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 November 7 , 2003 


News: Issues of importance in the country and region

 

Deadly Commute: Overcrowded minibus results in six deaths


A major traffic accident in Yerevan this week has focused attention on the chronic problem of overloaded public minibuses, traffic congestion and a transportation system that encourages hazardous practice.


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Water Worries: Portions of Yerevan still taking extreme measures resulting from broken pipes


The Armenian Prosecutors' office has launched an investigation to learn why Yerevan's water supply was contaminated by sewage last week, causing outbreak of stomach ailments and sending some residents to hospital.


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Outbreak: Schools shut down to curb spread of mumps


Schools in the Lori region (150 kilometers north of Yerevan) have been closed this week due to an outbreak of parotitis, commonly known as "mumps". Across Vanadazor, Spitak and Stepanavan, more than 200 children have been infected by the contagious childhood disease.


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The Naghdalyan Trial: Prosecution calls for 15 years for Sargsyan and Harutyunyan


Testimony has finished in the Tigran Naghdalyan murder trial and the prosecution is asking that Armen Sargsyan and John Harutyunyan each be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Naghdalyan, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Armenian Public Television, was shot to death last December 28. Harutyunyan has confessed to the murder, saying that he was paid to kill the journalist.

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Exit Interviews: Publication reveals cause and effect of emigration


A book released earlier this year confirms that poverty and a pessimistic view of the future are the leading reasons why citizens leave Armenia.

"There is an opinion that emigration is a temporary economic solution as the employment market is not developed in Armenia," says Hranush Kharatyan, president of "Hazarashen", the Armenian Center for Ethnological Researches.

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Water Worries: Portions of Yerevan still taking extreme measures resulting from broken pipes

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We, children of October: A reflection on an (almost) forgotten holiday

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Outbreak: Schools shut down to curb spread of mumps

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Holy Land

The blessing of the territory for a new church in Masis took place this week. It will be the first dominical temple in this town (for years it has been populated by Azerbaijanis) and the second biggest after the St. Grigor Lusavorich in Yerevan. The construction is estimated at $1 million and is sponsored by "Vardanyan Family" foundation.

 

 





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