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Nazarbayev, Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow open 'new Silk Road'

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have participated in the opening ceremony of the Uzen-Beket-Goran railroad.

Nazarbayev, Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow open 'new Silk Road'
US TV season rich in mystery and horror
US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror
Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena'
Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena'

Philippine President Benigno Aquino presided over the opening on Monday of what is billed as the world's largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect.

Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena'
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Piano-shaped concert hall unveiled in Almaty

Mayor of Almaty city Akhmetzhan Yessimov has unveiled new Alatau concert hall in Almaty.

Piano-shaped concert hall unveiled in Almaty
Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony
Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

American star Jennifer Lopez added a dash of glamour to the colourful World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday in a vivid contrast to the violent anti-tournament protests in the city.

Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony
Claudia Leitte Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. ©Reuters/Steve Marcus
Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all

Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony after all, FIFA said Tuesday, two days after it announced "production issues" would prevent her traveling to Brazil.

Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all
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DR Congo opens one of Africa's largest gold mines

DR Congo, one of the world's biggest gold producers, on Friday formally opened one of the continent's largest gold mines in the far northeast of the country.

DR Congo opens one of Africa's largest gold mines
Film festival explores post-communism in eastern Europe
Film festival explores post-communism in eastern Europe

The One World Romania international human rights documentary film festival which opened in Bucharest on Monday reviews the struggles of eastern Europe since the collapse of communism 25 years ago.

Film festival explores post-communism in eastern Europe
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Under shadow of spy scandal, Merkel, Cameron head to tech fair

The German and British leaders will officially open the world's biggest high-tech fair on Sunday, amid global debate about data security following revelations of mass US and British online snooping.

Under shadow of spy scandal, Merkel, Cameron head to tech fair
Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket
Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket

Fans may have paid $1,000 a ticket to see the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, but insisted it was value for money for a trip through Russia's history and culture.

Olympics: Fans wowed by Sochi show, even at $1,000 a ticket
Olympics: Sochi captivates with stunning opening show

Sochi dazzled the world on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring a feast of Russian music and a cast of thousands including ballet stars, acrobats, cosmonauts -- and even an ex-heavyweight boxer.

Olympics: Sochi captivates with stunning opening show
President Nazarbayev meets Kazakhstan's Olympic team. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev attends opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived to Sochi, Russia for the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics.

Nazarbayev attends opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi
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Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana together with Turkey

Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana jointly with Turkey.

Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana together with Turkey
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Indian film puts spotlight on Mumbai attacks lawyer

A provocative Bollywood biopic opening tells the story of a slain human rights attorney who began a career in the law after turning his back on a life as an insurgent, only to be shot dead in his Mumbai office.

Indian film puts spotlight on Mumbai attacks lawyer
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US to reopen Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon

US national parks and monuments including the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon are to reopen despite the federal shutdown, after states agreed to fund them temporarily.

US to reopen Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon
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Chamber hall to open in Astana Opera theater

The festive opening of the chamber hall in Astana Opera theater will take place on October 1, 2013 on the International Music Day.

Chamber hall to open in Astana Opera theater
Assanali Ashimov with his family. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Celebrities shine on red carpet of Eurasia Film Festival in Almaty

The 9th International Film Festival Eurasia kicked off on September 16 in Almaty.

Celebrities shine on red carpet of Eurasia Film Festival in Almaty
Two Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week
Two Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week

North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions.

Two Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week
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World's largest building opens in China

Boasting its own artificial sun and a floor area three times that of the Pentagon, the "world's largest building" has opened in southwest China to mixed reviews from its first visitors.

World's largest building opens in China
Japan's high-tech kabuki theatre set to open
Japan's high-tech kabuki theatre set to open

The curtain is about to go up at a new theatre dedicated to Japan's centuries-old kabuki-za performing art, sited in a high-tech venue in a 29-storey Tokyo office building.

Japan's high-tech kabuki theatre set to open