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Aldiyar Bozhbanov. Photo courtesy of Yelena Keller
11 yo Kazakh prodigy invents no-electicity charging mechanism

A boy from Kazakhstan has invented a special charging device and has another innovative project in development.

11 yo Kazakh prodigy invents no-electicity charging mechanism
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Grace church pastor sentenced to 4 years

Pastor of the Grace Church Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev has been given a suspended 4-year sentence in Kazakhstan.

Grace church pastor sentenced to 4 years
Rakhat Aliyev. Youtube video frame.
Austrian prosecutors may present charges to Rakhat Aliyev shortly

Austrian Prosecutor’s Office may present charges to Rakhat Aliyev as soon as in 2014.

Austrian prosecutors may present charges to Rakhat Aliyev shortly
The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. ©Danial Okasov
One more Agriculture Ministry diplomat arrested over bribery in Kazakhstan

Agency for Fighting Economic and Corruption Crimes (Financial Police) has arrested the Head of Cattle Breeding Department of Agriculture Ministry of Kazakhstan.

One more Agriculture Ministry diplomat arrested over bribery in Kazakhstan
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In first, US woman denies Google Glass driving charge

A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, her lawyer said.

In first, US woman denies Google Glass driving charge
Mukhtar Ablyazov. ©RIA Novosti
British Court enforces payment of almost $400 million by Mukhtar Ablyazov to BTA Bank

The High Court of England has supported the claims of BTA Bank and ordered the former Chairman of the bank Mukhtar Ablyazov to return almost $400 million to the bank.

British Court enforces payment of almost $400 million by Mukhtar Ablyazov to BTA Bank
Bob Dylan. ©Reuters/Stringer
Bob Dylan charged in France over Croat comments: source

Bob Dylan has been charged with insulting behaviour and incitement to hatred in France after a Croat group filed a complaint about an interview he gave to Rolling Stone magazine.

Bob Dylan charged in France over Croat comments: source
Singer Chris Brown. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Chris Brown enters rehab for anger management

Tempestuous US singer Chris Brown has checked into a California rehab facility two days after being charged over an altercation in Washington.

Chris Brown enters rehab for anger management
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JPMorgan to pay $5.1 bn to settle Fannie, Freddie claims

JPMorgan Chase will pay $5.1 billion to settle charges it overstated the quality of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities sold to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

JPMorgan to pay $5.1 bn to settle Fannie, Freddie claims
13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges
13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges

Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups.

13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges
Venezuela says US has expelled its charge d'affaires
Venezuela says US has expelled its charge d'affaires

The United States has expelled Venezuela's charge d'affaires in Washington and two other diplomats in reprisal for the expulsion of three American diplomats from Caracas.

Venezuela says US has expelled its charge d'affaires
Woman charged with stalking US actor John Cusack
Woman charged with stalking US actor John Cusack

A 45-year-old woman was charged Thursday with stalking US actor John Cusack, whom she allegedly pestered with text, Twitter and other messages for the last three years.

Woman charged with stalking US actor John Cusack
Football: Messi pays back millions to taxman - reports
Football: Messi pays back millions to taxman - reports

Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father paid off five million euros ($6.6 million) they owed to the taxman ahead of their court appearance on tax evasion charges.

Football: Messi pays back millions to taxman - reports
Dias Kadyrbayev (L) and Azamat Tazhayakov are pictured in a courtroom sketch at the John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse in Boston. ©REUTERS
Kazakhs charged with impeding Boston bombing probe

A federal grand jury in Boston indicted two college students from Kazakhstan on Thursday for allegedly impeding investigators pursuing the Boston Marathon bombers.

Kazakhs charged with impeding Boston bombing probe
US concerned about charges of vote-rigging in Zimbabwe
US concerned about charges of vote-rigging in Zimbabwe

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday at charges of potential vote-rigging as Zimbabwe goes to the polls to elect a president.

US concerned about charges of vote-rigging in Zimbabwe
3 athletes charged with raping official in Malaysia
3 athletes charged with raping official in Malaysia

Three young Malaysian handball players have been charged with raping an official at a national tournament.

3 athletes charged with raping official in Malaysia
China's former railways minister, Liu Zhijun, attends a trial for charges of corruption and abuse of power. ©REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV
Suspended death for China ex-minister's 'huge' bribery

China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence Monday for "especially huge" bribery.

Suspended death for China ex-minister's 'huge' bribery
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US fines 'Hezbollah' bank $102 mn for laundering

A Lebanese bank accused of laundering money from drugs and other operations for clients tied to Hezbollah militants agreed Tuesday to pay US authorities $102 million to settle the charges.

US fines 'Hezbollah' bank $102 mn for laundering
US leaker Snowden charged with espionage: official
US leaker Snowden charged with espionage: official

US authorities have filed espionage charges against rogue intelligence technician Edward Snowden and have asked Hong Kong to detain him.

US leaker Snowden charged with espionage: official
Activist says China pressured New York University
Activist says China pressured New York University

Activist Chen Guangcheng charged that China waged an "unrelenting" pressure campaign that led New York University to end his studies as he voiced fear for academic freedom in the United States.

Activist says China pressured New York University