crashed outside Kyrgyzstan's main airport on Sunday. Sixty-five people died in an accident officials said was probably caused by technical faults. The Boeing 737 was headed to the Iranian capital, Tehran, when it crashed near Bishkek's Manas International Airport. Twenty-five people survived the accident. The crew reported a technical malfunction five minutes into...

2008-08-26 18:00:38

Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX: CG) stated that according to available information the Bishkek Inter District Court of the Kyrgyz Republic today dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Vice-Speaker of the Parliament, K.S. Isabekov, against the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic relating to the Company's Kumtor project. The lawsuit sought to annul the Government's decree approving the December 31, 2003 agreements implementing the restructuring of the project; the 2003 agreements giving effect to the...

2008-08-26 00:00:28

By Leila Saralayeva BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - A passenger jet carrying 90 people, including a Kyrgyz high school sports team, crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday near the Kyrgyz capital, killing 68, government officials said. The Boeing 737 was headed to Iran when it crashed near Bishkek's Manas International Airport, said government spokeswoman Roza Daudova. Twenty-two people, including two crew members, survived the accident in the former Soviet republic west of China. An airport...

2008-08-25 12:00:58

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website The press service of the Itek Air airline thinks that a terrorist act might have caused the crash of a Boeing-737 in Kyrgyzstan, sources in the airline's office have told the 24.kg news agency. "We simply assume that there could have been a terrorist act, because all our planes which fly to Russia and to the town of Osh are in excellent state. And here the plane, which is full of passengers, most of whom are...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

An article published in the Narodnoye Slovo newspaper on 19 August accused Kyrgyzstan of violating international agreements on using transborder rivers by reducing the volume of water discharged from the Toktogul reservoir during the summer. The article said that "entire water flow in the rivers of Naryn- Syrdarya cascade and the Syr Darya transborder river practically goes through the Toktogul hydro-energy complex, which means the Kyrgyz side fully controls schedule and volume of water...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Manas Petroleum, an international oil and gas company, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum has entered into a letter agreement for the Phase-2 work period in the Kyrgyz Republic. DWM has agreed to permit Australian oil and gas company Santos to commence the Phase-2 work program prior to the end of the Phase-1 work period. If Santos does not withdraw within 60 days of the end of the Phase-1 work period, which is yet to occur, then Santos must drill a minimum of two...

2008-08-25 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st LD: Chinese Citizen Confirmed Killed in Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan"] DUSHANBE, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) - One Chinese citizen was confirmed killed Sunday in the crash of a Boeing-737 passenger plane near Bishkek, capital of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, the Chinese embassy said on Monday. Yang Shuying, the press liaison officer of the embassy, told Xinhua over the phone that...

2008-08-25 09:00:00

By Associated Press BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- A passenger jet carrying 90 people, including a Kyrgyz high school sports team, crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday near the Kyrgyz capital, killing 68, government officials said. The Boeing 737 was headed to Iran when it crashed near Bishkek's Manas International Airport, said government spokeswoman Roza Daudova. Twenty-two people, including two crew members, survived the accident. Earlier, Daudova, had said there were at least 71 dead and 25...

2008-08-24 21:00:03

BISHKEK. Aug 24 (Interfax) - The Boeing-737 which crashed in Kyrgyzstan, has burnt down completely, said Kyrgyz Emergency Minister Kamchibek Tashiyev said. "There were 90 people on board, 25 of them survived," Tashiyev told Interfax. Rescue operations at the crash site are underway. According to early reports, 25 people survived the air crash, the Kyrgyz Civil Aviation Department told Interfax. Two ambulance cars took to Bishkek the first nine victims of the Boeing 737 crash, a...

2008-08-24 15:00:26

//CORR- correcting headline to "Iran sets up response taskforce for families of Kyrgyz crash victims." //Text of report by state- run Iranian TV channel two on 24 August [Presenter] A [Boeing] 737 aircraft belonging to Kyrgyzstan Airlines crashed moments after taking off from Bishkek airport at 2030 hours [time zone unspecified]. Unfortunately, approximately 100 passengers have been killed. We have the spokesperson for the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, Mr Ja'farzadeh on the line....


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Taigan
2013-09-10 15:36:01

The Taigan, also known as the Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, is a breed of domestic sighthound dog that originated in Kyrgyzstan, although it can be found from Central Asia to Northern Africa today. The exact origins of this breed are largely unknown, because the Kyrgyz people who developed the breed were mostly nomadic. The modern form of the Taigan is designated as a mountain breed that is built for working in the Tian Shan mountain range. The Taigan received its first standard in 1964,...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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