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 June27, 2003 

Seventy-five year old Sergey Babayan is unable to leave his room, where he is attended by his sister, Seda.

Hostel Hostages: Elderly and infirmed refugees live last days in miserable conditions

When it's raining, 82-year old Piruz turns her bed to avoid the raindrops in her fourth floor refugee hostel on Artsakh Street in Yerevan. Let it rain on other things, she figures, but there's no sleeping in a wet bed.

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Baked Prices?: Increase in cost of bread creates hardships and conspiracy theories

The price of bread in Armenia has increased sharply since the beginning of summer, creating hardships for some whose measure of existence is often equated with the cost of the daily staple.

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Culture Above Conflict: Mosque to be preserved in Shushi

The tumbledown mosque of the 19th century in Nagorno-Karabagh will soon become a museum and a gallery of various religions' history and culture.

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Art of the Departed: Gyumri museum houses rare, if creepy, death masks

Not many tourists to Armenia rush to see Gyumri, a city that was known as the capital of craftsmen but was destroyed by the monstrous 1988 earthquake. Still, there might be a good reason to stop by for at least a couple of hours.

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Enter Armenia Through the Gateway: New portal offers timely information for surfers

Another Internet portal has joined the growing number of "dot am" services providing links of Armenian interests.

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Hard Job Finding a Job: Employment figures don't match reality

Neighbors near Lusine Manukyan hardly notice when an ambulance comes into the yard. Emergency service has been called several times for her and each time the same diagnosis:

"You are completely healthy," doctors tell her.

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Tennis (Wimbledon)

Last year's Wimbledon finalist Argentine-Armenian David Nalbandian has advanced through the first round of the world's most famous tennis tournament.

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Historic Collaboration: Turks join others in Armenian wargames

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Election Fallout: PACE threatens Armenian participation in Council of Europe voting

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  Don't Tread on Me


President Robert Kocharyan learned some things about wear and tear during a tour of a tire-making plant this week.


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