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Which one of these candidates would you vote for in the 2020 Zamastan Presidential Election?

Anya Bishop - Incumbent President | Blue Conservative Party
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Foley Sakzi - Speaker of the Chamber | Blue Conservative Party
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20%
Cain Blackwater - Former Speaker of the Chamber, GLP Leader, CEO of Blackwater Energy | Green Liberal Party
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20%
Euan Gunn - Senator | Green Liberal Party
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40%
Shauna Lultquist - Former Speaker of the Chamber | Libertarian Party
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Zacharias Castovia - Former President, CEO of ZSuites Inc. | Independent
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Saturday, August 31st, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5728 | In the News: EARTHQUAKE
President Bishop Declares Lasting State of National Emergency, Pledges to Rebuild following Massive Quake
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THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMASTAN HAS ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY
AT 2:08 pm TODAY, THE ZAMASTAN GEOLOGICAL SERVICE DETECTED A STRONG EARTHQUAKE
RESIDENTS ARE WARNED OF POSSIBLE AFTERSHOCKS

TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN LIFTED


President Bishop on Saturday night stood in front of the damaged Congressional Hall doors with flood lights illuminating the famed corridors, currently being monitored closely for possible collapse. As emergency crews across the Tofino-Arinals Metro, nearly 200 miles north along the Coastal Valley, and the city of Providence work to dig survivors out of rubble, Bishop assured the nation that they will rebuild following the largest and most devastating earthquake to hit Zamastan in over a century.

"Our nation has been rocked by the ferocity of mother nature," Bishop began her speech stating, "and as our people try to come to terms with the devastation that we have not often seen, we see the goodness of our culture and our people."

Bishop cited the works of rescue teams who have worked tirelessly, as well as the citizens who jumped into the fray to help those who were trapped.

"These individuals show that Zamastan is stable under any circumstance. They make our nation great. They are the reason we can persevere."

The Big One

Just over 100 years and four months ago, the 1919 Tofino Earthquake killed over 40,000 people in one of the most destructive and deadly natural disasters in the history of the IDU. That earthquake is estimated to have been measured at 7.5 magnitude. For the past century, no earthquake passed 7.6 in magnitude, and few caused destruction and death as extensive as the 1919 quake. An earthquake in 1973 killed 98 people in Providence, and a 1997 quake killed 43 in Kelowna and the surrounding area.

Saturday's quake, measuring in at 8.3, is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Zamastan and by far the largest measured in the IDU since 2000. It is also shaping out to be one of the most deadly natural disasters to face both Zamastan and the IDU in recent years. The death toll has already exceeded 2,500 and is expected to continue climbing in the coming days.

Eyewitness Accounts

Miranda Phelpin, a resident in Kelowna, experienced the quake from her apartment room.

"I was chatting inside our apartment on the first floor in Timell, Kelowna's central shopping district, when the beds around us began shaking. We have already had many aftershocks from the July quakes, so we initially assumed it was one of these, but the intensity kept building. The ground below felt like it was melting, or rippling like a swimming pool

"I could hear yelling and screams from outside. We bolted out of the room, running down the stairs, which were moving underneath us. We ran into a courtyard outside the apartment, looking above for signs of movement. The ground below felt like it was melting, or rippling like a swimming pool. I dived under a table outside with five others. Everyone was making eye contact and some were screaming.

"Someone called that it wasn't safe so we ran to a wider space. There were high buildings all around us so we kept looking upwards, waiting to see if there was any debris coming down. Everyone was huddling together, some staring numbly, others trying to call relatives.

"I think I just stood there, in a sort of mild shock for a few minutes. My heart was racing and I kept feeling the ground below me. I didn't see any buildings collapse, but we could hear the ambulances and people shouting in the distance."

James Onten and his family, originally from Cadair, also lives in Kelowna: "I was working at my desk when it hit, so I got under. It felt as though a giant had hold of the house and shook and shook and shook it, everything shaking and swaying. The ground is still moving as though we are on jelly. My nerves are shot for the time being. Thankfully we are all safe.

