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Kazakhstan can increase uranium production to 30,000 tons by 2015
23.06.2012 09:56
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Azerbaijan, Baku, June 20 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

Kazakhstan can increase uranium production to 30,000 tons in 2-3 years, Novosti-Kazakhstan quoted deputy head of the Kazakh National Atomic Company Kazatomprom Nurlan Ryspanov as saying.

"Our resources and existing capacities allow achieving production of 30,000 tons of uranium or more per year," Ryspanov said on Wednesday while speaking at the 5th annual Central Asia Mining and Metallurgical Congress in Almaty.

Kazakhstan produced 19,450 tons of uranium or 35 percent of world production in 2011. Kazatomprom is also the world''s leading uranium producer.

Ryspanov said that the increase in uranium production can be achieved by expanding the current capacity or intensifying the leaching process depending on the market conditions.

Kazatomprom has a stable demand for its production even after the accident at Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima.

"Nuclear power-engineering has no real alternatives, so there is no risk of significant reduction in the world demand for natural uranium," he said.

Ryspanov added that Kazakhstan''s uranium production will hit 20,000 tons in 2012.

Kazatomprom is Kazakh national operator for import and export of uranium, rare metals, nuclear fuel for power plants, special equipment and dual-purpose materials. A total of 100 percent of the company''s stock is held by Kazakh Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna.

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    The statement also forbade women from taking part in any sports and declared the measures would pave the way for setting up an Islamic emirate in Wadi Hadramout, Barzeeq added.

    Women in traditionally conservative Yemen already generally wear full veils that covers their face and body and in rural areas especially, keep a low profile. The constitution says Islamic law, sharia, is the source for all legislation though the state does not enforce all parts of it.

    Another statement circulated on social media that was attributed to Ansar al-Sharia, al Qaeda's local name, warned "all the corrupt officials in Hadramout who have stolen and looted citizens' properties ... that we will enforce God's law on them, which is cutting off their hands, after we kidnap and discipline them."

    In May, suspected al Qaeda militants raided Seiyoun city in Hadramout, and targeted the main military posts, the local police headquarters, bank branches and the airport, in an attack that left 27 people dead.

    AQAP in 2011 declared a number of Islamic "emirates" in southern towns, exploiting a security vacuum during the protests.

    The army drove them out a year later. But during their tenure, residents said al Qaeda woke people at dawn to pray and chopped off the hands of thieves.

    Yemen and the West are concerned about the growing ambitions of militant groups in the region.

    Earlier this month, U.S. national security sources said bomb makers from the Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and AQAP were believed to be working together to try to develop explosives that could avoid detection by airport screening systems.

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  • Azerbaijanis to vie in Armenia
    22.07.2014 17:53
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    The European championship in archery has kicked off in Armenian city of Echmiadzin.

    Oxu.Az reports with reference to 1news.az that the opening ceremony of the European championship in archery was held at the Ara and Aytsemnik sport club. Azerbaijani sportsmen are also represented there.

    Leyla Fazulova, Olga Senyuk, Svetlana Semyonova, Alexei Korpin, Taras Senyuk and Roman Vengerov will represent Azerbaijan in the European championship.
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  • Azerbaijan announces receiving investment projects for Khizi region development
    22.07.2014 17:44
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Zulfiyya Gurbanova - Trend:

    The National Entrepreneurship Support Fund under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy and Industry has begun receiving the investment projects on the priority areas of Khizi region development from the entrepreneurs, the ministry said on July 22.

    A business forum dedicated to issuing preferential loans to entrepreneurs was held in Khizi region of Azerbaijan on July 17, according to the report.

    The discussions were held with entrepreneurs to efficiently use the existing economic potential of the region.

    The process of receiving the entrepreneurs' proposals was found expedient to finance investment projects for the creation of small livestock and bee farms (including honey production enterprises), small enterprises producing cheese, plastic windows, and doors.

    The entrepreneurs may apply to the fund through authorized credit organizations beginning from July 22 in accordance with the rules of using the funds of the national fund. At the request of the entrepreneurs, small projects can be fully financed through concessional loans.

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  • Apple Patents Behavior Recognition Technology For Future iPhones
    22.07.2014 17:35
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    Future iPhones may be so smart that they will be able to recognize their owners.

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) may adopt behavioral recognition technology on its mobile devices, which would allow its smartphones and tablets to analyze their owner's behavior as well as aspects of their environment and use this knowledge as a security measure.

    The Cupertino, California-based company filed a patent for a feature called "Generating notifications based on user behavior," which was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday.

    The technology tracks locations, motion sensor data and input gesture patterns, according to Apple Insider. It can also detect a user's speech patterns, how they hold and handle their phone and their browsing habits to determine the identity of the user. If the smartphone cannot verify its owner the user will have to authenticate the device with a passcode.

    Michela Menting, a security analyst at ABI Research, gave International Business Times an example of how this behavioral recognition might work. If a user goes to Facebook first 90 percent of the time and then checks email secondly, a reversal of that normal pattern of usage or tapping the screen a little bit differently the device will ask for security authentication such as a PIN, a password or a fingerprint scan.

    Menting says the benefit of behavioral recognition technology is that it's nonintrusive. "You just do what you normally do with your phone and when its someone other than you the phone will kick up and say, lsquo;you're not [the owner] so put in the password so that I know its you,'" she said.

    Since smartphones are constantly receiving input from their users, the behavioral recognition feature groups similar behaviors rather than analyzing each individual behavior. This truncates the amount of information processing the feature has to undertake. All the learned information is stored on a database within the device.

    Additionally, the feature employs numerous sensors and tracking mechanisms, but users with privacy concerns can program the database to ignore various identifiers like location.

    Behavioral analysis is a trend being adopted by many companies. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) showcased its own behavioral recognition feature at its I/O conference in June. The feature, called personal unlocking, similarly uses various user cues to authenticate a smartphone's owner.
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  • Some two billion barrels of oil shipped from Ceyhan terminal
    22.07.2014 17:29
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

    Turkey's Botas International Limited (BIL) has shipped around two billion barrels of oil from the Ceyhan port since June 2, 2006 until the present.

