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China official sacked for extravagant wedding: media
China official sacked for extravagant wedding: media

A low-ranking official in Beijing was sacked for hosting a lavish wedding banquet, Chinese state media said, becoming the latest target of a high-profile official crackdown on corruption and waste.

China official sacked for extravagant wedding: media
Fireworks in Almaty
Almaty celebrates with 3D show and fireworks

A grandiose fireworks, multimedia light and sound show -- Almaty Skylight -- took place at the Astana Square of Almaty late on Septembre 14 to celebrate the Almaty City Day.

Almaty celebrates with 3D show and fireworks
Photo by Vladimir Prokopenko©
Circus artists from 7 countries to perform for Almaty City Day

The 2nd International Circus Festival will be held in Almaty within the frame of City's Day celebration.

Circus artists from 7 countries to perform for Almaty City Day
Photo courtesy of liveinternet.ru
Kazakhstan to observe Family Day first time on September 8

On September 8 Kazakhstan will observe the Family Day for the first time.

Kazakhstan to observe Family Day first time on September 8
Photo by Danial Okassov©
260,000 children go to school first time this year

260 thousand first graders had their first day at school on the Day of Knowledge -- September 1 -- and started their studies today in Kazakhstan.

260,000 children go to school first time this year
The concert in front of the Palace of the Republic. Photo courtesy of misk.org.kz
Nonexistent rain prevents Beatles Songs Fest from happening in Almaty

The festival of famous Beatles songs in Almaty was been postponed allegedly due to weather conditions.

Nonexistent rain prevents Beatles Songs Fest from happening in Almaty
Almaty to hold Beatles Songs Fest on Constitution Day
Almaty to hold Beatles Songs Fest on Constitution Day

The festive program dedicated to the Constitution Day is prepared for Almaty residents and guests.

Almaty to hold Beatles Songs Fest on Constitution Day
Photo by Alisher Akhmetov©
Children play Angry Birds and Pacman in real life in Almaty

Children and teenagers of Almaty city had a chance to play Angry Birds and Pacman at the celebration of the Teenager’s Day.

Children play Angry Birds and Pacman in real life in Almaty
Photo courtesy of Facebook
Costume bike parade held on Sports Day in Almaty

Almaty citizens cycled the city's streets in Kazakh, Roman and Byzantine costumes to celebrate the Sports Day.

Costume bike parade held on Sports Day in Almaty
Tengrinews.kz file photo
Kazakhstan gets two days off for Constitution Day

Kazakhstan celebrates the Constitution Day on August 30 and will enjoy two days off for the holiday this year.

Kazakhstan gets two days off for Constitution Day
40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks
40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks

Rescuers were searching for 40 Indonesians including women and children on Saturday after a boat carrying them home to celebrate the end of the Islamic fasting month sank off Malaysia.

40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks
Pope warns Latin America against legalizing drugs
Pope warns Latin America against legalizing drugs

Pope Francis warned Latin America against legalizing drugs on Wednesday, delving into a hot topic in his home region after celebrating the first public mass of his landmark visit to Brazil.

Pope warns Latin America against legalizing drugs
N. Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme
N. Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme

North Korea has launched its annual Arirang festival, featuring tens of thousands of performers in a highly-choreographed display of patriotism and support for the ruling Kim dynasty.

N. Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme
It's a boy for Britain's William and Kate
It's a boy for Britain's William and Kate

Prince William, his wife Kate and their new son spent their first night together on Monday after it was earlier announced that Britain had a new future king.

It's a boy for Britain's William and Kate
Singer Tina Turner and her long-term German partner Erwin Bach. ©REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic
Simply the best: Tina Turner ties knot in Switzerland

Tina Turner, the US-born superstar famed for hits such as "Private Dancer", has married her longtime German partner and will reportedly celebrate the union in a Buddhist ceremony in Switzerland Sunday.

Simply the best: Tina Turner ties knot in Switzerland
Photo courtesy of karlsonya.ru
Astana hosts international circus festival

An international circus festival called Echo of Asia was held in Astana as part of the celebrations timed to Astana Day.

Astana hosts international circus festival
World celebrates ailing Mandela's 95th birthday
World celebrates ailing Mandela's 95th birthday

Global celebrations and charity events will mark Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday Thursday, but the critically ill anti-apartheid hero himself may still be confined to his Pretoria hospital bed on life-support.

World celebrates ailing Mandela's 95th birthday
Celebrating cake. Photo courtesy of 24.kz
Nazarbayev cuts 600kg cake on Astana Day

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the cutting of the 600kg Astana birthday cake baked specially for the anniversary.

Nazarbayev cuts 600kg cake on Astana Day
Croatia celebrates historic EU entry
Croatia celebrates historic EU entry

Tens of thousands of Croatians cheered the country's entry into the European Union at midnight Sunday as fireworks lit up the skies above Zagreb.

Croatia celebrates historic EU entry
Tengrinews.kz file photo
Kazakhstan residents get 3 days off for Astana Day

The official celebration of the Astana Day will start on July 4 with hoisting of the flag and will last for 10 days.

Kazakhstan residents get 3 days off for Astana Day