Teenage suicide remains a pressing problem in Kazakhstan that is not addressed with due seriousness.
Kazakhstan Senate Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev has taken part in the Munich Security Conference.
Ratings agency Fitch put Catalonia on review for a possible downgrade.
Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has thrown in the towel as the primary conductor of the Rome Opera after six years, amid funding problems and strikes.
New Jersey's crown jewel -the inspiration for the Monopoly board game -has fallen on hard times.
President Francois Hollande faces a mountain of problems when French political life restarts after the long summer holidays.
More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said.
Kazakhstan mathematician Dr. Mukhtarbay Otelbayev claimes to have solved one of the mathematical problems of the millennium.
South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year, after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week's scheduled launch.
Few want to even think about it, but the 2012 US election result could be clouded by problems with voting machines ... again.
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