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Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis

A doping scandal has erupted after The 2014 World Weightlifting Championships that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 8-16.

Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis
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Pipeline accident causes flood and traffic jam on Al Farabi in Almaty

Residents of Almaty have had an upleasant surprise this morning. A break in a water pipline caused flooding of Al Farabi avenue near Nurly Tau residential complex.

Pipeline accident causes flood and traffic jam on Al Farabi in Almaty
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IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination

The IOC introduced reforms for the next Olympics Games. Kazakhstan is bidding to host the 2022 Olympics so it can be affected as well.

IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination
Excavations at the ancient city of Talkhir. ©uniquekazakhstan.info/Andrey Mikhailov
Almaty one thousand years ago

Famous Kazakh historian Karl Baipakov speaks about the origins of Almaty in Medieval Ages.

Almaty one thousand years ago
New cabin for Koktobe cableway ©Azhar Ashirova
First French cabins brought for Almaty gondola cableway

French Montagne Association to help Almaty in designing and construction of new Kok Zhailau ski resort. First French cabins for a new golndola cableway have just been delivered.

First French cabins brought for Almaty gondola cableway
Robot for off-road maneuvering. Photo © Dmitry Khegai
Almaty students develop robot to find radiation source in mines

Students from Almaty have assembled a robot that can identify sources of radiation and harmful gases.

Almaty students develop robot to find radiation source in mines
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One more earthquake felt in Almaty

Kazakhstan's Almaty has felt yet another earthquake this morning.

One more earthquake felt in Almaty
Shavkat Rakhmonov in 2013. Photo © Vesti.kz
Victory for Kazakhstani MMA fighters at Battle of Nomads-2

The WMMAA Pro Asia Division Battle of Nomads-2 has been victorious for Kazahstani MMA fighters. On November 30, the International MMA Tournament kicked off in Almaty.

Victory for Kazakhstani MMA fighters at Battle of Nomads-2
Miss Kazakhstan-2014 Regina Vandysheva. ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Almaty beauty becomes Miss Kazakhstan-2014

Miss Almaty-2014 Regina Vandysheva has become Miss Kazakhstan-2014.

Almaty beauty becomes Miss Kazakhstan-2014
Miss Kazakhstan crown
Miss Kazakhstan-2014 presents its contestants

Participants of Miss Kazakhstan-2014 beauty pageant gathered in Almaty two weeks before the event to prepare for one of Kazakhstan's brightest and most anticipated events of the year.

Miss Kazakhstan-2014 presents its contestants
Marzhan Adilbek does not believe her teacher is to blame for the explosion. ©Alisher Akhmetov
Two military training teachers arrested in Almaty after grenade explosion in classroom. Who to blame?

The police in Almaty have arrested the teacher, whose student in military training class was killed by a grenade explosion. However, many believe he is not the one to blame. Including one of the injured students.

Two military training teachers arrested in Almaty after grenade explosion in classroom. Who to blame?
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Kazakhstan's Shymbulak named most expensive skiing resort

Shymbulak Skiing Resort situated near Kazakhstan's Almaty has been named one of the most expensive skiing resorts among Post-Soviet countries.

Kazakhstan's Shymbulak named most expensive skiing resort
Miss Almaty-2014 Regina Vandysheva ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
22-y.o. athlete becomes Miss Almaty-2014

22-year-old Regina Vandysheva, a master of sports in athletics and winner of championships in Kazakhstan, has become Miss Almaty-2014.

22-y.o. athlete becomes Miss Almaty-2014
Zhazira Zhapparkul. Photo © flagvruki.com
Zhapparkul and Goricheva bring bronze and silver

Weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul brought Kazakhstan a bronze medal in snatch at the IWF World Championships in Almaty.

Zhapparkul and Goricheva bring bronze and silver
Sairan couch terminal. Photo courtesy of sairan.kz
Almaty struggles to reduce CO2 emissions

Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan but the ecological damage from the city's growing vehicle usage exacerbated by the lack of high-quality public transport hangs like a smog over the country's cultural capital.

Almaty struggles to reduce CO2 emissions
Karina Goricheva ©RIA Novosti
Kazakh athlete finishes sixth at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Kazakh weightlifter Karina Goricheva ended up in the sixth place at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Kazakh athlete finishes sixth at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
Zhazira Zhapparkul. Photo © Olga Apelganets
Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship

Kazakhstani weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul has won a silver medal in the women’s -69 kg weight category at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship
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Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin becomes four-time World Champion

Kazakh weightlifter and two-time Olympic Champion Ilya Ilyin has won a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship, thus becoming a four-time World Champion.

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin becomes four-time World Champion
Zhassulan Kydyrbayev ©almaty2014iwf.com
Kazakh athletes win gold and silver at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Kazakhstan’s weightlifters Zhassulan Kydyrbayev and Vladimir Sedov has clinched two medals at the World Weightlifting Championship.

Kazakh athletes win gold and silver at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
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Kazakh musician invited to British orchestra

Kazakh oboe player Kamilla Bisengaliyeva has been invited to become part of one of the most popular British symphonic orchestras.

Kazakh musician invited to British orchestra