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Nine specific demands - Alliance of Patriots of Georgia holding the protest rally
Update Time: 2017-09-17 16:09:00
Constitutional amendments, the occupied territories of Georgia and social issues - Alliance of Patriots of Georgia criticizes those topics.  With nine specific demands, the opposition party is holding the protest rally at this moment. Members of the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia demand to create State commission of Georgia-NATO-Russia format and embark on direct dialogue with the occupied regions of Georgia.
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Society
Kakha Kaladze met with the residents of Samgori district
Update Time: 2017-09-17 16:08:00
Tbilisi Mayoral candidate from Georgian Dream met with the residents of Samgori district. Kakha Kaladze is acquainted with the problems from the residents of Varketili, Orkhevi, Lilo, Airport settlement and Tsinubani village.Kaladze offered a vision of city development to the voters. He talked about challenges existing in Tbilisi and ways of solving them. The mayoral candidate focused on urban development and ecological condition in Tbilisi. 
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Regions
Fire is localized in Tusheti
Update Time: 2017-09-17 16:00:00
Fire is localized in Tusheti. According to Emergency Management Agency, the fire is localized and the liquidation works are intensively underway.For prevention of fire, special techniques and fire rescue-crews stay on the spot. According to the local people, 10 hectares of the pine forest burnt out.It should be noted that, fire in Tusheti broke out twice in a month. 
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World
CNN: St. Louis sees second night of protests over ex-cop's acquittal
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 15:02:00
Protesters blocked roads in St. Louis on Saturday night on a second day of demonstrations after the acquittal of a former police officer who was charged with first-degree murder.Saturday's demonstrations started as Friday's did, with a few hundred people marching peacefully in streets near downtown and heated up as they continued into the night.A pocket of protesters threw bricks, rocks and projectiles with paint at police as officers tried to disperse the crowds.Nine people were arrested Saturday night during the protests, two police departments in the area said.Video footage showed at least eight people in police custody after protesters shattered the windows of numerous businesses Saturday night.Source: CNN 
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World
Independent : Narcos location scout shot dead in central Mexico
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 14:00:00
A location scout for the Netflix show Narcos has been shot dead in central Mexico.The car and body of Mexican location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, were discovered in a remote area near San Bartolo Actopan, near the borders of Hildago state, Variety reports; an area which is said to have one of the highest murder rates of the entire country, with 182 homicides reported in the month of July - a ratio of 12:2 for every 100,000 inhabitants. Muñoz was a seasoned professional, having worked on the likes of Sicario, Spectre, Fast & Furious, and Apocalypto. Netflix has issued the following statement: We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.According to local reports, a lack of witnesses has left authorities struggling to piece together the circumstances of Muñoz's death. He had been shot multiple times. Source: Independent 
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World
BBC: Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 13:22:00
A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday's attack on a London Tube train, police said.The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London.An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror offence over the Parsons Green explosion.Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC that the second arrest suggests the attacker was not "a lone wolf".Speaking to the Andrew Marr Show, Ms Rudd said there was "no evidence" to suggest so-called Islamic State were behind the attack.But as this unfolds and as we do our investigations, we will make sure we find out how he was radicalised if we can, - she said.The UK terror threat level remains 'critical', meaning an attack is expected 'imminently'. Of the 30 people injured in Friday's attack, one remains in hospital, NHS England said. Police are continuing to search a house in Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey.It is thought the 18-year old, who was arrested in the port of Dover on Saturday morning, lives there.The BBC's home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani, who is at the scene, said a large number of officers have been working inside the property and a forensics tent is in place in the back garden.The house belongs to an elderly couple known for fostering hundreds of children, including refugees.Source: BBC 
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World
RT now under scrutiny as foreign agent
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 12:16:00
