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12:05 GMT, Aug 17, 2008 Latest Headlines...

One tenth of Tskhinvali buildings beyond repair - Russian ministry

     VLADIKAVKAZ.  Aug  17 (Interfax) - The Georgian aggression has done
South Ossetia  damage  estimated  at  billions of rubles, Russian Deputy
Regional Development Minister Vladimir Blank told Interfax on Sunday.
     "There are more than 7,000 buildings in South Ossetia's capital and
one tenth of them are beyond repair," Blank said.
     About  20% of the city's buildings have suffered various damage, he
said.
     "Water supplies are expected to be restored in days," said Blank.

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