    BIL started operating the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in Turkey in 2001.

    The 2,600th tanker has been dispatched from the Ceyhan terminal, according to a message posted on the official website of Botas International Limited.

    BTC's total length is 1,768 kilometers, including a 443 kilometer long section running through Azerbaijan, a 249 kilometer long section in Georgia and a 1,076 kilometer long section in Turkey. The construction of the pipeline started in April 2003 and was filled with oil on May 18, 2005.

    BTC Co. shareholders include BP (30.1 percent), AzBTC (25 percent), Chevron (8.9 percent), Statoil (8.71 percent), TPAO (6.53 percent), Eni (5 percent), Total (5percent), Itochu (3.4 percent), Inpex (2.5 percent), ConocoPhilips (2.5 percent) and ONGC (2.36 percent)

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  • P5 1 group sought to extend Geneva accord for years, Iran says
    22.07.2014 17:29
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the P5 1 group had sought to extend the Geneva accord for years, but Iran managed to persuade them to extend the accord by just four months.

    An Iranian MP quoted Zarif as saying the P5 1 group was sensitive about the number of centrifuges in Iran and said that it will supply fuel for Bushehr power plant, but the Iranian side insisted it will produce nuclear fuel itself, the Mehr news agency reported on July 22.

    Zarif had emphasized that the nuclear negotiators are acting fully in line with the Supreme Leader's guidelines and the wish of Iranian people and the MPs.

    Iran and the P5 1 group of countries agreed to extend their nuclear negotiations for another four months.

    The two sides inked an interim accord in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 23, 2013.

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi said on July 7 that "Iran needs 190,000 separative work units (SWU) of uranium enrichment capacity to produce the required annual fuel for the Bushehr NPP," echoing remarks by Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

    Salehi further brought up countering examples, saying that if Iran used its most advanced centrifuges, which are capable of producing 24 SWU per machine, Iran would merely need some 7,000 centrifuges to meet the requirements of its Bushehr power plant.

    Virtually all centrifuges currently operated by Iran are of the IR-1 type, and only have a SWU capacity of 0.76-1.2 per machine.

    After Khamenei's remarks on July 7 that Iran needs 190,000 SWU for uranium enrichment, the figure became the main topic in Iran's nuclear case.

    On July 16, The Iranian legislators in a statement appreciated the country's negotiators in nuclear talks with the P5 1, and meantime stressed that any final deal with the six world powers should endorse Iran's use of enough centrifuge machines to produce its needed 190,000 enrichment capacity for fueling Iran's power and research reactors.

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  • YARAT to host Hiding Maps lecture
    22.07.2014 16:55
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    By AzerNews

    YARAT Contemporary Art Space will hold a lecture in YAY Gallery on July 25.

    The lecture called "Hiding Maps" will cover hitchhiking and alternative ways of traveling as a means to reflect upon our own society and get a first-hand experience of it.

    Two young artists from Barcelona, Aniol Macau and Francesc Ruiz Abad, will deliver lecture during the event.

    Aniol Macau and Francesc Ruiz Abad are involved in a six-month project/travel by hitchhiking. During the project, they join different drivers wherever they are going.

    The journey has no clear destination and during the trip they will produce a substantial analog archive of interviews, audio landscapes, drawings, documentary photography and small sculptures.

    One of the stops during their trip is Baku, where the two artists will speak about hitchhiking, their old projects and how traveling had influenced their works.

    The event will be held at 7 p.m. at YAY Gallery Kichik Gala str., 5 (Icherisheher, near ItalianВ 
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  • В«Baku Cup-2014В» : Mladenovic en huitiГЁmes de finale
    22.07.2014 16:51
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    Demi-finaliste agrave; Istanbul la semaine derniegrave;re, de retour dans le Top 100, Kristina Mladenovic confirme agrave; Bakou. La Française a battu Heather Watson en trois manches (6-2, 3-6, 6-0), mardi au 1er tour. Prochain match contre Donna Vekic, qui a pris le meilleur sur Olga Savchuk, issue des qualifications (7-6 [6], 6-0).
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  • President Ilham Aliyev reviewed reconstruction work at the Heydar Aliyev Park in Khizi
    22.07.2014 16:50
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    President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has reviewed reconstruction work at the Heydar Aliyev Park as part of his visit to Khizi.

    The strategy towards socioeconomic development carried out in the country has seen a transformation of the regions and their appearance. Proper attention is being paid to the construction of parks and alleys as part of the construction work in cities and districts of the country. Redevelopment of the Heydar Aliyev Park in Khizi District is of special importance. Located in the center of the district, this culture and recreation park has been completely revamped. The park serves to ensure high-level recreation of local residents.

    Head of Khizi District Executive Authority Khazar Aslanov informed the head of state about the landscaping and construction work in the park.

    It was noted that redevelopment and construction work has been carried out to ensure effective organization of local people's recreation and leisure in the park, which covers an area of 3.6 hectares. Special attention has been paid to aligning national architectural traditions with the elements of modern architecture. Many trees and ornamental flower shrubs have been planted and a lawn sown in the park.

    The landscaping and construction work has brought about serious changes in the organization of people's rest. Special attention is being paid to the construction of new and reconstruction of the existing parks, which makes cities and districts more beautiful. This suggests that the construction work is carried out in the districts in a continuous and comprehensive manner.

    President Ilham Aliyev was informed about a project on the redevelopment of the central part of the city of Khizi.

    It was noted that Khizi Grand Hotel to be built under the project would meet highest standards.
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  • Early to make statements on causes of crash of Malaysian airliner, says Russian ambassador
    22.07.2014 16:43
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

    It is too early to make statements on the causes of the crash of the Malaysian airliner in Donetsk, Ukraine, according to Russia's ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vladimir Dorokhin.

    "A terrible tragedy in Donetsk resulted in the death of innocent people. International experts should reveal the cause of this tragedy. Currently, it is early to make statements about the causes of the tragedy and about who is guilty. This can only escalate the situation," the ambassador told reporters on July 22.

    He went on to add that the process of revealing the causes of the crash has already begun.

