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Armenian anger at Turkish murder   The Armenian government has condemned the murder in Istanbul of a prominent journalist Hrant Dink   Downed Russian helicopter kills 17  Russian-made Mi-8 military transport helicopter crashed was part of a 3-helicopter team providing reinforcements to help commandos Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics
Outspoken journalist shot dead

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  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested

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  The result was a triumph for Putin, who put his international prestige on the line by coming to Guatemala to lobby IOC members.    Sochi secured 51 votes at a meeting of International Olympic Committee delegates, beating its South Korean rival by just 4 votes. The IOC has received the applications of seven cities to bid for ...

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  Georgian Interior Minister: Jets flown from Russia fired an air-to-surface missile at Georgian territory in an 'act of aggression'
Aug.8   Georgia: 'Proof' of missile attack  Georgia said it has proof that Russian jets violated its airspace and released a missile. Russia has denied the claim Aug.9   Russia accuses Georgia over attack  Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, the chief of Russia's military General Staff ccused Georgia of fabricating a report of a Russian missile attack

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Sep.15   Reporter killing: Chechen 'held'  Shamil Burayev, the former head of a district in Chechnya, has been arrested on suspicion of organizing the murder of journalist Politkovska... Sep.29     President Saakashvili scorns accusers  Mikhail Saakashvili has for the first time spoken about allegations levelled at him by his former defence minister

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Oct.10     Rice warns against Armenia bill
  The administration has urged the Congress not to pass a resolution declaring the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire to be genocide     US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21
 The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' President Bush and key figures lobbied hard against the measure. Turkish President Gul carried is calling the decision 'unacceptable,' saying it 'doesn't fit a major power like the United States.'
    Turkey condemns US Armenia vote  Turkey has denounced a vote by a US congressional committee recognising as genocide the 1915-17 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks     Armenia bill: Bush in damage control  Top administration officials are shifting into damage-control mode after a House committee approved a resolution that labels the killings as 'genocide' Oct.11   Armenia welcomes 'genocide' vote  President Kocharian has welcomed a vote by US lawmakers backing the description of the killings of Armenians by Turks after 1915 as genocide     Turkey recalls U.S. envoy  Turkey warned of repercussions in a growing dispute over congressional efforts to label the World War I era killings of Armenians 'genocide' Oct.25     Vote on Armenian genocide put off
  Supporters of a resolution that would have declared the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians 'genocide' dropped their call for a vote on the measure

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Nov.2     Protests against president Saakashvili  Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tbilis to protest against Mikhail Saakashvili and demand that elections be held earlier than schedul... Nov.7     Georgia under state of emergency
  President Saakashvili has declared a 15-day, nationwide state of emergency after police broke up a sixth day of opposition protests Nov.8   Georgia to hold early elections  President Saakashvili says a presidential election will be brought forward to January, after a week of protests

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