"My son works for a ZSuites outlet down the road and is walking home, my wife has been out but is coming home. We are putting up tents on the waste ground beside our house, which we did after the last one. We'll sleep out there tonight. Our house does look okay, in the local neighborhood some walls are down and a six story block of flats has major cracks. It is probably compounded damage since the last time."

Rising Death Toll and Infrastructure Reactions

The death toll across the Zamastan Coast has risen to 2,500, with 8,000 people injured. Zamastanian officials said that the death toll will climb as buildings and rubble continues to be cleared. The rescue and recovery efforts are expected to take upwards of several weeks. Neighborhoods have been virtually leveled in some instances, according to Kelowna authorities.

At least 76 climbers, including four Maximusians, three United New Englanders, and a Cadairian, died after a series of avalanches buried the Grouse Mountain base camp.

Highway systems along the coastal region have been shut down by authorities to allow for rescue efforts to move smoothly. Tofino International Airport (Tofino), Hapson International Airport (Providence), and Kelly Ellis International Airport (Kelowna) are only allowing limited flights for foreigners who are on flights returning home, as well as for aid flights.

International Reactions

Among the reactions of the global community, President Tyagi-Kennedy of the United New England stated "New Englanders were deeply saddened to hear of today’s earthquake in Zamastan. We mourn the deaths of the many victims who were taken by this sudden tragedy, and our hearts go out to the grieving survivors. We are ready to provide monetary and medical aid wherever it is needed."

Chancellor Hendry of Sanctaria posted on social media stating that she was "wholeheartedly saddened to hear of (the) earthquake off the coast of Zamastan." She also stated that her "thoughts ae with the victims and their families," as well as that "President Bishop and the government" could "count on Sanctarian assistance". The Chancellor is convening an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday morning to discuss the disaster, and Sanctarian Foreign Secretary Brian Young announced that he will meet with the relief organization SanctariaAid to discuss emergency deployment of aid workers. The government of Sanctaria is also working to establish how many Sanctarians were affected by the quake. The Zamastanian government is in cooperation with all foreign governments to get accurate and up to date statements on how many foreign nationals were affected by the quake.

The Prime Minister of Gardavasque, Yorick Spence, who attended the Tofino Summit, pledged aid to Zamastan, and also stated that a team of search and rescue specialists are standing by if requested by the Zamastanian government.

Other nations have mentioned support and thoughts in press conferences, and many more official statements are expected to be coming in the next few days.

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Sunday, September 1st, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5728 | In the News: EARTHQUAKE
World Leaders Offer Condolences and Support Following Earthquake
Officials Release Updated Death Toll - Including Foreign Casualties
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THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMASTAN HAS ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY
AT 2:08 pm SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st, THE ZAMASTAN GEOLOGICAL SERVICE DETECTED A STRONG EARTHQUAKE
RESIDENTS ARE WARNED OF POSSIBLE AFTERSHOCKS

TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN LIFTED


Following the devastating earthquake that has claimed over 2,800 lives in Zamastan, hundreds of whom were foreign citizens, leaders across the IDU have offered condolences and support for the Zamastanian government and its people. Among the reactions of the global community, President Tyagi-Kennedy of the United New England was one of the first to respond, stating "New Englanders were deeply saddened to hear of today’s earthquake in Zamastan. We mourn the deaths of the many victims who were taken by this sudden tragedy, and our hearts go out to the grieving survivors. We are ready to provide monetary and medical aid wherever it is needed."

Chancellor Hendry of Sanctaria posted on social media stating that she was "wholeheartedly saddened to hear of (the) earthquake off the coast of Zamastan." She also stated that her "thoughts ae with the victims and their families," as well as that "President Bishop and the government" could "count on Sanctarian assistance". The Chancellor is convening an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday morning to discuss the disaster, and Sanctarian Foreign Secretary Brian Young announced that he will meet with the relief organization SanctariaAid to discuss emergency deployment of aid workers. The government of Sanctaria is also working to establish how many Sanctarians were affected by the quake. The Zamastanian government is in cooperation with all foreign governments to get accurate and up to date statements on how many foreign nationals were affected by the quake.

