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Glaciers may be gone in 65 years, Kazakhstan may face water shortages: Dr Severskiy

Dzhungar Alatau glaciers can disappear by 2080 and Kazakhstan will be experiencing water shortages, said Doctor of Geographical Sciences Igor Severskiy.

Glaciers may be gone in 65 years, Kazakhstan may face water shortages: Dr Severskiy
Marianna Khadzhamova. Personal file photo.
Atyrau model wins second place at Black Sea Pearl-2015 beauty contest

23-year-old model from Atyrau city in western Kazakhstan Marianna Khadzhamova has hauled the second place at the Black Sea Pearl-2015 beauty contest held in Crimea.

Atyrau model wins second place at Black Sea Pearl-2015 beauty contest
Syrym Shalabayev. Interpol photo
Ablyazov's brother-in-law detained in Lithuania

Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law Syrym Shalabayev has been arrested.

Ablyazov's brother-in-law detained in Lithuania
Adil Kabylda with the Governor of Pavlodar Oblast Kanat Bozumbayev. Photo courtesy of the region's Education Department.
Kazakh student wins International Chemistry Olympiad

A student from Kazakhstan's Pavlodar has won the International Chemistry Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Kazakh student wins International Chemistry Olympiad
Mudflow consequences being remedied in Almaty; danger persists

Mudflow consequences are still being remedied in Almaty that was hit by a powerful mud flow on July 23.

Mudflow consequences being remedied in Almaty; danger persists
Photo courtesy of basis.kz.
80 percent of 2022 Winter Olympics venues to be ready by 2017: Almaty's Mayor Akhmetzhan Yessimov

80 percent of the venues for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be ready by 2017.

80 percent of 2022 Winter Olympics venues to be ready by 2017: Almaty's Mayor Akhmetzhan Yessimov
Serik Akhmetov ©Turar Kazangapov
Ex-Prime Minister of Kazakhstan appears before court

Former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has appeared before the court on charges of large scale corruption.

Ex-Prime Minister of Kazakhstan appears before court
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Number of people joining ISIS is decreasing: Kazakh political scientist Yerlan Karin

According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist Yerlan Karin, the number of fighters that the ISIS or Daish, its Arabic acronym, is luring has been decreasing.

Number of people joining ISIS is decreasing: Kazakh political scientist Yerlan Karin
Aydin Aimbetov. Frame from video of Khabar TV channel.
Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov prepares for his flight to ISS on September 1

Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov has been going through a pre-flight preparation in Russian Star City for two months already.

Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov prepares for his flight to ISS on September 1
Shooting of Nomads movie in Almaty region. ©facebook.com/rkrasnoperov
Doctor of Historical Sciences from Kazakhstan explains country's large territory

According to Doctor of Historical Sciences Kanat Uskenbai, today Kazakhstan occupies the large territory thanks to its ancestors, who were nomads.

Doctor of Historical Sciences from Kazakhstan explains country's large territory
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev to speak at 70th session of UN General Assembly in September

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will deliver a speech during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Nazarbayev to speak at 70th session of UN General Assembly in September
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Loans in dollars are dangerous: head of Kazkom

Chairman of the Board of of Kazkommertsbank said that issuing and obtaining loans in dollars in Kazakhstan was dangerous.

Loans in dollars are dangerous: head of Kazkom
Dimash Kudaibergenov ©telegraf.by.
Aktobe native wins Grand Prix of Slavianski Bazaar 2015

Kazakhstan-born young singer Dimash Kudaibergenov has won the Grand Prix of the 24th International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar 2015 held on July 9-13 in Vitebsk, Belarus.

Aktobe native wins Grand Prix of Slavianski Bazaar 2015
Luiza Nurkuatova. Photo courtesy of lada.kz.
10-year-old talent wins Grand Prix of International Junior Song Contest in Vitebsk

10-year-old Luiza Nurkuatova from Aktau in western Kazakhstan has won the Grand Prix of the International Junior Song Contest held as part of the Slavianski Bazaar-2015.

10-year-old talent wins Grand Prix of International Junior Song Contest in Vitebsk
Vladimir Koshlyak and Alnur Musayev ©REUTERS
Viennese court acquits two men of murder in high-profile Aliyev's case; Kazakhstan contends Austrian judge biased

Vladimir Koshlyak and Alnur Musayev acquitted by jury in Austria of murdering two Kazakhstani bankers back in 2007.

Viennese court acquits two men of murder in high-profile Aliyev's case; Kazakhstan contends Austrian judge biased
Still from Adilkhan Yerzhanov's "Realtors."
Festival films at the heart of cultural controversy in Kazakhstan

Kazakh cinema is on the high wave but not everyone in the country is happy.

Festival films at the heart of cultural controversy in Kazakhstan
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Foreigners commit increasing number of offences in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan reports that foreigners are now committing more administrative offences.

Foreigners commit increasing number of offences in Kazakhstan
Deputy Akim of Mangistau Oblast Rakimbek Amirzhanov and Consul General of Iran in Aktau Mahmoud Adib ©lada.kz
Next oil refinery in Kazakhstan to be built together with Iran

Deputy Akim of Kazakhstan's Mangistau Oblast declared that the fourth oil refinery in Kazakhstan would be built in cooperation with Iran.

Next oil refinery in Kazakhstan to be built together with Iran
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petro Poroshenko. ©akorda.kz
Petro Poroshenko to visit Kazakhstan this fall

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan this fall.

Petro Poroshenko to visit Kazakhstan this fall
Photo courtesy of AKIpress
Terrorists destroyed in Bishkek - Kazakhstani citizens?

Reports circulating in the Kyrgyz media allege that the terrorists destroyed in Bishkek on July 16 were Kazakhstani citizens.

Terrorists destroyed in Bishkek - Kazakhstani citizens?