    "Experts are working at the crash site; the 'black boxes' have been recovered and I hope that we will get a really objective and clear picture of what happened and why this happened. A corresponding statement will be made afterwards," the diplomat stressed.

    On July 17, it was reported that the Boeing 777 (MH17) of Malaysia Airlines crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. MH17 was carrying out flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.

    At the time of the air disaster there were 298 people on board the plane. All of them died.

    On July 21, 31 bodies and 21 body fragments of the plane's passengers were discovered and packed [in body bags] according to standards on the site of the Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 airliner crash, UNIAN reported.

    A total of 282 bodies and 87 body fragments were found at the crash site. Some 251 bodies and 66 body fragments are stored in refrigerated rail cars.

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  • Iran optimistic about nuclear talksв' success
    22.07.2014 16:39
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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that negotiation was the only way to final settlement of Iran's nuclear issue.

    Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with the newly-appointed accredited ambassador of Iceland to Tehran Gonar Pulsen who had called on him to submit his credentials, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on July 22.

    Iran is optimistic about the success of the talks, Rouhani said, adding that the Iranian nation was only after safeguarding its inalienable nuclear rights.

    Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council- the US, France, Britain, Russia and China - plus Germany have agreed on the extension of talks until November 24 with a view to achieving a permanent deal that would end the decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program.

    President Rouhani voiced readiness for cooperation with Iceland within the frameworks of international regulations.

    He further termed cooperation among world nations and governments as necessary for tackling international problems.

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  • Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats
    22.07.2014 16:38
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    Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month, AP reported.

    The militants have called on the Christians to convert to Islam and have tried to impose their own strict interpretation of Sharia law.

    Most Christians opted to flee to the nearby self-rule Kurdish region or other areas protected by Kurdish security forces.

    Zaid Qreqosh Ishaq was among those who escaped with his family. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday that they fled with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.

    The family took refuge in the Saint Joseph Church in the northern Kurdish city of Irbil. The governor there, Nawzad Hadi, has pledged to protect the Christians.

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  • Turkish PM ErdoДџan bids farewell to party group at Parliament
    22.07.2014 16:35
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    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoДџan bid farewell to his parliamentary group during his address on July 22.

    He said it would be his last group meeting if he is elected president next month, Hurriyet Daily reports.

    "I have addressed you from this desk for 13 years," ErdoДџan said in an emotional speech, adding that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was "witness to a historic struggle."

    "If my nation elects me [as the president], another friend will address you from this desk in the new legislative session," he said. "The heart of this hall and this desk will keep beating only for justice and the nation."

    His speech was repeatedly interrupted by slogans chanted by the visitors watching the meeting.

    The weekly party group meetings at Parliament have always been important in Turkish political life, but under ErdoДџan's rule they have transformed into a typical routine of harsh mutual slamming between the government and the opposition parties.

    ErdoДџan will compete with former Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) head Ekmeleddin Д°hsanoДџlu, who was appointed as a candidate by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Selahattin DemirtaЕџ, the co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), in the first round of the elections on Aug. 10. If none of the candidates achieve one more than the 50 percent of the votes, a second round will take place on Aug. 24.
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  • Syrian opposition coalition dissolves interim government
    22.07.2014 16:35
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    The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said on Tuesday it had voted to force out its "interim government" and form a new one within a month, Reuters reported.

    Attempts to form a viable government-in-exile for Syria's opposition have been hamstrung by rivalries between its backers and among its members as well as by its inability to establish itself inside Syria.

    The National Coalition is designated as the main body representing the opposition by the United States and other major powers but it has little influence over rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

    The group said in a statement on Tuesday it was dissolving its interim cabinet to "create new ground for work on the basis of moving the government into the interior as soon as possible, and employing Syrian revolutionary capabilities".

    The coalition's interim Prime Minister Ahmed Toumeh and other ministers would continue as caretakers until the new government was formed, it said. Nominations would be open for two weeks and a new government formed within 30 days.

    The dissolution of the government comes two weeks after the group elected Hadi al-Bahra, a U.S.-trained industrial engineer, to replace its president, Ahmad Jarba, after he served his maximum two six-month terms.

    Both Bahra and Jarba have close ties to Saudi Arabia, one of the main backers of the rebels trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    Bahra had also been chief negotiator at U.S. and Russian-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland, which stalled after two rounds in January and February.

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  • U.S. co-chair of OSCE MG concerned about any loss of life on Azerbaijani-Armenian border
    22.07.2014 16:35
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    В "We are concerned about any loss of life on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border and the line of contact," the U.S. co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick told Trend.

    He commented on the capture of Azerbaijanis by Armenians in Azerbaijan's occupied Kalbajar region, as well as the reports by the Armenian media about the murder of one Azerbaijani.

    "The number of incidents and resulting deaths and injuries is also a setback in our efforts to work with parties to find a lasting peace".

    "The U.S. and the Minsk Group co-chairs are committed to helping the sides find a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. There is no military solution to this conflict," Warlick stressed.

    He went on to add that the co-chairs look forward to meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Brussels on July 22 to discuss the next steps towards solution of the conflict.

    "We hope that both presidents will accept the invitation to a summit in Paris. We witnessed that progress is possible when the presidents met in Vienna last November and believe that a continuation of that discussion is an important step in progress towards peace. The co-chairs and the U.S. stand ready to help in any way we can," the U.S. co-chair said.

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  • Circumstances of Azerbaijani civilian's killing by Armenians made public
    22.07.2014 16:35
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    The details of murder of Azerbaijani civilian in direction of Terter district by Armenians have been made public.

    Oxu.Az reports referring to ANS TV that resident of Tartar district Mubariz Aliyev went to the village to fishing on July 18 afternoon. An official of the Tartar police department brought the news about Mubariz's who did not return home at night to his family. In the morning the police went to the area where Mubariz was killed to pick up the body, but were caught by fire from the opposite side.

    Then the employees of the Tartar District Police Office went to the spot along with Shusha police officers.

    The body was taken from the spot by local police.

    It was handed over to his family after examination at the morgue of the Central Hospital of Tartar.
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  • 20 members of one family killed in Gaza
    22.07.2014 16:28
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    A hospital was shelled, killing and injuring staff and patients, and up to 28 members of one family died in an air strike as Gaza endured another day of relentless bloodshed on Monday.

