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Evacuation operation after the exposure. Photo courtesy the Almaty Oblast Department of Emergency Situations.
7 people dead, 8 injured in gas explosion in Kazakhstan's Taldykorgan

Seven people have died and another 8 were injured in a gas explosion accident near Taldykorgan in Kazakhstan's south.

7 people dead, 8 injured in gas explosion in Kazakhstan's Taldykorgan
Svetlana Yakovleva, the student killed in the explosion. Photo from Svetlana's VKontakte page.
Explosion in Almaty college kills one, injures 12

A grenade explosion has rocked the College of Fashion and Design in Almaty this morning killing a female student and injuring twelve others.

Explosion in Almaty college kills one, injures 12
©RIA Novosti
Explosion in Karaganda mine: one killed, one injured

An explosion in a mine in Satpayev town of Karaganda Oblast in central Kazakhstan has claimed one life.

Explosion in Karaganda mine: one killed, one injured
Probe of US spaceship crash may take a 'year'
Probe of US spaceship crash may take a 'year'

Authorities who carried out their first full day of investigation into a US spacecraft crash said probing the incident could take a year.

Probe of US spaceship crash may take a 'year'
It can happen to anyone: Obama's credit card declined
It can happen to anyone: Obama's credit card declined

Apparently, even the president of the United States can have trouble with his credit card.

It can happen to anyone: Obama's credit card declined
Photo courtesy of rikatv.kz
Young woman dies in car crash in Aktobe river

A young woman died in the car that fell into the river in city center of Aktobe.

Young woman dies in car crash in Aktobe river
© azh.kz
Man drowns while rescuing his drowning daughter in western Kazakhstan

A man has drowned while rescuing his drowning daughter in the Ural River, Atyrau Oblast, western Kazakhstan on August 20.

Man drowns while rescuing his drowning daughter in western Kazakhstan
©kndc.kz
5.2 earthquake in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty is located near relatively young mountains in a seismologically active zone, but earthquakes of such magnitude are extremally rare.

5.2 earthquake in Almaty, Kazakhstan
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20-meter fountain cracks its way out on Almaty street

A 20-meter fountain is splashing in the middle of a roadway in Almaty.

20-meter fountain cracks its way out on Almaty street
Snapshot from the  video ©otyrar.kz
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
Photo courtesy of lada.kz
Drunk water scooter driver drowns girl in Aktau

A 19 y.o. girl died in a water scooter accident at the Nur Plaza beach in Aktau, westerner Kazakhstan on August 9.

Drunk water scooter driver drowns girl in Aktau
Tengrinews file photo
Two injured in gas refinery fire in western Kazakhstan

Two people have been injured in a fire at Zhanazhol gas refinery of CNPC AktobeMunaiGas oil company.

Two injured in gas refinery fire in western Kazakhstan
©20minutes.fr
Air Algerie flight seen 'falling' in northern Mali

A missing Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board was seen 'falling' in the region of Gossi, in northern Mali.

Air Algerie flight seen 'falling' in northern Mali
©Reuters/Danish Siddiqui
India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead
©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash: airline

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather.

48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash: airline
Four children, two adults killed in France minibus crash
Four children, two adults killed in France minibus crash

Four children, their driver and a 20-year-old were killed when the minibus they were travelling in crashed head-on into a truck coming the other way in France, authorities said.

Four children, two adults killed in France minibus crash
S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner
S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives.

S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner
©Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa

A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said.

Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa
At the sight of the accident ©kolesa.kz
Mountain race ends in tragedy in Kazakhstan's Almaty

A motorcyclist has crashed to death during a race in Almaty.

Mountain race ends in tragedy in Kazakhstan's Almaty
At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua
At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua

At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported.

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua