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No alcohol sales after 9pm in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has banned alcohol sales between 9 p.m. and noon.

No alcohol sales after 9pm in Kazakhstan
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Japan bans child porn possession

Japan on Wednesday finally fell into line with other developed countries and made the possession of child pornography illegal.

Japan bans child porn possession
US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal
US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal

The US Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to buy a gun on behalf of someone else who did not go through the background check.

US top court rules 'straw' gun purchases are illegal
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Circus performers flip over animal ban in Mexico City

About 1,000 clowns, jugglers and animal trainers marched Tuesday against Mexico City's pending ban on circus animals.

Circus performers flip over animal ban in Mexico City
Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay. ©Reuters/Chris Wattie
Canada unveils new prostitution law

Canada's attorney general unveiled a law Wednesday that makes it legal to sell sex to individuals but illegal to buy it, after the high court struck down an anti-prostitution law.

Canada unveils new prostitution law
First Deputy Prosecutor General Johan Merkel. Photo  courtesy of ortcom.kz.
Insiders dealings and securities market manipulations now punishable by law in Kazakhstan

Insiders dealings and securities market manipulations will be punishable by law in Kazakhstan according to the First Deputy Prosecutor General Iogan Merkel.

Insiders dealings and securities market manipulations now punishable by law in Kazakhstan
Iogan Merkel, First Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan. ©Danial Okasov
Embezzlers may avoid prison in Kazakhstan

Citizens accused of embezzling state property will be able to avoid imprisonment in case they fully compensate for it.

Embezzlers may avoid prison in Kazakhstan
Head of the Association of Enterpreneurs of Almaty Viktor Yambaev. © Yaroslav Radlov
Legalization of capital in Kazakhstan - Cui bono?

The upcoming legalization of capital in Kazakhstan will benefit primarily the state officials - this is the opinion of the head of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Almaty Viktor Yambayev.

Legalization of capital in Kazakhstan - Cui bono?
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OECD to examine corruption in Kazakhstan

The OECD has arrived to Astana to monitor Kazakhstani legislation as a part of the Istanbul Anti-corruption Action Plan

OECD to examine corruption in Kazakhstan
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed
Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed

A prominent Tunisian blogger who accused police of fabricating drugs charges against him walked free from court on Friday after a judge threw out the case.

Drugs case against Tunisia blogger dismissed
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Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits

Costa Rica's social security administration has agreed to allow same-sex couples to share health and pension benefits, even though the conservative Central American country bans gay marriage.

Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits
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Kazakhstan MP doubts upcoming legalization

Omarkhan Oksikbayev, Member of the Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliamentб doubts success of the forthcoming legalization of property in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan MP doubts upcoming legalization
Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. Photo courtesy of la-razon.com
Bolivian ex-president can face rights trial in US

A judge in the state of Florida has given a green light for a human rights abuses trial to move forward in the United States against Bolivian ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.

Bolivian ex-president can face rights trial in US
Swiss vote to ban paedophiles from working with kids
Swiss vote to ban paedophiles from working with kids

Switzerland on Sunday overwhelmingly voted for a harsher stance against convicted paedophiles by banning them from working with children for life.

Swiss vote to ban paedophiles from working with kids
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Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO

A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group told AFP.

Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO
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Kazakhstan to start legalization of property and capitals in September

The government of Kazakhstan has announced the date when it is going to start the legalization of property and capital.

Kazakhstan to start legalization of property and capitals in September
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Kazakhstan bans anonymous bank accounts

A new law that prohibits opening of anonymous bank accounts has been adopted in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan bans anonymous bank accounts
Map showing the Amazonas watershed. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Brazil's WWII 'rubber soldiers' win compensation

Brazil's congress adopted a law Wednesday to compensate workers who say they were never paid properly after being recruited to Amazon rubber plantations to help the Allies during World War II.

Brazil's WWII 'rubber soldiers' win compensation
Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week
Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week

Uruguay on Friday took a major step in setting rules for the government-regulated sale of marijuana, a daring experiment supported by the country's iconoclastic president.

Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week
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Kazakh legislation to make cadaveric donors lists classified

Information on cadaveric donors in Kazakhstan will be confidential.

Kazakh legislation to make cadaveric donors lists classified