Seven Tajik Men Get Prison Terms Over Deadly November Attack On Border Post.

A court in Dushanbe has sentenced seven Tajik citizens to prison for a deadly attack on a post along the Tajik-Uzbek border in November.

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Ex-U.S. Marine Whelan Arrives At Penal Colony In Russia's Mordovia Region

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