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Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4

NoreumMachi, a South Korean musical band, is performing at Astana Opera for the first time as a part of the International Silk Way Festival.

Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4
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Kazakhstan takes first place with 7 medals at Asian Amateur Boxing Championship

Kazakhstan's boxing team has earned 7 medals at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championship in Thailand and retained its leading position.

Kazakhstan takes first place with 7 medals at Asian Amateur Boxing Championship
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Nurlan Tursynov of Kazakhstan wins silver at Asian Wrestling Championship

Kazakhstani Greco-Roman wrestler Nursultan Tursynov has become a silver medalist of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Qatar.

Nurlan Tursynov of Kazakhstan wins silver at Asian Wrestling Championship
John Kamman and  Grace Brogan. Photo © MPR News
American couple living in yurt

An American couple Grace Brogan and John Kamman are living in a yurt that they bought for $5000.

American couple living in yurt
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Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan national team after Asian Games

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the Kazakhstani sportsmen on the successful performance at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan national team after Asian Games
Karateka Khrupovets brings final medal to Kazakhstan at Asian Games
Karateka Khrupovets brings final medal to Kazakhstan at Asian Games

Karateka Yekaterina Khrupovets has brought the last medal to Kazakhstan at the Asian Games in South Korean Incheon.

Karateka Khrupovets brings final medal to Kazakhstan at Asian Games
Kazakhstani karate team wins gold, silver and bronze in Incheon

Kazakhstani karateka Khalid Khalidov won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon

Kazakhstani karate team wins gold, silver and bronze in Incheon
Asian Games medals. Photo courtesy of  korea.net
Kazakhstani team successful at Asian Games

Kazakhstani team competing in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea has shown better results than at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Kazakhstani team successful at Asian Games
Gyuzel Manyurova (in red). Photo from zimbio.com
Wrestling: Manyurova wins gold at Asian Championship

Kazakhstan wrestler Gyuzel Manyurova won a gold medal for Kazakhstan at the Asian Wrestling Championship that was held in Astana.

Wrestling: Manyurova wins gold at Asian Championship
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Oil prices up on winter demand, Yellen testimony

Oil prices rose in Asian trading hours Wednesday due to strong winter demand and expectations that new Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen will not shake up US monetary policy.

Oil prices up on winter demand, Yellen testimony
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Oil prices mixed ahead of Fed policy meeting

Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Monday as dealers focused on the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week in anticipation of further stimulus pullback.

Oil prices mixed ahead of Fed policy meeting
Samat Bashenov. Photo a courtesy of Kazakhstan Boxing Official Page in vk.com
Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov named Best Asian WSB boxer

The Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov has been named The Best Asian WSB Boxer of 2013.

Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov named Best Asian WSB boxer
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Oil prices up on escalating South Sudan violence

Crude edged higher in Asian trade Thursday on supply concerns following escalating violence in oil-producer South Sudan, but gains were capped as dealers sat on the sidelines awaiting fresh leads after the festive season.

Oil prices up on escalating South Sudan violence
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Spoon in underwear saving British youths from South Asia forced marriage

Campaigning group says the trick of putting a spoon in their underwear has saved some youngsters from a forced union in their South Asian ancestral homelands.

Spoon in underwear saving British youths from South Asia forced marriage
In US, Asian immigrants better off than whites: study
In US, Asian immigrants better off than whites: study

Asian immigrants tend to live in highly segregated enclaves in the United States and their income level is often higher than that of white Americans.

In US, Asian immigrants better off than whites: study
DNA shows ancestry of present-day Asians, Native Americans
DNA shows ancestry of present-day Asians, Native Americans

Present-day Asians and Native Americans are descended from a group of people who were already in China 40,000 years ago, according to an analysis of fossil DNA published this week.

DNA shows ancestry of present-day Asians, Native Americans
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