    As heavy shelling and fighting on the ground continued, John Kerry, the US secretary of state, arrived in Egypt to seek a ceasefire that Barack Obama declared was needed immediately: "We don't want to see any more civilians killed," the US president said.

    Kerry had been authorised to do "everything he can to help facilitate a cessation of hostilities", said Obama. The remarks were a sign that international diplomacy had been galvanised by weekend carnage in Shujai'iya.

    Kerry is to meet key players in the region and on Tuesday held talks with the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. The UN security council has called for an immediate ceasefire.

    Kerry pledged that the US would provide $47m (ВЈ28m) in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians. He said: "Only Hamas now needs to make the decision to spare innocent civilians from this violence."

    Israel was undertaking an "appropriate and legitimate effort" to defend itself but the consequences were of deep concern, Kerry said.

    In Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, al-Aqsa hospital became the third to be struck in the 14-day conflict when three shells slammed into the intensive care unit, surgical and administrative areas. Five people were killed and 70 wounded, including about 30 medics, according to Gaza health officials. Ambulances tried to evacuate patients but were forced to turn back by continued shelling. Israel has claimed that Hamas hides weapons in hospitals.
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  • Operation against Gulen movement in Turkey carried out without informing Justice Ministry
    22.07.2014 16:28
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

    Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag hasn't been informed about the operations carried out against the Gulen movement.

    The country's Prosecutor General's Office is carrying out the operations without informing the Justice Ministry, Haber7 TV channel quoted Bozdag as saying on July 22.

    Over 70 policemen have been detained as a result of the operation being held in Turkey against the supporters of the Fethullah Gulen movement.

    Currently, the operation is being conducted on 200 addresses in the city of Istanbul.

    The former Istanbul Police Department Intelligence Bureau chief Ali Fuat YД±lmazer is among the detained.

    The personnel purges against the supporters of Fethullah Gulen were resumed in Turkey's defense and law enforcement agencies on July 22.

    Gulen, the founder of the Hizmet public movement, as well as, the Turkish Journalists and Writers Foundation, are accused of being involved in a huge wiretapping scandal by the Turkish government.

    Following the case, Prime Minister Erdogan accused Gulen and representatives of his movement of standing behind the wiretapping of the phone conversations.

    Erdogan also stressed that the Gulen movement, which he earlier called a "parallel structure", proved with its anti-state activities that it is not a religious movement but a politicized and illegal structure.

    Turkish PM called on Gulen not to intervene in Turkey's internal affairs and accused the U.S. of supporting him.

    A criminal case has been initiated in Turkey against Fethullah Gulen for his coup attempt and espionage against Turkey.

    Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Gulen will be extradited from the U.S., adding that Turkey has launched the legal procedure for extradition of Gulen.

    Edited by CN

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  • Jamming of signals prevented Iran from forecasting recent dust storm
    22.07.2014 16:26
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Signals which are aired for jamming purposes prevented Iran Meteorology Organization from forecasting the recent dust storm inTehran in June.

    Iran Meteorology Organization has sent a report to the parliament (Majlis), according to which it was unable to forecast the recent dust storm due to the effect of jamming signals, the ISNA news agency reported on July 22.

    Iran Meteorology Organization official Ahad Vazifeh has said that related authorities had been warned of the effect of jamming signals on meteorology forecasts.

    On June 2, at least five people were killed and 44 others injured during a dust storm that struck the Iranian capital,Tehran, according to Iran's State TV,citing the head of Tehran disaster Mitigation and Management Organization.

    The winds, as high as 110-120 kilometers per hour leveled trees and swept other heavy material across streets and into the windshield of cars. The news of the sandstorm caused criticism of forecasters for failing to predict or warn citizens of the approaching storm.

    Edited by CN

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  • British ambassador congratulates Azerbaijani journalists
    22.07.2014 16:17
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    British Ambassador Irfan Siddiq has congratulated Azerbaijani journalists on the occasion of July 22 '" National Press Day.

    "I am delighted to congratulate Azerbaijan's journalists on the occasion of National Press Day and to acknowledge the important contribution journalists make in Azerbaijan. Freedom of expression and the existence of free media are fundamental requirements for the building of a flourishing democracy and for creating a stable and inclusive society. Encouraging an open and effective press serves to help ensure governments are effective and responsive, which is crucial for long-term development.

    The UK government is a strong supporter of freedom of expression. We at the British Embassy in Baku are proud to support efforts to build an accurate, impartial and independent media in Azerbaijan," it was written on the official Facebook account of the embassy.
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  • Georgian president ready to present new composition of government to parliament
    22.07.2014 16:16
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    Tbilisi, Georgia, July 21

    By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

    The Georgian President is ready to introduce a new composition of Cabinet of Ministers to parliament upon its submission by the Prime Minister.

    As Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said at a briefing, he will get a list of the new Cabinet of Ministers and will give it to the parliament.

    I do not participate in the formation of a new Cabinet, I simply submit the list of the new government to the parliament and request to answer the question whether it trusts this government, the president said.

    In accordance with the Constitution, the Premier has a week for introduction of the new composition of the government to the president, and the latter has a week to issue a question for the declaration of confidence to the new government.

    If confidence in the government will be provided, then questions are not arising, however, in case of refusal to trust, "other procedures" will start, according to Margvelashvili.

    The President stressed that the parliament declares full confidence in the composition of the Cabinet, including the prime minister Irakli Garibashvili.

    Despite the fact that the main government ministers have not been changed, he decided to postpone a previously scheduled meeting of the National Security Council, he said.

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  • Result of Turkeyв's expensive gas complaint against Iran to be announced in six-months
    22.07.2014 16:16
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

    An Iranian official has announced that the international court of arbitration will announce the result of Turkey's suit against Iran on the price of supplied gas in the next six months.

    Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Ali Majedi has announced that the two countries' negotiations over increasing Iran's gas supplies to Turkey might end in result prior to that date, meaning that Iran might increase its gas exports to Turkey before the court ruling is issued, Iran's Fars news agency reported on July 21.