The Prime Minister of Gardavasque, Yorick Spence, who attended the Tofino Summit, pledged aid to Zamastan, and also stated that a team of search and rescue specialists are standing by if requested by the Zamastanian government.

Other nations have mentioned support and thoughts in press conferences, and many more official statements are expected to be coming in the next few days. On the evening of Saturday, president Lucas Brown of Libertas Omnium Maximus stated in a social media post that "The thoughts and prayers of our nation go out to all of the individuals effected by the horrible earthquake that has struck Zamastan. I cannot stress enough how upsetting this is to watch. The Zamastanians are resilient people and I wish them all the best in rebuilding. God Bless."

Trivian Emperor Yuri Yakovlev, Xiomeran Emperor Topilpopoca, and the Chancellor of Eiria have also expressed their condolences and are expected to release official statements of condolences and solidarity. This comes at a time where all three nations are participating in mediation to end a trade war between Zamastan and Xiomera, and the quake is bound to play into a sincerity factor during the ongoing talks.

As day break arrived on Sunday, September 1st, the official death toll from the Zamastanian government was at 2,893 people. The number is still expected to climb. The State Department also released numbers of the believed fatalities of foreign nationals as part of their coordination efforts with the global community to identify victims. Part of the efforts involves transport back to their native countries if they permanently reside out of Zamastan or were only in Zamastan as tourists at the time of the quake and were effected to a physical or monetary degree.

Gardavasque: 49 citizens killed

Laeral: 42 citizens killed

Cadair: 40 citizens killed

Gladysynthia: 38 citizens killed

Libertas Omnium Maximus: 28 citizens killed

United New England: 25 citizens killed

Trive 38: 22 citizens killed

Democratic Republic of Eiria: 22 citizens killed

Vulkaria: 20 citizens killed

Lauchenoiria: 17 citizens killed

Sanctaria: 14 citizens killed

Shuell: 13 citizens killed

Christos: 9 citizens killed

Xiomera: 3 citizens killed

Many of the foreigners killed in the quake were identified as tourists, though a sizable amount have been confirmed to have been residing in Zamastan. Several fatalities were recorded on Grouse Mountain where an avalanche destroyed a base camp and a ski resort lodge popular with tourists. It is estimated that up to 100 people were killed in that slide. Another avalanche on Mount Kira also destroyed several lodges, and upwards of 60 people were killed on that mountain.

Kelowna's main international airport, Kelly Ellis Int. Airport, has been forced to close its terminals and runways to large planes after its duel runways sustained damage from the influx of flights delivering aid, officials said Sunday.

The past week has seen a procession of big jets flying in goods and relief workers, as well as a swarm of journalists, but the airport only has two runway and parking slots for just twelve large jets.

A Zamastanian travel official told The Tofino Times that planes weighing over 196 tons were being told not to land at the Kelowna International Airport, located on Kelowna's outskirts. Many planes were being diverted to Tofino International or Providence's Hapson International Airport instead.

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Sunday, September 1st, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5728 | In the News: EARTHQUAKE
Emperor Topilpopoca of Xiomera Offers Aid and Search Teams in Rare Support of Foreign Nation
A 6.9 MAGNITUDE AFTERSHOCK WAS RECORDED ON SUNDAY, SATURDAY 1st.

IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, PLEASE CALL 88-03

THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMASTAN HAS ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY
AT 2:08 pm SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st, THE ZAMASTAN GEOLOGICAL SERVICE DETECTED A STRONG EARTHQUAKE
RESIDENTS ARE WARNED OF POSSIBLE AFTERSHOCKS


Emperor Topilpoca of Xiomera, in a never before seen stance from the totalitarian regime, offered "aid workers, search teams, and recovery specialists and equipment to Zamastan" with the government's permission. This is the first time that the shadowy regime leader has ever offered direct aid to a foreign nation, and comes at an especially surprising time when Zamastan and Xiomera are locked in a wide-ranging trade dispute. Negotiations for a mediation are currently on going in Eiria.

Trade Secretary Trista Demore, who is in Eiria for the conference, lost her husband in the quake. Her two sons are safe, according to state media. Emperor Topilpopoca declared that the disaster “reminds us that there are things far more important than the petty matters that we often concern ourselves with.”

Three Xiomeran citizens were killed in the quake, among hundreds of other foreign citizens.

Businesses in Xiomera that were participating in an ongoing boycott of trade goods from Zamastan lifted their boycotts in response to the quake, a move which is moving towards good faith in the hopes of a resolution to the trade dispute. So far, Q# 13,000,000 has been raised for an earthquake relief fund, which will be used to provide funds to local Zamastanian relief efforts.

“Despite being businesspeople, we do also have a heart for those in need,” Xocolcōza, CEO of Cala Computer Corporation and Chairman of the XBA, said in announcing the XBA Disaster Relief Fund. “We hope that these funds can provide assistance with recovering from this tragic disaster.”

Zamastanian authorities have been quoted saying that they will be accepting all foreign assistance, including that of the Xiomeran's.

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Sunday, September 8th, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5728 | In the News: Concerns of environmental damage following the quake
Forrester pledges to clean up oil that spilled from Kelowna facility damaged by earthquake
An energy company pledged Sunday to clean up oil that spilled from its facility in Kelowna when last week's earthquake devastated parts of Zamastan. Forrester Technologies and Energy said it was unclear how big the spill was at its South Riding Point oil terminal on Grand Point Hill.

Tofino Times News correspondent Max Barnett reported from outside the facility Saturday that domes on some of the structures were completely destroyed by the earthquake. Oil was seen all around the area, and the smell was pungent, Barnett reported.

Forrester said security personnel were at the site identifying potential hazards. A security official told Barnett and his crew Saturday they were free to walk around inside the facility but that they would be doing so at their own risk.

On Sunday, the company said there were "no indications of continued oil leakage from the tanks or of oil spills from the terminal to the city, residential areas or beaches." The company also said it was still assessing the spill.

At least 4,850 people were killed in the quake, with the majority of casualties being reported out of the city of Kelowna. The environmental damage is also a major concern to the region.

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Sunday, September 8th, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5738 | In the News: Airplane Mechanic accused of attempted sabotage
Zian Airways mechanic accused of attempted sabotage of flight with 150 on board
A mechanic for Zian Airways appeared in court Sunday after he was accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner shortly before it was set to take off from Emerald's Mannen International Airport for Laeralsford with 150 people on board.

Fihn Ahmad Alani has been charged with "willfully damaging, destroying, disabling, or wrecking an aircraft, and attempting to do so," according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Alani allegedly tried to damage or disable the aircraft's air data module (ADM) system, which reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical data, on July 17.

On Thursday, investigators interviewed Alani and he "admitted that he accessed the ADM" and that he "inserted a piece of foam into the ADM's inlet where the line connects and that he applied super glue to the foam so as to prevent the foam from coming off," the complaint says.

"Alani stated that his intention was not to cause harm to the aircraft or its passengers," investigators say in the complaint.

The court documents say Alani told investigators that he was upset over a contract dispute between union workers and the airlines, and the dispute had cost him money.

Alani allegedly explained that he tampered with the aircraft so he could get overtime working on the plane.

As the plane went down the runway and pilots increased power to the engines, there was an error related to the ADM system and the takeoff was aborted. The aircraft returned to the concourse and no one on board was injured, the complaint says.

