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Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Italy quake death toll nears 250
Italy quake death toll nears 250

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday amid fears many more corpses would be found.

Italy quake death toll nears 250
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and many more unaccounted for.

18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under

An orangutan living in an Australian zoo has created a jazz riff.

Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards. ©Sen Nathan
Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia
Central Asia looks to boost fledgling ski industry
Central Asia looks to boost fledgling ski industry

The season may be drawing to a close at Central Asian Kazakhstan's Chimbulak winter sports resort, but skiiers and snowboarders are still carving their way down.

Central Asia looks to boost fledgling ski industry
Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com
UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves

A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.

UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com
Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes

The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes
Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.

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Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Energy suggests using the Irtysh River to save the Aral Sea, one of the worst environmental disasters located in Kazakhstan.

Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Photo © Oleg Paramonov
Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate

First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.

Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate
Mudflow consequences being remedied in Almaty; danger persists

Mudflow consequences are still being remedied in Almaty that was hit by a powerful mud flow on July 23.

Mudflow consequences being remedied in Almaty; danger persists
Borovoye resort area
Kazakhstan's Borovoe resort area captured from bird's eye view

Kazakhstan's Borovoe resort area has been captured from bird's eye view.

Kazakhstan's Borovoe resort area captured from bird's eye view
Hail size of a chicken egg in Kazakhstan in July

Residents of Kostanay Oblast in northeastern Kazakhstan make photos of chicken-sized hail balls.

Hail size of a chicken egg in Kazakhstan in July
©Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan's Kostanay oblast hit by tornado, 12 injured

Sarykol village of Kostanay oblast in northern Kazakhstan has been hit by a tornado on June 26.

Kazakhstan's Kostanay oblast hit by tornado, 12 injured
©Tengrinews
Almaty hit by heavy rain and windstorm

Heavy rains and winds have hit Kazakhstan's Almaty in the past two days.

Almaty hit by heavy rain and windstorm
©Turar Kazangapov
Billions in damages from floods in Kazakhstan

Flood disaster in Kazakhstan has caused billions of tenge in damages and destruction.

Billions in damages from floods in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary
Movement of meltwater around Astana as observed from two satellites

A lot of efforts were made to preserve Astana from flooding. Technology were one way to do that as daily photographs of areas around the Kazakh capital were made to control the situation.

Movement of meltwater around Astana as observed from two satellites
©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh villagers ask to asses damages from flooding

Villagers from flood-hit areas in Kazakhstan ask for help and to assess damages to their homes. Emergency services are still working to counter the consequences of flooding and prevent additional ruin.

Kazakh villagers ask to asses damages from flooding
Floods in Karaganda Oblast ©Aisulu Bushtayeva
Flooding in Kazakhstan abates, consequences remain to be dealth with

As meltwater in Kazakhstan subsides, there are still measure to be taken to deal with the consequences and secure people's livelihoods.

Flooding in Kazakhstan abates, consequences remain to be dealth with