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US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan
US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan

US regulators offer broadband subsidies to low-income Americans, saying that Internet access is "a prerequisite for full participation" in modern society.

US regulator unveils low-income broadband subsidy plan
Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic
Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Baghdad's "Green Zone" was open to the public for the first time in 12 years, albeit with many remaining restrictions.

Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic
Nepal issues first transgender passport
Nepal issues first transgender passport

Nepal issued its first transgender passport Monday in a move which rights groups hailed as a breakthrough.

Nepal issues first transgender passport
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Nazarbayev explains democracy in Kazakhstan context

President of Kazakhstan spoke about the notion of democracy and how it should be understood in the Kazakh context during the Congress of Nur Otan party on March 11.

Nazarbayev explains democracy in Kazakhstan context
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Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about five institutional reforms he envisions for Kazakhstan that would ensure its move towards a developed and harmonious society.

Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament
What to expect in Kazakhstan in 2015?
What to expect in Kazakhstan in 2015?

2014 has come to an end, so it is time to weigh in on what's going to happen in the New Year of 2015.

What to expect in Kazakhstan in 2015?
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Bank of social ideas launched in Almaty

On September 2, i-Azamat project, a bank of social ideas, has been launched in Almaty to stimulate the residents to contribute to the development of Almaty.

Bank of social ideas launched in Almaty
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We want to make Kazakhstan one of the safest and most comfortable countries: Senate Speaker

The Speaker of Kazakhstan's Senate said that there are plans to significanly improve life in the country. By 2050, the country has the chance of becoming one of the safest and comfortable countries.

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We want to make Kazakhstan one of the safest and most comfortable countries: Senate Speaker
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Descendant of Kazakh composer demands 1mln in damages from gay smooch poster creators

The poster advertising a gay bar in Kazakhstan depicting a Kazakh composer and a Russian poet kissing has mostly angered the public in Kazakhstan. Now the Kazakh descendant of the composer claims 1mln tenge in damages from the poster creators.

Descendant of Kazakh composer demands 1mln in damages from gay smooch poster creators
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'Swagger' Kazakh-style

A recently opened restaurant in Almaty has caused quite a controversy: not because of its cuisine, but because of its parking.

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'Swagger' Kazakh-style
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Russian poetry and Kazakh music heavyweights in gay smooch

The recent Kazakhstani ad showing a Kazakh composer and a Russian poet kissing has generated an outpouring of discontent in Kazakhstan.

Russian poetry and Kazakh music heavyweights in gay smooch
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Breast is best for getting ahead: study

People breastfed as infants have a 24 percent better chance than their formula-fed counterparts of climbing the social ladder.

Breast is best for getting ahead: study
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You clap, so I clap: Peer pressure drives applause

If you have just seen a play that you privately think is drivel, will you keep silent when everyone around you demands an encore?

You clap, so I clap: Peer pressure drives applause
Homelessness rising in Australia: study
Homelessness rising in Australia: study

Homelessness in Australia has surged 17 percent since 2006 mainly due to a spike in migrant numbers, though fewer people are sleeping rough on the streets.

Homelessness rising in Australia: study
Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales
Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales

Egypt's liquor stores are under growing pressure to stop selling alcohol, they say, not from the country's Islamist government, but from society itself.

Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales
'Emergency' in Brazil state after flood of foreign migrants
'Emergency' in Brazil state after flood of foreign migrants

Brazil's northwestern state of Acre declared a "social emergency" Wednesday as it attempts to slow a wave of undocumented immigrants smuggled overland from neighboring countries.

'Emergency' in Brazil state after flood of foreign migrants
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Biden marches with US civil rights leaders in Alabama

Vice President Joe Biden marched with black civil rights leaders Sunday in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers 48 years ago.

Biden marches with US civil rights leaders in Alabama
Majilis deputy Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan's minimum subsistence rate based on poorest African countries

Dariga Nazarbayeva unveiled the origin of Kazakhstan's very low subsistence rate.

Kazakhstan's minimum subsistence rate based on poorest African countries
Putin, Merkel seek to soothe Germany-Russia tensions
Putin, Merkel seek to soothe Germany-Russia tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday with the two sides seeking to soothe tensions over Berlin's recent criticism of the Russian record on rights.

Putin, Merkel seek to soothe Germany-Russia tensions
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US a nation of secrets -- and leaks: experts

The United States is simultaneously becoming enmeshed in ever-increasing government secrecy -- and a complex culture of leaks.

US a nation of secrets -- and leaks: experts