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Friday, August 1 2008, #145 (1661)

South Ossetians say capital under mortar fire, three dead

Separatist officials in the de facto South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali say three have been killed today in continuing sniper and mortar attacks. (more)

Nostalgic Tbilisi residents want their tramway back

In 2004 the Tbilisi tram network celebrated its 100-year anniversary. City officials heaped praise on tram workers and took a ride on a newly-repaired tramcar. (more)

Georgian readers react with rage, disbelief to critical travel article

Not all visitors to Georgia are charmed by the magnificent scenery and proud hospitality—but don’t tell the Georgians. (more)

Tbilisi government marks Street Cleaners’ Day, gives benefits to workers

Officials handed out medical insurance polices to 2 500 Tbilisi street cleaners yesterday on Georgia’s third annual Street Cleaners’ Day. (more)

The News in Brief

Geologist’s body recovered. (more)

Armenia could sign a three-year gas deal with Russia’s Gazprom in September, Armenian Energy Minister Armen Movsisyan has announced. (more)

Press Scanner

“United Opposition will continue struggle for TV Imedi” (more)

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