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Murat Zhumatayev. Personal archive photo
Arson version of Almaty flea market fire is ludicrous: veteran rescuer

Retired colonel Murat Zhumatayev, veteran of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Emergency Situations, has called the traders' version that the flea market was deliberately set on fire ludicrous.

Arson version of Almaty flea market fire is ludicrous: veteran rescuer
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Marat Abilov
Legal proceedings are dragged and overly formalized in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

Judicial proceedings in Kazakhstan are groundlessly dragged out and overly formalized in the opinion of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Legal proceedings are dragged and overly formalized in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
Evander Holyfield. Photo courtesy of telegraph.co.uk.
Boxing: Holyfield proclaims Golovkin best boxer of post-soviet space

Famous American heavyweight professional boxer Evander Holyfield says that the WBA middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan is the best boxer from the post-soviet space.

Boxing: Holyfield proclaims Golovkin best boxer of post-soviet space
Talgat Mussabayev. ©Marat Abilov
Mussabayev comments his statement about 'beer bar English' of Bolashak graduates

Head of KazKosmos National Space Agency Talgat Mussabayev has commented his statement about some graduates of the Bolashak program.

Mussabayev comments his statement about 'beer bar English' of Bolashak graduates
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Wreckage discovered near Baikonur is no spacecraft: Mussabayev

The wrecks found in Kyzyorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan do not belong to any space equipment.

Wreckage discovered near Baikonur is no spacecraft: Mussabayev
Andy Lee. Photo courtesy of dbe1.com
Boxing: Carl Froch to KO Kazakhstan's Golovkin

Irish boxing professional expects WBA and IBO champion Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan to be KOed by British Carl Froch.

Boxing: Carl Froch to KO Kazakhstan's Golovkin
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president

Syria could become a "Mediterranean Afghanistan" if the international community does not act to end its civil war.

Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
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Almaty Mayor admits gays exist in his city

Akim (Mayor) of Almaty city Akhmetzhan Yessimov has admitted the existence of gays in the city.

Almaty Mayor admits gays exist in his city
In some cases, US spying 'has reached too far': Kerry
In some cases, US spying 'has reached too far': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said for the first time Thursday that in some cases, US spying has gone too far, amid a row with Europe over the matter.

In some cases, US spying 'has reached too far': Kerry
'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan
'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said Monday it would be a "badge of shame" for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court.

'Badge of shame' if Africa exits world court: Annan
Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanization
Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanization

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Thursday that Syria could become an extremist haven like Taliban-era Afghanistan as he called for cooperation to end the country's civil war.

Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanization
McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'
McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."

McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'
Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order
Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order

Russia issued a stark warning Thursday that unilateral US military action could destroy world order, as the rival great powers discussed a plan to remove Syria's chemical weapons.

Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order
Daniel Geale. ©REUTERS
Boxing: Australian boxer doubts Golovkin

Australian boxer Daniel Geale (29-1, 15KOs), the current IBF world middleweight champion, believes that Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin has never faced a real rival.

Boxing: Australian boxer doubts Golovkin
Alexander Lukashevich. Photo courtesy of globedia.com
Moscow warns US against Syria military action

Military action against the Syrian regime would be a "tragic mistake", Russia said Sunday, warning the West not to preempt the results of a UN probe into alleged deadly chemical attacks.

Moscow warns US against Syria military action
Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage
Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage

US pop star Katy Perry on Thursday took Tony Abbott to task over his stance on gay marriage, telling the Australian opposition leader she would not vote for him.

Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage
Syria crisis can only be solved by 'striking terror with iron fist': Assad
Syria crisis can only be solved by 'striking terror with iron fist': Assad

Syria's crisis will only be solved by stamping out "terror", President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday, in reference to rebels fighting his regime.

Syria crisis can only be solved by 'striking terror with iron fist': Assad
Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?
Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, declaring that it is not his place to judge them -- while also condemning the Vatican's reported gay lobby as a "serious problem".

Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?
Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians: poll
Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians: poll

Nearly three quarters of Israelis think it will not be possible to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians even if stalled peace talks resume.

Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians: poll
Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macklin. Photo courtesy of BoxingScene.com
Boxing: Macklin envious of Golovkin's rates and attention

British boxer Matthew Macklin believes that Kazakhstan's Gennagy Golovkin is getting too much attention.

Boxing: Macklin envious of Golovkin's rates and attention