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February 27, 2004




 

A Savage Killing: Murder of officer at NATO peace program provokes outrage

Zhanna Alexanyan

The slaying of an Armenian military officer by an Azerbaijani classmate at a NATO Partnership for Peace program has heightened tensions between the two countries.

Lieutenant Gurgen Margaryan, 26, was hacked to death with an axe as he slept in the early hours of February 19. An Azeri officer, Lieutenant Ramil Safarov, is in custody accused of murder.

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History at Risk: Khachkars of Julfa suffer renewed destruction

Gayane Mkrtchyan

The destruction of Armenian historical monuments on the territory of Azerbaijan has been raised in a new report by an international monitoring body.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos), a non-governmental organization, condemned the renewed demolition of khachkars in Julfa, Nakhichevan, in its latest annual report published this month.

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Sweating on Screen: Healthy living show offers competitors fame through fitness

A TV station hopes to demonstrate that watching people exercise can be a hit with couch potato viewers.

Armenia TV, one of the most popular channels in the republic, plans to broadcast the Club of Healthy Life Style Fans in the spring. Twice a week, the program will show participants competing in various sports such as swimming, bowling, working out, and running in Yerevan 's streets.

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Armenian Officer's Body in Yerevan Airport

Thursday, the body of Lieutenant Gurgen Margaryan killed by Azeri officer in Budapest last week was brought to Armenia in a closed coffin. Margaryan will be burried Saturday at Yerablur, cemetery of Karabakh war veterans.

 





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