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England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king
England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king

England's slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, will finally be buried with honour on.

England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king
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Kazakhstan celebrates Central Asian New Year - Nauryz

21st March is the beginning of the celebration of the oldest holiday in the Kazakh Steppe - Nauryz, the day of rebirth and new beginning.

Kazakhstan celebrates Central Asian New Year - Nauryz
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Kazakh-Spanish documentary wins Jakarta film festival award

A Kazakh-Spanish film about Soviet-era Spaniards held prisoners in a labor camp on the territory of present day Kazakhstan has won an award at the Jakarta Film Festival.

Kazakh-Spanish documentary wins Jakarta film festival award
200 years on, Napoleon returns to southern France
200 years on, Napoleon returns to southern France

Napoleon landed in southern France, announcing "It's good to be back!"

200 years on, Napoleon returns to southern France
Bulgaria bids farewell to 'democracy hero' Zhelev
Bulgaria bids farewell to 'democracy hero' Zhelev

Bulgaria bid farewell to its first non-communist president Zhelyu Zhelev, hailed as a hero of freedom and democracy in the Balkan country.

Bulgaria bids farewell to 'democracy hero' Zhelev
'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag letters
'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag letters

Entitled "The Right of Correspondence," the exhibition is organised by Russia’s top rights group, Memorial, and displays hundreds of letters sent by Gulag.

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag letters
Ordabasy Square in Shymkent. Photo courtesy of ru.wikipedia.org
Shymkent reaches out for international recognition as oldest Kazakh city

The mayor's office of Shymkent has submitted an application to UNESCO to obtain international recognition of the 2200-years' history of their city.

Shymkent reaches out for international recognition as oldest Kazakh city
Despite Golden Globe, Russian film 'Leviathan' awaits release at home
Despite Golden Globe, Russian film 'Leviathan' awaits release at home

Russian drama "Leviathan" made history by becoming the first film from the country to win a Golden Globe since the fall of the USSR.

Despite Golden Globe, Russian film 'Leviathan' awaits release at home
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The Forgotten of Karaganda awarded at California Film Awards

Kazakhstani-Spanish The Forgotten of Karaganda documentary film has been awarded at the California Film Awards as the Best Documentary,

The Forgotten of Karaganda awarded at California Film Awards
Kerey and Janybek, founders of the Kazakh Khanate. Photo courtesy of astanainfo.net
Nazarbayev speaks of Kazakh statehood, national unity

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has spoken about the importance of passing the knowledge of history to younger generations, making the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh statehood next year especially significant.

Nazarbayev speaks of Kazakh statehood, national unity
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Kazakhstan celebrates Independence Day

Kazakhstan is celebrating its Independence Day on December 16.

Kazakhstan celebrates Independence Day
Excavations at the ancient city of Talkhir. ©uniquekazakhstan.info/Andrey Mikhailov
Almaty one thousand years ago

Famous Kazakh historian Karl Baipakov speaks about the origins of Almaty in Medieval Ages.

Almaty one thousand years ago
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Well preserved mammoth tusks discovered near Karaganda

Workers of a mining company have discovered mammoth tusks in Karaganda Oblast.

Well preserved mammoth tusks discovered near Karaganda
Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London
Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London

A rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display at London's Natural History museum -- the first to be exhibited there in a century.

Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London
Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches
Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches

Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair.

Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches
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Giants inhabited pre-historic Kazakhstan?

A former resident of Karaganda Viacheslav Plokhov claims he found footprints of pre-historic giants in Kazakhstan. The news some might call

Giants inhabited pre-historic Kazakhstan?
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmet Yasawi. Photo courtesy of khabar.kz
Kazakh professor asks Nazarbayev to protect a Sufi mausoleum from religious fanatics

A professor from Gumilyov Eurasian National University has asked President Nursultan Nazarbayev to protect the Mausoleum of famous Sufi scholar located at the territory for Kazakhstan from religious fanatics.

Kazakh professor asks Nazarbayev to protect a Sufi mausoleum from religious fanatics
Napoleon's two-pointed hat auctioned for 1.9 mln euros
Napoleon's two-pointed hat auctioned for 1.9 mln euros

One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold to a South Korean collector for 1.9 million euros ($2.2 million) at an auction outside Paris.

Napoleon's two-pointed hat auctioned for 1.9 mln euros
Historic photos of dead Che Guevara resurface in Spain
Historic photos of dead Che Guevara resurface in Spain

Historic photographs of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara taken by an AFP photographer shortly after his execution have come to light in a small Spanish town.

Historic photos of dead Che Guevara resurface in Spain
Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow
Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow

Thousands of Russians gathered outside the former KGB headquarters in Moscow for an annual ritual commemorating the tens of thousands killed in Stalin-era repressions.

Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow