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One killed in Chechnya’s windstorm
A severe windstorm with heavy rain swept through the Chechen capital of Grozny on Saturday night, ripping off trees, roofs, advertising boards and turning streets into rivers. A young woman died in the storm and a man was injured. A state of emergency has been invoked in the city as community services are dealing with the aftermath of the boisterous weather, which knocked down over hundred trees and power lines.Roofs of over two dozen buildings, including schools, hospitals, culture facilities, administrative buildings, a sports center and an office of a local TV channel were damaged.A slab ripped off the building by a strong wind crashed onto a 21-year-old woman, killing her on the spot. A middle-aged man, a watchman of a local brickyard, was injured during a routine tour.Torrential rains have flooded the streets impeding the traffic. Footage posted by local car owners show cars practically swimming.
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Russian journalist Shchetinin found dead in Kyiv flat
Russian journalist Alexander Shchetinin, who was living in Kyiv, has been found dead in his flat. Law-enforcement agencies have not yet released information about the journalist's death. "In the early hours of August 28, 2016, journalist Alexander Shchetinin was found dead in his apartment at Kostiantynivska Street. Alexander was found on the balcony by his friends, who came to congratulate him on his birthday," the Kyiv Operatyvny news portal wrote on FacebookThe portal reported that Alexander had suffered a gunshot wound to his head, and a gun was found underneath his chair. Sources allege that the case is being investigated as a suicide, as the journalist had reportedly sent an email to a relative saying he had planned to commit suicide.
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Society
Rescuers in Batumi found body of young man
Rescuers in Batumi have found a body of a 28-year-old man. The service was informed about disappearance of the man two days ago and rescuers were immediately mobilized. The body does not have signs of violence. The investigation will establish the cause of the death . Source: IPN
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Justice
Azeri Citizen wanted by INTERPOL arrested in Georgia
Tbilisi Interpol and MIA police officers, as a result of a joint operation, have arrested Aziz M. a citizen of Azerbaijan wanted by INTERPOL, when he was trying to enter Georgia.Aziz M. is charged with murder due to negligence of safety norms and not rendering assistance to a ship captain and those in need of help.Extradition procedures are now under way for Aziz M.
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Politics
Kvirikashvili termed Papuashvili’s statement as unrealisti
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has termed Constitutional Court Chairman Giorgi Papuashvili’s statement as unrealistic. “I don’t have the right to make a political comment, but all this looks like an unrealistic story”, he said.Constitutional Court Chairman Giorgi Papuashvili once again called on the authorities to refrain from roughly interfering with the activities of the court yesterday. He released a statement, where he said that attacks of the government and the ruling political team members on the Constitutional Court and individual judges had become alarming.
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Orthodox World celebrates Saint Mary Day today
The Georgian Orthodox Church as well as the whole Orthodox Christendom celebrates Assumption of Virgin Mary on August 28. St. Mary’s day is a great holiday after Trinity Day in Orthodox World. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II will serve Divine Liturgy at the Sioni Cathedral, today. Three St. Mary’s days from the twelve great holidays are marked- birth, Assumption (preparing for holiday with feast) and Taking St. Mary to temple. These days are dedicated to St. Mary. Feast day for Assumption of Virgin Mary launches on August 14 and ends on August 28.
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France burkini: Highest court suspends ban
France's highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast. The ban in Villeneuve-Loubet "seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms", it found, including freedom of belief. The ruling could set a precedent for up to 30 other towns that imposed bans on their beaches, chiefly on the Riviera. The court will make a final decision on the legality of the bans later.
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Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries
The leaders of the Czech Republic and Hungary say a "joint European army" is needed to bolster security in the EU. They were speaking ahead of talks in Warsaw with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They dislike her welcome for Muslim migrants from outside the EU. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said "we must give priority to security, so let's start setting up a joint European army". The UK government has strongly opposed any such moves outside Nato's scope. The Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak leaders are coordinating their foreign policy as the "Visegrad Group". Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said building a joint European army would not be easy, but he called for discussion to start on it. The EU has joint defence capabilities in the form of 1,500-strong battle groups, but they have not been tested in combat yet. Last year European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for a European army to give the EU muscle in confronting threats from Russia or elsewhere.
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Rescuers in Batumi found body of young man
Rescuers in Batumi have found a body of a 28-year-old man. The service was informed about disappearance of the man two days ago and rescuers were immediately mobilized. The body does not have signs of violence. The investigation will establish the cause of the death . Source: IPN
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Justice
Azeri Citizen wanted by INTERPOL arrested in Georgia
Tbilisi Interpol and MIA police officers, as a result of a joint operation, have arrested Aziz M. a citizen of Azerbaijan wanted by INTERPOL, when he was trying to enter Georgia.Aziz M. is charged with murder due to negligence of safety norms and not rendering assistance to a ship captain and those in need of help.Extradition procedures are now under way for Aziz M.
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Society
Rescuers searching for missing man in Batumi
Rescuers in Batumi have been searching for a 28-year-old man. As Mamuka Turmanidze, deputy head of MIA Emergency Situations Agency has told media, the service was informed about the incident at 22:05 yesterday and rescuers and divers immediately mobilized. ‘The efforts continue till late night. In the middle of the night heavy storm made us stop working. We resumed the efforts at 06:30 this morning,’ Turmanidze has said.
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Politics
Tbilisi Mayor delivered report at the session of City Council
Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmnia has delivered a report at the session of Tbilisi City Council today. Narmania focused on the environmental protection measures.The several incidents occurred during the meeting due to which session was suspended during a few minutes. Opposition calls on the Mayor to resign.
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Justice
Official version on Kobuleti murder motive is unknown yet
Official version on murder motive, which occurred in Kobuleti, is unknown yet.Reportedly, yesterday's murder was preceded by a dispute in the restaurant several days ago.Murder case occurred in Kobuleti, Adjara region yesterday. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has arrested 21 year-old man for premeditated murder. The investigation established that the suspect stabbed to death a young man. The detainee also wounded four other persons, including police officer. He was not performing his official duties during the incident. He was just a passerby and tried to defuse the situation, during which he was wounded. His condition is satisfactory at this stage. 
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Davit Narmania to present a report at Sakrebulo session
Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania will present a report at the session of Tbilisi Sakrebulo (City Council) today.  Mayor's report concerns to the issue of disposal and maintenance of the green areas of Tbilisi.United National Movement raises the issue of impeachment of Tbilisi Mayor. The party starts collecting the signatures.13 opposition MPs demanded arrival of Tbilisi Mayor to the session of City Council with a joint statement on August 22.
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Tbilisi Mayor to arrive at Tbilisi City Council today
Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania will present a report at the session of Tbilisi Sakrebulo (City Council) today. Mayor's report concerns to the issue of disposal and maintenance of the green areas of Tbilisi.
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Justice
Murder case occurred in Kobuleti has been solved
Murder case, which  occurred in Kobuleti has been solved.  The Ministry of Internal Affairs has arrested 21 year-old man for premeditated murder. The investigation established that the accused stabbed to death a young man in Kobuleti, Adjara region. The detainee also wounded three other persons, including police officer. He was not performing his official duties during the incident. He was just a passerby and tried to defuse the situation, during which he was wounded. His condition is satisfactory at this stage. 
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