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Georgia parliament head quits after 240 injured in crackdown

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:26 PM

Opposition leaders have vowed to hold demonstrations until parliament is dissolved and snap elections are held

GEORGIA. People rally outside the parliament in Tbilisi on June 20, 2019. Photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP

Georgia accuses Russia of 'land grab' near breakaway region

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:21 PM

Georgia decries Moscow s creeping annexation of its territory after Russian border guards moved border markers further into Tbilisi controlled area leaving a portion of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control

‘CREEPING ANNEXATION.’ David Vanishvili, 80, talks to journalists as he stands behind a wire barricade erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de-facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14, 2015. Photo by Vano Shlamov / AFP

Some Georgia zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:38 AM

More than half of the zoo s 600 animals either drowned in the muddy waters or are killed by police

ESCAPED TIGER. An escaped tiger kills a man in Gerogia after the zoo gets hit by flood. File photo of tiger in Indonesia by Made Nagi/EPA

Escaped tiger from flooded Georgia zoo kills man

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Floods hit Tbilisi on Sunday killing at least 17 people and ravaging the city s central districts including the zoo

20 missing, animals still loose after deadly Georgia floods

Jun 15, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The disaster leaves dozens of families without homes wipes out several roads in central Tbilisi and seriously disrupts traffic

FLOODING. A handout picture provided by the Georgian Prime Minister's press office shows cars submerged in floodwaters in Tbilisi, Georgia, 14 June 2015. Photo by Beso Gulashvili/EPA

Former Georgia president Eduard Shevardnadze dies

Jul 07, 2014 - 5:41 PM

The veteran statesman who died on Monday July 7 aged 86 won the highest praise for his time as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev s chief diplomat

SHEVARDNADZE. A file picture dated 11 September 2002 shows then Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze during a news briefing in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo by EPA.