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Brandy fire scorches Georgian tunnel
Tbilisi, April 12 - A trailer containing some 30 tonnes of Armenian brandy went up in flames in a tunnel in Georgia, media said Friday. Fire officials were quoted as saying power had been switched off in the tunnel, part of a highway which links the Georgian capital of Tbilisi with the west of the former Soviet republic. There are no reports of casualties. --IANS/RIA Novosti
Manila, Aug 21 (IANS) A hitherto untold story recounted by a retired Filipino general reveals the role India played 36 years ago in helping Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos negotiate diplomatic relations with the then Soviet Union - courtesy a former journalist and Congress party official. The passage of time seemed to have allowed Gen. Jose Almonte - who for most part of his career wa...