    Turkey applied to an international court of arbitration in 2012 for a ruling on Iran's gas pricing.

    If the court rules in favor of Turkey, Iran will be obliged to provide Turkey a 30 percent discount on gas purchases. The case is still pending.

    Earlier in March, Turkish media outlets quoted minister of energy and natural resources Taner Yildiz as saying the trial will last until late 2014.

    Ankara has for the second time appealed to the court of arbitration that the gas supply to Turkey by Iran hasn't been carried out in accordance to the contracted volumes, according to the minister.

    Yildiz also stressed that the International Court of Arbitration will separately consider this issue.

    Turkey imports about 20 percent of its oil and gas needs from Iran. Ankara has previously requested for a discount on the price of gas it imports from Tehran. However, Iranian deputy oil minister Hamidreza Araqi on June 14 described the request as illogical.

    Araqi went on to note that Iran has proposed to raise the volume of gas exports to Turkey up to 5 billion cubic meters per year in exchange for giving a discount.

    "But the Turkish side neither accepts our preposition, nor agrees with the current price," he explained.

    Iran is currently charging Turkey $490 for every 1,000 cubic meters of gas. While Ankara says it has to pay only $335 and $425 to Azerbaijan and Russia, respectively, to import the same amount of gas.

    Edited by CN

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  • Cloudy and rainless weather to dominate
    22.07.2014 16:15
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    Volatile cloudiness and no precipitation dominate in Baku and Absheron peninsula on July 23. Strong wind from north-west will relent in the noon. The temperature will be 20-25C at night, while and 30-35C in the noon. Sea water temperature in Absheron beaches will be 24-27C.

    Rainless weather will be observed in Azerbaijani region during the day. Eastern winds to waft and infrequently strengthen. The temperature will be 19-24C at night and 33-38 and in the noon, while 11-16C in mountains at night and 22-27C in the noon.

    /Eco.Gov.Az/
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  • Weather forecast for tomorrow
    22.07.2014 16:15
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    The weather will be changeable cloudy and mainly rainless in Baku and Absheron peninsula on July 23.

    Deputy Director of the weather forecast bureau of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Gulshad Mammadova told APA that northwest wind will become mild in the second half of the day.

    The temperature will be 20deg;hellip;25deg; C at night, 30deg;hellip;35deg; C in the daytime.

    Rainless weather is expected in Azerbaijan's regions tomorrow. Mild east wind will blow. The temperature will be 19deg;hellip;24deg; C at night, 33deg;hellip;38deg; C in the daytime, in mountains 11deg;hellip;16deg; C at night, 22deg;hellip;27deg; C in the daytime.
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  • Azerbaijani minister of education presents ''DP'' cards to students to study abroad
    22.07.2014 16:12
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    Education minister of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov has met with a group of students selected by the Education Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan who will study abroad in 2014-2015 academic year within the "State Program on education of Azerbaijani youth in foreign countries in the years 2007-2015".

    In the meeting, the minister noted the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid proper attention to education, and President Ilham Aliyev successfully implements his ideas. The Minister underlined President Ilham Aliyev's thesis "Let's turn black gold into human capital".

    Minister Jabbarov said that a group of students selected by the Education Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan would continue their education in the Great Britain, Turkey, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Poland, France, USA, Italy, the Russian Federation and other foreign countries on Bachelor, Masters, Doctorate, and PhD degree.

    Application of documents on State Program for 2014-2015 covers May 22- August 8.

    Totally 2612 students will study abroad within the State Program in the years 2007-2015.

    Minister Jabbarov wished success to the students in their education and presented them the "DP" cards, i.e. abroad scholarship cards.
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  • Croatia Starts Tender on Continental Oil and Gas Research
    22.07.2014 16:11
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    Croatia started a tender for on-shore hydrocarbon exploration to boost investments and reduce dependence on gas imports from Russia and other countries.

    This is the first of three continental tenders planned that will cover a total of six research blocks, each between 2,100 square kilometres (1,305 square miles) to 2,600 square kilometres, along the Drava and Sava rivers, Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak told reporters in Osijek, eastern Croatia. The tender will close on Feb. 18.

    "We expect to sign the first concession contracts by July 2015, and this will be a great development opportunity for this part of the country," Vrdoljak said. "Croatia has proven hydrocarbon resources in this region. Exploiting them can help the country become an energy leader in the region."

    A production-sharing agreement draft stipulates that Croatia would retain 59 percent of the natural-gas resources found and 57 percent of the oil deposits, while the remainder goes to the company that explored the field, according to documents distributed to reporters before the briefing.

    The government estimates "at least" 3.8 billion ($674 million) kuna in budget revenue a year from the on-shore drilling, Barbara Doric, the head of Croatia's hydrocarbon agency, said at the same briefing.

    Croatia, which joined the European Union a year ago, needs investment to revive growth after five years of economic recession. The government last year revised laws on hydrocarbon research, making the process for gaining permits easier in an effort to tap more of its own resources.
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  • ВЈ27.7million transfer offer for Juan Cuadrado
    22.07.2014 16:10
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    Manchester United have made a ВЈ27.7million bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in Spain.

    United were strongly linked with a move for the Colombian before the World Cup but it was thought that the club had now moved on to other targets. United made an official ВЈ27.7million offer for his services and are now waiting for an answer from Fiorentina.

    Barcelona are also keen on the 27-year-old and are expected to match that bid in the coming days.

    Unitedв's interest in Cuadrado comes after a deal for Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid collapsed last week, with PSG now likely to sign the Real Madrid man instead.
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  • Russian ambassador says no reason to politicize issue regarding Orkhan Zeynalov
    22.07.2014 16:09
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    ''Those who donв't agree with court judgment can make an appeal''.

    "The process on the issue regarding Orkhan Zeynalov is underway in accordance with the norms of Russian Federation. This was a preliminary judicial investigation. The prosecutor has already given his opinion and after it, the court will pass a judgment", said the Russia Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladimir Dorokhin while commenting on the trial of Azerbaijani citizen Orkhan Zeynalov who is accused of killing Moscow resident Yegor Sherbakov.

