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Kazakhstan eyes prohibiting and restraining orders

Once Kazakhstan adopts its new Criminal Procedures Code, the country's courts will be able to pass orders prohibiting or restricting approaches by the defendant to the protected.

Kazakhstan eyes prohibiting and restraining orders
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. ©Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
Russia blocks top opposition news sites

Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.

Russia blocks top opposition news sites
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Traumatic guns may soon be banned in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Senate (Upper Chamber of Parliament) has approved the law draft on introducing amendments and additions into the country's legislation related to the operation of the Internal Affairs Bodies.

Traumatic guns may soon be banned in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan wants to bring $6 billion out of shadows of its economy

The Government of Kazakhstan is considering a package of countermeasures against its off-the-books economy for 2014-2015.

Kazakhstan wants to bring $6 billion out of shadows of its economy
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Kazakhstan Government fails to force businessmen to embrace non-cash transactions

Kazakhstan Government has failed to force businessmen to start relying on non-cash transactions.

Kazakhstan Government fails to force businessmen to embrace non-cash transactions
Greenhouse gases emission. ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan postpones introduction of greenhouse gas emission fines

GHG emission fines mounted so high in 2013 that Kazakhstan decided to postpone introduction of the fines and cut the fine in two.

Kazakhstan postpones introduction of greenhouse gas emission fines
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Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans

Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law.

Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans
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Falsely diagnosed orphans and abandoned children of South Kazakhstan Oblast

More cases of false diagnosing of orphans have been discovered in South Kazakhstan Oblast.

Falsely diagnosed orphans and abandoned children of South Kazakhstan Oblast
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New Zealand prostitute wins sex harassment claim

A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.

New Zealand prostitute wins sex harassment claim
US top court refuses to review youth gun restrictions
US top court refuses to review youth gun restrictions

The US Supreme Court refused Monday to review restrictions on handguns for young people, dealing a blow to arms activists.

US top court refuses to review youth gun restrictions
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Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure.

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law
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Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags

It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be "100 percent made in the USA" -- at least where the Pentagon is concerned.

Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags
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International Arbitrations bring $3 billion to Kazakhstan in 2013

Kazakhstan won $3 billion in international arbitrations in 2013.

International Arbitrations bring $3 billion to Kazakhstan in 2013
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ©Reuters/Toru Hanai
Japan public sceptical on death penalty: study

Japan's public is less enthusiastic about capital punishment than government research shows, a new study has claimed, amid an acceleration in the rate of executions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan public sceptical on death penalty: study
An actor in police costume mock-arrests Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. ©Reuters/Nigel Marple
New Zealand court finds raid on Kim Dotcom was legal

A New Zealand appeals court ruled Wednesday that police acted legally when armed officers raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion as part of a US-led online piracy probe.

New Zealand court finds raid on Kim Dotcom was legal
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Italy and Kazakhstan working on extradition agreement

The Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament is considering a draft agreement on extradition of convicts to and from Italy.

Italy and Kazakhstan working on extradition agreement
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Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a controversial cybercrime law penalising online libel is constitutional, amid claims it is intended to curb Internet freedom in one of Asia's most freewheeling democracies.

Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional
International court to hear Croatia, Serbia genocide claims
International court to hear Croatia, Serbia genocide claims

The UN's highest International Court of Justice is to hear arguments next month in a long-running genocide case that threatens to sour relations between Croatia and Serbia.

International court to hear Croatia, Serbia genocide claims
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China gay activists' message for Putin on Valentine's Day

A group of gay and lesbian activists staged a Valentine's Day kissing protest in Beijing Friday aimed at highlighting Russia's controversial anti-homosexuality laws.

China gay activists' message for Putin on Valentine's Day
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.

Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die