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Tatyana Kapustina. Photo courtesy of iwf.net.
17-year-old Kazakh weightlifter becomes world champion

Kazakhstan’s weightlifter Tatyana Kapustina won gold in +69 kg at the IWF World Youth Championship in Peru.

17-year-old Kazakh weightlifter becomes world champion
Miss Universe-2014 Paulina Vega. Photo courtesy of the official website.
Kazakhstan's beauty fails to enter Miss Universe final

Kazakhstan's representative at Miss Universe-2014 Aidai Isayeva has failed to become one of the 15 finalists at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida, USA.

Kazakhstan's beauty fails to enter Miss Universe final
Photo courtesy of Astana Motorsports.
Kazakhstan's crew enters Top 10 at Dakar

Astana Motorsports driver Aydin Rakhimbayev and navigator Anton Nikolaev have maintained their 10th position in the overall rankings after the ninth stage at Dakar.

Kazakhstan's crew enters Top 10 at Dakar
Photo courtesy of Astana Motorsports
Kazakh crew approaches Dakar's Top-10

Kazakhstani crews has completed the second stage of Dakar, which proved to be dangerous and quite demanding for both racers and vehicles.

Kazakh crew approaches Dakar's Top-10
©Reuters/Jacky Naegelen
Four Kazakhstani crews to race Dakar 2015

Four crews from Kazakhstan are racing the prestigious Dakar Rally in 2015.

Four Kazakhstani crews to race Dakar 2015
Kazakhstanis to visit Argentina visa free from November 1
Kazakhstanis to visit Argentina visa free from November 1

Kazakhstanis will be able to visit Argentina on visa free basis starting November 1.

Kazakhstanis to visit Argentina visa free from November 1
Photo © Turar Kazangapov.
11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has received letters of credence from ambassadors of 11 countries.

11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan
Andrey Gundarev ©almazoff.yvision.kz
Kazakhstani climber to ascend Volcanic Seven Summits

Traveler and mountain guide from Almaty Andrey Gundarev intends to be the first Kazakhstani to conquer 7 highest volcanoes on world's 7 continents.

Kazakhstani climber to ascend Volcanic Seven Summits
Photo © RIA Novosty
Account of undercover operation against Columbian drug mafia in Almaty

The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan held a successful special operation against Columbian drug mafia that attempted to extend their business into Kazakhstan.

Account of undercover operation against Columbian drug mafia in Almaty
Brazil sees Cup risks: report
Brazil sees Cup risks: report

A secret Brazilian government report lists several security "risks" in having the country host of the World Cup this year, including political protest and strikes.

Brazil sees Cup risks: report
©Reuters/Odair Leal
Brazil says floods driving thousands from homes

More than a month of flooding in northern Brazil has swollen rivers and driven thousands of people from their homes.

Brazil says floods driving thousands from homes
©Reuters/Andres Stapff
Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans

Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law.

Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans
Carnival crown to samba champions honoring Senna, Bolt
Carnival crown to samba champions honoring Senna, Bolt

Rio on Wednesday elected the Unidos da Tijuca samba school as its Carnival champions, a 40-strong jury crowning a program which paid homage to late Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna.

Carnival crown to samba champions honoring Senna, Bolt
Manaus World Cup stadium is 'fantastic': FIFA's Valcke
Manaus World Cup stadium is 'fantastic': FIFA's Valcke

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Sunday praised work on the controversial World Cup stadium being built deep in the Amazon rainforest in the city of Manaus.

Manaus World Cup stadium is 'fantastic': FIFA's Valcke
Students launch fresh protests in Venezuela
Students launch fresh protests in Venezuela

About 2,000 students took the streets of the Venezuelan capital to protest the leftist government Thursday, a day after three people were shot dead and dozens injured.

Students launch fresh protests in Venezuela
Venezuela activists petition for same-sex marriage
Venezuela activists petition for same-sex marriage

Some 300 gay rights activists gathered -- holding hands, kissing and waving rainbow flags -- in front of Venezuela's parliament Friday to present a petition for same-sex marriage.

Venezuela activists petition for same-sex marriage
©Reuters/Jose Miguel Gomez
Argentine policeman arrested for selling two-year-old

An Argentine police officer was arrested for selling a two-year-old girl.

Argentine policeman arrested for selling two-year-old
©Reuters/David Mercado
Deadly rainy season leaves 41 dead in Bolivia

Bolivia President Evo Morales declared a state of emergency on Tuesday to assist victims of the country's deadly rainy season, which has claimed 41 lives and left 20,000 people homeless according to provisional figures.

Deadly rainy season leaves 41 dead in Bolivia
World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea
World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN's top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling.

World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea
Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana
Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana

Cuban leader Fidel Castro lunched with Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner on Sunday on the sidelines of a summit of regional leaders.

Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana