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.
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.
The 2nd International Circus Festival will be held in Almaty within the frame of City's Day celebration.
On September 8 Kazakhstan will observe the Family Day for the first time.
260 thousand first graders had their first day at school on the Day of Knowledge -- September 1 -- and started their studies today in Kazakhstan.
The festival of famous Beatles songs in Almaty was been postponed allegedly due to weather conditions.
The festive program dedicated to the Constitution Day is prepared for Almaty residents and guests.
Children and teenagers of Almaty city had a chance to play Angry Birds and Pacman at the celebration of the Teenager’s Day.
Almaty citizens cycled the city's streets in Kazakh, Roman and Byzantine costumes to celebrate the Sports Day.
Kazakhstan celebrates the Constitution Day on August 30 and will enjoy two days off for the holiday this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An international circus festival called Echo of Asia was held in Astana as part of the celebrations timed to Astana Day.
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.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the cutting of the 600kg Astana birthday cake baked specially for the anniversary.
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.
The official celebration of the Astana Day will start on July 4 with hoisting of the flag and will last for 10 days.
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