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Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships
Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships

After years of political battles, gay couples in Ecuador lined up to register their unions on their national identity cards like heterosexual couples.

Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships
"Homosexualism, a threat to the nation" the poster says.
Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA

Kazakhstan activists urged the Kazakh Parliament to ban gay propaganda and prohibit the people known to be gay from holding public offices and serving in the army.

Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA
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Kazakhstan toughens punishment for corruption

The new Kazakhstan Criminal Code that will enter into force next year introduces a tougher punishment for bribes.

Kazakhstan toughens punishment for corruption
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Anti-corruption fight in Kazakhstan is not an easy ride

Kazakhstan holds the 140th place in the Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index and struggles to create a comprehensive anti-corruption program.

Anti-corruption fight in Kazakhstan is not an easy ride
N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report
N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report

North Korea said it would publish its own "rosy" human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations.

N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report
Vice Minister of Education and Science Takir Balykbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
2 applicants per university scholarship in Kazakhstan: Ministry of Education

For the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, there are a little over 2 applicants per a scholarship.

2 applicants per university scholarship in Kazakhstan: Ministry of Education
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Kazakhstan's anti-corruption movement to eradicate corruption through education

A nationwide anti-corruption movement Zhanaru was initiated in Kazakhstan in the beginning of this year.

Kazakhstan's anti-corruption movement to eradicate corruption through education
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Underage teens risk live to take photo in Astana

Two underage teens risked their lives for a beautiful photo in Astana.

Underage teens risk live to take photo in Astana
©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev signs new Criminal Code

President of Kazakshtan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the new Criminal Code on July 3.

Nazarbayev signs new Criminal Code
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Tengrinews experiment: who follows alcohol prohibition law?

Tengrinews reporters decided to conduct a small experiment to check if shop assistants followed the new law that prohibits alcohol sales after 9 p.m.

Tengrinews experiment: who follows alcohol prohibition law?
©Reuters/Mick Tsikas
Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll

Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll
© Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan extends ban on alcohol sales after daylight

Strong and light alcoholic beverages in Kazakhstan are now sold at different times of day.

Kazakhstan extends ban on alcohol sales after daylight
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Expert opinions not subject to prosecution under new rumours legislation in Kazakhstan: Merkel

Expert opinions are not going to be subject to prosecution under the new amendments introducing up to 12 years of imprisonment for spreading rumors.

Expert opinions not subject to prosecution under new rumours legislation in Kazakhstan: Merkel
©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new law creating an ID card for anyone who wants it, including illegal immigrants, amid a wider debate about immigrant rights.

New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants
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Tazhayakov's lawyer asks for impartial jury

Tazhayakov's lawyer has asked the judge to question potential jury about they attitude to Muslims and ask other relevant questions to make sure none of them is biased against the Kazakhstani student.

Tazhayakov's lawyer asks for impartial jury
Nazarbayev enacts additional monitoring of suspicious transactions
Nazarbayev enacts additional monitoring of suspicious transactions

Nazarbayev have signed amendments to the law on ratification of the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime.

Nazarbayev enacts additional monitoring of suspicious transactions
©Reuters/David Mercado
Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

Bolivian lawmakers have approved child workers as young as 10 years old, under a new law that lays out specific conditions for employing children.

Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10
Kazakhstan Parliament. Tengrinews stock photo
Kazakhstan to hold its officials responsible for copying other countries' laws

The topic of plagiarism in draft laws by incompetent government officials was raised at the Central Communications Service briefing on Tuesday, July 1.

Kazakhstan to hold its officials responsible for copying other countries' laws
Japan's clubland weathers dancing ban
Japan's clubland weathers dancing ban

Famous for its neon lights and wild nightlife, Tokyo's status as one of the world's clubbing capitals looks set to survive a potentially ruinous police crackdown on -- of all things -- dancing.

Japan's clubland weathers dancing ban
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Legalization law adopted in Kazakhstan

Today, the Kazakhstan Parliament рфы adopted the law "On amnesty of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, repatriates and persons holding a residence permit in the Republic of Kazakhstan due to legalization of their property".

Legalization law adopted in Kazakhstan