RT, the Russian government television network, disclosed Monday that one of its U.S. affiliates has been notified by the Justice Department that it must register as a foreign agent that is disseminating propaganda in the United States.The statement issued by RT’s editor in chief Margarita Simonyan in Moscow is the strongest sign yet the Justice Department may be moving to crack down on the operations of RT and another Russian news agency, Sputnik, by forcing them to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act requiring foreign principals that are seeking to influence U.S. public opinion to disclose their full activities and sources of funding, Yahoo News reports.“The company that supplies all services for RT America channel, including TV production and operations, in the U.S., has received a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming that the company is obligated to register under FARA due to the work it does for RT,” Simonyan said in a statement that was posted on RT’s website. The disclosure by RT came the same day Yahoo News reported that the FBI has obtained thousands of internal Sputnik emails as part of an investigation into whether that news agency, which is technically separate from RT, must also register under FARA. Read also Russian propaganda's Sputnik news agency probed by FBI - media Both RT and Sputnik are operated by companies that are funded by the Russian government and were identified in a U.S. intelligence report in January as being arms of Russia’s “state-run propaganda machine” that served as a “platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and international audiences.” They were both depicted as playing roles in Russia’s “influence campaign” aimed at boosting Donald Trump and denigrating Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign. As an example, the report said, Sputnik and RT “consistently cast President-elect Trump as the target of unfair coverage from traditional U.S. media outlets that they claimed were subservient to a corrupt political establishment.” Read also U.S. stresses "legality" of closure of Russian diplomatic facilities as Moscow threatens to sue Washington “There’s ample evidence that RT America is coordinating with the Russian government to spread disinformation and undermine our democratic process,” said U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. “We can’t allow foreign agents, particularly those working on behalf of our adversaries, to skirt our laws.”Source:
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World
UK terror threat level raised to 'critical' after London Tube explosion
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 12:15:00
The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been raised from "severe" to "critical," Prime Minister Theresa May announced late Friday, following an explosion earlier on one of the city's Underground trains.A major manhunt is underway in London for suspects in what police are calling a terrorist incident.At least 29 people were injured. None of the injured are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition, according to the London Ambulance Service, which took 19 of the injured to hospitals. Ten others went to hospitals on their own.Most of the injuries appear to be the result of flash burns, according to local authorities.Source: CNN 
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World
Reuters: U.S. attends meeting on Paris climate accord, still plans to withdraw
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 10:49:00
The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of the deal.The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump administration officials said the United States would not pull out of the agreement and had offered to re-engage in the deal, citing the European Commission’s Miguel Arias Canete.A Commission spokeswoman told Reuters at the Montreal gathering that Canete - commissioner for climate action and energy - had not said the United States had changed its position on withdrawing from the deal. The White House said that the report was inaccurate.
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World
Al Jazeera: Tropical Storm Maria heads towards the Caribbean
Publish Time: 2017-09-17 03:11:00
Hurricane Irma has come and gone. Meanwhile Jose is still lurking in the western Atlantic, bringing heavy seas to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.As if that wasn't enough, we now have a new tropical system heading towards the same area that was flattened by Irma.Tropical Storm Maria has developed in the Atlantic Ocean and is currently located around 800 kilometres east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. The storm currently has sustained winds of around 85 kilometres per hour but it is expected to reach hurricane strength by 00:00GMT on Monday.A tropical storm watch is in effect across the Windward Islands from Barbados and the Grenadines northwards. Of even greater concern is the fact that a hurricane watch has had to be issued across the islands to the northeast of Caribbean.Current projections suggest that Maria could pass very close to Dominica around 00:00GMT on Tuesday. The Leeward Islands further north are all at risk and that does of course include what is left of Barbuda, along with Anguilla, Antigua, through St Kitts and Nevis, all the way south to Monserrat.Maria is likely to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and could be packing winds of around 170 gusting 200km/h. That would make it a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.One positive development is that the storm is moving quickly with a westward movement of 26km/h. That will push it across the Leewards quickly, however, further strengthening is possible with the storm heading towards Puerto Rica as a major Category 3 storm.By landfall, the winds could be approaching 200km/h with gusts nearer 240km/h. Hispaniola can expect to feel some impact by the end of the week.All the usual treats apply with damaging winds, a 2 to 3 metre storm surge, flooding rains and life-threatening mudslides. As ever, there is some uncertainty over the exact path of this next devastating storm, but regardless of that, many areas still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irma are going to be affected yet again.Source: Al Jazeera
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Society
One died as a result of explosion at Sandro Euli Street, Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 20:05:00
One person died as a result of an explosion at Sandro Euli Street today. The explosion occurred atthe former building of the Cybernetics Institute, which is under the reconstruction. Died man was performing repair works during the incident.According to locals the blast presumably occurred as a result of repair works. Representatives of the Department of Labor conditions’ Inspection have arrived at the site.
