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Gyuzel Manyurova (in red). Photo from zimbio.com
Wrestling: Manyurova wins gold at Asian Championship

Kazakhstan wrestler Gyuzel Manyurova won a gold medal for Kazakhstan at the Asian Wrestling Championship that was held in Astana.

Wrestling: Manyurova wins gold at Asian Championship
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Mohamed Sheikh Biadillah. Photo of Press Office of Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation

Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meet Morocco delagation to discuss prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Morocco.

Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation
Samat Bashenov. Photo a courtesy of Kazakhstan Boxing Official Page in vk.com
Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov named Best Asian WSB boxer

The Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov has been named The Best Asian WSB Boxer of 2013.

Astana Arlans captain Samat Bashenov named Best Asian WSB boxer
©Marat Abilov
Astana eyes acknowledgement as tourist destination

Astana wants to get international acknowledgement as an Asian tourism city. Astana eyes acknowledgement as tourist destination

Astana eyes acknowledgement as tourist destination
Film director Emir Baigazin. Personal archive photo
Film director of Harmony Lessons gets Special Mention Award at Asian Oscar event

Emir Baigazin, Kazakhstan ilm director of Harmony Lessons, has gained the Special Mention Award in the Achievements in Directing category at the annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013.

Film director of Harmony Lessons gets Special Mention Award at Asian Oscar event
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh PM visits South Korea

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has signed a number of cooperation agreements with South Korea in Seoul.

Kazakh PM visits South Korea
Saida Adilova. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Kazakhstan national wins Miss Asia Moscow 2013

Saida Adilova, a model from Kazakhstan, has won the Miss Asia Moscow 2013 beauty contest in Russia.

Kazakhstan national wins Miss Asia Moscow 2013
Photo ©pm.kz
Science-driven economy is impossible without an effective education system: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan is going to focus on hard sciences to further enhance the country's growing economy.

Science-driven economy is impossible without an effective education system: Nazarbayev
Photo © Rakhat confectionary
Mang Ko Noh becomes new Head of Rakhat confectionery

Chairman and Non Executive Director of Lotte India Corp. Ltd Mang Ko Noh is the new Head of Almaty-based Rakhat confectionery.

Mang Ko Noh becomes new Head of Rakhat confectionery
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
More than 20 Toyota spare parts shops closed in Almaty

More than 20 Toyota and Lexus spare parts shops closed in Kazakhstan starting from November 25.

More than 20 Toyota spare parts shops closed in Almaty
Photo © RIA Novosti
New tariffs set for KazTransOil pipeline oil pumping

Kazakhstan Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies (Anti-Monopoly Agency) has approved new tariffs on oil pumping through the KazTransOil pipeline.

New tariffs set for KazTransOil pipeline oil pumping
Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences
Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences

A rash of website hackings in the Asia-Pacific has exposed weak cyber defences which must be improved to help the region deal with more sophisticated and sinister threats, particularly from criminal organisations, analysts said.

Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences
Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term
Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term

Voters in Tajikistan, the poorest state in the former USSR, were set Wednesday to hand President Emomali Rakhmon an easy victory for a fourth term at the helm of his country bordering Afghanistan.

Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term
Russia to take Olympic torch into space
Russia to take Olympic torch into space

Three new crew members blast off Thursday for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian rocket, taking with them the precious cargo of an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Russia to take Olympic torch into space
Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage
Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage

Lying on a massage table at a spa in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Feri Tilukay closed his eyes and smiled blissfully as three enormous snakes slithered all over him.

Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage
Jung Chang and 'the concubine who launched modern China'
Jung Chang and 'the concubine who launched modern China'

Jung Chang says she does not enjoy arguments, but the latest book from the writer whose works are banned in China is proving to be typically contentious.

Jung Chang and 'the concubine who launched modern China'
McDonald's Japan 'sorry' over homeless ban
McDonald's Japan 'sorry' over homeless ban

McDonald's Japan issued an apology Friday after it was revealed one of its outlets had posted a notice banning homeless people for more than a year.

McDonald's Japan 'sorry' over homeless ban
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Turkey fulfils sultan's dream with opening of Bosphorus rail tunnel

Turkey will on Tuesday unveil the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago, but also fuelling recent anti-government sentiment for such mega projects.

Turkey fulfils sultan's dream with opening of Bosphorus rail tunnel
US sees progress in global fight against child labor
US sees progress in global fight against child labor

The United States hailed "significant advancement" in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labor.

US sees progress in global fight against child labor
Oil prices mixed as Obama seeks to delay Syria vote
Oil prices mixed as Obama seeks to delay Syria vote

Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Wednesday, following big falls in New York and after US President Barack Obama asked Congress to delay a vote on US military action in Syria, analysts.

Oil prices mixed as Obama seeks to delay Syria vote