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Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes
Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks.

Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes
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First McDonald's to open in Astana

Two McDonald’s fast food restaurants are opening in Astana soon.

First McDonald's to open in Astana
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Nazarbayev criticises EXPO-2017 preparations

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has criticized the preparations for the upcoming EXPO-2017 in Astana and urged to draw on the experience of Lisbon and Shanghai.

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Nazarbayev criticises EXPO-2017 preparations
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World-renowned architect Jon Gehl advices to Kazakhstan

Famous Dutch architect and urban design consultant Jan Gehl has presented a project aimed at improving Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty.

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World-renowned architect Jon Gehl advices to Kazakhstan
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Golovkin starts construction of resort in Karaganda's National Park

Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin is constructing a resort in the Karkaralinsk National Park, Karaganda Oblast.

Golovkin starts construction of resort in Karaganda's National Park
Ice Palace maquette. Photo © Tengrinews.kz
$758 million for construction of Universiade 2017 venues

Almaty’s Board of Construction has announced the budget for the construction of the Universiade venues.

$758 million for construction of Universiade 2017 venues
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South Korean company to build thermal power plant in Atyrau Oblast

A South Korean company Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed an agreement with a Kazakhstani company Karabatan Utility Solutions for the construction of a thermal power station.

South Korean company to build thermal power plant in Atyrau Oblast
Li Keqiang met with President Nazarbayev in Astana. Photo © akorda.kz
China to help Kazakhstan develop infrastructure: Li Keqiang

During his official visit to Astana, the Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang suggested to help Kazakhstan with development of its infrastructure.

China to help Kazakhstan develop infrastructure: Li Keqiang
New York's Times Square gets huge digital billboard
New York's Times Square gets huge digital billboard

New York's Times Square will be illuminated by the world's highest resolution video display screen of its size -- nearly as big as a football field.

New York's Times Square gets huge digital billboard
New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life
New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life

A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most vibrant.

New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life
Russia to launch Europe's largest prison
Russia to launch Europe's largest prison

Russia will launch Europe's biggest prison in 2015 to replace one of its most notorious jails that once held revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Soviet-era dissidents.

Russia to launch Europe's largest prison
Eiffel Tower's new glass floor aims to turn heads
Eiffel Tower's new glass floor aims to turn heads

A much-anticipated facelift of the Eiffel Tower will be unveiled with a new glass floor to dizzy the tourists who flock to Paris's best-known landmark.

Eiffel Tower's new glass floor aims to turn heads
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Building collapse at Nigerian megachurch: emergency services

At least three people were killed when a building linked to one of Nigeria's most famous preachers and televangelists collapsed in Lagos.

Building collapse at Nigerian megachurch: emergency services
Paris building explosion toll rises to eight
Paris building explosion toll rises to eight

The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building outside Paris rose to eight .

Paris building explosion toll rises to eight
Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion
Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion

Rescue workers searched throughout the night for two people missing after an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris.

Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion
Art Museum. Photo courtesy of Rosa Yessenkulova
Kazakhstan explores Chinese EXPO-2010 experience

38 facilities will be built for the upcoming EXPO-2017 international exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan explores Chinese EXPO-2010 experience
The building of boarding school in Karaganda city. Photo courtesy of Nv.kz.
Boarding school in decay in Karaganda

A boarding school for visually impaired children in the city of Karaganda in central Kazakhstan is in decay.

Boarding school in decay in Karaganda
Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets
Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets

The "House on the Corner" was one of the most feared places during Soviet times, but now people are keen to uncover its dark secrets.

Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets
Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55
Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55

At least four people including a 10-year-old child died and 55 others were injured when three residential buildings collapsed in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, the authorities said.

Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55
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Nazarbayev unveils new building of National Defense University

Nursultan Nazarbayev has unveiled a new block of the National Defense University in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev unveils new building of National Defense University