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Photo courtesy of Pavlodar Oblast Department of Emergency Situations
Hurricane rips off roofs in Pavlodar Oblast

A hurricane blasted through Pavlodar Oblast in northeastern Kazakhstan.

Hurricane rips off roofs in Pavlodar Oblast
Photo courtesy of Talap Kapanov
Hurricane in Ekibastuz tears off roof of apartment building, knocks down trees

A powerful hurricane in Ekibazstuz has torn off a roof of a five-storey building and knocked down dozens of trees.

Hurricane in Ekibastuz tears off roof of apartment building, knocks down trees
Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold
Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold

The childhood home of former Beatle Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 ($231,000, 206,000 euros) at an auction in Liverpool, hometown of the legendary 1960s rock band.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold
John Kamman and  Grace Brogan. Photo © MPR News
American couple living in yurt

An American couple Grace Brogan and John Kamman are living in a yurt that they bought for $5000.

American couple living in yurt
Photo courtesy of umnydom.com.
Kazakhstan to produce equipment for smart homes

Kazakhstan will produce equipment for smart homes.

Kazakhstan to produce equipment for smart homes
Photo © lada.kz
Apartment building on fire in Aktau

The fire in an apartment building in Aktau in western Kazakhstan has destroyed the entire 6th floor.

Apartment building on fire in Aktau
Evacuation operation after the exposure. Photo courtesy the Almaty Oblast Department of Emergency Situations.
7 people dead, 8 injured in gas explosion in Kazakhstan's Taldykorgan

Seven people have died and another 8 were injured in a gas explosion accident near Taldykorgan in Kazakhstan's south.

7 people dead, 8 injured in gas explosion in Kazakhstan's Taldykorgan
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Family with little children living in forest taken to crisis center in Uralsk

In Uralsk, a family with three little children was living in a forest.

Family with little children living in forest taken to crisis center in Uralsk
Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics. ©REUTERS/Handout
Mandela's ex-wife files suit disputing his will

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela Tuesday filed court papers challenging the late statesman's will.

Mandela's ex-wife files suit disputing his will
Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included
Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included

Rustic abodes in a picturesque hilltop village on the island of Sicily, once home to Italian peasants and their donkeys, are up for sale for just one euro.

Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included
 ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstanis will wait for housing for a lifetime: Senator

Kazakhstanis will have to wait for the government to solve their housing problems for their entire life.

Kazakhstanis will wait for housing for a lifetime: Senator
Bruce Campbell in his plane-house. ©Reuters / Steve DiPaola
American lives in old Boeing-727

A retired electrical engineer has turned an old Boeing-727 into a house in the woods.

American lives in old Boeing-727
People in Astana don't like new apartments?
People in Astana don't like new apartments?

Astana folks abstain from buying apartments in new buildings.

People in Astana don't like new apartments?
Photo courtesy of astana.gov.kz
Hot water turns green in Astana

Green hot water runs from taps in Astana apartments.

Hot water turns green in Astana
©Reuters/Gaston De Cardenas
Versace mansion closes, readies for art exhibit?

The palatial US villa where fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered closed its doors Friday following its multi-million-dollar sale last month.

Versace mansion closes, readies for art exhibit?
Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction
Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction

The palatial Miami mansion where iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered goes under the hammer on Tuesday with auctioneers hoping to clinch a sale for as much as $40 million.

Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction
Egypt's Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest
Egypt's Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

Egypt's toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison to house arrest at a military hospital on Thursday, in a move overshadowed by a blistering crackdown against his Islamist successors.

Egypt's Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest
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'Smart' homes open doors to hackers

Smart homes that let residents control alarms, locks and more over the internet are opening doors for crooks with hacker skills, according to computer security specialists.

'Smart' homes open doors to hackers
Versace villa in Miami set for auction
Versace villa in Miami set for auction

The palatial Miami villa where fashion icon Gianni Versace was shot dead in 1997 is to be sold at auction and is expected to fetch more than $50 million.

Versace villa in Miami set for auction
Citigroup settles US suit over mortgage securities
Citigroup settles US suit over mortgage securities

Citigroup has settled a lawsuit by the US Federal Housing Finance Agency over the sale of home mortgage-backed securities to government-backed lenders.

Citigroup settles US suit over mortgage securities