    The ambassador noted that those who don't agree with court judgment can make an appeal: "Everything is within the law".

    The diplomat also stressed that there is no reason to politicize and dramatize the situation: "Investigation is underway, your countryman has lawyers. In a word, I think that everything is good. There are all grounds for just solution of the issue".

    The prosecutor demanded 18 year-imprisonment for Zeynalov. The court will pass a judgment on July 28.
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  • Over 70 policemen detained in Turkey as a result of operation against Gulen supporters
    22.07.2014 16:05
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

    Over 70 policemen have been detained as a result of the operation being held in Turkey against the supporters of the Fethullah Gulen movement, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported on July 22.

    Currently, the operation is being conducted on 200 addresses in the city of Istanbul.

    The former Istanbul Police Department Intelligence Bureau chief Ali Fuat YД±lmazer is among the detained.

    The personnel purges against the supporters of Fethullah Gulen were resumed in Turkey's defense and law enforcement agencies on July 22.

    Gulen, the founder of the Hizmet public movement, as well as, the Turkish Journalists and Writers Foundation, are accused of being involved in a huge wiretapping scandal by the Turkish government.

    Following the case, Prime Minister Erdogan accused Gulen and representatives of his movement of standing behind the wiretapping of the phone conversations.

    Erdogan also stressed that the Gulen movement, which he earlier called a "parallel structure", proved with its anti-state activities that it is not a religious movement but a politicized and illegal structure.

    Turkish PM called on Gulen not to intervene in Turkey's internal affairs and accused the U.S. of supporting him.

    A criminal case has been initiated in Turkey against Fethullah Gulen for his coup attempt and espionage against Turkey.

    Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Gulen will be extradited from the U.S., adding that Turkey has launched the legal procedure for extradition of Gulen.

    Edited by CN

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  • Armenians arrange iftar for Turkish officials
    22.07.2014 16:04
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    "May our unity be eternal!"

    РЎhairman of the municipality of Sason town of the Turkish province Batman Yilmaz Arslan attended the Iftar ceremony, organized by local Armenians. The ceremony, beside the chairman of the municipality, was attended by the heads of the cityMunicipality and other officials.

    Oxu.Az reports citing Milli.Az that Yilmaz Arslan was very pleased with the event.

    The chairman wrote the following on the municipality official page on Twitter:

    We attended the Iftar ceremony, organized by our citizens, Armenians. May our unity be eternal! "
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  • EU expands sanctions on Syria
    22.07.2014 15:59
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    European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government's "violent repression" of its civilian population, AFP reported.

    The ministers added three people and nine entities to the current list of those subject to an asset freeze and a ban on entering the EU, a statement said.

    They were targeted "due to their involvement in the violent repression of the civilian population or their support to the regime," it added.

    The names added to the list are expected to be published Wednesday.

    The decision brings the total number of people on the EU Syria sanctions list to 192, alongside 62 entities.

    In May, Brussels extended existing sanctions against Syria for another year, including an oil embargo and asset freezes against allies of President Bashar Assad.

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  • Bloody clashes break out in Libya's Benghazi
    22.07.2014 15:58
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    Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 others were injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said Tuesday, according to AFP.

    "Most of the dead and injured are soldiers. Three civilians, including an Egyptian, were killed when a rocket hit their house," a hospital source said on condition of anonymity, Al Arabiya reported.

    Fighting broke out after an alliance of Islamist militia attacked an army barrack, killing five soldiers, a military official said.

    Benghazi's clashes followed a week of fighting between rival militias for control of Tripoli International Airport in the capital that has prompted the North Africa country to appeal for international help to stop Libya becoming a failed state.

    Since the 2011 civil war that toppled autocrat Muammar Qaddafi, Libya's fragile government and new army have been unable to assert authority over rival brigades of former rebels fighting for political and economic influence.

    Ansar al-Sharia is listed by Washington as a foreign terrorist organisation, and has entrenched itself in Benghazi, where it has often been blamed for assassinations and attacks on soldiers.

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    5
  • Israel attacks Al-Jazeera office in Gaza
    22.07.2014 15:58
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    The offices of Al-Jazeera in Gaza came under Israeli attack Tuesday, according to a reporter from the station, who said the attack came from either shelling or a helicopter gunship, The Daily Star reported.

    Al-Jazeera reporter Wael Dahdouh said that the channel's office was evacuated after being attacked by what he described as intentional, heavy Israeli gunfire.

    The Israeli army confirmed the attack, according to Al-Jazeera, calling it "warning gunfire."

    Dahdouh denied that they were warning shots, saying that the glass of their 11th floor office was shattered, while an American news agency next door was untouched.

    The attack came after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman called for the cessation of the Al-Jazeera coverage in Israel, due to the support that its owner, the state of Qatar, has provided for "terrorism."

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    5
  • World Cups' best goal belongs to James Rodriguez
    22.07.2014 15:55
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    It was a goal which has delighted everyone. James RodrГ­guez's great performance in the World Cup made Real Madrid sit up and take notice, and the incredible goal which he scored against Uruguay in the last 16 of the Brazil World Cup played a big part in that. FIFA.com readers voted his strike the best of the entire tournament, which was won by Germany after they defeated Argentina in the final.

    The Monaco midfielder fired home an impressive volley from outside the box, beating the goalkeeper Fernando Muslera after bringing down an Abel Aguilar clearance with his chest. Over four million readers voted on the FIFA website and more than 75 percent of them deemed his goal worthy of being lauded as the best of the 171 goals scored during the Brazil World Cup. This same goal had already won by a large margin in the MARCA.com poll.

    James RodrГ­guez also took third place with the goal which he scored against Japan in the group stage. Second on the podium was the Dutchman Robin van Persie with the goal which he netted against Spain in the first game played by Vicente del Bosque's side. This was the third time that a South American player has received the accolade. In South Africa 2010 the award went to Uruguay's Diego ForlГЎn and in Germany 2006 it went to Argentina's Maxi RodrГ­guez.

