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Death Toll in Russian Boat Disaster Rises to 64

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian divers on the Volga River are probing a sunken tour boat where they expect to find the remains of scores of children entombed in a play area of the stricken vessel, which went down Sunday with 208 people on board. The grim search was underway late Monday, as the confirmed death toll rose to […]

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Death Toll in Russian Boat Disaster Rises to 41

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say the death toll from a cruise boat sinking on the Volga River has risen to 41, as rescuers continue their grim search Monday for more than 80 people who remain missing a day after the disaster. Authorities say the vessel — more than a half century old — was carrying 208 people […]

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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, 9 Confirmed Dead, 100 Remain Missing

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from an overloaded tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving at least 100 people missing. Nine bodies have been recovered so far. About 80 people were rescued or swam to shore. Officials say they fear many of the missing passengers […]

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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, 2 Dead, 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from a tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving at least 100 people missing. Only two bodies have been found so far, while about 80 others were rescued or swam to shore. Officials say they fear many of the missing […]

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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, Nearly 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say there is little chance of finding any more survivors from a tourist boat that sank Sunday in the Volga River, leaving more than 100 people missing. At least one person was killed while nearly 80 others were rescued or were able to swim to shore. Survivors say the boat was a very […]

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Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, Nearly 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian passenger boat with more than 180 people on board has sunk in the Volga River, killing at least one person and leaving nearly 100 others missing. The Itar-Tass news agency quotes an Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman as saying 84 people had been rescued Sunday, and that emergency operations 750 kilometers east of Moscow […]

Russian Boat Sinks on Volga, Nearly 100 Missing

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian passenger boat with more than 180 people on board has sunk in the Volga River, killing at least one person and leaving nearly 100 others missing. The Itar-Tass news agency quotes an Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman as saying 84 people had been rescued Sunday, and that emergency operations 750 kilometers east of Moscow […]

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Georgia Accuses 3 Photographers of Spying for Russia

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgia has accused three photographers of espionage, alleging that they passed on secret information about President Mikheil Saakashvili to Russian intelligence. Officials in Tbilisi said Saturday that the three men included Mr. Saakashvili’s personal photographer, Irakli Gedenidze. The Georgian authorities alleged that the photographers handed over information to the Russian military intelligence unit, known as […]

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Georgia: Photographers “Infiltrated” Institutions

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia’s president has defended the arrest of four photographers suspected of spying. President Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday the news photographers conducted, in his words, a “serious infiltration of our institutions.” The four news photographers, including the president’s personal photographer, were arrested Thursday. They are accused of passing confidential information to a foreign country. Tbilisi often […]

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Georgia Arrests 4 Photographers on Spy Charges

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Georgia has arrested four news photographers and accused them of spying, including the personal photographer for President Mikheil Saakashvili. Georgia’s interior ministry says the four journalists include the president’s photographer Irakli Gedenidze and his photographer wife Natia, European Pressphoto Agency photographer Zurab Kurtsikidze, and Foreign Ministry press photographer Georgy Abdaladze. Reports said police raided the […]

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