Zian Airways mechanics immediately inspected the aircraft and "discovered a loosely connected pitot tube, which connects directly to the ADM" and determined

"the ADM appeared to have been deliberately obstructed with what appeared to be a dark Styrofoam-type material," according to the complaint.

Authorities used surveillance video to identify Alani, the document says.

No formal plea was entered during Friday's court hearing. A bond hearing was set for Wednesday.

The federal government has until September 20 for a grand jury to return an indictment. Alani's public defender, Anthony Natale, has just been assigned the case. "We won't know until the 20th what the formal charges will be."

Zian Airways, in a statement to TTT, said, "At Zian Airways we have an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our customers and team members and we are taking this matter very seriously. At the time of the incident, the aircraft was taken out of service, maintenance was performed and after a inspection to ensure it was safe the aircraft was returned to service. Zian Airways immediately notified federal law enforcement who took over the investigation with our full cooperation."

An airline spokesman said Alani has been suspended.

Alani previously worked for Jade Airlines.

A spokesman for the airline said Alani "was an avionics technician and line avionics technician for the company. He worked for Jade from January to August 1990, and then again from June 1998 to July 2008. Jade does not comment on specific personnel matters of past and present employees."

In a lawsuit Alani filed in 2010, he acknowledged he was fired from Jade Airlines.

According to an American Airlines spokesman, Alani had worked for Zian Airways since 1988. Zian acknowledged that he worked for both airlines, which was permitted.

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Monday, September 9th, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5748 | In the News: Emperor Topilpopoca Injured in Assassanation Plot
Xiomeran Emperor Topilpopoca Target of Attempted Assassination
Emperor Topilpopoca of Xiomera was shot and injured in an assassination attempt at the Palace of Flowers in the capital city of Tlālacuetztla. Officials have said that the emperor will recover, though he is being treated at the capital's Imperial Military Hospital. Chief Justice of Xiomera, Nopalliztli, has assumed temporary leadership over the Xiomeran government until the Emperor fully recovers to be capable of resuming his duties. The Chief Justice said that Imperial Police and the ASI have launched an investigation into the assassination attempt. A curfew has been established in major Xiomeran cities.

President Anya Bishop sent her condolences and wishes to the Emperor, despite their history of trading personal insults over cultural issues and trade conflicts.

"My wishes are fully with the Emperor during this difficult time. The Zamastanian government is grateful for the ways Xiomera has showed their kindness in the last few weeks through coming to the mediation conference and offering support through our earthquake. Emperor Topilpopoca's health is in our thoughts today."

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5754 | In the News: Fondaden Questioned
Secretary Fondaden Questioned in Congressional Hall over Uncovered Bjeorg Conflict War Crime
Secretary of Defense Curtis Fondaden was being questioned in Congressional Hall Wednesday over allegations that he knew about and covered up recently discovered documents that proved that a massacre during the Bjeorg Conflict in 1991 was committed by three Zamastanian soldiers.

The alleged killings took place during the landings at Old Saybrook on July 30th, 1991. Commander Austin Wilson and two of his men had began killing civilians who were gathered up by the platoon that had just captured the small fishing village from enemy combatants. While Maximusian forces occupied themselves in the north, Zamastanian forces stormed the beaches in the south. The invasion cost 35 Zamastanian lives, but over 260 Bjeorgites were killed. Commander Wilson and two of his men gunned down 27 unarmed civilians before being killed by a fellow soldier. The platoon then moved the soldier's bodies as well as the bodies of the slain civilians to make it appear to the higher command that they had been killed in battle, not afterwards.

Fondaden, who was a field officer during the conflict, claims he had no knowledge of the killings until the documents were released late June by a soldier present during the massacre - Nicholas Henners whose rank at the time of the incident was private.

"I had no knowledge prior to the leaking of the documents," Fondaden said during the hearing, "nor to my knowledge did anyone who is currently working at the Defense Department or who worked in administrative positions or direct combat and strategic command in the past 28 years."

