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Festivities and fireworks in Astana on May 1

1 May in Kazakhstan's capital is celebrated with more than 200 events and finishes with grand fireworks in five spots of the city.

Festivities and fireworks in Astana on May 1
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Dead worker found under collapsed bridge in Almaty, investigation launched

A bridge under construction collapses in Almaty, kills one and injures 20 others, bringing safety at Kazakhstan's construction sites and industries into spotlight.

Dead worker found under collapsed bridge in Almaty, investigation launched
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Kazakhstan should choose - reforms or degradation: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that challenges were awaiting the country and it had to choose between reforms and degradation.

Kazakhstan should choose - reforms or degradation: Nazarbayev
Photo courtesy of the press service of the Department of Emergency Situations of East Kazakhstan Oblast
Hundreds evacuated in flood-hit East Kazakhstan

People have been evacuated from seven villages in East Kazakhstan Oblast as water flooded and damaged hundreds of houses.

Hundreds evacuated in flood-hit East Kazakhstan
Karim Massimov. Photo courtesy of ortcom.kz
Karim Massimov appointed Kazakh Prime Minister

President of Kazakhstan appoints Karim Massimov Prime Minister.

Karim Massimov appointed Kazakh Prime Minister
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Nazarbayev inaugurated

The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan has set a date for inauguration of the country's President to April 29.

Nazarbayev inaugurated
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Nazarbayev talks of his greatest accomplishment

The newly elected president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the time when Kazakhstan just gained independence and what the elections mean to him.

Nazarbayev talks of his greatest accomplishment
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Nazarbayev urges world community to learn from Kazakhstan's peacefulness

Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the world community has something to learn from Kazakhstan. Namely, its peacefulness and unity of people of various religions and nationalities.

Nazarbayev urges world community to learn from Kazakhstan's peacefulness
Russian President Vladimir Putin ©RIA Novosti
Foreign leaders congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev on reelection

Foreign leaders have congratulated the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on his victory in the presidential elections.

Foreign leaders congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev on reelection
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Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination

Chief Kazakh Sanitary Doctor and Vice-Minister of Health and Social Development declare preliminary causes of the negative reactions to the measles vaccination conducted in February.

Possible causes of negative reactions to measles vaccination
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Evacuees return to worst-hit village in flood aftermath in Kazakhstan

As waters subside in Kazakhstan's Karaganda Oblast, villagers start returning to their homes. Damages from the natural disaster remain to be assessed.

Evacuees return to worst-hit village in flood aftermath in Kazakhstan
Vyacheslav Abramov and Marat Shibutov ©Tengrinews
Political analyst in Kazakhstan predicts increased role of Mazhilis after presidential election

Political analysts explain high voter turnout in the presidential election in Kazakhstan and predict future developments in the Central Asian country.

Political analyst in Kazakhstan predicts increased role of Mazhilis after presidential election
AN-124 plane, the type that delivered "odd cargo" to US Embassy in Bishkek. Photo ©REUTERS
US diplomat in Kazakhstan brushes off Bishkek cargo rumors

The US Consulate General in Kazakhstan brushed aside rumors that the cargo delivered from Abu Dhabi to US Embassy in Bishkek was carrying weapons and cash to organize revolutions in Central Asia.

US diplomat in Kazakhstan brushes off Bishkek cargo rumors
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Man freezes in Kazakhstan mall

A strange incident involving a man who froze in a shopping mall has occured in Kazakhstan.

Man freezes in Kazakhstan mall
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Rise of water level in river near Kazakh capital continues

Water continues to rise in the Nura River, placing emergency services on high alert in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana.

Rise of water level in river near Kazakh capital continues
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Kazakh deputy demands answers from National Bank for pension losses

Kazakhstan MP asks the National Bank why 90 billion tenge ($484 million) were written off from pension accounts.

Kazakh deputy demands answers from National Bank for pension losses
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Kazakhstan ready to consider providing platform for Syrian talks: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has confirmed that Syrian opposition representatives appealed asking Nursultan Nazarbayev to provide a platform for dialogue on the Syrian conflict. According to the Ministry, Kazakhstan's involvement is quite possible.

Kazakhstan ready to consider providing platform for Syrian talks: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Kazakh villagers ask to asses damages from flooding

Villagers from flood-hit areas in Kazakhstan ask for help and to assess damages to their homes. Emergency services are still working to counter the consequences of flooding and prevent additional ruin.

Kazakh villagers ask to asses damages from flooding
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International observers impressed with high voter turnout in Kazakhstan presidential election

International observers from the CIS have shared their impressions about the presidential election in Kazakhstan.

International observers impressed with high voter turnout in Kazakhstan presidential election
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Nazarbayev promises making Kazakhstan one of 30 most developed countries

During the ceremony of announcing the results of the exit polls, President Nursultan Nazarbayev promised to work with renewed vigor in moving Kazakhstan to join the 30 most developed.

Nazarbayev promises making Kazakhstan one of 30 most developed countries