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Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount

More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.

Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Yerbolat Dossayev ©Central Communiations Service under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan revises 2015 inflation rate forecast

Minister of National Economy Yerbolat Dossayev announced the increase of inflation corridor from 6-8 percent to 8-10 percent for 2015.

Kazakhstan revises 2015 inflation rate forecast
Rouhani says ready to discuss 'plan of action' for Syria
Rouhani says ready to discuss 'plan of action' for Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an interview that he is ready to discuss a "plan of action" for Syria's post-war future after the Islamic State group is defeated.

Rouhani says ready to discuss 'plan of action' for Syria
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Concept of new railway station in Astana approved

The concept of a new train station in Kazakhstan's Astana has been approved.

Concept of new railway station in Astana approved
Rebuilding the economy of Nepal after the earthquake crisis
Rebuilding the economy of Nepal after the earthquake crisis

Recommendations that may bring good results in Nepal: Rethinking monetary policy in order to take into consideration the growing economic relation with China, pushing for a Roosevelt infrastructure plan, developing the hydro energy sector.

Rebuilding the economy of Nepal after the earthquake crisis
EU Commission proposes 10-point migrant crisis action plan
EU Commission proposes 10-point migrant crisis action plan

The EU unveiled a 10-point action plan Monday to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean after the latest disastrous loss of life.

EU Commission proposes 10-point migrant crisis action plan
Obama challenges 2016 candidates on immigration
Obama challenges 2016 candidates on immigration

US President Barack Obama trained his sights on Republicans and 2016 presidential hopefuls, encouraging voters to demand they support immigration reform.

Obama challenges 2016 candidates on immigration
UK's Labour details pre-poll economic plan
UK's Labour details pre-poll economic plan

Britain's main opposition Labour party outlined its economic plan to try to woo middle-income voters ahead of an anticipated closely-fought election in May.

UK's Labour details pre-poll economic plan
Russia unveils $21 bn anti-crisis plan
Russia unveils $21 bn anti-crisis plan

The Russian government unveiled a $21 billion anti-crisis plan to tackle the country's stalled economy.

Russia unveils $21 bn anti-crisis plan
Renzi unveils 2015 budget, says Italy ready to answer to EU
Renzi unveils 2015 budget, says Italy ready to answer to EU

Italy's cabinet approved a 2015 budget just hours before an EU deadline, unveiling plans to increase borrowing to slash taxes by 18 billion euros.

Renzi unveils 2015 budget, says Italy ready to answer to EU
Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State
Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State

Barack Obama outlined plans for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State
Island airport bid fails as London aims to stay on top
Island airport bid fails as London aims to stay on top

London mayor Boris Johnson's grand plan for a new airport in the Thames Estuary was rejected.

Island airport bid fails as London aims to stay on top
Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues
Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues

The Russian government approved rules on subsidising construction of infrastructure for the 2018 football World Cup.

Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues
Almaty city administration. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Development of Almaty city master plan postponed

Development of a new master plan of Almaty city will be completed in the end of 2015, a year later than planned.

Development of Almaty city master plan postponed
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Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation with Tajikistan

Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov and Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Aslov sign a cooperation plan.

Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation with Tajikistan
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Kazakhstan wants two nuclear plants instead of one

Two nuclear power plants will possibly be built in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan wants two nuclear plants instead of one
Photo  © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Almaty budget overhaul: Yesimov

The Akim (Mayor) of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yesimov talked about overhauling the city budget due to devaluation of tenge.

Almaty budget overhaul: Yesimov
©Marat Abilov
Urban countermagnets to be built around large Kazakhstan cities

Urban countermagnets will be built around Kazakhstan's large cities.

Urban countermagnets to be built around large Kazakhstan cities
Weapons investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). ©Reuters/OPCW/UNTV/HANDOUT
Chemical watchdog seals Syria arsenal destruction plan

The world's chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired.

Chemical watchdog seals Syria arsenal destruction plan
Syria chemical disarmament on track as rebel attack causes blackouts
Syria chemical disarmament on track as rebel attack causes blackouts

Syria is set to hand over a detailed plan for destroying its chemical arsenal Thursday, the international watchdog says, as a rebel attack near Damascus triggered power outages across the country.

Syria chemical disarmament on track as rebel attack causes blackouts