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* South Ossetia has not yet mobilized its population following border incidents allegedly provoked by Georgia but put its armed forces on high alert, the interior minister said

* Georgia will not give ground in the crisis around recent incidents on the border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia, a senior military official said

* Russia's Foreign Ministry called upon Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia to show restraint and search for ways to settle the conflict without violence

* Cuban leadership has no intentions to resume military cooperation with Russia after a surprise closure of a Russian electronic listening post in Lourdes in 2001, a high-ranking Cuban diplomat said

* At least two Hamas security officers were killed and 30 other people were wounded on Saturday in fighting between the radical Islamist faction and a pro-Fatah clan in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Hamas interior ministry said

* Russian news and information agency RIA Novosti maintained the lead in the first half of 2008 as the most quoted news agency in Russia, a media report said

* A Russian Tu-204 passenger aircraft belonging to the Red Wings airline made an emergency landing at the Minsk national airport, the Belarusian transportation ministry said

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