    /Marca/

    It was a goal which has delighted everyone. James RodrГ­guez's great performance in the World Cup made Real Madrid

    sit up and take notice, and the incredible goal which he scored against

    Uruguay in the last 16 of the Brazil World Cup played a big part in

    that. FIFA.com readers voted his strike the best of the entire

    tournament, which was won by Germany after they defeated Argentina in

    the final.

    The Monaco midfielder fired home an impressive volley from outside

    the box, beating the goalkeeper Fernando Muslera after bringing down an

    Abel Aguilar clearance with his chest. Over four million readers voted

    on the FIFA website and more than 75 percent of them deemed his goal

    worthy of being lauded as the best of the 171 goals scored during the

    Brazil World Cup. This same goal had already won by a large margin in

    the MARCA.com poll.

    James RodrГ­guez also took third place with the goal which he scored

    against Japan in the group stage. Second on the podium was the Dutchman

    Robin van Persie with the goal which he netted against Spain in the

    first game played by Vicente del Bosque's side. This was the third time

    that a South American player has received the accolade. In South Africa

    2010 the award went to Uruguay's Diego ForlГЎn and in Germany 2006 it

    went to Argentina's Maxi RodrГ­guez.

    Read more: James netted the best goal of the World Cup - MARCA.com (English version)
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  • Azerbaijan to cut power losses 2.5-fold
    22.07.2014 15:45
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    It is planned to cut technical losses within Azerbaijan's power grid from 16.5 to 6.5% by 2020.

    Oxu.Az reports with reference to Novosti.az that the statement came from deputy chief of the electric energy department of the Azerbaijan's Ministry of Energy Asaf Rzayev.

    He said the level of losses on power distribution lines are planned to be reduced from 4.3 to 2.8% by 2020.

    "High level of losses in distribution lines is explained with their long extension and the need for huge means to perform works on restoration and renewal of the infrastructure", Rzayev said.

    He said that $4bn is required for serious reduction of the level of losses in the country's power grid.

    The level of power losses within the electric systems makes 18% in regions and 9% in Baku.

    Within 10 years the capacity of country's power grid has grown 40% reaching 7,100 MW. 17 thermal and 10 hydroelectric power stations constitute the electric power potential of Azerbaijan.
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  • Azerbaijani cable television operator announces new HD TV receiver
    22.07.2014 15:38
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    Trend:

    Cable television operator AilЙ™ TV announced a new HD TV receiver, featuring a wide functionality and availability. Unlike previous models, the latest DVB-C HD TV is equipped with HDMI and USB ports that provide high clarity image and function of the media player to play audio and video.

    Also, support for recording on a USB-drives and function simultaneously backup multiple programs via EPG (Electronic Program Guide) make it the most modern and popular receiver, Caspian Telecom said.

    Changes were made and the menu interface new HD TV receiver. Updated interface allows more comfortable to use the services AilЙ™ TV.

    On the new HD TV receiver AilЙ™ TV enhanced parental control function allows to set time intervals of control. With this feature, parents can set specific time for which channels will be available, but not their complete blocking, as it was before.

    One of the main features of the new HD TV receiver AilЙ™ TV is its inexpensive cost.

    New HD TV receiver will be costs the same as the standard SD digital TV receivers, 40 AZN and completely replace them. Additionally, there are various actions to ensure its availability and accelerate the transition to a new, modern receiver. Thus, the operator of cable television AilЙ™ TV assists state program for the transition to digital broadcasting.

    So subscribers paying a monthly fee for the year (108 AZN), can get new HD TV receivers for free. In the future it will be possible, as their leases.

    As a brand of "Caspian Telecom" LLC, AilЙ™ TV plans of the various promotional events in the future, to ensure maximum availability of their services and taking the very latest technology, is committed to providing the highest quality service and the convenience of customers.

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  • Three Azerbaijani female boxers to vie for European medals
    22.07.2014 15:33
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    Junior Azerbaijani female boxers will compete in the EUBC European Youth and Junior Championships in Assisi, Italy from July 20-27.

    Aliya Velizade weighing in at 54kg today will face Russian Stephanie Sultanov, while Maryam Jabrayilova at 64kg will clash with Irish Kiara Sheedy on July 23, and Alina Hajiyeva at 81kg will play against Ukrainian Anastasia Stankevich on July 27.

    The tournament brings together 100 fighters from 26 countries.

    The European Boxing Confederation decided to launch the event for the women's youth and junior boxers after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

    Among referees, Azerbaijan will be represented by Jeyhun Gadirli
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  • Azerbaijan, Georgia expand cooperation in cyber security
    22.07.2014 15:32
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    A group of employees from the Electronic Security Center under Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Communications and High Technologies (MCHT) visited the Cyber Security Center of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia on July 7-18.

    The delegation, led by director of the Electronic Security Center Faig Farmanov, met with representatives of Data Exchange Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The aim of the visit was to develop cooperation between Georgia and Azerbaijan in the field of cyber security and exchange of experience.

    During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the possibilities of mutual cooperation in the field of improving cyber security in the region. Besides, the Azerbaijani delegation familiarized themselves with the legislative and regulatory acts of Georgia in the field of cyber security.

    According to the director of Electronic Security Center Faig Farmanov, in general the meeting was fruitful for Azerbaijan in terms of enhancing international cooperation in the field of cyber security.
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  • Unbearable living conditions: Demolition works on Boyukshor begin
    22.07.2014 15:32
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    A wave of joy mixed with sadness.

    Most of the houses in Boyukshor village are built illegally. Therefore, demolition work has already began with the aim to carry out the improvement works on the territory.The residents are gradually being moved. Despite the unbearable living conditions the faces of residents express joy mixed with sadness. And the children in all the pictures seem joyful...

    Oxu.Az citing Qafqazinfo presents the photographs taken in the village Boyukshor by photographer Orkhan Azim.
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  • Iranian president expected to visit Tajikistan and Kazakhstan
    22.07.2014 15:32
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    Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

    By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Tajikistan and Kazakhstan in September.

    Rouhani is expected visit Tajikistan to hold talks with senior Tajik officials and take part in the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which will take place in the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe on September 12-13, the country's Mehr news agency reported on July 22.

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

    Iran, along with India, Pakistan and Mongolia has "observer" status in the organization.

