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Airport in South Kazakhstan Oblast to reopen after 20 years of downtime

The airport in Shardara town in South Kazakhstan oblast will resume its operation after 20 years of downtime.

Airport in South Kazakhstan Oblast to reopen after 20 years of downtime
 Yuriy Serebryanskiy. Photo from personal archives
Almaty born writer Serebryanskiy wins Russian Award

Writer Yuriy Serebryanskiy has become the winner of the Russian Award for the second time.

Almaty born writer Serebryanskiy wins Russian Award
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Shymkent shoe factory to produce 100,000 pairs annually

A Shymkent businessman is launching a factory that will produce 100,000 pairs of shoes a year.

Shymkent shoe factory to produce 100,000 pairs annually
Roman Zhailauov brings Artem Skornyakov to the canvas. Photo © elitboxclub.com
Roman Zhailauov, Kazakhstan's next boxing superstar

Possibly the next Golovkin in the making Roman Zhailauov from Kazakhstan has scored his 14th victory in the professional ring.

Roman Zhailauov, Kazakhstan's next boxing superstar
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Astana Arlans defeat Baku Fires 4:1

Kazakhstani boxing club Astana Arlans has defeated the Azeri Baku Fires in the 10th week of the World Series Boxing.

Astana Arlans defeat Baku Fires 4:1
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Astana Arlans vs Raffako Hussars: Another night of 5:0 perfection

The Astana Arlans defeat Raffako Hussars 5:0.

Astana Arlans vs Raffako Hussars: Another night of 5:0 perfection
Aidai Isayeva. Photo courtesy of the official website.
Aidai Issayeva shares impression about Miss Universe beauty pageant

Miss Kazakhstan-2013 Aidai Issayeva has shared her impression about the participation in the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant Miss Universe-2014.

Aidai Issayeva shares impression about Miss Universe beauty pageant
Ordabasy Square in Shymkent. Photo courtesy of ru.wikipedia.org
Shymkent reaches out for international recognition as oldest Kazakh city

The mayor's office of Shymkent has submitted an application to UNESCO to obtain international recognition of the 2200-years' history of their city.

Shymkent reaches out for international recognition as oldest Kazakh city
Shymkent Oil Refinery ©oilnews.kz
Shymkent Oil Refinery to receive additional $400 million for modernization

Additional money will be allocated to modernize the Shymkent Oil Refinery on southern Kazakhstan. This will help increase the production capacity of the refinery and make it more environmentally friendly.

Shymkent Oil Refinery to receive additional $400 million for modernization
Miss Kazakhstan 2013 Aidai Isayeva ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Miss Kazakhstan-2013 to represent Kazakhstan at Miss Universe-2014

Miss Kazakhstan-2013 Aidai Isayeva will represent Kazakhstan at one of the most prestigious beauty pageants Muss Universe-2014.

Miss Kazakhstan-2013 to represent Kazakhstan at Miss Universe-2014
A fragment of Bakhytbek Talkambayev's work. Photo by Marina Nizovkina
Artist in southern Kazakhstan draws healing paintings

An artist from Kazakhstan’s Shymkent Bakhytbek Talkambayev claims that his paintings can heal.

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Artist in southern Kazakhstan draws healing paintings
Sweet potato ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan harvests sweet potato first time for South Korea

Sweet potato was planted in three different regions of Kazakhstan in a pilot project for South Korea. First harvest has been obtained.

Kazakhstan harvests sweet potato first time for South Korea
Nazarov family. ©Tengrinews.kz
Family of 27 teachers celebrates Teacher's Day in southern Kazakhstan

A family of 27 teachers have been honored in Shymkent, southern Kazakshtan on the eve of the Teacher's Day.

Family of 27 teachers celebrates Teacher's Day in southern Kazakhstan
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Plant for processing poultry manure launched in southern Kazakhstan

A plant for processing poultry manure has been unveiled in Shymkent, southern Kazakhstan. It is the first such plant in Kazakhstan.

Plant for processing poultry manure launched in southern Kazakhstan
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Pierre Richard to star in film about Kazakhstan

The French are going to shoot a movie in Kazakhstan starring Pierre Richard in lead role.

Pierre Richard to star in film about Kazakhstan
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Reaction of Kazakhstanis to kidnapping tested

A South-Kazakhstani TV channel has tested public reaction to kidnapping of a girl in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent.

Reaction of Kazakhstanis to kidnapping tested
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3-y.o. boy survives fall from 5th floor in Shymkent

A 3-year-old boy survived a fall out of a fifth-floor window in Shymkent, southern Kazakhstan.

3-y.o. boy survives fall from 5th floor in Shymkent
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Astana-Borovoye toll road to bring $6.5 million in 2014

Kazakhstan's first 6-lane toll road Astana-Borovoye is expected to bring $6.5 million into the state budget in 2014.

Astana-Borovoye toll road to bring $6.5 million in 2014
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Grim reality of Kazakhstani rehab centres for abused children

The grim reality of Kazakhstan’s Centers for Adaptation of Underage startles with adults’ inhumanity and cruelty towards abused children.

Grim reality of Kazakhstani rehab centres for abused children
Photo courtesy of Lal Jose Facebook page
Across 27 countries in 75 days: adventures of Indian filmmaker

Lal Jose and his friends will drive across two continents, crossing 27 countries, including Kazakhstan, and covering 24,000 kilometers in 75 days with a message of good will.

Across 27 countries in 75 days: adventures of Indian filmmaker