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New Akim of Almaty Baurzhan Baibek. Photo courtesy of old.liter.kz
Almaty gets new Mayor from Nur Otan

Baurzhan Baibek has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Almaty. Former Almaty Mayor Akhtemzhan Yessimov was appointed to lead the Astana EXPO-2017 steering company.

Almaty gets new Mayor from Nur Otan
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86 teens committ suicide in 5 month in Kazakhstan

Prosecutor General’s Office has reported 86 suicide cases among teenagers in Kazakhstan.

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86 teens committ suicide in 5 month in Kazakhstan
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Mayors of Almaty, Astana and Oblasts appointed

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a decree appointing the Akims of Astana, Almaty and Oblasts.

Mayors of Almaty, Astana and Oblasts appointed
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Presidential elections in Kazakhstan: voting ends, voter turnout exceeds 95%

Voting in the presidential elections in Kazakhstan has ended.

Presidential elections in Kazakhstan: voting ends, voter turnout exceeds 95%
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Nearly 90% voter turnout at Kazakhstan’s presidential elections

Nearly 90 percent of voters have cast their ballots in the presidential elections in Kazakhstan today, April 26.

Nearly 90% voter turnout at Kazakhstan’s presidential elections
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Over 80% vote in presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Over 80 of Kazakhstanis eligible to vote have cast their voted in the presidential elections of April 26 by 4 p.m.

Over 80% vote in presidential elections in Kazakhstan
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Over 40% vote in presidential elections in Kazakhstan before noon

41.69 percent of all the voters in Kazakhstan have cast their ballots by noon in the April 26 presidential elections.

Over 40% vote in presidential elections in Kazakhstan before noon
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Kazakhstan plans to harvest 17.2 million tons of grain in 2015

Kazakhstan plans to repeat the last year’s harvest with the gross collection of grain amounting to 17.2 million tons.

Kazakhstan plans to harvest 17.2 million tons of grain in 2015
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Second grader in hijab erupts controversy in Kazakhstan

A girl in southern Kazakhstan is prevented from attending school classes unless she takes off her headscarf.

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Second grader in hijab erupts controversy in Kazakhstan
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
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Astana and Almaty avail of government investments

Astana, Almaty and Almaty Oblast receive the largest portion of the public investments in Kazakhstan.

Astana and Almaty avail of government investments
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
Mukhtabor Torayeva. Frame from KTK TV Channel
Bearded woman becomes famous in South Kazakhstan

65-year-old Mukhtabor Torayeva is the one of the famous people in South Kazakhstan Oblast. She as a 20 cm beard.

Bearded woman becomes famous in South Kazakhstan
In one of the mounds © otyrar.kz
Historical burial site containing child and noble woman remains discovered in South Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani archaeologists have discovered a burial site containing artefacts of historical significance during excavation of the ancient settlement of Kultobe in South Kazakhstan.

Historical burial site containing child and noble woman remains discovered in South Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Minister of Education Aslan Sarinzhipov ©pm.kz
Corruption in Kazakhstan's education system

Corruption in the education system of Kazakhstan has been increasing lately in spite of all the measures taken to harness it.

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Corruption in Kazakhstan's education system
Consequences of the explosion at munitions disposal facility in Arys © Press Service of Department for Emergency Situations of South Kazakhstan Oblast
Deadly blast at munitions disposal facility kills two in South Kazakhstan

An explosion took place at a munitions disposal depot in South Kazakhstan Oblast killing two and injuring one.

Deadly blast at munitions disposal facility kills two in South Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan to develop its tourism industry

Despite Kazakhstan’s huge tourism potential, Kazakhstani tourism is not being developed properly.

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Kazakhstan to develop its tourism industry
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Kazakhstan bans heavy trucks from highways during daytime

Kazakhstan is banning heavy trucks from national highways during daytime in summer to save the road-surface.

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Kazakhstan bans heavy trucks from highways during daytime
Consequences of the hurricane in Shymkent ©tengrinews.kz
Hurricane in Southern Kazakhstan: one dead, several injured

A state of emergency was declared in the city of Shymkent on the eve of May 12. The hurricane damaged roofs, power lines, street lights, traffic lights all across the city.

Hurricane in Southern Kazakhstan: one dead, several injured
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2000 endangered houbara bustards released in South Kazakhstan

2000 houbara bustards raised in an Abu Dhabi nursery have been released in Sozak region of South Kazakhstan Oblast.

2000 endangered houbara bustards released in South Kazakhstan