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All orphanages to close down in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan plans to introduce major changes to its orphans and disadvantaged children programs.

All orphanages to close down in Kazakhstan
Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law

Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.

Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
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Juicy court case leaves Coca-Cola on defensive

Coca-Cola was taken to task by the US Supreme Court on Monday, with justices questioning whether a drink sold as fruit juice was the real thing.

Juicy court case leaves Coca-Cola on defensive
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Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities on Sunday to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

Canadians rally to legalize marijuana
Nursultan Nazarbayev 
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Nazarbayev calls for changes in international law

Speaking at last week's session of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev asserted a need for a profound change in the international law and world order towards multipolarity.

Nazarbayev calls for changes in international law
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No job without medical examination in Kazakhstan

Medical examination has been proposed as a necessary condition for employment in Kazakhstan in a new amendment to the Code on People’s Health and Healthcare System of Kazakhstan.

No job without medical examination in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev © REUTERS
Private property in Kazakhstan is inviolable: Nazarbayev

At the meeting of the National Investors' Council Nursultan Nazarbayev declared that private property was inviolable in Kazakhstan.

Private property in Kazakhstan is inviolable: Nazarbayev
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović . Photo © RIA Novosti
OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has expressed her concern over the changes in Kazakhstani legislation concerning freedom of speech and free internet access.

OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access
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Toyota permits Kazakhstani retailers to use its trademark

Kazakhstani sellers of car spare parts have finally been permitted to use Toyota trademark on they advertisement banners and leaflets.

Toyota permits Kazakhstani retailers to use its trademark
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Kazakhstan can block Internet access without warrant

New amendments to the Law On Communications allow Kazakhstan authorities to block access to networks, including the Internet, and turn off communications equipment without even needing to obtain a court ruling.

Kazakhstan can block Internet access without warrant
Minister Nurlan Kapparov in the program "Professional Conversation"
Kazakhstan sets 15-year tariffs for renewable energy

Tariffs for renewable energy sources (RES) in Kazakhstan will be approved for 15 years.

Kazakhstan sets 15-year tariffs for renewable energy
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Kazakhstan toughens punishment for separatism

The calls for illegal changes in the territorial integrity of Kazakhstan would be punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, according to the draft of the new Criminal Code.

Kazakhstan toughens punishment for separatism
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Singapore seizes ivory disguised as coffee berries

Singapore authorities said Thursday they had intercepted about one tonne of ivory worth $1.6 million in a shipping container from Africa marked as carrying coffee berries.

Singapore seizes ivory disguised as coffee berries
Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep
Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep

Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday hailed a landmark court decision that Japan must halt an annual Antarctic whale hunt, despite fears it may try to sidestep the order.

Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep
First gay marriages take place in England and Wales
First gay marriages take place in England and Wales

Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" on Friday night as a law authorising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

First gay marriages take place in England and Wales
Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya
Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya

The adoption by Kenya's parliament of a controversial bill that legalises polygamy has provoked a fierce national debate pitting modern secular values and Christianity against local traditions.

Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya
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Alcohol ads ban: nearly 100 websites closed in Kazakhstan

92 websites have been banned by Kazakhstan courts for violating the law prohibiting advertisement of alcohol.

Alcohol ads ban: nearly 100 websites closed in Kazakhstan
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Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan

Participation in foreign armed conflicts has become a criminal offence in Kazakhstan.

Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan
Couples ready to tie the knot in UK's first gay marriages
Couples ready to tie the knot in UK's first gay marriages

When the clock strikes midnight on Friday, gay and lesbian couples across England and Wales will begin exchanging vows as an historic law legalising same-sex marriage finally comes into force.

Couples ready to tie the knot in UK's first gay marriages
Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road
Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road

Thousands of cars will be banned from Parisian roads on Monday as the city tries to curb dangerous pollution levels by introducing alternate driving days for the first time in nearly two decades.

Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road