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incident
Market robbed at Tashkenti Street, Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 19:26:00
Market located at Tashkenti Street in Tbilisi has been robbed. The attacker inflicted injuries to the cashier and seized small amount of money.According to doctors health condition of the victim is not life-threatening.Officers of Criminal Police were called at the crime scene. Investigation into the case is opened. 
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incident
Explosion in Tbilisi, one died
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 18:01:00
One person died as a result of an explosion at Sandro Euli Street today. The explosion occurred in the former building of the Institute of Cybernetics, which is under the reconstruction. Died man was performing repair works during the incident.According to locals the blast presumably occurred as a result of repair works. First Aid crew arrived at the site.
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Politics
Prime Minister presented Georgian Dream mayoral candidates in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 17:30:00
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili named Georgian Dream mayoral candidates in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Candidates of the Georgian Dream will be: Zugdidi - Lasha Gogia, Khobi - Goga Qajaia, Senaki - Levan Kupreishvili, Abasha - Levan Makalatia, Chkhorotsku - Dato Gogua, Martvili - Aleksandre Grigolava, Tsalenjikha - Besik Partsvania, Poti - Gocha Kurdghelia, Merstia - Kapiton Zhorzholiani.Prime Minister presented mayoral candidates in Adjara region on September 12 and in Guria region on September 10. Kvirikashvili also named Georgian Dream mayoral candidates in Tbilisi, Kakheti, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti regions.
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Society
International Medical Conference ongoing in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 16:19:00
The 3rd international Medical Conference is ongoing in Tbilisi. Local and foreign doctors are discussing issues related to derma-oncology within 2 days; in particular: innovative methods of research, early diagnosis of skin cancer and its prevention.The experts from Poland, Austria, Great Britain and New Zealand are participating in the forum. The master classes will be held tomorrow, at the final stage of the conference.
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Politics
Ukraine's Prime Minister: Saakashvili's case is not within competence of the Ukrainian government, but law enforcement agency
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 16:12:00
Ukraine's Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said that the issue of Georgia's former president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili is not within the Ukrainian government’s competence, but within the competence of the Ukrainian law enforcement agency.Prime Minister made the regarding statement during the forum, which is ongoing in Kiev.Vladimir Groysman said that Saakashvili promised the new government of Ukraine that he would carry out reforms in the country. "I have not seen anything important and useful implemented by him." - He said.
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Politics
Tamar Chugoshvili summed up US visit
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 16:10:00
Georgia’s parliamentary delegation ended visit to Washington, US. Georgian lawmakers held meetings with the representatives of representatives of the US political circles.The occupied territories of Georgia and the agreement on free trade with US were the main issues of discussions during the meetings.First Vice Speaker, Tamar Chugoshvili summed up the visit during her interview with Voice of America. Tamar Chugoshvili spoke about constitutional reforms.
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Conflicts/Terrorism
Man arrested over Tube bombing
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 16:05:00
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday's attack on a London Tube train, - BBC reported. The man was held in Dover on Saturday by Kent Police and taken to a local police station.The arrest is "significant" but the terror threat level remains at "critical", Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.Thirty people were injured after the explosion on a train at Parsons Green.Most people were treated for minor injuries and have been released, NHS England said, but three people remain in Chelsea and Westminster hospital in central London.A further meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee, chaired by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, ended with the recommendation that the UK terrorist threat level remains at "critical".Source: BBC
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Regions
Ucha Nanuashvili met locals of Imereti and Racha regions villages
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 12:24:00
Georgia’s public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili has held meetings with the locals of villages of Imereti and Racha regions.According to the Ombudsman's Office, the part of the villages lacks motorway road, potable water and irrigation systems, natural gas, ambulance. There are no pharmacy and rural doctors.About ten families affected by the earthquake in the 90s in Sachkhere district still live in carriages in unbearable conditions.The local population expresses dissatisfaction over the massive termination of status of the socially vulnerability.Ucha Nanuashvili believes that the benefits under the law on Development of Mountainous Regions will not ensure suspension of migration and additional programs are needed.
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Politics
Majoritarian candidate of Vake district of Georgian Dream has opened the election headquarters
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 12:21:00
The Majoritarian candidate of Vake district of Georgian Dream has opened the election headquarters.Giorgi Birbichadze talked about the problems existing in the Vazha-Pshavela Quarters and the Nutsubidze slopes and the ways of their solution. Majoritarian candidate introduced future plans and program to the voters.
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