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Human-powered helicopter wins US prize
Human-powered helicopter wins US prize

A Canadian-built helicopter that is powered by a human riding a bicycle has become the first winner of a decades-old $250,000 engineering prize.

Human-powered helicopter wins US prize
Emir Baigazin at Art Film Festival. Photo courtesy of <i>Kazakhfilm</i> press-service
Baigazin's Harmony Lessons becomes best film in Slovakia

Harmony Lessons of Kazakhstan's director Emir Baigazin has been awarded with a grand prize -- the Blue Angel for Best Film -- and a special prize of the city's Mayor at the International Art Film Festival in Trencin, Slovakia.

Baigazin's Harmony Lessons becomes best film in Slovakia
Macau hosts glittering Indian film awards
Macau hosts glittering Indian film awards

Romantic comedy 'Barfi!' swept almost all the major gongs, including best picture, at India's answer to the Oscars on Saturday as Bollywood celebrates its centenary.

Macau hosts glittering Indian film awards
Kazakhstan Secretary-of-State Marat Tazhin passes President's commendation to President of Alash Media Group Batyr Kazybayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Tengrinews.kz receives Kazakhstan President's commendation

Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin handed awards and grants to journalists and awarded President’s Commendations to Media.

Tengrinews.kz receives Kazakhstan President's commendation
President of Air Astana Peter Foster. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Air Astana awarded at Le Bourget

Air Astana has once again been named the best airline in Central Asia and India.

Air Astana awarded at Le Bourget
Adele, 'Blackadder' stars honoured by the queen
Adele, 'Blackadder' stars honoured by the queen

British singer Adele and "Blackadder" stars Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson were among those given awards in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours announced late Friday.

Adele, 'Blackadder' stars honoured by the queen
Kazan city is ready host Universiade. Photo courtesy of dkc.ru
Kazakhstan’s athletes to get $3100 for winning Universiade

Kazakhstan’s athletes will be awarded by $3100 for champion titles at the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Kazakhstan’s athletes to get $3100 for winning Universiade
Cycling: Astana captain to receive over 400 000 Euro for winning Giro d'Italia
Cycling: Astana captain to receive over 400 000 Euro for winning Giro d'Italia

Captain of Kazakhstan's Astana cycling team Italian Vincenzo Nibali will receive more than 400 thousand Euro for winning the Giro d’Italia.

Cycling: Astana captain to receive over 400 000 Euro for winning Giro d'Italia
Photo courtesy of mfa.gov.kz
Kazakhstan diplomat awarded with Knight's Cross

The Knight’s Cross was awarded to Minister-Counselor Rymtay Karibzhanov in the residency of the ambassador of Hungary in Astana.

Kazakhstan diplomat awarded with Knight's Cross
Daring lesbian love story wins Cannes top prize
Daring lesbian love story wins Cannes top prize

A sexually graphic lesbian love story, "Blue is the Warmest Colour" by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche, clinched the top prize Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in a pivotal year for gay rights.

Daring lesbian love story wins Cannes top prize
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan President establishes state award for scientists

I decided to establish Al-Farabi State Award for Scientists for breakthrough researches and introduced innovations: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan President establishes state award for scientists
Emir Baigazin and Robert De Niro. ©KazakhFilm press-service
Kazakhstan's Harmony Lessons get special Jury Award for Best Debut at American Festival

It was the first time the festival led by Robert de Niro awarded a Kazakhstan filmmaker with the prize.

Kazakhstan's Harmony Lessons get special Jury Award for Best Debut at American Festival
Photo courtesy of olivierawards.com
Mystery play equals Olivier record at London ceremony

The stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on Sunday claimed seven prizes at Britain's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards.

Mystery play equals Olivier record at London ceremony
Kazakhstan Modern Art exhibition. Photo courtesy of organizers
Kazakhstan Modern Art exhibition receives Sergey Kuryokhin award

Nailya Allakhverdiyeva won in the Best Curatorial Project category at Sergey Kuryokhin award for the exhibition Bride’s Face. Kazakhstan Modern Art.

Kazakhstan Modern Art exhibition receives Sergey Kuryokhin award
Bryan, Lambert win big at US country music awards
Bryan, Lambert win big at US country music awards

Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert won big Sunday as Nashville's biggest names took over Las Vegas for the 48th Academy of Country Music awards.

Bryan, Lambert win big at US country music awards
South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu. ©REUTERS
S. Africa's Desmond Tutu wins $1.7-mn Templeton Prize

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu, the former archbishop of Cape Town, was on Thursday awarded the $1.7-million Templeton Prize for his lifelong work to promote "love and forgiveness".

S. Africa's Desmond Tutu wins $1.7-mn Templeton Prize
Galina Voskoboeva. ©Reuters
Tennis: Kazakhstan's Voskoboeva shortlisted for Fed Cup Heart Awards

Fed Cup Heart Award recognizes players who represent their country with distinction, show exceptional courage on court and demonstrate outstanding commitment to their team.

Tennis: Kazakhstan's Voskoboeva shortlisted for Fed Cup Heart Awards
Olympic champions Svetlana Podobedova, Zulfiya Chinshanlo and Maya Maneza. Photo courtesy of Kazakh State University after Al-Farabi
Most of Kazakhstan proud of its Olympic winners regardless of ethnic origin: poll

58.5% of the respondents believe that “if athletes of different ethnic origins bring medals to Kazakhstan they are welcome to do so.”

Most of Kazakhstan proud of its Olympic winners regardless of ethnic origin: poll
'Argo' wins best picture on shared Oscars night
'Argo' wins best picture on shared Oscars night

Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama "Argo" won the coveted best film Oscar on Sunday, as other key prizes were shared among several films at the 85th Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest night.

'Argo' wins best picture on shared Oscars night
Hathaway wins best supporting actress Oscar
Hathaway wins best supporting actress Oscar

Anne Hathaway on Sunday won the best supporting actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of the dying prostitute Fantine in musical adaptation "Les Miserables."

Hathaway wins best supporting actress Oscar