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One child, injured in Keda road incident, underwent head surgery
Publish Time: 2017-10-29 12:01:00
One out of six children, who were injured as a result of a road accident in Keda, Adjara region, underwent head surgery late night at Batumi Hospital. According to doctor’s patients health condition is stable.Four children still remain at hospital in Batumi. Their lives are not in danger. Another pupil is undergoing treatment at Keda regional clinic.Sixth graders of Batumi Public School # 6 were returning from Khulo to Batumi when the door of the bus opened and the children fell out on the road. Investigation has been launched according to the article #276 of Georgia’s Criminal Code that envisages violation of traffic rules. 
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World
Catalonia independence: Spain takes charge of Catalan government
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 20:21:00
The Spanish government has stripped Catalonia of its autonomy and taken charge of its government.The measures came early on Saturday after the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence on Friday.An official state bulletin dismissed Catalan leaders and handed control of Catalonia to Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has called for "democratic opposition" to the takeover. He made the call in a TV address broadcast from an undisclosed location.Earlier, Spain's interior ministry took charge of Catalonia's police after firing senior Catalan police officials, as reported by BBC.On Friday, PM Mariano Rajoy announced the dissolution of the regional parliament and the removal of the Catalan leader, and called snap local elections.Demonstrations for and against independence went on into the night. A large rally "for the unity of Spain and the constitution" is being held in Madrid.The crisis began when Catalan leaders held an independence referendum, defying a ruling by the Constitutional Court which had declared it illegal.The Catalan government said that of the 43% of potential voters who took part, 90% were in favour of independence. Others boycotted the vote after the court ruling.
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Economics
Experts find it difficult to make prognosis about depreciation of Lari
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 20:10:00
The Georgian national currency Lari continues depreciation further. The cost of 1 USD exceeds 2.57 GEL at exchange booths. The price of 1 Euro is over 3 GEL. Devaluation of GEL began starting September. Experts find it difficult to make any prognosis. They presume that strengthening of USD is connected to incorrect expectations toward Lari. 
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Society
Reason of fatal incident in Mindeli mine remains unknown
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 20:05:00
The reason of a fatal incident that claimed the life of one miner in Mindeli mine of Tkibuli town, Imereti region, on October 27, remains unknown. A special commission is working in to determine the death causes of the miner. Representatives of Economic and Healthcare Ministries worked at site during the whole night. Land mass keeps collapsing in the mine and extraction works are temporarily suspended.“Geo-Coal GIG” Company released a statement about death of Davit Porchkidze, deceased leading specialist in Mindeli Mine. The company expressed condolence to the family of the deceased miner. Collapse of land mass in the mine is said to have served as reason of the fatal incident according to the company’s statement. However, family members of the deceased miner hint on violation of safety norms. The dead body of the miner is transferred to Kutaisi Morgue. Investigation into the fatal incident is also launched. 
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World
At least 31 killed and 15 injured in Nepal river bus crash
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 20:03:00
At least 31 people have been killed and 15 injured after a bus veered off a road in Nepal and plunged into a river.The bus was travelling to the country's capital, Kathmandu, when it crashed into the Trishuli River, which is known for its fast currents, ITV reports.Army rescuers and divers scoured the scene for bodies trapped in the wreckage, which was mostly submerged in the river, around 50 miles east of the capital. "We have already pulled out 31 bodies, but we believe there could be more bodies trapped," a government official said, adding that it was not known how many people were on the bus when it crashed.Shyam Prasad Bhandari continued that river currents were making it difficult for rescuers. Mr Bhandari said a preliminary investigation showed that the bus was speeding along the two-lane mountain highway, which is the main route connecting Kathmandu with most other parts of the Himalayan nation.
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Society
Deputy Environment Minister hosts journalists at Prometheus Cave
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 16:22:00
Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources hosted representatives of mass media at Prometheus Cave near Tskaltubo town of Georgia’s Imereti region. An exhibition space has been arranged in the cave for visitors. Journalists were introduced with the information about ongoing and planned projects as well as statistics of visitors during the last 9 months. The number of visitors to Georgia’s protected territories increased by 33 % and reached 856 186 people in 2017 in comparison to the last year. 
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Politics
Members of Labor Party hold protest in Avlabari
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 16:12:00
Members of Labor Party held a protest at former military territory in Avlabari district of Tbilisi this afternoon. Shalva Natelashvili, Labor Party Leader claimed that the territory was handed over to Kakha Kaladze, newly elected Tbilisi Mayor, during the rule of former authorities at symbolic price and is now owned by Kaladze. Labor Party Leader called on voters to demand return of the territory to the city government. 
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Sport
25 years after establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 14:55:00
Georgia marks the 25th jubilee of establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Georgia. Various activities were held by Georgia-Canada Friendship Club. The 11-member expedition of alpinists departed for alp zone of Kazbegi region on September 16. A friendly match in baseball was held between youth teams at the stadium at Nutsubidze Plato earlier this afternoon. 
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Regions
Selection of participants for “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” in Mestia
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 14:33:00
Selection of participants for “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” a new project of First Channel is ongoing at in Mestia, Svaneti region. About 50 six-graders from different villages underwent registration. The selection tour already took places in Kutaisi, Ozurgeti, Batumi and Zugdidi. The next tour will take place in Oni, Racha.  “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” is the project of Metro Goldwyn Mayer American Company which has already been carried out in 55 countries of the world and has gained popularity everywhere. 