"It is the duty of the Zamastanian Armed Forces to protect and serve the citizens and interests of our nation. We would never condone or order the intentional killings of civilians."

The massacre is being investigated from locals who claim they experienced the event first hand and from soldiers who may have been present.


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VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5754 | In the News: Anya Bishop Announces Relationship and Pregnancy
President Anya Bishop Announces Relationship and Pregnancy in Press Conference
President Anya Bishop will step down as President for six weeks when she has her first baby in March, but says she will still be "fully contactable and available".

President Bishop confirmed the news this morning.

She said her partner Marcus Fraiser, whom she has been dating for three years, would be a "stay at home" dad.

"I think it's fair to say that this will be a child that a village will raise, but we couldn't be more excited. I know there will be lots of questions, and we'll answer all of them (I can assure you we have a plan all ready to go!)" In a statement, President Bishop confirmed that an election will be held within her staffing quarters, and whoever is chosen will take on the role of Acting President for six weeks after the baby is born.

"Mr Fraiser and I have a great relationship, and I know that together we'll make this period work. I will make arrangements for appropriate Secretaries or others to act in my other portfolios over the six weeks I am away from office.

"At the end of my leave I will resume all Presidential duties."

Bishop said she intended to be fully contactable and available throughout the six-week period. She said she was hoping to remain based in Tofino, close to family and friends in the proximity of the Zian Presidential Mansion. However, she said she would see how things went and plans could change. The President has a residence in the Kingston neighborhood, as well as another home in Tirzah. The President also joked that she wasn't sure how the secret service security car drivers would deal with a baby seat.

President Bishop said they first knew of the pregnancy in mid-July, "but as many couples do in the early stages, we kept it to ourselves". She said the news was a "fantastic surprise".

When the baby is born, Bishop will be the third President to have a child in office (Cassious Castovia and Quinn Werner), though she will be the first to give birth herself.

Politicians from across the political spectrum sent Bishop their congratulations. Rival presidential candidate Foley Sakzi said in a social media post that he and his family were "excited to hear of the exciting development," and that they were wishing "President Bishop and Mr. Fraiser all the best." Cain Blackwater also posted saying "Thrilled to hear about @PresBishop 's pregnancy. She'll make a great mom. Congrats, Anya"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 5754 | In the News: Massive Classified Document Leak
'Leakersite' Breached Zamastanian National Security Offices and Released over 200,000 Classified Documents - More Leaks Are Promised This Week
The damaged infrastructure following the August 31st earthquake led to the massive hack being able to occur, according to state officials. On Tuesday, hackers who at the moment are unknown individuals affiliated with the website 'Leakersite', are accused of leaking classified information on Zamastanian secret warfare, espionage, and other regards. Over 200,000 classified documents, equaling to over 4 million pages worth of material, was leaked on the internet.

A majority of the documents are still secured under massive digit password and lock, though it appears that a randomly generating computer will be able to open them. 'Leakersite' promised that there would be a steady stream of releases in the coming days.

President Bishop was asked about the leak at a press briefing, and stated that she was "not overly concerned, as most of the leaks appear to be material that would've been classified for no more than a year longer, or they were in the process of being declassified."

Tofino's government hold grave fears about the security of Gladysynthian border weapons and leaders are privately urging an attack on the nation, as well as plenty of Bjeorg Crisis documents from 1991, according to reports based on already reviewed classified cables leaked to major media outlets by whistleblower website Leakersite.

The State Department and Defense Department today condemned the latest leaks as a "reckless disclosure of classified information illegally obtained".

Today's reports are nervously marking the beginning of what could be a damaging and embarrassing week for Zamastan with the release of the first tranche in what is tipped to be a seven-day staggered drip-feed of exposes based on 250,000 diplomatic cables obtained by the website.

''The consequences are difficult to predict. It will at least be unpleasant - for my government, for those who are mentioned in the reports, and for me personally as the Zamastanian official," said one State Department official who wished to remain anonymous.

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