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Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master
Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master

A Google-developed computer programme won the machine vs human challenge against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol.

Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master
Askhat Murzabayev. Photo © hipo.kz
25 y.o. Kazakhstani programmer donates $2 million for cancer research

Having worked at Barclays for half a year, a programmer from Kazakhstan Askhat Murzabayev earned a little over $2 million and donated the money to the International Cancer Research Center.

25 y.o. Kazakhstani programmer donates $2 million for cancer research
'Saturday Night Live' marks 40 years of comedy irreverence
'Saturday Night Live' marks 40 years of comedy irreverence

The Daily Show or music videos, an irreverent comedy troupe launched "Saturday Night Live" in 1975, unaware it would transform American humor and become the country's most successful comedy show of all time.

'Saturday Night Live' marks 40 years of comedy irreverence
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Kazakhstan launches 10-year anti-corruption strategy

Kazakhstan is launching a new anti-corruption strategy that focuses on preventive measures and public participation.

Kazakhstan launches 10-year anti-corruption strategy
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Nazarbayev sums up first five years of Kazakhstan's industrialization program

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has summarized the first five years of Kazakhstan's industrialisation program.

Nazarbayev sums up first five years of Kazakhstan's industrialization program
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Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP

World lenders should set up a "Global Mangrove Fund" to protect these hotspots of biodiversity and vital sources of income.

Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP
'Saturday Night Live' cruises into middle age
'Saturday Night Live' cruises into middle age

It's called "Saturday Night Live" and it's made in New York, but as the storied US comedy sketch show cruises into middle age.

'Saturday Night Live' cruises into middle age
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US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance
Zharas Alimkhanov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications

Zharas Alimkhanov, a student of Nazarbayev Intellectual School, and his team have won Through Glass international contest in Spain.

Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications
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Kazakhstanis will wait for housing for a lifetime: Senator

Kazakhstanis will have to wait for the government to solve their housing problems for their entire life.

Kazakhstanis will wait for housing for a lifetime: Senator
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EU is slow in implementing its Central Asia assistance plan

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has concluded that the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) had developed a good plan of assistance to Central Asia, but was implementing it slowly.

EU is slow in implementing its Central Asia assistance plan
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Kids coached to pitch world-changing ideas

A program launched globally on Tuesday set out to inspire children to present their big ideas for changing the world.

Kids coached to pitch world-changing ideas
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Kazakhstan offers Russia to develop new cooperation program for Baikanur

Kazakhstan has offered Russia to develop a new cooperation program for Baikanur Cosmodrome to be implemented until 2030.

Kazakhstan offers Russia to develop new cooperation program for Baikanur
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Kazakhstan to improve 80% of its roads by 2020

The most road sectors of Kazakhstan will be repaired by the 2020.

Kazakhstan to improve 80% of its roads by 2020
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US Embassy offers anti-drug grants to Kazakhstan NGOs

The US Embassy in Kazakhstan is giving out smaller grants to NGOs for projects to reduce drug abuse in Kazakhstan.

US Embassy offers anti-drug grants to Kazakhstan NGOs
World Bank to cut costs, bureaucracy: Kim
World Bank to cut costs, bureaucracy: Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Friday announced a program to slash costs and reduce bureaucracy at the huge development organization that is expected to result in significant layoffs.

World Bank to cut costs, bureaucracy: Kim
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Kazakhstan adopts program for countering terrorism and extremism

The state program for countering religious extremism and terrorism for 2013-2017 has been adopted in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan adopts program for countering terrorism and extremism
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55% in Kazakhstan are overweight

More than a half of the Kazakhstan population have excess weight.

55% in Kazakhstan are overweight
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Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in US

Apple on Friday began letting US iPhone owners trade in their smartphones for credit toward buying new models.

Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in US
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IMF approves 1.7 bn euro loan payout to Greece

The International Monetary Fund released 1.72 billion euros ($2.29 billion) in aid for Greece on Monday after completing a review of the country's performance under the international rescue program.

IMF approves 1.7 bn euro loan payout to Greece