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Economics
Entrepreneur Market arranged at Meidan
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 13:26:00
Entrepreneur Market organized by Produce in Georgia Agency will be held at Meidan territory in Tbilisi on October 28-29. The purpose of the activity is to promote products of Georgian entrepreneurs. Souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, tee and various food products are at display within the framework of the exhibition-sale. According to Mariana Morgoshia, Head of Produce in Georgia Agency, week-end markets will be arranged on a regular basis and will become a tradition. 
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Corpse of man discovered in Gonio-Kvariati waters of Black Sea
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 13:17:00
The boat of Coastline Guards discovered a corpse of a man in Gonio-Kvariati waters of the Black Sea in Adjara region of Georgia. Based on the information of First Channel, the corpse is transferred for expertise and identification. According to the preliminary version, the corpse belongs to the Turkish citizen. Investigation into the case is opened.  
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World
Mattis: threat of North Korea nuclear attack 'is accelerating'
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 12:35:00
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating.In remarks in Seoul with South Korean defence minister Song Young-moo at his side, Mattis accused the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs – and vowed to defeat any attack.Mattis said the North engages in “outlaw” behaviour and that the US will never accept a nuclear North. He added that regardless of what the North might try, it is overmatched by the firepower and cohesiveness of the decades-old US-South Korean alliance.“North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbors and the world through its illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear weapons programs,” he said, adding that US-South Korean military and diplomatic collaboration thus has taken on “a new urgency.” “I cannot imagine a condition under which the United States would accept North Korea as a nuclear power,” he said, as reported by Guardian. As he emphasized throughout his weeklong Asia trip, which included stops in Thailand and the Philippines, Mattis said diplomacy remains the preferred way to deal with the North. “With that said,” he added, “make no mistake – any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met with a massive military response that is effective and overwhelming.”
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Regions
Special commission working in Mindeli mine
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 12:21:00
A special commission is working in Mindeli mine of Tkibuli town, Imereti region, to determine the death causes of a miner. The incident took place on October 27. Representatives of Economic and Healthcare Ministries worked at site during the whole night. Land mass keeps collapsing in the mine and extraction works are temporarily suspended. Investigation into the fatal incident is also launched. Family members of the deceased miner hint on violation of safety norms.
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Politics
Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure visiting Tajikistan
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 12:14:00
Zurab Alavidze, Georgian Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure is visiting Tajikistan.  He is participating in the 16th Ministerial of Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation. Alavidze gave a speech and talked about Georgia’s transit potential and importance of regional cooperation. Alavidze also met with head persons of Asian Development Bank and Japanese International Cooperation Agency within the framework of the visit. Ongoing and planned infrastructure projects for 2017-2020 and cooperation with international financial institutions were discussed during the meetings. 
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Politics
Foreign Minister takes part in event dedicated to National Day of Austria
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 12:12:00
Mikheil Janelidze, Georgian Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister took part in the event dedicated to National Day of Austria. In a speech he delivered, Janelidze wished Austrians peace, stability and welfare. He thanked Austrian authorities for support to Georgia’s territorial integrity and state sovereignty and for cooperation with the Georgian side in multiple formats. 
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Society
Special commission working in Mindeli mine
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 12:05:00
A special commission is working in Mindeli mine of Tkibuli town, Imereti region, to determine the death causes of a miner. The incident took place on October 27. Investigation into the fatal incident is also launched. Family members of the deceased miner hint on violation of safety norms. 
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Economics
Tbilisi Circus building is for sale for USD 18 million
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 11:53:00
Tbilisi Circus building is put for sale. According to the brokers, the starting price of Tbilisi circus building is USD 18 million, BPN reports. The mentioned property has been for sale for several weeks.Based on the information posted on the website of Colliers International Georgia, the total area of the real estate is 21,014 square meters. The building consists of 5 floors, with a total area of 4,750 square meters. Along with the central building, the real estate consists of an administrative unit of 800 square meters. The mentioned building is granted the status of cultural heritage monument.According to the Public Registry, Chairpersons of the Supervisory Board of JSC Circus are late businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili and his wife Nana Patarkatsishvili.
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Culture
Georgian film “8 Minutes” may be nominee of Oscars
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 11:18:00
The Georgian film “8 Minutes” may become a nominee for Oscars. The film will compete in the short-film category. Five films will be selected in the category by the jury. The film is about apocalypses – It will take 8 minutes to disappear sun rays from the earth. The film is directed by Giorgi Gogichaishvili, Dato Abramishvili; the scenario belongs to Mari Beqauri, Zaza Koshkadze; producers of the fim are Gega Khmaladze, Magda Datuashvili; the main parts are acted by Ani Bebia, Giorgi Sharvashidze and Slava Natenadze. 
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Regions
“Geo-Coal GIG” releases statement about death of miner
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 11:15:00
“Geo-Coal GIG” Company released a statement about death of Davit Porchkidze, leading specialist in Mindeli Mine of Tkibuli town. The company expressed condolence to the family of the deceased miner. The dead body of the miner is transferred to Kutaisi Morgue. Collapse of land mass in the mine is said to have served as reason of the fatal incident according to the company’s statement. 
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Politics
City Court did not satisfy complaint of Democratic Movement
Publish Time: 2017-10-28 11:05:00
The Tbilisi City Court did not satisfy the complaint of Democratic Movement about recount of votes in Gldani Election Constituency. Kakha Kukava, former candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor running in October 21 local self-governance elections representing Democratic Movement alleged that protocols were corrected in the Constituency. 
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