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Cameron urges Scotland to stay as business leaders clash over independence
Cameron urges Scotland to stay as business leaders clash over independence

British Prime Minister heads to Scotland to make the business case for it remaining part of Britain.

Cameron urges Scotland to stay as business leaders clash over independence
Ukraine says captured 'Russian soldiers' ahead of key talks
Ukraine says captured 'Russian soldiers' ahead of key talks

Kiev's security service said its army in the war-torn east has captured 10 Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian soil.

Ukraine says captured 'Russian soldiers' ahead of key talks
Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day
Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine paraded dozens of captured soldiers before a jeering crowd in mockery of Independence Day celebrations.

Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day
Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold
Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold

North Sea oil has been at the centre of fierce debate over Scotland's future ahead of an independence vote next month.

Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold
Leading Scottish historian backs independence campaign
Leading Scottish historian backs independence campaign

Prominent Scottish historian Tom Devine backed independence on Sunday in a boost to the Yes campaign a month from the referendum.

Leading Scottish historian backs independence campaign
IT-savvy India no longer land of 'snake charmers': Modi
IT-savvy India no longer land of 'snake charmers': Modi

Prime Minister said a "digital India" could compete with the world and hailed its IT professionals for banishing the country's image.

IT-savvy India no longer land of 'snake charmers': Modi
India's Modi to give closely watched speech as doubts grow
India's Modi to give closely watched speech as doubts grow

India's new Prime Minister will deliver an Independence Day speech that is being closely watched for announcements of major reforms.

India's Modi to give closely watched speech as doubts grow
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Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago

At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded "simply unacceptable" by its mayor.

Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago
Russia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Lavrov © RIA Novosti
Parallels between Ukraine and Kazakhstan inappropriate: Lavrov

According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, drawing parallels between Crimea, which was declared a Russian territory as a result of a referendum, and Kazakhstan is completely inept.

Parallels between Ukraine and Kazakhstan inappropriate: Lavrov
Embattled Turkey PM faces tough visit to EU
Embattled Turkey PM faces tough visit to EU

Turkey's embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought Monday to downplay the risk of a crisis with the European Union as he headed to Brussels facing a row over controversial judical reforms.

Embattled Turkey PM faces tough visit to EU
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John Ordway wishes happy Independence Day in Kazakh

US Charge d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway has congratulated Kazakhstan on the 22nd Independence Day in the Kazakh language.

John Ordway wishes happy Independence Day in Kazakh
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Seven heritages of Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstanis have gained seven precious heritages as a gift, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the meeting dedicated to the celebration of the Independence of Kazakhstan.

Seven heritages of Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of strategy2050.kz
Kazakhstanis made over 60 million leisure and business trips abroad in the last 13 years

In 2012 the number of students from Kazakhstan at foreign universities stood at 65 000: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstanis made over 60 million leisure and business trips abroad in the last 13 years
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. ©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead
Satu Fest
Don't miss Black Friday in Almaty

Black Friday and Boxing day, all in one are coming to Almaty to sweep the Kazakhstani shoppers off their feet with blowout bargains as a part of Satu Fest.

Don't miss Black Friday in Almaty
Scotland to make case for independence
Scotland to make case for independence

The Scottish government on Tuesday unveils its legal argument for independence from the United Kingdom, but nationalist leaders face an uphill battle in convincing voters to end the 300-year union.

Scotland to make case for independence
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Kazakhstan to get three additional days off in December

Kazakhstan will enjoy additional three days off for December holidays.

Kazakhstan to get three additional days off in December
Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond. ©Reuters/Russell Cheyne
With year to go, Scotland divided over independence

Voting for Scottish independence is "common sense", the leader of the movement to break away from the United Kingdom insisted a year to the day before Scotland votes in a referendum.

With year to go, Scotland divided over independence
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened to visitors, on the July 4 national holiday, months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York.

Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4
Venezuela inaugurates Simon Bolivar mausoleum
Venezuela inaugurates Simon Bolivar mausoleum

Venezuela has inaugurated a mausoleum that will hold the remains of the South American liberator Simon Bolivar, an imposing structure whose brainchild was the late Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela inaugurates Simon Bolivar mausoleum