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US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest
US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest

American world-record holders and pretenders to the crown of hot-dog chomper of the year weighed in for the hugely popular annual July 4 Coney Island competition set to draw thousands.

US eaters weigh in for New York dog chowing contest
Photo courtesy of event organizers
Festival of nomadic civilization in Astana on June 4-7

A festival of nomadic civilisation - Millenniums around Astana - opens doors into the ancient culture and lifestyle of nomadic people.

Festival of nomadic civilization in Astana on June 4-7
Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare
Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare

US authorities have yet to determine what exactly caused the deaths of more than 1,000 dogs that consumed jerky pet treats made in China, a Congressional panel heard.

Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare
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Mare's milk-based infant food to be produced in Kazakhstan

Production of infant food from mare’s milk will start in Akmola Oblast in the nearest future.

Mare's milk-based infant food to be produced in Kazakhstan
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New York City back to court over limiting soda sizes

New York City took its fight to limit the size of sodas and other sweet drinks blamed by some for obesity back to an appeals court Wednesday.

New York City back to court over limiting soda sizes
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Saudi tests Cadbury chocolate for pork traces

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn Cadbury chocolate bars from the market for tests to ensure the products do not contain traces of pig DNA, after the banned substance was detected in Malaysia.

Saudi tests Cadbury chocolate for pork traces
Starbucks comes under 7-Eleven control in Australia
Starbucks comes under 7-Eleven control in Australia

The owners of the 7-Eleven chain in Australia have taken control of coffee giant Starbucks' struggling local operations in a bid to turn around its fortunes, the company said.

Starbucks comes under 7-Eleven control in Australia
White boiled shrimp. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels

Brazilian health officials have raided hotels that will host visiting World Cup teams, including England and Italy, and confiscated expired food such as shrimp and salmon from their kitchens.

Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels
Michelle Obama takes on Republicans over school lunches
Michelle Obama takes on Republicans over school lunches

First lady Michelle Obama made a rare but strident foray into political debate Tuesday, slamming a Republican bid to change US school nutrition standards as "unacceptable."

Michelle Obama takes on Republicans over school lunches
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If you can’t buy a loaf of bread, take it for free

A Taldykorgan bakery gives away bread for free to those who cannot pay for it.

If you can’t buy a loaf of bread, take it for free
Fast-food workers strike in US for pay, union rights
Fast-food workers strike in US for pay, union rights

Fast-food workers in Miami and New York went on strike Thursday to demand pay hikes and the right to unionize in a protest also observed in other cities around the world.

Fast-food workers strike in US for pay, union rights
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Mango ale? Florida soaks up craft-beer boom

Florida is known for its sunshine and beaches -- and increasingly for its quality craft beer, good enough to compete with microbrewed ale from anywhere in the United States.

Mango ale? Florida soaks up craft-beer boom
Rakhat sweets. Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Rakhat Confectionary to expand to China and South Korea

Rakhat, a major Kazakhstani confectionary company, plans to expand into foreign markets.

Rakhat Confectionary to expand to China and South Korea
Photo courtesy of thenews.com.pk
Truck crash kills 23 in Haiti

A truck filled with food and street vendors overturned Saturday in Haiti, killing 23 people and wounding two dozen others.

Truck crash kills 23 in Haiti
Denmark's Noma reclaims world's best restaurant title
Denmark's Noma reclaims world's best restaurant title

Denmark's Noma restaurant on Monday reclaimed the title of world's best restaurant, becoming a four-time winner having lost the title last year to Spain's El Celler de Can Roca.

Denmark's Noma reclaims world's best restaurant title
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovskiy
How Astana and Almaty will celebrate Unity of Nations

Almaty and Astana have prepared a great number of venues and concerts to celebrate all the nations living in Kazakhstan.

How Astana and Almaty will celebrate Unity of Nations
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Groundbreaking crop yielding technology: Kazakhstani scientists

Kazakhstani scientists have invented a method to increase yield of agricultural crops that can possibly bring them a Nobel price nomination.

Groundbreaking crop yielding technology: Kazakhstani scientists
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Juicy court case leaves Coca-Cola on defensive

Coca-Cola was taken to task by the US Supreme Court on Monday, with justices questioning whether a drink sold as fruit juice was the real thing.

Juicy court case leaves Coca-Cola on defensive
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Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.

Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores
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Marks & Spencer reports rising Q4 sales

British high street retailer Marks & Spencer posted rising fourth-quarter sales on Thursday, boosted by strong performances for clothing and food, and also at its international division.

Marks & Spencer reports rising Q4 sales