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Thursday, August 7 2008, #149 (1665)

BTC fire halts oil flow

The major Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan oil pipeline shut down yesterday after a Turkish section erupted in fire. (more)

More fighting in South Ossetia, talks uncertain

Georgian and separatist troops clashed against yesterday in breakaway South Ossetia as the region’s separatist leader said he would not sit for direct peace talks arranged after severe violence in the last week. (more)

Health Ministry partners with NGOs for anti-measles campaign

Georgians often use folk remedies to combat feared infections like the measles, but the ineffectiveness of the treatments can threaten the health of the sick. (more)

The News in Brief

British ambassador visits Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone (more)

Undisguised separatist aggression

The situation is becoming more severe in separatist-controlled South Ossetia. Where the separatist once made threats against Georgian villages in the conflict zone, they now say they will terrorize the entire country. (more)

Press Scanner

“Israeli-Georgian weapons deals rumors to be verified” (more)

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