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Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study
Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study

The prevailing theory that mammals only flourished after an asteroid strike wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is doubly wrong.

Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study
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British 'invaded' Australia say university guidelines

Language guidelines that advise students to describe British explorer James Cook's arrival in Sydney as an "invasion" rather than a "settlement" were defended by an Australian university.

British 'invaded' Australia say university guidelines
Elasmotherium sibiricum. Photo courtesy of palba.cz
Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time

A long-extinct animal known as the Siberian unicorn -- actually a long-horned rhinoceros -- may have walked the Earth 29,000 years ago.

Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time
Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists
Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists

hunters searching for mammoth tusks discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.

Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists
70 years after Nuremberg trials, Germany tries to right old wrongs
70 years after Nuremberg trials, Germany tries to right old wrongs

Seventy years after the trials of top Nazis began in Nuremberg, Germany is racing against time to prosecute the last Third Reich criminals to make up for decades of neglect.

70 years after Nuremberg trials, Germany tries to right old wrongs
Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains
Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains

New DNA tests on the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II confirm their authenticity after exhuming them in a bid to end a dispute with the Orthodox Church.

Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains
Equestrian monument of Alexander III in St. Petersburg. ©RIA Novosti
Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe

Russian investigators began examining the grave of Tsar Alexander III ahead of his exhumation in a probe looking to finally identify the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II and his family.

Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe
Lure of gold draws hundreds to Bulgaria's rivers
Lure of gold draws hundreds to Bulgaria's rivers

More than 2,000 years after the ancient Thracians crafted their exquisite jewelry from gold deposits in Bulgaria, hundreds are combing its rivers again in the hope of striking it rich in the EU's poorest country.

Lure of gold draws hundreds to Bulgaria's rivers
Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners
Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners

Australia marked 30 years since the world's largest monolith Uluru was returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners with the government admitting it has not lived up to commitments made back then.

Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners
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Fight for freedom, fight for Oscar: Kazakhstan nominates Yerzhan Turunov's Stranger

Kazakhstan has nominated Yerzhan Tursynov's film Stranger (Zhat) for Oscar.

Fight for freedom, fight for Oscar: Kazakhstan nominates Yerzhan Turunov's Stranger
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Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan are puzzled over headless remains found in ancient burials of Hun and Sarmat warriors.

Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan
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Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate

First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.

Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate
'Children of the aggressor': the Japanese war babies adopted by China
'Children of the aggressor': the Japanese war babies adopted by China

Now 73 and sitting in his Tokyo home, Yohachi Nakajima fights back tears when he thinks of his Chinese adopted mother and the farming village he once called homeю

'Children of the aggressor': the Japanese war babies adopted by China
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Kazakh horses named the oldest domestic horse breed

Kazakh horses are the oldest of domestic breeds that continues to inhabit the territories of its original formation said a Russian scientist Leonid Gaiduchenko.

Kazakh horses named the oldest domestic horse breed
Draft of Japan PM's WWII statement includes 'apology': report
Draft of Japan PM's WWII statement includes 'apology': report

A draft of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II includes the word "apology".

Draft of Japan PM's WWII statement includes 'apology': report
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
After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection
After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection

Buried and long forgotten, the head of a giant Lenin statue is set to make a comeback in the German capital a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection
History will prove me right over security bills: Japan PM
History will prove me right over security bills: Japan PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed his push to beef up Japan's military in the face of public and parliamentary opposition would be vindicated by history.

History will prove me right over security bills: Japan PM
Serbian PM to go to Srebrenica for massacre anniversary
Serbian PM to go to Srebrenica for massacre anniversary

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia said he would attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre this weekend in a bid to forge reconciliation.

Serbian PM to go to Srebrenica for massacre anniversary
Japan's Meiji industrial sites win UN world heritage status
Japan's Meiji industrial sites win UN world heritage status

The UN's cultural body conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites including some seen as representative of Japan's industrial revolution.

Japan's Meiji industrial sites win UN world heritage status