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Americans back guns, even after shootings: poll

An overwhelming majority of Americans, particularly whites, are adamant about the constitutional right to bear arms, a poll showed this week amid a rash of shootings across the US.

Americans back guns, even after shootings: poll
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'Disabled' man executed in US despite protests

Authorities in the southern US state of Texas executed an African American man on Tuesday despite protests from human rights groups that said he was mentally disabled.

'Disabled' man executed in US despite protests
Gay taboo turns to pride in Vietnam
Gay taboo turns to pride in Vietnam

Communist Vietnam is considering legalising same-sex marriage, which would catapult it to the fore of gay rights in Asia, where traditional values dominate many societies and sodomy is illegal in some.

Gay taboo turns to pride in Vietnam
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'

Gays and lesbians puckered up at "kiss-ins" outside Chick-fil-A outlets across the United States in protest over the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'

A Japanese paper firm whose factory was at the centre of deadly weekend protests in China said Monday it was concerned about the demonstration, but rejected pollution claims as "groundless".

Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'
Massive police state controls N.Korea: study
Massive police state controls N.Korea: study

North Korea's notoriously harsh secret police consists of vast and sometimes competing agencies that will pose a major challenge to any potential attempts at reform.

Massive police state controls N.Korea: study
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American camp with Kazakhstan-born kids operating without license

The license of the camp for troubled children adopted from foreign countries called Ranch for Kids in Montana was suspended in 2010.

American camp with Kazakhstan-born kids operating without license
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Kazakhstan supports UN efforts to stop violence in Syria

Astana shares the concerns over the situation in North African and Middle Eastern countries: Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan supports UN efforts to stop violence in Syria
There are gays and lesbians among Kazakhstan officials
There are gays and lesbians among Kazakhstan officials

They are either fired or not hired. This is an unspoken rule for many commercial structures: human rights activist.

There are gays and lesbians among Kazakhstan officials
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Uralsk controllers are made to wear electronic collars

Management of RKCU-Uralsk billing company has obliged its transport controllers to wear electronic collars with GPS navigators.

Uralsk controllers are made to wear electronic collars
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Former senator appointed chairman of Kazakhstan President’s Human Rights Commission

Kuanysh Sultanov was appointed chairman of Kazakhstan President’s Human Rights Commission

Former senator appointed chairman of Kazakhstan President’s Human Rights Commission
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Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office will prepare a draft law with notification-based permit for peaceful meetings, rallies and demonstrations.

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies
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Shymkent citizen moved to another country because of sexual orientation

A citizen of Shymkent moved to a neighboring country because of constant insults for his sexual orientation.

Shymkent citizen moved to another country because of sexual orientation
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UN to review human rights situation in Kazakhstan online

A report on human rights in Kazakhstan will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Commission in an online session.

UN to review human rights situation in Kazakhstan online