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Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan. ©akorda.kz
Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir

76-year-old Nazarbayev is now the last surviving Soviet-era leader to still be in charge of one of the countries that emerged from the USSR.

Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook

The world's top-ranked middleweight Gennady Golovkin wants another fight in Britain after stopping Kell Brook and is targeting a unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders.

Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev (L), Nursultan Nazarbayev (C), Karim Massimov (R). Photo courtesty of Akorda.kz
Kazakhstan makes former deputy PM new prime minister

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev promoted a former deputy premier to succeed longtime ally prime minister Karim Massimov.

Kazakhstan makes former deputy PM new prime minister
Karim Massimov
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief

Kazakhstan's ageing President Nursultan Nazarbayev shifted longtime ally Karim Massimov from prime minister to security chief.

Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff

40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions in Training Cafe in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Photo courtesy of utniknews-uz.com
Kazakhstan arrests 21 suspected of plotting terrorist attacks

Kazakhstan has arrested 21 members of radical groups plotting terror attacks in public places.

Kazakhstan arrests 21 suspected of plotting terrorist attacks
iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry
iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry

The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones put a spotlight on Israel's surveillance industry.

iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games

In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.

Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it
Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it

The fourth Kazakh boxer in a row to win Olympic welterweight gold says a deep cut that will scar him for life will be a satisfying reminder of his Rio exploits.

Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it
Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov, boxer. ©Reuters
Olympics: Kazakh Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold

Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight Olympic boxing gold in Rio.

Olympics: Kazakh Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth's hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat.

July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
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Olympics: The draw of gold brings tainted lifters back to Olympic battle

Eight weightlifters who previously served doping bans have won medals at Rio, while others have been sent home for failed tests.

Olympics: The draw of gold brings tainted lifters back to Olympic battle
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned

Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/

Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on
Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

Australia's new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers won the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold.

Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on
Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey
Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev vowed to send anyone linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.

Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey
Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook. Photo courtesy of Gennadiy GGG Golovkin group VKontakte
Boxing: Brook to 'shock the world' in Golovkin title bout

Welterweight world champion Kell Brook vowed he could overcome Kazakhstan's feared world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Boxing: Brook to 'shock the world' in Golovkin title bout
Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools
Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools

Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan warned Kazakhstan over its schools linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools
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KazMunaiGas threatens action over Romania refinery seizure

Kazakhstan's state oil company KazMunaiGas on Wednesday threatened to seek international arbitration against Bucharest.

KazMunaiGas threatens action over Romania refinery seizure
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Five dead in Kazakhstan 'terror' attacks on police

Security forces in Kazakhstan arrested two men suspected of gunning down five people in attacks on a police station in Almaty.

Five dead in Kazakhstan 'terror' attacks on police
Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook. Photo courtesy of GGGBoxing at Twitter.com
Brook to face feared Kazakhstan's boxer Golovkin

Welterweight world champion Kell Brook to move up two weight divisions to challenge Kazakhstan's pound-for-pound sensation Gennady Golovkin.

Brook to face feared Kazakhstan's boxer Golovkin