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Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts
Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts

An eyewitness has managed to capture the eruption of the Mount Ontake volcano in central Japan that started without warning this Saturday at noon.

Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts
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Kazakh Defence Minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing

Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Serik Akhmetov has met with his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan in Beijing during his official visit to China.

Kazakh Defence Minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing
Kazakh Foreign Ministry on Afghanistan's presidential elections

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry has made an official statement on the results of presidential elections in Afghanistan.

Kazakh Foreign Ministry on Afghanistan's presidential elections
First World Nomad Games draw crowds
First World Nomad Games draw crowds

World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan gave thousands of visitors a taste of real nomadic spirit of competition.

First World Nomad Games draw crowds
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Cracking catalyst plant to be built in Kazakhstan

Several new plants are to be built in Aktobe Oblast in western Kazakhstan, including one to produce oil products of higher quality.

Cracking catalyst plant to be built in Kazakhstan
©Turar Kazangapov
Iranian President talks about Islamic Civilization at Nazarbayev University

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has delivered a lecture to the students of Astana-based Nazarbayev University on September 9.

Iranian President talks about Islamic Civilization at Nazarbayev University
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18-y.o. girl marries dog in India

18-year-old Indian girl has married a dog to break an evil spell that was supposed to bring misfortune to her first husband.

18-y.o. girl marries dog in India
Kairat Kelimbetov ©pm.kz
Kazakhstan should adjust its legislation for Islamic finance: Kelimbetov

Head of Kazakhstan National Bank Kairat Kelimbetov spoke about the stages of development of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan should adjust its legislation for Islamic finance: Kelimbetov
Photo courtesy of kapital.kz
Kazakhstan may lead the global agricultural race: ex-Minister

Kazakhstan is searching for areas where it may have competitive advantage over other countries. In recent months, agriculture has occupied much space in the rhetoric of Kazakhstani politicians.

Kazakhstan may lead the global agricultural race: ex-Minister
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov ©RIA Novosti
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Kazakhstan's right to exit Customs Union

Last week Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev made a statement on the country's right to leave the Eurasian Economic Union should the interests of the country be jeopardized.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Kazakhstan's right to exit Customs Union
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan ready for various geopolitical risks: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan said the country was facing quite a few problems but was prepared to address various scenarios.

Kazakhstan ready for various geopolitical risks: Nazarbayev
In Ulytau ©Saulet Sakenov
New National Park to be created in Kazakhstan

Expedition of Kazakhstan National Geographic Society lays the foundation of a new National Park in Ulytau.

New National Park to be created in Kazakhstan
Caravanserai Tash Rabat ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Kazakh expedition to China and Kyrgyzstan comes to end

The expedition dedicated to Kazakh scholar Shoqan Walikhanov has made the last observations on the way from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan.

Kazakh expedition to China and Kyrgyzstan comes to end
Mudflow aftermath ©Dmitry Khegai
Talgar mudslide damages run into millions

Finally, the damages from the mudslide on Talgar river have been announced.

Talgar mudslide damages run into millions
Photo courtesy of izismile.com
Chinese water parks with shocking number of people

Videos taken in Chinese water parks have shocked the Internet users by the number of people that gather there.

Chinese water parks with shocking number of people
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Kazakhstan toughens punishment for corruption

The new Kazakhstan Criminal Code that will enter into force next year introduces a tougher punishment for bribes.

Kazakhstan toughens punishment for corruption
©Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan
Russian political party slams ad depicting Russian poet kissing Kazakh composer

The poster of Kazakh composer Kurmangazy and Russian poet Pushkin kissing produced by an Almaty-based ads agency is in the eye of a hurricane of outrage from both Kazakhstan and Russia.

Russian political party slams ad depicting Russian poet kissing Kazakh composer
©Tengrinews illustration
What is to be expected from Kazakhstan during Minsk talks?

Kazakhstan is taking part in the talks in Minsk on August 26. These will address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine among others. Poroshenko is to meet with Putin, Lukashenko and Nazarbayev, as well as with EU reps.

What is to be expected from Kazakhstan during Minsk talks?
Akytbek Sherizatuly. Personal file photo.
Kazakh smartphone produced in China may enter international market

Zerde smartphone designed by Kazakhs from Urumqi, China may enter the international market.

Kazakh smartphone produced in China may enter international market
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome.

Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study