    The organization consolidates efforts to counter terrorism and radicalization among member countries, and also works on other policy areas such as politics and trade.

    Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart, Emomalii Rahmon are expected to sign several cooperation agreements during their meetings.

    Iranian president is also expected to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin in the sidelines of the summit.

    Rouhani will also pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in September, before attending the SCO summit at the invitation of his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

    Edited by CN
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  • 150 open cardiovascular operations performed at Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital
    22.07.2014 15:27
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    150 open cardiovascular surgery operations have been successfully performed at the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital, Anar Emrah, M.D., Chief of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Center of the Baku Central Military Hospital told a news conference today.

    The Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Center has been opened nine months ago and on special care and attention of the Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev. On instruction of the Head of State, equipped with all modern devices, the Center serves not only the servicemen, but also civilians.

    All the cardiovascular operations were performed by the military-medical staff, the Chief of Center stressed.
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  • Things that make you unique
    22.07.2014 15:26
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    As a rule, most women are usually dissatisfied with their appearance and perhaps you are no exception. Every time when we are looking in the mirror, we can find something we donв't like about ourselves. But it is really important to see some interesting things that make us look beautiful. If there is an aspect that makes you different from others, you donв't need to worry or to be angry. Itв's a wonderful opportunity for you to express your individuality and uniqueness. I am convinced that all people in this world have certain things that make them amazing and attractive. Take a look at the list of wonderful things that make you special and unique.

    Your Eyes

    Itв's not only the color that makes our eyes unique. All people have absolutely different eyes. You may not know a person, but when you just look someone in the eyes you will clearly understand the mood and emotions of this person. Our eyes are the reflection of our soul and mind and they change together with our feelings. For example, you can easily see whether your friend is happy or sad when looking into oneв's eyes.

    Your Laugh

    Laughter is one of those things that set you apart from others. Did you notice that everyone laughs in a different way? Even if you donв't love your laugh very much, you will always stand out because of it. This special characteristic of yours often attracts peopleв's attention. No one else can laugh in the same way as you do and that is really fantastic. You should be proud of this beautiful aspect that makes you unique.

    Your Voice

    Itв's difficult to understand what our voice sounds like in real. Surely we can hear ourselves, but that doesnв't happen very often. So, only others can judge and appreciate our voice. Remember the voice of your friend or the one you love. How do you feel when you listen to them? Iв'm sure their voices are pleasant for you and they make you happy. Why do you think your voice canв't have the same effect? Certainly, it can. Never forget about this important aspect to express your individuality.

    Your Hair

    To my mind, hair is the first thing that makes every girl look magnificent. No matter whether it is long or short, straight or curly, dark or fair, you should always appreciate it. From time to time, women like to do experiments with their hair and change something about it. Sometimes it is really necessary. By altering your appearance you can bring some freshness into your life and emotions. When it comes to your hair, a lot of opportunities are available for you. For instance, you can cut, curl or even dye your hair. So, one way or another you will be different from other women.

    Your Freckles

    There are some certain things that are given to us by nature and they will always be part of us. These are our birthmarks and freckles. It is typical of most girls to complain and upset because of these special signs on their skin, but they are really worth admiring. Freckles may be placed on some parts of your body that are usually covered, so no one else but only you can appreciate them. It is very important for you to love yourself and understand how marvelous you are.

    Your Skin

    Whether you have light skin or dark skin, there are so many reasons to be proud of it. Actually, the color of peopleв's skin isnв't the main thing we should focus on. The person who is inside that skin must be the most significant and valuable for us. Spare no efforts to be a great personality and everybody will see the brilliance of your appearance.

    Your Taste

    That is our tongue that makes us feel various tastes. With the help of tongue we can understand if we like some food or dislike it. Generally, people donв't pay much attention to this part of their body. Do you know that you have special taste buds that are totally different from those others have? I consider it an incredible ability to choose our favorite tastes and avoid those we canв't stand. Taste is a fantastic thing which we should highly appreciate.
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  • South Korea trains collide, killing one and injuring dozens
    22.07.2014 15:26
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    Two passenger trains collided in South Korea on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, a hospital official and police said, in the latest in a string of accidents that has rattled the country, Reuters reported.

    A commuter train and a tourist train collided in Taebaek, a resort area about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Seoul. A police official said more than 70 people had been injured, but declined to confirm any deaths.

    In April, a ferry capsized on its way to the resort island of Jeju, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, a disaster that provoked grief and outrage.

    That was followed by a fire at a shopping mall that killed eight and a fire at a hospital for the elderly that killed 21. Nearly 200 people were injured in two subway accidents in Seoul earlier this year.

    South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, has developed into a vibrant and technically advanced democracy, but faces criticism that regulatory controls and safety standards have not kept pace.

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  • Russian academic publication covers '˜Irevan carpetsв' for first time
    22.07.2014 15:16
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    One of the leading scientific publications of Russia "Modern scientific thought" has published the article by Azerbaijan's Honored Art Worker, Professor Vidadi Muradov lsquo;The Irevan group of Azerbaijani carpets' in its history section, the Azer-Ilme Company said.

    This is the first scientific article that gives objective information about the Irevan group of Azerbaijani carpets in Russian scientific publications.

    In the article, Professor Muradov presents detailed information about the ethnic composition, employment of the population of Azerbaijani land, the Irevan Khanate, the advanced crafts as well as carpet-making and dyeing in the region.

    The scientist classified fleecy and pileless carpets by Agbaba, Shorayel, Loru, Pembek, Shemsheddin, Goyche, Gernibasar, Vedibasar, Girkhbulag, Ashterek, Zengezur, Dereleyez and other regions and researched their evolution in the historical and literary contexts basing on folklore and traditions.

    Comprehensive analysis of the similar and different aspects of Irevan carpets with patterns of other carpet groups, comparison of the semantic features and pursuing of the pattern and ornament system in the article serve as a cult urological reference to the fact that Irevan, currently called the territory of the Armenian Republic is the ancient land of Azerbaijan.

    The founder of the magazine is Russian Research Institute of History, Economics and Law and the chief editor is Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Igor Turitsin.
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