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Xi Jinping on restoration of Silk Road

The Chinese leader suggests that Central Asian countries enhance political coordination, actively develop the common road network and reduce barriers to trade.

Xi Jinping on restoration of Silk Road
Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria
Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria

Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday after US President Barack Obama's announcement that he would seek approval from lawmakers for military action against Syria eased prospects of an imminent strike.

Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria
Pentagon chief touts US focus on Asia as Syria looms
Pentagon chief touts US focus on Asia as Syria looms

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel meets his Asian counterparts on Wednesday as the United States promotes its shift to the region but a potential showdown with Syria looms over the talks.

Pentagon chief touts US focus on Asia as Syria looms
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Arm wrestling: Kazakhstan's arm wrestler becomes ten-time Asian champion

Kazakhstan's arm wrestler Zhanaly Khassanov from Shymkent has become the ten-time Asian champion at the 2013 Open Asian Armwrestling Cup.

Arm wrestling: Kazakhstan's arm wrestler becomes ten-time Asian champion
Oil prices higher in Asian trade
Oil prices higher in Asian trade

Oil prices climbed in Asian trade Monday after jobs data from the United States beat expectations, boosting confidence in the world's biggest economy.

Oil prices higher in Asian trade
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Wrestling: Kazakhstan's Greco-Roman wrestling team 3d at Asian Championship

Kazakhstan's Greco-Roman wrestling team won the third place in the general ranking at the 2013 Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in Phuket, Thailand.

Wrestling: Kazakhstan's Greco-Roman wrestling team 3d at Asian Championship
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Wrestling: Kazakh gets Asian free-style title

Kazakhstan free-style wrestler won the champion title of the 2013 Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in Phuket, Thailand.

Wrestling: Kazakh gets Asian free-style title
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Bodybuilding: Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship held in Almaty

2013 Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from May 31 to June 3.

Bodybuilding: Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship held in Almaty
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Water polo: Astana wins Asian Championship

Eight best Asian water polo teams took part in the Water Polo Championship that was held in Kuwait.

Water polo: Astana wins Asian Championship
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Wrestling: Kazakhstan wrestler wins Asian Championship

Nurmakhan Tynaliyev of Kazakhstan won over China’s Ni Xiao Ming in the final fight of the Asian Championship.

Wrestling: Kazakhstan wrestler wins Asian Championship
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Dmitriy Khegai©
Nazarbayev calls to reform global monetary system

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the Boao Forum for Asia started in China.

Nazarbayev calls to reform global monetary system
Oil prices up in Asia on Cyprus bailout deal
Oil prices up in Asia on Cyprus bailout deal

Oil prices rose in Asian trade Monday after Cyprus and its international creditors struck a 10 billion euro bailout deal, averting collapse of the country's banking system.

Oil prices up in Asia on Cyprus bailout deal
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Boxing: Kazakhstan is first in Asian Boxing Championship’ overall ranking

Kazakhstan’s boxing team is ahead of the Philippines and Uzbekistan teams in the overall ranking of the Youth Boxing Championship.

Boxing: Kazakhstan is first in Asian Boxing Championship’ overall ranking
Odds stacked against an Asian pope
Odds stacked against an Asian pope

Catholics in Asia and other parts of the world where the Roman Catholic Church is growing fast would dearly like to see the cardinals choose an Asian pope for the first time in history.

Odds stacked against an Asian pope
French minister vows to cut red tape for investors
French minister vows to cut red tape for investors

A French minister vowed Thursday to cut bureaucracy in a bid to lure foreign investors, and said her South Korean roots would help to boost France's profile in booming Asia.

French minister vows to cut red tape for investors
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Kazakhstan rep wins Mister Intellectual of Asia in Moscow

Dalay Kyrgys from the Republic of Tyva was awarded with The Best Asian Man-2013 title.

Kazakhstan rep wins Mister Intellectual of Asia in Moscow
Asian markets mostly down, weak China data
Asian markets mostly down, weak China data

Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as traders took a breather after healthy gains in the previous session while Chinese data showed growth in manufacturing activity had slowed.

Asian markets mostly down, weak China data
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Asia has the world's most billionaires: survey

Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, followed by North America and Europe, according to a survey.

Asia has the world's most billionaires: survey
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Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study

Exposure to higher levels of fine particulates -- the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities -- causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks.

Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study
Yen strengthens in Asian trade
Yen strengthens in Asian trade

The yen strengthened slightly in Asian trading on Tuesday after a US Treasury official praised Japan's recent moves to boost the economy as Tokyo faces claims it is manipulating the currency's slide.

Yen strengthens in Asian trade